Abilene Reporter News, February 19, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1938, Abilene, Texas VOL LVI I, NO. 274. Wan 8ttlew OFFENSE TO FKJENDS OR f-'OES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 19, PAGES As Per COTTON MARKETING QUOTA SET BY SECRETARY WALLACE WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 Secretary Wallace proclaimed mar- keting quotas loday en the 1938 crops of cotton and fluecured and dark types of tobacco, thus invok- ing the new farm law's provision for meeting surpluses. The quota system will be voted upon March 12 by affected produc- ers In 20 states. Under the quotas, the total supply of cotton which would be permitted to move Into market channels free of penalties 'would be produc- ed on acres. If the yield were at the average rate.of the last 10 years, the, amount would be bales, compared with the rcord crop o[ last year. Wallace.estimated the cotton sur- plus from, previous years would total about bales on Aug- ust 1, the date the new crop usual- ly starts to market. Officials said this was almost enough to supply normal domestic and exports needs for a whole year. State.1. In which the cotton refer- enda K ill be conducted are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, iana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, North and South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Mis- souri, Arizona, Kansas, New Mexico and California. The national cotton acreage al- lotment will be apportioned among Individual farmers by local grower committees. If the quota system Is approved, each producer would be limited to the sale of cotton grown on his allotted area. If he sold more, he would be subject to a penalty tax of two cents a pound on Ihe excess sales. WOUNDED Mercury Dives Below Freezing Minimum Due In Low 20's; Clyde Expects Fhiit To Survive Spell Sub-freezlnj temperatures last night held Central West Texas to their t: Slties were clearing here, however, after snow'flakes fell early Friday morning. Thermometer readings spelled the doom of early plums and tame other fruit.in -the. Clyde vicinity, but loss from .the. blizzard was not expected to be considerable. In Abilene the mercury appeared bound for an overnight minimum in the low 20's, but weather obser- vers said it was unlikely the tem- perature would equal this season's law rnsrk of 17 degrees. MIDNIGHT READING At midnight the temperature was 29.6 degrees at the municipal air- port. As much as an inch of snow was on the ground at Stamford and Haskell, and the fall was similar at points north of there. Snow also fell yesterday at Big Spring. Although a hard freeze threaten- ed the fruit crop, Homer Shanks, a' nurseryman in the Clyde vicinity, minimized possible He 'said buds on prematurely blooming trees would be killed, but that most such trees probably would contain an abundance of dormant buds which would not suffer. Mois- ture of the past several days also afforded protection. MANY YET TO BUD Shanks said nearly all the early plum crop already had frozen, but that many peach and most apple and pecan trees had not j-el begun to "put out." "We'll stil lhave lots ot he added. Light rain, driving sleet and a trace of snow accompanied Abi- lene's low temperature of 27 de- grees a night earlier. The precipi- tation yielded .08 inch of moisture to boost the total since January I to 2.28 inches. Normal lor the same period is only 1.59 Inches. Elsewhere, rampaging rivers add- ed to damage from Thursday's storms as the current Texas cold wave settled down Friday Into old- fashioned winter weather over most of the state. Gorged by recent rains, the cast fork of the Trinity, which threaten- ed a levee at Dallas, surged over the Missouri Kansas Texas railway tracks south of GreenvUle adding to flood damage on the Kne which lost 1.600 feet ot track through earl- ier washouts nt Dcnlson. The Red river was steadily ris- ing north of Dcnlson. A new bridge nearlng completion north of Bonham was menaced by high water. Falsework on the span already was washed away. SNOW IN PANHANDLE Snow still clung to Ihe panhan- dle and plains, although skies were clearing. Snow fluirlcs were record- ed at Lubbock at noon, but the temperature late Friday afternoon was 34 degrees and skies had clear- ed. Wichita Falls had .03 Inches of sleet and snow. The minimum Highway Patrolman C. H. Key, shown above, was criti- cally wounded while giving first- aid treatment to psrsons in a stolen car that overturned near Bryan Thursday as he ,chased It. He was shot by an ex-convict. The officer, in the patrol two years, Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Key of Ballinger. Chinese Turn Tide Of Battle HANKOW, China, Feb. China appears to. be turning the tide, military observers declared to- night, in the great campaign in cen- tral China on which may depend the outcome of her resistance a- galnst Japan. China's forces seem at last to have found their stride, these sour- ces said. Not only have the Chin- ese regained thtlr shattered morale, they said, but that also have re- stored to aggressive tactics instead of fighting always on the defensive. While Generalissimo Chiang Kai- Shek's regular troops have scored number of notable successes dur- B the past week, foreign observers reported a new people's volunteer corps and roving guerilla units have become a formidable arm of China's defenses. Today over this temporary capl- lal of China Ihe Chinese air force scored Its most spectacular triumph of Ihe war, shooting down five raid- Ing Japanese planes on the outskirts of the city. Fast Soviet-made planes, so: matlons. C-C Officers Introduced After Monday Banqueters Hear Howard Payne Proxy 19V- t-rf, kVm BY STAFF WRITER MUNDAY, Feb. 18.