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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 28, 1938, Abilene, Texas Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL NO. 282. ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 28, 1938 PAGES FTW PRICE 5 CENTS Express Hope For Recovery Of Pershing Physician Reveals General Takes Fluids Through Mouth For First Time in 4 Days --But NOT OUT IN IMPORTANT TEST CASE Court Upholds NLRB's Power TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. The first bulletin from the bedside of gravely ill General John J. Pershing today said he had taken fluids through the mouth for the first time in four days. The physicians last night had said they would become i "really hopeful" of the ultimate recovery of the chief of the armies if he could overcome his inability to swallow. "Although General Pershing had a very restless night he seemed somewhat better this morning and took fluids by the mouth." the bulletin given out by Dr. Roland Davison said. has been conscious much longer periods.1 His body tempera- ture has returned to almost nor- has mal level and the heart is still TUCSON. Gen. John J. Pershinsr, "definitely and ''conscious most of the time" rallied so strongly this afternoon that Dr. Roland Dav- ison found the outlook "quite been competent. Nc oxygen has administered for 35 Dr. Davison said the General's kidneys were "functioning a lit- tle now and that helped to relieve the uremic poisoning condition. TO CHECK POISONING The physician, who with Li. Col. S. U. Marietta, is attending the world war commander, said a chemical check would be made shortly to determine the amount of urernic poisoning in the blood. The report was a direct reversal of one released about one a. nu which reported the courageous war- rior was losing ground again in his endurance contest with many complications. At that time Dr. Davison said General Pershing appeared tired and somewhat weaker. Four and one-half hours egarlfer, however, Missing Rotan Man Located For Years 1938 And DOUBLE GOOD WISHES EXTENDED LEAP YEAR BIRIHDAY CLUB Congratulations today to "J. W. Smith oi Tye, who has reached the halfway mark between fcis 15th and 16th birthdays. To Dr. T. Richard Sealy of Santa. Anna who is now approaching his 14th birthday. To James Moritz Lanford, Joseph Wai- lace Hughes and Jan Dee Arthur who will celebrate their first birth- day in two more years. And to ail the other members of the Abilene Reporter-N-ews Leap Year Birthday club. Today is Feb- every four years, that they have Anna !s the president of the club. birthday celebrations. For that rea- j He was com in 1880, but has had son, double congratulations and i only 13 birthdays, good wishes for the best of every- thing in 1938 and 1939. In 1940 they will .have another birthday. J. W. Smith of Tye is the dean of Leap Year Birthday club, but at that he has observed- only 15 an- niversaries, with No. 16 coming up. j Mortiz will help blow out the eight candles on Big Sister Bobby Joyce's Joseph Wallace Hughes, 16431 South Fifth street, had a first-year; cake with a big candle last year, but no special celebration of his sec- ond year. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. NO BIRTHDAY YET But think of James Mortiz Lan- _ ford, Joseph Wallace Hughes and j j. H. Hughes, are saving that until j Jan D. were born in j he's three and then 193S, and they ha vent had even one birthday yet Next James parties more District Attorney To File Charges Against Holder Lee Holder, Rotan cafe employe who disappeared last Monday, Feb- ruary 21, was located Sunday in Breckenridge, and was arrested by Sheriff Frank Terry. Fisher county. District Attorney Otis Miller, who accompanied Terry to Breckenridge, said here today that charges, of driving an automobile while intoxi- cated, felony theft, wife and child desertion and willfully leaving a wrecked car on a state highway .would be filed against Holder. The district attorney, who is in j Abilene for a seven-week session of net court, said that Hold- i er claims he was hijacked and held prisoner from early Monday night until alter his car was wrecked near Roby at 5 o'clock Tuesday morning. According to Holder's statement to the district attorney, he was stopped by three men between Haskeil and Throckmorton about dark Monday, also that his cargo of Bv The A? Feature Service. j The British system, presents an i unusual opportunity for bright j young ariistocrais to return to po- j litical power after defeat. So it was i no surprise when cheering crowds j on London streets, scon after the j resignation of idealistic Anthony 1 Eden as foreign minister, called j him a future prime minister. In ail! England there are few brighter aris- fewer better than Capt. Eden. He has everything j excellent war record (inelud- j ing an Gilford education, a j blue-blood family and a wealthy wife. He was-bom February 29, 1860. making him 78 years of age. If 1900 had been a leap it wasn't ruary 28, tomorrow is March j already would be "sweet sis- they will have passed another year, j teen." Instead, he rtill has that to but no birthday, for it is only on j look forward to. February 29, which comes ones j Dr. T. Richard Sealy at Santa probably appreciate then. Jan Dee Arthur will observe the beginning of her third yesr. Lub- cake, and he will have one of his j bok was her home last year, and own with two tapers on it. However, i is now living in Big Spring, but the candles will have to represent j Sbe Was bom in Abilene. Her par- years, not birthdays. His home is are Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Arthur. 