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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 30, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               Abilene porter- "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LVI I, NO. 25.4 ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 30, 1938 FIFTY-TWO PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS.. PRICE5CENTS- FROM LUNG FUND NEW BABY INCUBATOR TO BE PURCHASED FOR HOSPITAL Last fall hundreds of people of Abilene and this section of Texas responded so freely to for donations to, buy an "Iron lung" to be kept at Hendrick Memorial hos- pital that cash was left on hand after the apparatus had been paid lor. The Reporter News, through which the donations were made, and officials of Hendrick Memorial hos- pital, feel that there has arisen an- other need which can be met with a part of the Iron lune surplus and which Is entirely In line with ihe spirit of those who gave the money. Therefore, it has been decided to use a portion of the surplus on deposit In a local bank for purchase of a baby incubator for the local hospital. The need for an additional In- cubator was Impressed upon the public recently when two children were bora premturely within a few hours. There was but one Incubat- or. One of the children died. APPROVED BY DONORS Several persons who gave to the Iron lung fund have called both the Reporler-NewB and the hospital to say they would like to see some of the Iron lung money used for this purpose. It was for Just euch a develop- ment that this surplus was kept Intact. It wa.i felt there might be need In future either for hospital- Izatlon of infantile paralysis vic- tims, or for other apparatus which could aid the physicians and the hospital In treating children. Supt. E. M. Collier of the hos- pital has gathered data on im- proved types of Incubators. This has been submitted to the physi- cians of the hospital staff and, after conference with officials of the Reporter-News, a nice, new In- cubator has been'ordered and will be placed In the hospital for use of tiny mites bom there with whom nature will need an in bringing them through critical, anxiety-laden hours days at the beginning of their lives. The Hess type incubator, with improved covering to facilitate ad- ministration of oxygen Is priced at Icy North Wind Hits Panhandle Mercury Avalanches 27 Degrees in Hour At Amarillo; Abilene Is Skeptical Of Cold Wave Forecast By The Associated Press Sub-freezing weather returned to the Texas panhandle Sat- night as North and East Texas took stock of damage wrought by week-long floods. At Borger a cold north wind whirled in dust which cut visi- League VBi Seek US Aid In Sino Assistance Propose Financial, Economic Help To China in Jap War GENEVA, Jan. M Great Britain, Prance and Russia sought Ihe cooperation of the United States tonight In a move to extend economic and finlnclal aid to china in her war with Japan. Competent League of Nations circles reported the three major powers had decided to take such action either with or without ap- proval of the league council. The decision closely followed a threat by Dr. V. K. Wellington Koo, Chinese delegate, to attack the lea- gue and Its leaders at Monday's council meeting if Poland persisted in blocking a league plan to aid China. Koo had hoped French and Brit- ish backing would put through a resolution recommending that lea- gue members give all possible as- sistance to China even though a unanimous council.vote would be necessary. But the Polish delegate, Foreign Minister Joseph Beck, informed French Foreign Minister Yvon Delbos Poland would not vote for the to last Oct- ober's league assembly resolution denouncing Japan. After Koo had taken his strong stand, the new plan for indepen- dent four-power support of China was evolved. There were no indicators what tactics would be adopted to obtain United States support of new pro- pocal. MCDONALD SCORES IN PROBE- Witness Admits His Story False PARALYSIS FUND GAINS HATTIETItlKTHESUSIE-g VacancyClaim Stood On Own Merits He Says AS ABILENIANS CELEBRATE Reception, Cake Cutting, Gomes And Dancing Old And Modern Form Bill More than will be devoted.to the fight against infan- tile