Abilene Reporter News, February 6, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

February 06, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1938, Abilene, Texas VOL. LVH, NO. 261 "WITHOUT, OR WJTfJ OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH-YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, tEXAS, MORN ING, FEBRUARY THIRTY PAGES IN THREE'SECTIONS THIS MECHANICAL Motherhood Loses Sacred ness For Biddie As Incubator lakes Over Reg enerative Process BY RAY DAVIDSON Clucking hens have been grow- ing more unpopular for Ihe last years. Their maternal desires have been squelched by man's science since the days of ancient Egypt and China. Man has found a better way to propagate poultry ex- cept for the actual production of egss. So Ion? and so thoroughly has man discouraged hens from be- coming biologically sentimental that some (he white almost dis- continued: the habit of periodically becoming maternal minded. Today's hens are machines that eat, lay eggs, cackle, eat, tay more eggs. .The chicken Is the most domesticated of living things. The at about the same lime they were learning to roast deprived the of her privilege of setting (Yes, They piled the eggs 1n i basket, submerged it In ashes. Later, n Frenchman tried the method of hatching eggs In bar- rels of fermenting manure: but the people Imagined that chickens of such blrlh had a foul .taste, Since those early attempts, a lot of plnfeathcrs have fallen from the flocks. And all the time there have been improvements in the process of taking away the hen's maternity. First there were hot water In- cubators. Ihen various forms of hot air machines, Poultryinen of the last few decades remember their experiences with mall-order, kero- sene-lamp style Incubators. But In the past half a dozen years the business of mechanically "setting" eggs has had its wrinkle.! really ironed out. Hatching Is a big, commercial business today. Not only has the hen been outmoded is t of chicks, but also the SO, 100, and 200-egg incubators that graced nearly every poultry farm few years ago have disappeared. Now the birds discover America at a time. They are born of carefully examined eggs laid by hens. They come Into being In air-conditioned incubators elaborately healed lo wilhin 1-10 of 1 degree of the proper temperature. Prank p. Kirk, Abilene hatchery- man, has two big Incubators that accomodale eggs at one time, for example. In liis incubalors, frays of eggs are placed on movable brackets, one above the other for a dozen decks, Electrical gadgets kept the temperature within 1-10 degree of 87 degres Fahrenheit. If something goes wrong with the machinery, See INCUBATOR, Ff. 9, Col. 3 CRAZED SLAYER CONFERENCE AFTERMATH-- Gov't To Aid little Men' FHA To Insure Loans For Plant Enlargements Other Plans Being Studied To Help Small Business WASHINGTON, Feb. Federal Housing Administration re- vealed today partial' Insurance of plant improvement loans would be Ihe administration's initial effort to solve the loan problem of small business. Many other solutions of the pro- blem, the importance of which was stressed by the thousand small bus- iness men who met here In the last week, also are being studied'by the administration. The ''little men'1 recommended government insurance of "loans for all 'necessary and di- rect government loans if banks failed to cooperate. The FHA policy, authorized in an almost, completely unpubltclzed section of the new housing act, which President Roosevelt signed Thursday night, covers loans up to If a bank can be Induced to make the loan for periods rang ing up to five years, the FHA will guarantee 10 per cent of it. "We expect to do a great volume of business under this spokesman said. Other proposals still are In the study stage. One official suggested the g ernment encourage private invest- ors to form investment pools for the purpose of buying stock in small enterprises. His Idea was that only large capital pools which could average good Investments against mad investments would be able to take the risks involved in providing capital for small busi- nesses. His