Abilene Reporter News, February 23, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1938, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LV11, NO. 277 ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 23, TWELVE PAGES tnJIfi PRICE SCENIC IN TUMULTUOUS SESSION Chamberlain Wins Backing Of British Commons Southern Jones Wildcat Looms As Pool Opener 'Jones No. 1 Neas Promises To Be Paying Producer Commercial production In the Walter K. Jones No. 1 pra Ncas, southern Jones county wildcat Jive miles east of Hawley, was virtually assured late Tuesday as operators drilled out cement plugs on the dis- covery. Deepening back into the pay zone which had been encountered last week, operators found that the well filled about 500 feet with oil in six- inch pipe in an hour. Tlie fluid rose in the hole after most of the water, which had been ilsed to kill gas. had been exhaust- ed. Bailing showed a quantity of mud still in the liole, however. No new hole was made, saturation be- ins from to feet, above which the casing had been cement ed Saturday. In cleaning out the well had showed an estimated 50.000 feet of Eas. Operations were suspended at dusk yesterday, to be resumed this morning. If natural production is insuffi- cient, Ihe well will be given acid treatment. Pay zone was determined to be the Lower Hope lime, most prolific of the Hawley field's six pay hori- zons. It is the second spot In Jones county to yield production from that lime. Crude is light green, tests 43 gravity and above. Pulling of big pipe was completed late Monday, the hole tailed out Tuesday morning. During the aft- ernoon a stream of cars continued in ami out of (he lease, Little lease and royalty trading was reported during the afternoon Prices remained unquotable due to the Indeterminate status of the well. No accurate estimate of its prob- able size is available. Two 250-barrel storage tanks have, been set upon the' lease ;4'lt separator and llowlines In prepara tion for turning the well into pro- duction. Walter K. and R. D. Jones, Okla- homa City operators, hold appro- ximately acres out of the Sec WILDCAT, PS. 1, Col. 4 Wife Offers PROBERS LOOK INTO M'CRAW BANK ACCOUNT Rebels, Loyalists Clash In Air, Sea MADRID. Feb. 22, gent warships and governmcn planes engaged today in one o( the most thrilling sea and air battles of the civil war In which two In- surgent warships were believed to have been disabled, the govern- ment announced. The coastal cities of Valencia and Sagunto were heavily bombed and shelle.l during the engagement in which a French merchant vcses was damaged by j bomb. A defense ministry communiqiu .said the insurgent navy sufferec heavy losses when two warships one of them believed to be the bat tlcship Alniiratite Cervcra. wen struck by government bombs. Britain Despaired OF US Pact Says Borah WASHINGTON, Fob. England apparently has abandon etl hope of establishing any dost alliance with the United "states Senator Borah tR-Ida) said to day. Tills wa. his Interpretation o the British prime minister's de clsion to make gestures of friend lines! to Italy and decision which led to Angry scene In parliament. Group Auctioning Of Livestock Planned Lure For Buyers To Attend Show Plans for group auctioning of large portion of Ihe livestock to b shown In the West Tcxw Boys Live stock fhaw March 1-3 were bci made Tuesday. Lewis Akcrs. C.M. Caldwcll.an J. M. Hooks auction committee o the West Texas Fair nssociatto adopted Ihe group auction plan a a special Inducement for larg number of livestock buyers lo alien the show. Under the plan, the champio and hlsh ranking animals of a types will be auctioned Indlvldua ly. After the Individuals have bcr sold. Ihe remaining animals will I .livlded into groups of as many 15. according to size, weight, an :onrilllon. The animals thus 6roiip< a-lll be sold as a unit, thus pr( venting long drawn out auctions o well specimen. Another reason (or Ihe group auc plan was ihc fact that mor :han 125 calves, 200 lambs. 