Abilene Reporter News, February 15, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1938, Abilene, Texas 9 CD Abilene VOL. LV11, NO. 270. "WITHOUT, OR WnTI OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, W K SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT -ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 15jm PAGES CONFLICTING COMMENTS GREET PASSAGE IDP> PRICE 5 CENTS Crop Control Final Approval In Senate WRIGHT DEJECTED Gov't Partially Abandons Gold Sterilization WASHINGTON, Feb. Secretary Morgenthau announced today partial abandonment of the treasury's gold sterilization program. The treasury head announced a plan under which up to worth of gold which may come into the United States in any year will be permitted to flow into the nation's credit base and relieve the treasury of the trouble and ex- pense of borrowing money to pay for the gold and keep it in- active. RETROACTIVE The plan was made retroactive to January 1 and approximately of gold acquired by the treasury .since then will be depos- ited with the federal reserve sys- tem at once. The action will freeze at least temporarily, the now in the treasury's inactive gold fund. The action was taken by jior- geiithau trich approval of the fed- eral reserve board Neither Morgenthau nor Chair- man Marriner S. Eccles of the federal reserve board gave any opinion as to the effect of the new policy on business credit, or other matters. A high admtnistra- Herc is shown Paul Wright, rquef-zlng his with his hands, as ft Los Angeles jury Saturday announced its verdict of euiity of manslaughter In deaths of Wright's wife and Kimmfl, The same jury went Into deliberation at p. m, (C.S.T.l Monday to decide whether Wright was insane when he did the shooting. Pendergrass Case Clouded Clothing Found; Police Contend He Died Naturally SWEETWATER, Feb. status of the Jesse H. Fcndergrass case was clouded tonight. Two theories continued to clash. It was murder vs. death by natural causes. Police Capt. lister Turner said thc case was marked "closed" and there would be no further investi- gation. Justice of the Peace S. H. Shoak held to his week-old inquest verdict: "deaih at the hands of a person or persons unknown." Pendergrass, 63-year-old resident of Cookcville, Term., disappeared here late in November while en route from Nashville to Uibbock. His body, badly decayed, was found February 6 in a lonely pasture near Lake Sweetwatcr. Thc remains were clad In shirt, trousers and underwear. Until yes- terday, absence of Pendergrass1 shoes and overcoat had led officers to continue their probe. Two youths in n parly of rabbit hunters discovered thc shoes, side by side, and his coat and vest and overcoat Sunday. They were about half a mile east of where the body Both spots ore- In thc Kcnry Withers pasture about six miles southeast of Swcelwater. Chief of Police N. B. Hall, on strength of thc new evidence, im- mediately abandoned preparations to drag P. nearby pond. This morn- ing he said it was his decision the elderly Tennosseean died of cold anrt exposure, possibly while he was mentally deranged. Pcndcrgrass' clothing was found yesterday by John Bibb and James Graham. Others in their party- were Jack and Tommy Bibb, Kcn- nclh Wilson nnd Daroy Jones. lion official asserted, however, that the action was "not defla- tionary." He would not say, on the other hand, that it was In- flationary. The new program means that hereafter a certain amount of any gold acquired by the treasury will be spent Instead of hoarded as it has been in the last year. Thc sterilization program was begun December 1535, and was designed to neutralize the infla- tionary effect of huge- imports of foreign gold. The new program was placed on a quarterly basis. From January 1 to March 30, all, gold acquired br the" treasury up to will be spont just as it was before the sterilization program was In- augurated. If more than worth of gold is acquired by thc treasury the amount in ex- csss will be sterilized. SHOWING WORTH OF SMILES Three mothers of Ont., show their pleasure over a court ruling accepting their claims to shares of the S500.