proposal also would enable small firms to get new work- ing capital, he said. The FHA policy covers only financing of property Improvements. Other officials doubt if private pools could be large enough to av- erage risks and say only the gov- ernment is large enough for such it scheme. If it is employed. Despite the plea of the recent little men's conference, few officials expect the administration to adopt any new direct lending mcasres. Flies Here From LA In Six Hours Following a record time flight from Los Angeles to Abilene in six hours, George Armlslcad landed Hi the Abilene municipal airport yes- Icrday to refuel. His only stop on Ihc hop was Phoenix, and from there he made It to Abilene In three and one-half hours. Armistead was cnroute to Nash- ville. Tcnn.. in a Decchcraft with two businessmen as passengers. The Weather AND VICINITY- ifj mllj IfmiwrnLr OKLAHOMA: Tartly l.lv. .Mnmllr tmrnliv NKW -MKXirfl: Ind .innirnhJi! M M M M s; ___. ,11 M ni rrnliirr iinrn i 9 11 ntnrrs lo >n 70-year-old John Mack of Chelsea, Mass... calmly per- "mlttcd this picture to be taken in Lowell, Mass., after his ar- rest slaying of three Inmates and wounding of in Tewksbury state infirm- ary, where he was Banquet Honors Exchange Prexy Abilene Members Join Stamford Club At Affair STAMFORD. Feb. members of Stamford and Abilene Exchange clubs and their wives met here tonight to honor Jeff D. Dickey of Dallas, slate president of the or- ganization, and William H. York of San Antonio, vice president. E. L. Hutchison, president of the Stamford club, presided for the ban- quet at Stamford Inn. and W, G. Swenson, a former state president, Introduced visitors. Dickey spoke on the cluo name, saying that "Exchange'1 stood for the exchange of ideas between members, and the motto, "United for Service.'' Among objectives which indi- vidual clubs might lake as theirs, Dickey listed service to agriculture, promollon of youlh, annual sun- shine picnics for underprivileged children, organization of Boy Scout troops, the big brother movement, college scholarships, junior ex- change ciubs, service to aviation, tax education, traffic safety, sup- pression of crime nnd promotion of Stamford Blue Melody Boys gave music, and selections were rendered by two members of the Stamford high school Gray and Tructt Smith. Visitors from Abilene Included Mr. and Mrs. Will D. Minter, Dr. and Mrs. A. C. Raymond, Mr. and rMs. Ben Shahan, Gray Browne, Mrs. Mary Hunter, and Mr. and Mrs. J. Roe. Rites Set Today For Dr. Dodson Lengthy Illness Fatal To Beloved Minister, Scholar Northwest Texas Methodists to- day mourns the passing of Buford Warren Dodson, minlsler tor moje" than half a century and since 1W2 head of the Bible department' of McMurry college. last rites for Dr. Dodson will be conducted at 3 o'clock this after- noon, from the St. Paul Methodist church. The pastor. Dr. C. A. long, will officiate, assisted by Dr. Memorial services for Dr. Dodscn will be conducted at the McMurry college chapel Mon- .day morning at 10 o'clock, with" Dr. Thomas W. Brabliam, pres- ident of.' the Institution In charge. Part of the services will be broadcast over radio station XRBC. Thomas W. Brabham, president of McMurry college; Dr. C. A. Bickley, presiding elder of the Abilene dis- trict; Dr. W. M. Murrell, former presiding elder, and the Rev. J. H. Hamblen, pwlor of First Metho- dist church. ifasonic rites will be said at the graveside In Cedar Hill cemetery. A Knight Tempiar escort will take part In the interment services. Funeral arrangements are in charge of. Elliott's Funeral home. McMURRY MOURNS Dr. Dodson, who was 11 years old last Monday, died at 10 a. m. Sat- urday at his home, 2017 South Fif- teenth street. His loss immediately cast a pall of gloom over the Mc- Murry campus, and as the news spread to the score of cities and towns where he had served as pat- tor, telegrams of condolence began pouring in, both to the family and to college officials. Many ministers who had come to love him as a man and to admire him as R scholar, through years of association with him, were expected to