paralysis as the result of Abilene's celebration of the birth- day of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt last night. Celebrated by a reception, birthday cake cutting, and games tournament at the Woolen as well as a square dance at the Vet- erans' clubhouse and modern dancing at the Hilton, the response was heartily welcomed by members of the committees in charge. Malcolm Meek, county chair- bility to two blocks and sent the thermometer down to 30 degrees at 9 p. m., a drop of 32 degrees in three hours. GULF STORM WARNINGS A. .short time later the icy blast struck Amarillo; tumbling the ther- mometer 21 degrees in an hour. At 10 p.m. the rending was 25 with a 22 to 35 mile an hour wind blow- ing. The disturbance caused the Unit- ed States weather bureau at New Orleans to order up, southwest 'i'lbiiu' wirings from Pensacola, Fla., to Brownsville, Tex. Meanwhile, in East Texas where much destruction was threatened by fioodwaters, particularly by the Sa- bine river, the situation was alle- viated when the streams began to recede. The Trinity river in North Texas also was falling after sev- eral days of rampagng. ?0 DEGREES HERE Basing in 50-degree weather, Abi- lene remained skeptical early this morning of a cold wave forecast and livestock warnings. It did so in the face of Weather- man H. Green's prediction for cloudy weather, witli probably lo- cal rains and tt wintry onslaught Sunday. The meteorologist himself mini- mized that forecast. "I don't think there'll be any se vere blizzard." he said. Green pre- dicted that the weekend's lowes1 temperature probably would be about 25 degrees. The minimum so far this winter has been 20 de- grees. It appeared likely that Abilene'! severest weather of the current spel would not arrive before Sunday aft ernoon or night. Weatherman Green deemed the possibility of rain slight. Waco Summers, 63, Dies Unexpectedly Waco Summers, 63, was foun dead in his home, 817 Oak. at o'clock Saturday night. The well-known trucker and res! dent of Abilene for 41 years alone in the house last night. Sit ting In a chair, dead, he was foun by his wife when she came horn at p. m. Cause of death hi not been determined. Funeral will be held Monday o Tuesday. Laughter Funeral home in charge of arrangements. Survivors Include the wife, thro jons, John and Bernic of Abllcn and J. D. Summers of El Paso; an two daughters, Mrs. J. B. Osbor and Mrs. Effie Crowsoii of Abllen CONVICTED Accused Attacker Pleads Not Guilty Plea of not quilty was entered by Pat Adams, arraigned before Judge M. S. Long in 42d district court Saturday on a charge of criminal asault. Trial was set February 9, and Judge Long ordered a special venire of 150 men. Adams did not ask bond, although he had asked earlier to be allowed to go to Hen- drick Memorial hospital to visit his wife and second child, a son 10-days old. Five cases were set for trial Joseph Shelley (above) was convicted in federal court at Clarksdale, Miss., an a charge of peonage .and sentenced to three years In prison and fined He was accused of for- cibly holding on his farm two negroes and the common-law wile of one who owed him money. He said he would ap- peal the verdict. Monday. They are C. 6. Pink, as- sault to murder; C. L. Childs, driv- ing while intoxicated; and H. C. Breeken, driving while Intoxicated. Cases of D. M. Dillon and John Anderson, charged in 17 cases each of chicken theft, were first set Monday, then continued to Feb- ruary 7 on motion of Pete Tur- ner, defense attorney. Also set February 7 are trials of Earl Eowen, wife and child des- ertion; Paul Sloan, J. g. Collins, J. S. Brooks, and Harold Kerns, burglary; Kems, receiving and con- cealing stolen property; Jay Nelson, burglary and receiving and con- cealing stolen property; Pete Schoonover, burglary. Lowell Bryant, indicted on a burglary charge, pleaded guilty be- fore Judge Long and .received a four-year prison sentence, suspend- ed. man of the Committee for the Celebration of the President's Birthday to Fight Infantile Paralysis, last night said: MANY DUE CREDIT. "I am deeply grateful person- ally, and for the sake of Infantile paralysis sufferers at home and elsewhere, for the vigorous cooper- ation demonstrated