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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 1938, Abilene, Texas VOL. LV11, NO. 252 OR; WITH FRIENDS OR SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, PAGE? At writ ted Frew (API I'nlled rrwi (tP> PRICE 5 CENTS Oil Field Sees Fire Hazard In Raging Sabine Hearing Record Stage Spreads Over Wei Is GLADEWATER, Jan. 27 W The Sabine river, running over 30 miles through the heart ot the East Texas oil Held, pushed farther out of its banks tonight, covering over oil-wells, creating a lire haz- ard, and threatening to send scores of families scurrying to higher ground. e N. C. liagnuson of Dallas, with the Texas board of water engineers, said the stream was higher than It had been In years: It reached a 3820-foot reading late today. The unofficial high mark Is 39.04. One oil pit, containing and barrels, was reported weak- tnlnz. Workers hurriedly sandbag- Bed It In an effort to keep the river -from creeping In. FEAR OVERFLOW That was the danger, oil men to many pits. They feared the water might force oil from the pits and cover the flooding stream with Inflammable crude. Officials of the Sun Oil company and the Texas company, both Kith river bed leases, saw no immediate danger to families but eyed the stream warily. Water flowed about four feet from the bottom of a concrete bridge In eladewater but city officials salt there was no Imminent danger am traffic WES allowed ovtr it. Normally less than 100 yards wide the SabSne at places northeast o! Gladewater was five miles wide; Three Powers Back League Principles GENEVA, Jan. (ff) Great Britain, Prance and Russia the only three major powers remainini In the league of re dedicated themselves to the prln 't Saturday cloudy. coWrr In norlhwt and nnflnremral poijkms. Gcnlle lo fres lanlncait lo nlitfa on the eoait OK1.AHOMA: Tartly ftOBdy. vtarmrr I ran and central ptrtloM r'tldaj; daf rloUy, cwMer NEW MEXICO. ARIZOX.M IVtnrrM' fair Friday ftfld SalmrJays lluk cnani In Irropf ralore. Range of ImiperalBre A. M. HOI R T. M I si II S3 MldnliM KuhrM Irtnmalnrf p. n. irtlrnla.. and 3fi )rar atn, M And St. Snnwl l tM; MUct IrtAJ, tin. Is H IM dale loia This picture of the famous Falls VJew bridge: at Niagra Fallsv snapped belo re it Stave-.way yesterday under the pressure ot tremendous ice jam that swept downstream against the structure. .The bridge was closed to traffic more than a day before its destruction, and Its fill was un- accompanied -by human ca'sual- "ifir' v Lease Awarded Within Four Days Says Surveyor AUSTIN. Jan. that persons represented they could effect approval ot vacancy claims was offered today in a senate committee's general Investi- gation of actions of Land Commis- sioner William H. McDonald." M. H..Hackney of Ixmgview, sur- veyor for a vacancy claimant, said the claimant was awarded a lease four days after two men came to his (Hackney's) oiflce with a sug- gestion they knew "the right chan- nels" to obtain Its approval. The application originally was filed by Hackney's employer. W. E. Box of Wichita Palls, In July. 1935, but action was not had on It for various reasons until after Mc- Donald took office in December, 1936. "One nlgh't late In February. Hackney testified, "M. S. Eldred ancl-B. A. Adams approached me In my office. They told me it good but that neither I, Mr. Box nor hU attorney could set It acted upon. AUTHORIZED CONTRACT "They added they could go through the channels and do it within ten days. I got. in touch with Mr. Box. who was 111, and he authorized me to make a contract with them. This I did. "The next week I was in Austin. George A. Davisson Sr. of East- land came to my hotel room and told me the lease was ready to be picked up at the land office. Eldred and Adams were to pay the cash amount required to get the lease Ste PROBE, Tf. 9, Col. 3 Man Falls Through Skylight, Badly Hurt W. C. Waters, 1326 Elm. was ser- iously injured yesterday afternoon when he fell through temporary skylight while making repairs to the roof of Thornton's Department store. South Fourth and Oak. Waters, roofer for Lydlck Roofing company, was working on the roof when he backed onto the tarpaulin covered skylight. The canvas gave way and he fell approximately 15 feet to the concrete floor In the hardware department of the store. He suffered broken arms, and injuries. Hospital attendants said last night he was rrstlng as easy could, be expected. Okeh Vacancy Claims Intermediaries' Trade Revealed Curiosity Costs Youth His Fingers ROTAN, Jan. 27 Ardis Murphey, 17, Rot an high school senior, sat at his study hall desk late this morning. Curiously, he picked .with a pin at a small object he had found, unaware of its nature. The small object was a dynamite cap. It exploded, blowing three fingers from Ardis1 left hand, and badly mangling ihe thumb. Viola Cunningham, Ex-Resident, Dies In Austin, Rites Here Funeral for Viola Jane Cunning- ham, 35, former resident ot Abi- lene, will be held today at p. m. al Laughter's Funeral home with Dr. T. S. Knox, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. Funeral will- follow In a local cemetery. Miss Cunningham died yester- day at JI a. m. her home in Austin. She had lived in Abilene when a girl and attended Abilene high school. Survivors are her moiner, Mrs. J. P. Cunningham of Abilene four sisters. Mrs. W. R. Tandy ci lon, NaU-lic Cunningham ot Abi- and Mrs. H. .V. Zorns of Browns- field a brother, Oliver Cunning- ham. Abilene. JacksonBoost Brews Storm Senate Debate Looms On Policy Toward Business WASEIINGTON, Jan. A strenuous debate in the senate over Roosevelt administration policy toward big business appeared cer- tain today because of the president's nomination of P.obert H. Jackson, Report Made At Request Of Gay, Present Chief Setup Offered By Group Aimed At Self-Regulation NEW YORK, Jan. most drastic and