- 000 "stork derby" prize. They arc, left to right; Mrs. Annie Smith, Lucy Tlmleck, r.hct Mrs. Kathleen A fourth mother whose claim %yas ac- cepted, Mrs. Isabel Maclean, did not appear in court. Each wo- man proved she had nine children in the 10-year psriod from October 3i, 1016, the day on which Charles Vance Millar; wealthy lawyer, died. Highway 191 Group To Meet At Baird 125 Expected At Today's Session BAIRD. Feb. H for- ward step In development of high- way No. 191 wil be taken here Tuesday when approximately 125 delegates representing points" from San Antonio to Vernon will be guests to the Callahan county club and business men at a noon lunch- con in the basement of the Metho- dist church. Harry L. Hines will bs principal speaker on the occasion. Judge Ben L. Russsll Sr., direct- ing convention activities, reports San Antopio will send representa- tives, us well as Brady, Colcinan, Albany, Wichita Palls and Vernon. The business session will follow the banquet in (he basement of the church. Invocation will be by Rev. Hamilton Wright. The welcome ad- oress wiJ! be delivered by Cailahan County Judge Leonard B. Lewis, and the response by Shackeiford County Judge Homer T. Bouldin. It Is thought that Hon. Harry L. Hincs, member of the state high- way commission, will arrive by air- plane at Abilene and be brought to Baird by auto. Rep. Poage Weds EASTLAND, Feb. Mv-Con- gressman W. R. Poage of Waco and Miss Frances Cotton of Enstland were married here today. Peace Officers Foil Sunday Cock Fight In Secluded Valley; One Offender Fined Cock fishtm' is agin' the law. And (he law scored a victory Sun- day in a weekly srssjon of cock fitrht enthusiasts. Constable W. T. McQuary and his deputy. George BosKy. broke up a party of 125 persons in a secluded canyon between Bnffato Gap and View for indulgence In that ancient sport. Monday, (is a result, one Abilene man, Clay pafd a fine and S13 in court costs. Tuesday a second man Is to appear on like talk things over with the law. Rumors are that such picturesque gatherings have been held nearly every mid-morning throughout Ihe afternoon. But cock fight news travels by grapevine. Something like twelve months ago southern Jones county was Ihe rendezvous for cock fight fans of the Abilene vicinity. Then Jnnra county officials made a Sunday afternoon raid, and were said lo have found 100 dead fowls on thc charges. McQuary raid lie and Boslcy found 12S more men Including j Several well-known Abiknlam paid many from distant Texas cities In i fines, ground. The grand jury was told about It. swinging razor-keen steel gaffs nt again. McQuarv nnd Bosley to run; then they came back to pit. Stalin Calls For Outside Support Of Red Defense Means To End Not Made Clear REDUCED GAS RATES SEEN AS HIGH COURT RULING RESULT Fcb- If-W-Slate officials who administer Tews1 Jaw resuatmg gas utilities were jubilant today when the u s rate's a" "Td" railroad commission gas while Attorney General William Mccraw 'characterized it as the Magna Clmrta in "the state's rate reduction program AFFECT 3M CITIES "The significance of the decision is that the method used by thc commission rmd orders issued to bring about fair rates have been sustained in every Thomp- son said. p "It means we now have a firm foundation for the ascertainment md promulgation of rates based on orders by this commission which cannot be overturned. "The same procedure was follow- m the Lone star case, so we look forward to the same results which will bring a. reduction to some 300 cities and towns in Tex- The commission has ordered the Its Wholesale, or gate, rates, and after losing in the courts, lias appealed to the U. S. supreme court. I'AKEDOAXS WIN Thompson estimated gas consu- mers in Laredo would enjoy a jng of a year as a result of Hie decision and would receive a refund of about that amount for six years, or He said the Issues and principles m the Laredo casa and cases in- w Fort Worth, Wichita Rills, Waco. Sherman and other towns were identical. McCraw noted two important "Us In the ruling, the upholding of Ihe retroactive phase of the or- der and the decision Ih3 commis- sion had power to reduce rates costs jus- TPToiik After Freak Derailing BIO SPRING Frb.