in this effort. The workers, the contributors of money and prizes, the ticket buy- which include hun- dreds of our so glad- ly Joined in the celebration that I feel its success is more than a passing interest in a worthy cause. The spirit seems to me a manifes- tation of a more sincere spirit of cooperation among our citizen- ship." Mrs. Malcolm Meek cut the first slice of the ornate three tiered birthday cake to start the early evening celebration on the mez- zanine floor of the Hotel Woolen. The cake was decorated in red, white and blue to emphasize the small silk American flag which was its top adornment. The cake was then served to all guests present by Elizabeth cett, Josephine Wilkes and Mrs. J. H. Stowe. Prizes were presented to thoss finding a toothpick in their cake slice. BRIDGE, 42 TOURNEYS Games players then filed into the modernistic ball room for con- tests in bridge, 42, 84, and domi- noes. Decorations for the ball room were large American flags on ihe wails and a caricature of President Hoosevelt at each end of the hall. The caricatures were drawn by Mrs. V. C. Perini and John Nicholson. The square dancing at the Vet- erans' clubhouse got under way slightly ahead of schedule, at 8.30. Jinks McGee, his imperative whis- tles signaling the starting and stopping of the figures, called the Bellinger Domino Holl Closed, 14 Arrested BALLIKGER, Jan. Sheriff W. A. Holt, Deputy Gerald Black and Chief of Police Lee Moreland arrested H men and the managers of a domino hall here Saturday afternoon. The managers, C. A. Brown and Bob Best, were charged in justice court with operating a gambling house and their bonds set at J500 each. The fourteen others arrested were charged with gaming and their cases will be heard Monday morning at 9 o'clock before Justice of the Peace B. W. Pilcher. Stevenson in Race AUSTIN, Jan. Coke R. Stevenson of Junction formally tiled his candidacy for the lieuten- ant-governorship of Texas today with Vann Kennedy, secretary of the state democratic executive com- mittee. dancing from the stage where the Rhythm Racketeers were doing their very best performing. More than 100 couples did squares, schotttshed, heeled and toed, and occasionally took time out for a PJ-. 12, Col. 6 Day's Tax Receipts For City With a rushing business up until closing lime, the city tax assessor- collector's office collected in 1937 taxes yesterday. This brings the yearly total to City Collector Earl Hughes an- nounced that for the convenience of taxpayers the office would re- main open Monday until midnight. Checks mailed before midnight would be accepted also, he said. Nation Hears FD In Birthday Talk President Thanks Fund Donors In Radio Address WASHINGTON, Jan. President .Roosevelt told the na- tion tonight It was "glorious" to have ills birthday utilized for a national campaign against the scourge of infantile paralysis. He thanked contributors to the new national foundation for In- fantile paralysis, In an address broadcast from the White House. His message was. directed espe- cially to those attending balls throughout the country, cele- brating fifty-sixth birthday tomorrow, and to tens of thous- ands of others who had sent coin contributions directly to the White House. "My heart goes out in gratitude to the whole American people to- the president said, "for we have found common cause in presenting a solid front against an insidious but deadly enemy. "One touch of nature" makes the kin and that kinship, which'human, suffering evokes, is perhaps, of.all, :tor we know that those who work to help i ha suffering find "true spir- itual fellowship In that labor of The president said that since Set ADDRESS, ff. It, Col. 7 Youths' Auto Racing Results In Death AUSTIN, Jan. Funeral services will be conducted here to- morrow afternoon for Tom Rowley, 20, killed in an automobile collision early today. Russell D. Austin, University of Texas student from Electra, was seriously injured and three other youths hurt in the accident. Allen McFadden, Jr., told police his automobile and that driven by Austin were racing at the time of Ihe collision. The car occupied by Rowley came from a cross street Police Traffic Captain Roy J. Smith signed a negligent homicide complaint