far-reaching re- vamping of administrative ma- chinery jn the US years of its ex- istence was proposed today for the New York stock exchange by a committee of brokers and business" men who have been studying Its problems at the request of its pres- ident, Charles R. Gay. The governing committee of the exchange met late today, received, and held for further, acfton posals which included replacement' of the present non-salariEd mem- her president with a paid "out- side" chief executive; abolition of the existing law committee, which has bean regarded as the real policy-making body of the ex- change, and admission of repre- sentative.': at the general pubiic to the board of governors. The committee, headed by Carla C. Conwiy, chairman ot the Can- tlnental Can Co., presented its recommendations simultaneously to Gay, in fcew York, and to Chair- man William O. Douglas, of the SEC, in Washington. The latter, last fall, issued s virtual "reorgan- else" ultimatum to the ex- change. DOUGIAS LAUDS PLAN Douglas, in Washington today, said of the report: "It credit to the commit- tee and the New York stock ex- change x x x if adopted by the exchange, these recommendations would r.reate a upon Which could.be developed a truly effective sys of ttorV under government supervision." Ther-orgtnlaition uigumzatwp stock exchange should ibe' to..accord with changing times arid- adding that ''the lie'Interest is the primary eration." Of the proposal for a salaried, chief officer, the report said' FULL TIME JOB "The -affairs of the stock ex- change Have now attained' such, significance and have so man? ramifications 'that the exchange needs a president who, upon elec- tion, should divest, himself of all other business interests of every kind should be adequately paid- and should devote full time to his task.' The committee suggested: 1. A board of governors of 3Z persons, compared with 50 st presi ent. 2. Three of these governors, to be nominated by the president, to represent the general public. 3. Six governors to represent be assistant attorney general, to solicitor general. He was appointed lo succeed As- sociate Justice Stanley Reed, ele- vated to the supreme court to fill the vacancy created by retirement of Justice Sutherland. Jackson's promotion Is consider- ed sure to arouse senatorial critics of recent speeches In which he hammered at certain "big business" and accused capital of conducting against measures. Roosevelt reform HAVE YOU PAID YOUR POLL TAX? The was passed Thursday In payment of 1S37 poll taxes, as rushing business continu- ed in the assessor-collector's office. The standings: January 27, 1933 5.010 January 27, 1936 The 1938 total, a record, was 8.600. That means that 3.591 polls must be paid in the three remain- ing days before Monday's dead- line, If a new record Is to be set. Hiss Sales Tax PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 37 To a serenade of hisses from a crowded gallery, city council today passed a two per cent sales tax that was opposed by merchants and S. DavLs Wilson. There is expectation a senate in- quiry In his qualifications will cover a wide field and possibly further indicate the trend of Roosevelt's promised but still unscheduled mes- monopoly and business monopojy speeches, coupled with even more belligerently phrased remarks by Secretary Ickes. stirred much controversy. non-member or of exchange member partners firms having their principal business outside New York City. 4. Terms of governors would be years, eligible and they would be in- succeed themselves after sen-ing 2 terms, except after an Interval of at least 1 term. sage on practices. Jackson's Mines And Cooke Advance In Florida ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. (r> _ Wilmer Hines of Hollywood, calif., and Elwood Cooke of Portland, Ore., advanced today to the ssmi-iinals of the Florida state tennis tourna- ment by victories over Ralph New- man of Orlando and Vernon Mar- cum of Lakeland. The tall Californian dropped Newman 6-3. 6-4. Cooke won from Marcum, 7-5, 6-3. Cooke meets MaVtln Busby of Miami In one ssml-finals tomorrow while Frank Kovacs of Oakland, Calif., races Hines Saturday In the other. The final will be played. Sunday. West Texas Lions And Ladies, 375 Strong, Gather Here lo Honor International Leader Lions club members of Central West Texas last night mel and warmed to personable Frank v. Birch, their International president. Approximately 375 persons, the Lions and their ladies, heard Birch speak at a dinner given in his hon- or. It was served in the Crystal ballroom and dining room at the Hilton hotel. Abilene Ltons clubmen were join- ed by representatives of clubs In a dozen other towns. Nearly 125 per- sons from out-of-town registered for the banquei. i Another high in the organization who attended the dinner was Tom Olllls of Fort Worth, district 2-E governor of tho Lions. He was ac- oompanled here by Don Cowan, deputy district governor. Also guests were Ross S, Covey of Sweetwaler, Horace Condley of Cisco and D. B. Bowles of Breckenridge, all past district governors. Birch, who a week ago Isst night spoke in Honolulu, told fellow Lisr.s that he Is on a 60-day tour which began December 31. Since leaving his home in Milwaukee. Wis., he al- ready has traveled miles. After stops in California and Ariz- ona, he appeared Wednesday night In El Paso. Yesterday was a busy day for Birch. He slopped in the forenoon at Sweelwater, going from there to San Angelo for a luncheon. He arrived here late yesterday after- noon. The international executive will spend two weeks in Texas, which he said possesses more Liona and clubs than any other state clubs and members. Semi-humorous at the moment. Birch Advised his listeners that "all the umbitlon in n man's life may be summed up In eight chap- LIONS, Pf. 10, 4
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