-Thc "Heart of the Famous Knox Uunday, held Its annual chamber of commerce banquet tonight In the elementary school audttorlum- gymnaslum. Officers for 1938 were introduc- ed after p. typically humorous ad- dress on community development by Dr. T. H. Taylor, president of Howard Payne college at Brown- wood. T. O. Bcnge was reelected presi- dent, and W. R. Moore, who prc- rtiied as toastmaster, was named vice president. Bengc was not present, having accompanied Mrs Bcngc to the funeral of her icphew, Hugh Mdyer, Honey Grove newspaper editor. Directors are J. c. Campbell. Emmett Partridge, W. E. Braley, Lee Haymes, J. c. Bordcn, Pitzcr 3aker, Inland Hannah, E H Bau- nan, E. W. Harrcll, C. R, Elliott, and J. A. Caughran. Invocation was given by Ihe Rev. W. H. Alberlson, Methodist minister. Guests were Introduced by the chamber secretary, Mrs. Mrs. Louise Ingram. Out-ol-lown visitors were: J Collier, John Evans; Knox Baker, Dr. T. S. Edwards, Dr. T. P. Frizzell W. L. Gardner: and Mrs. Coffman, Dr. and Mrs. Wil- Heard, H. D. Arnold; J. Lyndcll Hughes. County Agent and Mrs Walter Wright, Duncan, c. E. Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Pat- and Mrs. W. Ray Roe; Mr. and Mrs. T. I'ndcrwood; Foy. Pat Simmons, PRICE 5 CENTS: Fine Livestock Rodeo Follows; Be I ton Cowboy First In Roping By HARRY HOLT WINTERS, Feb. 18.-Here in the heart of a fertile blackland farm- ing section, Runnels countians stood on wind-swept Blizzard field today and watched a parade of fine live- stock produced In this area. They viewed with pride 45 calves, 53 lambs and 40 hogs that were placed on exhibition by Future Farmer boys from Winters, Brad- shaw, Content and Wingate. R. M. Mllhollin of Kan Angelo and Leon Ranson of Abilee were 'Judges. Gerald Proctor, 18-year-old Win- ters FFA 'boy, won high honors of the day when he showed an attrac- tive Hereford steer to championship In the clas sof baby beeves. He was leading exhibitor of calves and helped Winters win the group of five calves contest. Business firms here were closed from 1 p. ,m. to 4 p. m. in order that the town could turn out fpr the rodeo which started at 2 o'clock. Immediately preceding the rodeo, there was downtown parade, led by the Winters high school band. Back of Ihe band and riding horses were Eddie Merle Voelker, the local FPA chapter's sweetheart, and Merle Proctor, president of the chapter. ROPING, RIDING Roy Seawall of Helton won the Brahma calf roping contest In 21.1 seconds, followed by Vester Parrlsh of Wingate In 25.4 seconds; Skeeter Williams of Winters xwas third in 34.1 seconds, and Rollins Campbell of Ballinger was fourth in 38.4 A C. Wike of San Angelo won the bronc riding contest. Bud Wilkinson of Buffalo Gap was second, and W. H. Phillips of Sheffield, third. Mount money only was paid in oth- er riding events. The event will be continued Sat- urday with another rodeo, and auc- tion sale of part of the prize live- stock showed. Winners In different classes follow- CALVES Heavyweight division, 800 pounds and and second, Gerald Proctor, of ..Waters; third, Merle Winters; fourth, J s Brown, Winters; fifth, George Brown, Winters. Middleweight division, 800 to 900 J. s. Brown; second Donald Rosson, Winters; third, Car- ter Chapman, Winters; fourth, Frsd Stephenson, Winters; fifth, Travis Blankenshlp. Content. Lightweight Frank Brown; second Stephenson- third ami fourth. Marvin Jones, Winters-' fifth, Ellis Lee, winters. Group of five calves shown by one Winters; second Content; third. Wingate; fourth' Bradshaw. LAMBS Fat muttons-first, Matthew Shaf- fer Bradshaw; second, Shaffer third R. Q. Marks. Winters; fourth Ernell stehle, Winters; fifth, Frank Brown. Pen of fine woo! iambs "arks; second, Shaffer; third' Winters; fifth, stehle. Pen of crossbred lambs first, Shaffer; second Roswell Grissom Bradshaw HOGS Lightweight fat barrows first Whseless, Winters; second' Johnnie England, Content; third mth' EmCSt Medlumweight class-tirst, Levawn Smith, Winters; second, Bonnie Partlow, Winters; third, Melvln Bradshaw; fourth and fifth Davis, Winters. Heavyweight Junior us, Winters: second, Gill; third uy; fourth. Tddfe Green. Winters Breeding gllts _ ,irstt wheelers-' Lowell Partatn. Winters; I. T. J. Adams, Winters; fourth Con aid Rosson. Brood sows-first. Monroe Over- man, Winters: second. Ben Kitsch third. Franz Bclitz. Winters Breeding and second Overman; third. Barnev Prirtnif' Winters. V Prickcll> DAIRY CATTLE Junior heifers-first. M E Lee man, Winters; second, Chapman. Senior heifers-first, Davis Aged cows-first. J. M. Williams, Winters; second. J. W. Vinson Senior bulls-first. Franz Bclitz second. C. H. Hambrlgltt, Winters Arkansas Flood Menace Increases LITTLE Ark. Feb. against a flood ly engineers as than that of Arkansas. White and puachlla rivers, fed by days of orrentlal downpours throughout rose swiftly to- predicted record crests levee near Morrilton on the rtcansas broke, sending waters Ot Cr A 1 or us S: here, pre- levees on the reached AS RESCUERS PROBE RUINS- Tornados Dead Numbered At 25 AUTO MERE TOY AS CYC LONE WRECKED RODESSA A queer quirk of the Rodessa, tornado that snuffed out the lives of more than a score1 of persons Thursday night, tossed an automobile into the wreck- age of a warehouse from where It was standing in a street. This, the frist photograph of Ihe wreckage .also illustrates litter ot twisted. wreckage the brief twister left, .behind. (Photo by Ass oclatecl. NAZIISM POLITICAL'-, Religious Aspect Vjoided Hitler Concedes Scores Injured And Missing In RodessaBlow By NOBMAN WALKER BODK88A, La.; Feb. continued the twk of poking about the toraido-rtruck debrii