against Eleanor Powell .movie -.dancer, taught Sen. Hattie Caraway (D-Ark) a couple .of hot steps, of the Susle-Q in where Miss -Pow- ell visited the. senate-in pubr Helling the. President's blrth- Oil Executive Dies MEXICO CITY, Jan. Gayle A. Stcelc, 54, president and general manager of the Sinclair Pierce oil Company here, died last night of complications following appendix operation Monday. Witness To Spectacle Of Falling Meteor Believes It Truck Earth Near Cedar Gap Charles W. Sanger of Abilene Is hoping to find a meteorite as a souvenir of Ihe spectacle he witnessed Friday night He describes the night of a meteor through the sky, so close that he believes meteories will be found nol far {rom Abi- lene. Sanger was returning from Callahan county, on the old Potosi was south of the old Watsonvllle comer trav- eling toward Abilene. It was shortly after 7 o'clock. "A light almost blinded me. A ball of fire was rushing hor- izontally across the sky to the south. I had to look back at the road, and when I raised my eyes again the blaze had start- ed downward, almost immedi- ately hitting the ground and exploding. Violet and green lights streaked upward." "It looked like the meteor had struck the ground between where I was and the Cedar Gap mountain, probably very close to the mountains. Sanger said he had witnessed the flight of several but never sight like that Fri- day night. He was about 7 1-2 miles from Abilene, southeast of Lake Kirby. The Weather ABtJEXr AXD VIC1MTV; probably local ,nd Mfder .111, Have Sunday. Uvnlock warning 1VKST TEXAS: lUTi wow h, th porlEon, p. illy cloudy In southeast portion Mtve In rain north east Monday roHfr ]n fortlon. KAST TEXAS: Cloudy, probably oeu- itonal ralni, coldtr In north portion with Mid Sunday afternoon, moth cnlder In sooth portion Sanday nlfhl; Monday mostly cloudy rain In Kwth portion, eoM- rr In and south Push --------xHiih on the eo.it. Sunday tiff OKUAHO.MA: Rain Inrnlni U with and hard frww Siinday; M winds Sand ay. .MTXICO: Cloudy A1 lorthxrsl portion, roldff i Monday Rttirrally hfit and IfmpcralRrri 1o 9 ycslerdir. 65-30; >xme dale a yrmr nmriM today, HE FLEW INTO THE QUIET HE WANTS NOW DENIED VIKING OF 36 NEXT FRIDAY WTCC Museum Board Named McCarty Sends Invitations To 14 Men To Serve Fourteen men und women were asked Saturday by Milburn Mc- carty, president oi the West Texas chamber of commerce, to serve as members of an all-West Texis museum and art board of control. They are the Rev. Willis P. Ger- hart, Dr. Cyrus N. RAy, Max Bentley, O. P. Thrane, Dr. Walter H. Adams and Dr. R. N. Rlchard- o( Abilene; and Dr. D. M. Wiggins of El Fuso, Dr. J. A. Hill of Canyon, Dr. H. W. Morelock of Alpine, Dr. Bradford Knapp of Lubbock, Dr. W. J. McConnell ot Denlon, W. J. Layland of Cle- burne, Dean J. Thomas Davis of Stephenville and Mrs. W. W. Car- son of San Angclo. D. A. Bandeen. WTCC manager advised each by letter: "In our new headquarters building In Abi- lene, a museum hall is being pro- vided In which we desire to per- manently display relics from aV sections of West Texas; not with the view of competing with any es- tablished West Texas museums but to the contrary, with the view ot and promoting these museums. "In addition, a resource exhlbl hall Is being provided in 1: Installed our all-West Texas re sources and community exhibit. Thi building also has space availabli tor permanently displaying art am mural works chracterlstlc of Wes Texas." A resources exhibit control boari was appointed by McCarty las week. Walter Cllne of Wichit Falls Is chairman. Workmtn began remodeling th old federal building here weeks ago Into quarters for th WTCC. Installation of the resourc display Is expected to require three or four months. BY DALE HARRtSOX NEW YORK, Jan. 29 What memories Chants A. Lind- bergh might find next Friday were he sentimentalist enough to sit with a birthday cake before him and read Ihe incredible biography Ihe 38 sputtering candles could write! See the first candlel In Detroit a baby Is boqa. It's just an ordinary baby. Then comfs the candles of the Minnesota years Congressman Lindbergh's kid; a long-boned boy trudging through adolescence, bringing home report cards that would never set any schoolhouse