be here this afternoon for the funeral. Preceding the services at the church, Dr. Dodson's body will lie in state In the chapel of Mc- Murry from this morning un- til In the afternoon, minis- terial students forming a guard of honor. His favorite nnuic will be a part of Ihe funeral service. The St. Paul choir will sing "Lead Kindly and Mrs. Henry Bass will give the solo. "Thnt Par Away Home of the Soul." It was also hoped that a veteran minister would sing n very oM song, often his choice, "I Saw a Way Worn Traveler." FACULTY rAM.BF.ARERS Pallbearers will be members of the McMurry faculty and J. P. Pat- terson. Faculty members to serve being o. P. ThMne, Dean Roy O. DR. DODSON, PH. Col. J PRICE 5 CENTS Dog Factions Discuss Issues In Open Forum Law's Opponents And Proponents Meet Together, 1 About 15 persons from Abilene nnd Taylor county gathered In the auditorium of the city hall Saturday alternobn for an open forum discussion cf (lie proposed "dog law'1 to be voted on through- out the county Tuesday. With representatives of both the pro and con faction.-, present, the I3ROWNWOOD, Feb. the basis of Incomplete returns, Brown county voters In a local option election today had defeated by more than 2 to I a proposed law to require regis- tration of and a tax on With all (he larger boxes in the county reported, ths vote stood 444 for and against the law. Vote In the city of Brown- wood was 227 for the law 367 against. discussion lasted for almost two hours. Opponents of the law, Invited to the meeting by proponents, said a show of hands in the meeting showed a majority of those pres- ent opposed the law, PARK CHAIRMAN Knox Parr, county agent, had been appointed temporary chair- mar, for the meeting and was elected to continue in that capac- ity throughout the discussions. He opened the program by read- ing a complete copy of the act to the assemblage and re-read sev- eral the law as ques- tions were raised concerning cer- tain of them'.! In opening, the discussion, Parr said: "In' the let's make up. our minds to have a friendly and cooperativei'discussion of this question. I am sure that are people here who are for the law., and some that are against it: We want everyone to be given a chance to express his views DEWOLF SPEAKS "I don't believe anyone would want shecp'or any other' livestock said Nelson DeWott, first person .to answer the call for gen- eral discussion. "Most sheep kill- DOGS, Pf. 12, Col. 3 Grant Envoy Right To See Mrs. Rubens WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. Secretary Hull won from soviet Russia today permission for an American embassy representative lo visit Mrs. Ruth Marie Rubens, an "American citizen Imprisoned on suspicion of spyinsr. Loy Henderson, American charge oVafalrs at Moscow, cabled that he or Second Secretary Angus I. Ward expected to see Mrs. Rubens today or tomorrow. Jim Farley Would Blush; 3-Year-Old Letter Undelivered Harold (Gob) Filzgerald, as- sistant high school coach nt Stamford, Is going to receive a letter three and a halt years old today or tomorrow. He'll find It postmarked Aug- ust 31. 1934. and the carrier will call Fitzgerald's attention to this message: "One cent due." Lulher Adams, a clerk In the Abilene postoffice, discovered Ihe missive Filrtay. He called It lo attention Of Postmaster O. A. Hale. The postmaster Mid Fitz- gerald's letter, mailed by Dr. Holt McGce, was addressed in care of the Abilene Reporter- News, where the Stamford coach formerly was employed. Apparently it lay unnoticed and forgotten In some hidden cubbyhole until discovered and re-mailed. Who made the dis- covery and posted Ihe overdue letter was an unanswered ques- tion last night. No one was willing to confess the delin- quency. THIS NAVY PLANE CRASHED INTO ANOTHER OVER PACIFIC DESPITE NAZI PEACE PROCLAMATIONS- Europe Quakes At Hitler Anxious World Awaiting Next German Moves Fuehrer's Newly Acquired powers Add To Anxiety This navy plane, 11-P4, shown In a take-off at San Diego, Calif., collided with another ship during maneuvers off the California coast, causing the dealli of U navy men. Four- teen