20 :apons.arc nlrc.idy entered [or th ihow. Individual auction of such lumber would be iv.iractlcal. DALLAS, Feb. n all Dallas bank accounts of At- orncy General and Mrs, William IcCraw were demanded today by general Investigating committee f the state senate. The Inquisitors Issued subpoenas nstructing Dallas banks with which fr. and Mrs. McCraw do business o hand over ledger sheets ami de- oslt slips relating lo their accounts, 'he attorney general was in Wash- igton on state business. From Austin, Mrs. McCraw tele- raphed that she had only one ank account and had no objection o the committee looking carefully t it. "Further." she informed Sen. T. J. Holbrook of GaU'f-ston, chairman of he Investigating body, "my address s Eighth and West avenue, Austin, my telephone number is 2-4001 and should you desire my presence be- fore your committee you may.reach me at the above address." WASHINGTON, Feb. General William AlcCraw of Texas said lonifht he would take the first plane to Dallas tomorrow to stale senate committee about the bank accounts of himself and nlrs. McCraw. McCraw telegraphed Stale Senator Hc'brcok, chairman of Ihe committee, today authoriza- tion to Inspect and examine the bank account of both McCraw and Mrs. McCraw. Meanwhile at the commillee hearing Sen. Joe L. Hill of Hender- son kept hammering away at Tom C. Clark, McCraw's former law part- ner here, on the large Increase in his income after McCraw became attorney general and on whether he had caused any deposits to made In Mrs. McCraw's account1. When Hill asked Clark If his In- come did not jump from 1934 to more than In 1935, the first year of McCraw's admin- istration, (he witness replied: "I don't recall the exact amount but It increased substantially that year just as your income increased substantially after you were elected senator." The East Texas senator then In- quired if the income of Clark, now an assistant United States attorney general, was not in 1936. See McCRAW, Pf. 7, Col. S Stock Show And Rodeo Boosted !n South By Kiwanis By HARRY HOLT Picking up where the Rotary and iiwanis clubs left off yesterday, the Parramore post of the' Ameri- can Legion will continue to pub- icize ths West Texas Bo.vs Live- stock show and world champion- ship rodeo here. March 1-3, this morning leaving for a day's junket Into the northern territory. Headed by the Hardln-Simmons university Cowboy band, just back from the Phoenix, rodeo, the .egionalres first will stop a't'Mc- iaullcy at a. m. Towns In Fisher, Stonewall, Jones and Has- kell counties will be visited. Riding across a snow-capped country yesterday, the two Abilene civic clubs saw that covering, melt dozens of towns as warm re- ceptions were dished out by large delegations on hand awaiting ar- rival of the groups. WELCOME AT R.VXGER One of the most cordial welcomes by an unexpectedly large crowd given the Rotarianj was that at Ranger, a town not listed on the schedule. K. E. Ambrose, president of the chamber of commerce, drew a hearty ovation when he said, "We arc thankful that Abilene decided to drop further east, and visit Ranger. I'm derned glad to extend you the official welcome." However, enthusiasm in every town was as evident as the melt- ing snow. "We'll be they said everywhere, nnti Indications Sec TRIPS, Fg. 12, Col. 6 FOLLOW SERVICE CLUBS Legion Junket Set Today Rotarians See Area Eastward SERIOUSLY ILL i i GEN. JOHN FERSHING FDR Noncommitol On European Situation HYDE PAUK, N. Y., Feb. President Roosevelt canvassed the critical European situation at a lengthy luncheon conference today with Joseph P. Kennedy, who sails tomorrow to assume his new post as ambassador to London. But. like Secretary Hull in Wash- ington, the chid executive adopted a policy of complete silence when asked at a press conference to state his reactions to Ihc Reichstag ad- dress of Chancellor Adolf Hitler and the resignation of Foreign Sec- retary Anthony Eden of Great Britain. Outside Aid BARCELONA. Feb. periority of ai I s supplied by Italy and Germany paved the way for In- surgent entry Into Teruel, the gov- ernment charged tonight, adding Iliat the city's fall was without mili- tary significance Turn For Worse Veteran Warrior Said 'Gravely III' In Tucson, Ariz. TUCSON, Ariz.. Feb. General John J. Pershing, serious- ly ill of rheumatism complicated by a heart condition, rallied to- night several hours utter he transferred from his hotel to sanatorium. Dr. Roland Davlson. the 77-year- old warriors physician, said Perth- ing was "better tonight than he was at when lie suffered a relapse. He has been confined to bed for a week. SPECIALIST OX WAY The physician indicated, how- ever, the general's condition still was grave. Lieut. Col. S. U. rietta, army cardiac specialist, is scheduled to arrive by plane to- night from Fort Sam Houston San Antonio, for a