on lire. Brightest of all burns that which, with fire for Ink, writes of that year 1927. Lindbergh could hardly relive that memory without know- ing It for what 11 was: world drama and world history. JUST 'SLIM1 THEN' He didn't have much money. He wasn't particularly outstanding as an airman. He was Just "Slim." an uncommunicative aviator, gambl- ing his life for a pot of gold. All he had to do was fly from New York to Pails. All he had to gain was and fame. AH he had to lose was his life. He flew Into Ihe dawn. Llndberg lives today, his 36th birthday Just ahead. The bright candle tells It all- ot Ihe plane swooping gently to earth at Le Bourget field while Frenchmen cheered; and of the bare-headed, twentieth century Viking who sailed the skies Instead of the seas, climbing from his cockpit, and saying: "I am Charles Lindbergh." One candle burns for love and marriage. One lells of an aerial voyage of Lindbergh and Mrs. Llndburgh to the fur cast, and of near dlsasle. in a Chinese stream. BLACK CAXDLES Then come the black 1932, with the horror of kidnaping .suspense, soul tor- ture, broken, wasted body of Charles A. Lind- bergh Jr. The candles bum on and tell of Lindbergh slipping away in the night aboard a freighter to seek abroad surcease from the notoriety his daring flight hid briught. Lindbergh, like Atlas and his world, has not been able to rid himself ot his burden. He could not escape. He would not answer phones. He avoided public places, he shunned atten- tion, stubbornly and doggedly he clung to this premise: "I have a right to live my own lite." HIS OWN JDEA But lhat, as the candles will fell him if he reads them aright next Friday, Isn't so easy. The world says: "Flying to Paris was your own Idea. Because you did this most specUcnlar thing, we shall always be Interested in what you do." And if Ihe Colonel views his birthday c.ikc philosophically next Friday, perhaps he will take Ihought that though there arc black candles, the white ones burn brightest; and that there is room on the cake for many, many more to hum as bravely and brilliantly as any that blaze Ihere now. Mayor Resigns 0 ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., Jen. his Innocence any criminal violations, Charles H Lcmbke resigned today as Albu querquc mayor and city commls sioner In the wake of charges h embezzled more than of cit funds and speculated In municlp Indebtedness. Sentenced To Death DALLAS, Jan. 29 Edwar 3. Winn. 21-year-old licensee' transport pilot, was given death electric chair today for th killing of William U Presley, bakery employe, here last Nov. 20. Wlrui whose home Is at Columbus, Ind had pleaded insanity. His attorney indicated they would appeal. Th state contended the motive Chest'Data Of -Boosters' Letters Ask Experiences Of Other Towns Investigating the feasibility 5: community chest for Abilene lembers of R newly elected com- ilttee are sending letters to 110 ties and towns In 44 states, ac- ordlng to Bob Cannon, committee ember. The committee was up pointed last week at the open fo -urn meeting of the Boosters club eld to discuss a community pro- ect. Purpose of the letters Is to ge rom the various localities. the' in orniatlon which (hey have re arding n community chest, 'We expect to learn a great'dea rom the replies to these letters, aid Cannon. "We want to know he .variation In mechanics ommunity chest operation in in ustrial and agricultural cllles. W want to know how they operat heir. chest and if they do no lave' one we want to know why We are asking for reasons for th stabllshment of the projects. W want to know the general attitud if both the agencies involved an he general public." When all the informalion ha. been compiled, the attitude of th entire group will be taken alon with a survey of Abilenlans. Th completed material 'will be place before the Investigating committ and further discussion of the pta as applied to Abilene will be mac Te.xas cities to receive copies Ihe letter are: Greenville. Te.ta kana, Corsicana, Brownville, Tyl Austin, Paris, Beaumont, She man, Galveston, and Temple. Testimony To'ps Fourth Day Of Senate Inquiry AUBTDf, A. "Jerr, of Tyler admitted to a senate Investigating committee to- day he lied when he