were In the two ships. Abilenian Answers Solon Denies Charges Of Being Linked In Crime Ring ABILENE C. OF C. BANQUET TO DRAW MANY WESTEX GUESTS Eighteen Towns Already Have Made Reservations; Ticket Sales To 225 refntatlves 18 West Texa! towns notified the Jommerce they will attend the annual mem- be held at the Hinon hotel probably notify Ihe Abilene cham- ber of their Intentions to 'atjend before banquet time. AUSTIN IS CHAIRMAN Report of Harold D. Austin, ar- rangements chairman, shows that more than 225 tickets to the event have been sold. This is exclusive of complimentary tickets: sent 'to of town guests. Towns that have already sent word they wilt be represented in- clude San Angelo, winters, Tus- cola. Brady, Wichita Falls, Sweet- water Big Spring Midland Rotan, Munday, Haskell, Stamford. Hamlln, Anson, Albany Ranger, Eastland, Brownwood and Colcman. Much of the unusually active In- terest being shown In the annual affair this year Is attributed by officials of the organization to the guest speaker, Ralph Bradford, manager of the commercial or- ganization department, the United States chamber of commerce. "Ralph said H. D. Austin, chairman of the arrange- ments committee, "Is a real power in chamber of commerce work. We are fortunate to have him present at this meeting. Although he is connected with the United States chamber of commerce, his lecture will deal with the problems and achievements of local chambers of commers." Carswell, also expressed approval of the selection of speaker for the evening. sald 'hat several others To Insure Presence At Meeting, Arrest Of Councilmen Asked FORT WORTH, Feb. In an unprecedented move, three members of Fort Worth's city coun- cil today directed the issuance of warrants for the arrest of two of their colleagues to insure their presence at a meeting Monday. The action was directed at coun- cilnien Herbert Hull and George Eagle, who aroused the ire of the progressive league faction by fail- ure to attend a meellng culled to consider appointments to four va- cancies created in council's ranks by an epidemic of resigna- tions. City Secretary E. S. Eirdsong, de- signated to issue the warrants, found authority but no legal mach- inery In the charter for doing so. He promptly dumped the matter in the lap of Chief of Police A. E. Dowel! who has not announced what line of action he Intends to follow. PUNISHED FOR TOT RETRIEVED FROM LIFETIME CONFINEMENT IN DARKNESS UNIONTOWN, Pa., Feb. Emaciated and crippled, five-year- old Alice Harris responded slowly tonight to tlie gentle treatment of attendants at the county home where she taken from a dark storage room of an old howe home, charged, since Infancy. agents The tot's only semblance to nor- mal e.Tprtsslon lusty wall when given a tub bath. 't1 In the clean, airy children's ward, she benefited from modern comforls hut gave other rec- ognition to was going on her. "The child doesn't talk and seldom said E. Xf. Smith, of the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society. He cfiarged Ihc child, suffering from updcr-nourlshmcnl, had been found cramped :tn a chair In i second-floor, room of ..the home of David Harris, about" 17 miles from Unlonlown. "I tried to lower her arm from upright pension. aiM.thc limb went right tip "again Smith. The child weighed 31 attending physid 1 1-2 nf 2 pounds. Mid the of her age weighs 52 9 Dr. James E, Van Gilder said: "This Is a case of malnutrition due to lack of proper food and care. I wilh capable mirslnff will pull through In about six months." Smith brought charges of negli- gence to a minor against Harris annuls daughter, Martha. Both will receive a, hearing Monday. Smith quoted Harris as saying Ubr child was Illegitimate and had bron kept in the room BS a "i-orl punishment'1 for his daughter's sin.'' Miss Harris was the humane officers saying Ihc father of the little girl, whose name was withheld., was also the father of her son. K ro- bust lad. Neighbors described the elder as charitable and of good reputation. The humane officer reported he found the child wedged into the was tilted backwards lo