consultation. Dr. Davison asked Ihe w.ir de- partment to assign a consultant Immediately alter the relapse was noted. The turn for the worse in the general's condition came unexpect- edly s few hours after his chauf- feur and personal attendant. Mas- ter Sgt. C. C. Shaeffer said he was "feeling well and would be out li: a chair this afternoon." OUTCOME UNCERTAIN "While his condition h not cri- tical, a complication has arisen which makes his illness serious.' the physician's statement said, "Tltc outcome c.in not be predicted at the present time. Isolation May Force France lo Join Accord Delbos Suggests Italo Conciliation Only Course Left PARIS, Feb. 22 (AP) Conservative Majority Defeats Censure Motion New Policy's Effect On US Brought Into Bitter Debate As Lloyd George, Churchill Give Prime Minister Verbal Lashing By The Associated Press LONDON, Feb. 22.-A thundering conservative mlority tonight gave Prime Minister Neville Chamber. lain a house of commons victory in Die wake of a cabinet crisis thai ushered out Anthony Eden as foreign secretary and signalled a new British policy of conciliating dictators. 8a By a vote of 330 to 168 commons rejected a labor motion to censure the prime minlstfr's action Fighting bitter attacks In the tumultuous commons. Chamberlain cried it was his duty to seek neacs in the armed camps or Hitler and Mussolini, thas to avoid "the frightful question" of war. He refected "sham" the League of idea of fighting ag-grcsslon by force. Flood Menaces Arkansas Town Swollen Red River Bulges Levees At Village Of Fulton FULTON. Ark., Feb. 22. (Pi Raging waters of Red river reached a record crest of 35.7 feet here to- night, lapped at the top of the levee and threatened to inundate Lhe town before morning. Many townspeople left with their be- longings. A levee broke three miles south of ;her? and added the threat of waters into the southwest Arkansas town. "The levee protecting Fulton hi never gone out. In the 29 years that I have here but I've never seen a river like said Ben A. Wil- son, employee of a mercantile es- tablishment. While some residents evacuated, others hastily carried their house- hold goods and valuables to second stories and prepared to take up resi- dence there if the levee went out. "I don't think the levee will hold until Wilson said. "Most of the people have lived here so long they are not Just can't believe the Jevee won't hole because It did hold in previous floods." Fulton has a population of 593. Only an .emergency levee held flood waters out of the town as a stage of one-tenth of a foot higher than the all-time high of 1927 was recorded. Permanent dykes along the river already had been topped. Two main line levees west of Ful- Sec FLOOD, Tg. 12, Col. 5 Foreign Minister Yvon hinted tonight the French gov- ernment, faced with a choice between isolation in Europe or adopting E, course parallel to England's, might herself enter into negotiations with Italy. TWO CONDITIONS Delbos, addressing the chamber of deputies foreign affairs com- mittee after the French cabinet had approved a five-year plan to strengthen national defenses, said the government might seek recon- ciliation with Italy on two condi- tions: 1. That the league of nations must recognize Italian -sovereignty in Ethiopia before France would take such action. 2. That Italy retire her volun- teer troops from Spain. These were approximately the ame conditions Prime Minister fertile Chamberlain specified for England's reconciliation with Italy. At the same time, Delbos assur- ed left wing elements that the 'government, faithful to our al- liances and to the league covenant, does not renounce In any way the work of restoring collective se- curity. 'OPEN TO ALL" In reply lo communist members of the committee who expressed fear Chamberlain meant to con- clude an accord between France, Great Britain, Germany and Italy Soviet Russia out in the Delbos said he "understood" that any accord would be "open to all." The.. French cabinet, alarmed over Great Britain's abrupt change In foreign policy and nazi Ger- many's growing might In central Europe, approved a five-year plan to strengthen the air corps and navy. Cabinet ministers voted in favor of a bill submitted by Minister of national defense and war Edouard Daladler to expend for additional warships and fighting planes during the period. Tlie air corps will be given 4W.OOO to start construction of 030 planes