represented to M. H. Hackney of Longvlew thai he could obtain Land CammisdooeT William H. McDonald's approval "of a Mcancy elaltn whereas Hacknejr could not. "I told him I had some 'pull' down here in Austin but I Adams testified. "I wanted to male a deal with Hackney g-irini my em- ployer, M JS. Edred of Trlar, IB interest in the Jeace In Querflos. rAVOK NOT NEEDED 'Anyone could hive obtained ap-: pronl of the 'vacancy .claim cause it meritorious." "In other persisted Ben. T. J, Holbrook'of Galrestoo, chair- man1 of the 'committee, told Be you told Hackney be eojildn't. let the vacancy, didn't youj" I Adams answered. Adams admission was the Mffa' light of the fourth day ot a sen-; ate committee's inquiry into Donald's'land policies. An oil lease on an Upshur county tract was'He question Involved. Hdred, who went to Hackney's Mice with Adamsi had testified that after the conference he Adams the latter should not lave made the representations to ickney which he made. TT QUICK ACTION l Hackney had told the wo days ago the representattcn as made to him Hdred'and suld obtain approval of the cancy, claim within ten days. general land office approved It four days after the contract was signed between Hdred and Hackney, whp as acting u agent for W. I. Box f Wichita Falls, the original va- iney claimant. Edred testified he did not pro- mise to get the vacancy !wlthln. tea days and that the contract was an ptional was to get an in- erest in the IS acre'lease if. laim was allowed within ten iut otherwise the contract was void. Commltteemen questioned Eldred t length about his visit to n McDonald's home county to see r. D. Gallagher, an oil man and ncle of an employe of the state Two Feared Dead In Arizona Plane Crash FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Jan. returned here to- night to report they had found the pproximate location of a piano which shot to the ground in flames, iresumably carrying Gerald Vultee, airplane designer, and his wife, Sylvia Parker Vultee, 27, to their deaths today. Deputy Sheriffs Ernest Yost and Forrest Willis said they had not xen able to reach the wreckage of the rough, wooded coun- :ry 30 miles south of here, where the crash reportedly occurred. Yost said Earl Van Deren, rancher near Sedonla, Ariz., told him of seeing a flaming plant nose to the ground. Ranchers in the district, the deputy reported, heard a plane motor sputter and die near Oak creek, canyon. Yoel and Harold Pilmci, fosest ranger at Oak Creek, prepared to lead a posse of 50 men who will leave here at 7 a. m. to- morrow In search of the wreckage. Musician Dies SAN ANTONIO, Jan. Dean Carl Venth, internationally known composer and, since 1308 a. leader in Texas musical circles and teacher of music, died today. Venth was dean of the school of music at the University of San Antonio where he had taught since 1931. Denying Guilt, Couple Nabbed In Atlanta For Mail Theft Agree To Return To Texas ATLANTA, Jan. 29 A smartly-dressed couple arrested at the airport for questioning in the disappearance of from n railway mail car in Texas last emphatically denied implication to- 4ay and agreed to return to Texas for a hearing. They had approximately on their persons. Giving their names as Sidney Miller, 30, and his wife, Helen Miller, 23. the two were heW for Fort Worth postal Inspectors after failing to make bond. The man and woman waived ex- amination before U. S. Commis- sioner E. S. Griffin. "I the charges the scholarly-looking Miller said. He added ht lived in Dallas, made his living buying and selling oil leases and royalties. City detectives quoted Miller M saying "I can show where every dime of the money found on mjr wife and me came from. A goodly portion o( It was borrowed from friends alter I left Dallas about two weeks Four ether Texans arc under federal charges In the case. DALLAS, Jan. 29 Captain C. W. B. Long, Dallas postal in- spector, left tonight by air for Atlanta to return Sidney Miller and his wife Helen, to Dallas where they will be examined by a federal grand Jury In connectfbn with mall pouch robbery near OTJonnell, Texas, three weeks ago. The mall pouch disippeued mysteriously from mall car.   

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