rest on a conl bucket, her spindly arms tied above herTiead. She was unable to talk or move, he said. Drs. J. F. Kerr mid D. F. Newell said the child was under-nourished, that the bones in her legs were softened and twlstrd out of nor- mal shape and thai she suf- from rickets. GUEST SPEAKER RALPH BRADFORD (see storj to. EVENTS 10 COME IN WEST TEXAS Produc- tion Credit association will hold its annual stockholders meeting Mon- day. Central West Texas Lumberman's association will convene in Stam- ford Tuesday, auction of J. C. Dibrell and Sons ranch and the Coleman County Hereford Breeders' association will be held at the Dib- rell Echo ranch. 10 miles north- east of Cole man. February 9. Here- ford farm will hold Its annual Monday. P. Mflcham and Son, Hereford breeders, will hold an auc- tion Tuesday. Shackelford County Hereford Breeders association sale Boys IJrestock show will b< hclri February If "nri F. W. Alex- ander Hereford sale will be held February 15. have been completed for the Hill Country Fireman's convention Tuesday. of the Paint Creek Consolidated Rural high school will meet In Ihc county superintendent's office February 10 lo open contractors' bids for con- struction of a building. Chamber of commcrco will be held February 15. banquet HAMLIN Annual membership tanquet Of the Hamlin chamber of commence will be held Friday night. Find Clothing Of Long Missing Texan SWEETWATER. Feb. Clothlnif and other articles found by rabbit hunters near here today identified by W. T. Pondcr- grass of Meadow. Tex., as the pro- perty of his brother, Jc.ve H. Pen- dcrgrass, missing since Nov. 51. Pendtrgrass, relatives said, left Cooksvllte, Tcnn., with a "fairly large sum of money." Finding of Ihe clothing and handbag were the first-clues since officers found the missing nitn used a rallroAd ticket from Texarkana to Svveetwalcr. Plans were made for a posse to leave early tomorrow to search the area where the articles weie found. Victor "J. Buthod One Of Pair Hit By Sen. Pittman Accusations placed before a com mittee.of the United states serial Friday by, senator Key Pittma (D-Nev) during hearings on th nomination of Ebert K. Burlew U be first assistant secretary of th Interior had repercussions in" Abl lent. _ Victor j. Buthodfnamed by .Pitt than with Walter Bihrens 'a. having been connected with one o the worst criminal lings In Texas history while engaged in prohibl tlon enforcement work in'1921" now an Abilene citizen. Buthod I engaged In the oil business here an wilh his family-'resides at' 164 South. Fifth. SEX OS PITIMAN LETTER After reading Associated Prea dispatches or the Washington hear mg and; accusations against him as Sen. Pittman. Buthod dispatched a lengthy letter by al lo Httman and the com mittee before which the accusa- Ions were read. Copies of the let- ter were sent to President Roose- velt and Don J. KIrkley, newspaper publisher and former asslsiant un- der Harold L. Ickts, secretary of interior. In his letter Buthod denies al accusations, direct or implied, and demands that the same efforts be made to dear his name as were de- voted to "bring It into disrepute by J _ _ Uy and malicious demanding this, unsubstantiated statements." In j i. knia, Buthod cites records of the treasury and Interior departments with he was connected from Feb niary, 1922, through June, 1936 Buthod advised the Reporter- News that he has no Interest what- soever in the nomination of Bur- lew as first assistant secretary un der Harold L. Ickes. He said how- ever, that in fairness to hfmsei and family that he feels duty bonnt to answer accusations made agalnsi him and his record. MADE FRO AGENT Buthod was appointed prohibition agent in 1D22 and served contin- uously with the department as See BUTHOD, Fj. 12, Report Business Decline Checked WASHINGTON. Feb. 5. W) The federal reserve board reporlec tonight that the nation's buslnes. halted its decline during Januarj and Is now no worse, at least, than in December. Discussing In Ik monthly bulle tin (he recession which In abou four months wiped out the gains In Industrial production of thre years, the