to build up aviation strength. The navy will be allotted 320.0W to lay down two battleships. The effect of the new policy on the United fitatss was flung Into the bitter debate on several occassions by opposition members and Former Prime Minister David Lloyd George accused Chamberlain of withhold, ing an Italian telegram until Eden resigned Ickes' Radio Talk Heard in Empire WASHINGTON, Feb. behooves democratic nations to prove democracy will provide greater economic security than fascism or Bolshevism, Secretary of the Interior Ickes said today in an address broadcast lo the greater part of the British empire. "Tlie community of interest that between Britain and Amer- ica, as well as between other peo- ples who believe in democracy, should be slrengihcned." lie said. The secretary, who said he spoke as an individual, not as a repre- sentative of this government, in- augurated a series of broadcasts from America lo Britain, arranged by the British Broadcasting com- pany. Frozen Body Found QUINCY, Calif.. Feb. The frozen body of Mrs. Winona Ferris, 40. was found by searchers tcday, six days after she left her snow-bound cabin in search of food. Her husband who left pre- viously, not found. HELD FOR BOARD Baby Ordered Returned To Parents By Court Order; Flesh And Blood Not Subject To Lien By The Associated Press of commons 330 to 168 upheld Prime Mlnls- ter Chamberlain's new foreign policy of conciliating dictators. Chamberlain, fighting a labor vote of censure, told turbulent parliament an agreement with Hitler and Mussolini was neces- sary to avoid war. David Lloyd George and Winston Churchill accused Chamberlain of withholding Italian telegram from Anthony Eden, resigned foreljn secre- tary, and alienating United States sympathy. Minister Del- bos hinted France too would bargain with Mussolini; cabinet voted huge new armament ap- propriation measure. expected agree- 31 Hurt In Rail Mishap In Chicago CHICAGO, Feb. -Thirty- one passengers were injured todaj when a Wabash railroad train speeding north at 10 miles an hour rammed into a truck at a suburban crossing. The driver of the demolished truck, Frank Gregson, 40, of Cri- cago, was killed. The the SI. Louis Limited carrying 60 passengers to Chicago rumbled down the tracks for two blocks after the accident, then five of the six coaches left t! rails. Liguor Vote Carries MINERAL WELLS, Feb. Palo Pinto county voters in a spe cial election today endorsed a pro posal for sale o! vinous and malt II quor by a majority of 345. EUROPE AT A GLANCE ment with Britain to follow Italo-Britlsh talks; Germany believed Hitler was free to press Czechoslovakia for concessions. Commissar an- nounced Soviets would use poi- son gas If war breaks out. tense Ing new Nazi demonstrations. par- liament upset by German mem- ber's warning the republic would "repent persecution" of Its German minority. Warsaw Poland's foreign minister to visit Mussolini. captured by Spanish insurgents In impor- tant advance. Barcelona Spanish govern- ment charged Italy and Ger- many furnished arms for in- surgents' Teruel victory. NAZIS SEE BRITISH ACCORD NEXT STEP IN PEACE DRIVE Believe Chamberlain Will Overlook German; s, BERLIN Feb. 22-W-Nazis' tonight expected an Anglo-GerrnarTac- cord would follow on Ihe heels of settlement of British and Italian dif- ferences In a move for pacification of Europe. It was believed Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain would not allow Czechoslovakia, in whose direction German eyes have turned sine Chan- cellor Adolf Hitler proclaimed pro- action of German minorities in central Europe, to be an obstacle to such an accord. GERMANS Germany thus was seen as feel- ing herself free to bring pressure upcn the state which emerged as a republic at the end of the World and which has almost 000 Germans in its population. A Praha dispatch said the '.ttcftoslovalt p a r 1 i a m e n t w as alarmed today when a Sudeten German deputy challenged the re- public to "go on persecuting us'1 but be prepared to accept the conse- quences. The deputy, Gustav May, said: "We are sick and tired of being treated as mere objects of state policy. Go on persecuting us as you the end you will have to repent it." At least 80 per cent of the Ger- mans in Czechoslovakia are regard- ed pro-nazl with the percentage even greater in Bohemia, the part of Czechoslovakia bounded on three WOULD ISOLATE U. S. Arthur Greenwood, vice man of the labor party who moved the vote of censure, declared rec- ognition of Italy's conquest ol Ethiopia "would really hamstring the president of the United Slatca and drive him completely Into a policy of isolation." Winston Churchill, former cab. net minister, charged that in the United Slates "havoc has resulted rom these events. Millions ot there who are our enemies lave been armed with the means mock the sincerity of British dealism xxx." He said American isolationists now could "represent that are all of us continental people, tarred vith the same brush, and thai here is nothing to choose between V5.'J Lloyd George, opposition liberal accused Chamberlain of "not tak- ing tiie trouble" lo obtain an Ital- ian telegram accepting the British formula for removing foreign vol- unteers from Spain until after Eden resigned, The prime minister cried: "xxx I never heard of such con- duct xxx It is a most incredible story." Chamberlain hotly denied ha had done "anything disgraceful" and insisted he merely had learned of the telegram's import from a friend of Italian Ambassador Count Dino Grandi Sunday. He said he told the cabinet but did not get the telegram iteelf urrtll Monday, j, J Strikes Snag Solon Proposes Cities Bear Part Of WPA Burden CARL1SLE. Pa., Feb. 22.--O-J-A "board bill five months by a neighboring family as secur- ity for a relumed lo his parents today by a court order. Judge Fred S. Reese, of Ihc Cumberland county court, told Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Miller: "You cannot assert a lien on flesh and blood like yon can on an automobile." Tlie parents. Mr. and Mrs. Fred McCalister. came lo court from their farm at Ncavlllc In the I south nwunlnms lo regain their cight-months-old son McCallster, 40-year old world war veteran, testified he left his son with the Millers while his wife was In a Carlisle hospital. "When I went lo get the lie said. "Miller told me he wanted some money for keeping It. I hart never promised him any, but I said I thought he ought lo have some- thing. "Then he s.iid, waul a week.' "He knew I couldn't pay a wock.. because I don't have that Miller. 24. a farmer, tolrt Judge Hccsc lie had not entered into any "agreement" when McCalister brought him the Infant "When he came for the baby. 1 asked him for a week for' its keep." said Miller. "McCalistrr re- fused to pay, so I kept the baby." 'Have you been keeping the baby for money asked Dis- trict Attorney J. Boyrt Lanrtis. "Yes." Miller replied. Money to be paid for c.uc ol the child. If any. was not decided by the court, the proceedings to- day concerning only release of the baby. Hearings Last Late On Carriers' Bids Speedy Schedule Request Feature Volume of applications for motor carrier permits kept two examiners for the molor carriers division of the Texas railroad commission job until late last night. They arc E. H. Muse Jr.. and H. E. Wassel. both or A11 tin, who open- ed hearings on the applications here yesterday. Muse was taking testimony In the case of Ell Morgan of Wichita Falls, now operating under a-special con- tract. Hearings on the remainder of So- odd applications wore being con- ducted by Wastel. He adjourned his part of the proceedings at 11 o'clock lust nlelit. Muses' section Quit at o'clock. Wassel said Muse would leave to- day, but that he i Wassel) expected to be In Abilene until Friday after- noon. The examiners MU1 Morten's ap- plication is unique because the Wichita Falls man is seeking per- mission lo operate in violation of a state law which tiws 25 mites per hour as maximum speed for trucks with loads with su over-all weight of pounds. Morgan to run hU trucks on a schedule call- lug (or 4.0-mili's-an-hour speed. WASHINGTON. Feb. The emergency relief appropriation asked by President Roosevelt encountered a delay in the senate today when sharp de- bate broke out over a proposal to force communities to bear more of the relief burden. The proposal was made by Sen- ator Bailey who asked that communities be required to contribute 25 per cent of the cost of WPA work relief and 20 per cent of direct relief. The debate consumed so much time the senate recessed until to- morrow without reaching a final vote. PARTY LINES BUEAK Previously the chamber voted down a proposal by Senator Bone ID-Wash) to increase the appropriation to 000.000. By a voice vote, an attempt by Senator Hale iH-Mc) to cut the amount to was likewise