board made no prediction about Ihe future. By JOHN EVANS Associated Press General Foreign Editor Eeichsfnehrer Adolf Hitler's land on the throttle of Ger- man's great war machine makes whole world anx- out. Hitler has declared for peace, jut the world fears the he intends to do may war. GAKMANY WARNED Europe's statesmen have warned ifrmany of danger. British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden told the house of commons Wednesday Ger- many U "perhaps potentially the greatest military power In'Europe" and added it would be "difficult to exaggerate, the significance" of Hitler's force. Der Fuehrer's assumption of di- rect command of German land, air and sea forces gives him no new power, but it eliminates all op- position. It is the manner in which he boldly proclaimed his control Friday night that startles a shell- shocked world. He ousted generals, shifted am- bassadors, made the armed forces Nad and let the world know Ger- many is advancing toward execu- tion of her map-changing program. HITLER'S PROGRAM Hitler 1s on record for peace but here's the program (hat may bring something else: 1. Germany wants her colonies back. Field Marshal General Her- nuum Wilhelm Goering, at his flrit appearance with his new .title, renewed "the demand ror robbed German 2. Danzig corridor. No statesman ever expected Germany forever would remain separated by the Polish strip that cuts off East Prussia from the Fatherland. 3. Germans abroad; There ars of them in Czechoslovakia, and there are nearly peo- ple In Austria, speaking German and allies of Germany in the world war. t. Russia. Germany casts envious eyes on the vast wheat fields ot the Ukrin which could give Hit- ler's Nazis their own bread. Those are the main points a course that may mark German ex- pansion In her dream of becorn- ins; Europe's dominant power. CONSEQUENCE OF WAR All these things are the out- growth of the 1914-1918 war. Ger- many was shorn ot her colonies and parts of her home territory sliced off. Five years ago Hitler took power. He has thade obsolete the peace treaty of Versailles and defied ths old allies to prevent his march back to not more. In a world that spent last year for armamenU, Hitler has built a great air force that alarms England; a huge mech- anized army that strikes fear in France and a navy more than one- third the size of the British em- still growing. Hitler announced of fusing the Nazi party and the state. That will make the armed forces as Nazi as the rat of the government. Motheny Rites Set Here This Afternoon Funeral for W. F. Matheny, 83, victim of heart attack here Fri- day, will be held today at 4 p. m. in Elliott's Funeral chapel with Dr. M. A. Jenkens, pastor of the First Bapllst church, officiating. Following the sen-ice here the body will remain at the funeral home until about 11 a. m. Monday and then carried overland in an Elliott's coach to Stephenvilfe for burial. Another funeral service will be. held In stephenville at the First Baptist church at 3 p. m. Mon- day. Boy Scout Week To Be Observed In Area; Five Banquets Slated, Monday To Friday Boy Scout wek. celebrating; Ihe 28th anniversary of scouting In the Unllcd Slates, starts today. Thousands of scouts will attend church to.lay to open the week of- ficially. Thefne for the week set aside for observance of the youthful organi- zation will be "Building A er Generation." Programs George V. Wlmbish. Ing the thoughts of physical safc- ty, mental saftey, preparedness iwd moral safely will be used. Friday night Abilene scouts will gather at the First Methodist church for bano.uet. Theme of Ihe program will be the scout slogan, '-Be Prepared." Other banquets in the Chlsholrri Trail area will be held thlsj week, Monday. President E. s. dim- mining of the ccuncil Is lo speak at Haskell on a program directed by Dave Persons, district chairman, Supcrlnlendent C. B. Breedlove, and Scoulnwstcrs A. D. McClintocit, and as-, Thomas B. Hayden Jr. and Don Morris to speak at the Coleman banquet with District Chairman E. P. Scarborough, R, Floyd Price, the Rev. Robert F. See BOY SCOUTS, Tf, 9, 1 ;