rejected. Party lines broke on a 38 vote approving an amendnienl by Sen- ator Schwellenbsch (D-Wash) to exempt the emergency appropria- tion from provlsloas of the Wood- rum amendment which requires relief funds be apportioned over the entire year. Under Bailey's proposed amend- I ment the president would be I thorizcd to waive the 25 per cent requirement if he found a com- munity was unable to contribute that amount. the Bailey said he had a "deep fear'' that further spending might bank- rupt the government. The Weather AMI VIUMTVI r.vitv AMI OKLAHOMA: I and nol much r.AST TKXAS: Fair in p.lrtl rlnaily In rinillon. it.'tnvr ra II W'-'lTinil.iy r tv R r I I Illllr rhjnsr In Trnirvrrainrr. of TSfcn look 'part In the scene, rising (o declare that up to the time of his" resignation "I re- ceived no official intimation what- ever from the Italian 'goverment in, the sense of which the prime min- ister has just spoken." Labor members cheered as ha added it would not have made any difference In his decision anyway. Lloyd George brought the dis- pute to a climax by declaring "WB nave been beaten by dictators." ildes by Germany. Nazis were confident (hat by the time Hitler visited Premier Bentto Mussolini in Rome next May, the Sudeten Germans of Czechoslo- vakia would have much the same relation to Germany as Austria and the free city of Danzig-bear to the rcich. They also believed Germany again would the colonies she lost as the result ol the World war. An American who lives In Ber- Sec NAZIS, Pg. 12, Col. 6 Goodyear President Is Abilene Visitor For thirty short minules ycster- terday afternoon. W. a Maxwell manager of Goodyear Service here. saw and talked to P. W. Lttchfield president of Goodyear Tire and Rubber corporation. En route from Fort Worth to his ranch In Litchfield, Ariz.. President Minister Says Reds Have Poison Gas MOSCOW, Feb. sar of War Klementi E. Voroshiloff, declaring Soviet Russia was more exposed than any other country to the danger of war, said loday thg red army was ready to use poison gas. 'We cannot restrict our chemical detachments to anti-gas he asserted at a pulllc meeting on the eve of the army's 20th anniver- sary. "Because fascist countries violated the 1925 convention on the use of. gas In warfare, we were forced to train chemical troops." he said. "If the enemy spreads gas behind our frontiers, we will pour bucketsful of poison gas on the heads of those, gentlemen." Tuscola Scouts, Fathers Banquet TUSCOLA, Feb. 22. Graham Webb, Albany scoutmaster, was main speaker tonight as Tuscola Boy Scouts and their fathers held their annual banquet. Webb encouraged fathers to take more Interest In the activities of their sons and to promote the Boy Scout program. M. G. Jenkins made a short talk. E. O. Larkin. superin- tendent of schools, presided, and Scoutmaster Wayns Bkckwood as- sisted in the program. Homecoming class of Tuscola high school served the meal to 50 persons at the school building. Bombers In Chile Utchfleld stopped a short while at the station for gas and oil and a i SANTIAGO, Chile, Feb. chat with Maxwell Five of Uncle Sam's huge "flying Besides his recognition as R i fortresses" roared high across the business executive Utchfield has Andes and swooped down on Los made a name for htmsclt in the Ccrrtllo airdrome here today for an field of lightcr-than-aair craft. i overnight stop en route home. 'You Can't Do That' Judge Tells Kangaroo Court Members, Slaps Heavy Fine On Each Two members of Taylor-county I the San Angelo men to their can, jail's kangaroo court had their terms considerably lengthened Tuesday. County Jurise Lee B. York found their procedures and verdicts to amount to robbery and extended the jail sentences of Roy Lewellcn and Elmer McDonald. Deputy p. A. Diltz and Jailer El- mer Lowe Xfonday night had put two San Ancr-'o youths into a com- partment with Lewellen and Mc- Donald, they said, while preparing another cell for the newcomers. When they returned W remove they were told that Lewellcn and McDonald had rendered B quick Judgment- on the new prisoners' cases, assessed them the total of their pocket change, and relieved them S4.10. The was returned to the losers, and Tuesday Lewcllen.'self- styled Judge of the kangaroo court, was fined and total ol 20, while McDonald was assess- ed and 521.20 In costs. Both will serve out the fines: S3 for each day on the chain gang, U for each day inside, the jail. ;