1506 North 17th street: his parents, i Mr and Mrs. Orin L. Lanford. j See LEAP YEAR, Pf. 10, CoL 7 ELEMENTS COOPERATE Sun Shines For Spring Festival Merchants Get Ready For Event are more hopeful" than we were last Fort Worth To Call On Boosters Joint Luncheon Mapped For Event that he was held prisoner ail night. Holder also claimed that he% was threatened with death if the hi- jacking and abduction were report- ed to officers, sail Miller. Holder's disappearance was re- pcrtsd to officers late Thursday, February 24, by Jim Gallagher, Bo- tan cafe operator, the missing man's employer. Holder was driving Gal- lagher's carat the time of his mys- I terious disappearance. Holder had been unreported un- til Sunday when a telegram sent i One hundred members of the Fort by a daughter of a Breckenridge Worth junior chamber of commerce was delivered to the cabin of Mrs. win call on the Abilene Boosters club Rotan tourist park where the family lived. Sherif i Wednesday, March 9, Accompanying j Terrv and attorney im- i them will be James H. Stewart of j mediately drove to Breckenridge j As protege, first, of Austen Cham- berlain, tbea- of Stanley Baldwin. 'fcacairi3 "scxKr cf SngiicJj. Davis, all-over-Eu- rope conferring' -XTith big-Trigs. Here he is trying to keep up with, the news while traveling. Dallas, national vice president of the i and found Holder, said Miller. junior chamber, and D. G. Liggett of Fort Worth, Texas president. j The trip of the Fort Worth dele- i gation to Abilene will be made the occasion for a joint luncheon of j that group with Abilene Boosters. It will be held at at the Hotel j Woot-en. Today, leters of invitation were I going out to junior chambers of commerce in San Angelo, Cisco, Col- orado, Wichita Falls, and Mineral j Wells. Each of those towns were be- ing asked to send delegations to join in the luncheon program. Officials of all Abilene civic clubs and the chamber of commerce also are recalling special invitaions to attend. If San Angelo sends representa- tives here, it will be more or less a return visit from Abilene Boosters, since a group from the local club will be in San Angelo Tuesday night. March S, to discuss affilia- tion with junior chamber of com- merce. The junior chamber of com- merce state and national officials will be in San Angelo, having plan- ned a tour of West Texas with the Fort Worth chamber. The Fort Worth group will, in the main, be boosting the Fat Stock Show. Plans are being made, said Bob Cannon, Boosters secretary, for 285 guests at the luncheon. Burkburnett Man Burned to Death i i BUBKBUBNSTT, Feb. i M. M. Elliott, 61. former resident of Cotton county Oklahoma, burned to j death in his home five miles north- i east of Burkbumett yesterday when i a can of kerosene with which he j was attempting to build a fire ex- ploded. The nine room home was destroy- ed. Elliott's wife ana his daughter. Mrs. E. Clowres. suffered serious bums attempting to aid him. Funeral services were held at Burkbumett for Elliott this after- noon. Bright young idealists are not sl- ways popular with oldsters. Eden tangled in 1935 with Sir Samuel i Hcare t then foreign minister. after catching' him and Laval of France in an act of practical di- scheme to partition Eth- iopla, Hsf.ult: HCS.VS went down and Seen went up to the foreign Parade To Set Rodeo Stage Anson Plans To Send Delegation Carswell Told A large downtown parade at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning will set the stage for Abilene's championship rodeo which opens at 2 o'clock at the West Texas Fair grounds. Heading the parade will be D. H. Jefferies, president of the fair, as- sociation, W. R. (Ruck) Sibley, rodeo director. Chief T. A. Hackney, and Mayor W. W. Hair, all riding horse- back. in line will be the Hardin- Simmons Cowboy band, led by Will Watson, riding a beautiful white horse. Joining in for the and those here for specialty numbers at the show, which promises to be by-far the most coloful of its kind held in Abilene. The college bands and the high school musicians have been invited to-participate in the parade which will start from the courthouse, then i march to the main business sections. The. bands and pep squads will be guests of the rodeo management on College Day, which is Wednesday. Directors said this morning they were looking forward to having band j members from surrounding towns here as their guests. H. O. Rowland of Anson sent word today to T. N. Carswell. secretary- manager of the chamber of co-n- merce-that Anson have a large delegation at rodeo one day Pre- viously, Coleman had sent word that its rodeo delegation, headed by Sam Cobb, president, and dressed in cow- boy regalia, would be on hand for the Tuesday night show. Marvin Ramsay, senior per- f 'the West Texas championship former oi the Flying Clouds from Tulsa, Okla., is shown here as he performs in the trick rid- ing event. This is one of the many feature acts scheduled for rodeo which opens here tomor- row. There will be two per- formances daily through Tues- day, Wednesday and Thursday. OPLIN STORAGE TANKS Neas Pool Opener Establishes Daily Potential Rating Of ACC Quint Invited To National Meet Students Give Squad Ovation i An invitation to compete in the i national intercollegiate champion- j I ship tournament at Kansas City. i March 7-12 was received this morn- ing by Ccach A. B. Morris of Abi- j j lene Christian college, for his bas- i ketball team, which Saturday even- I ing cinched its first Texas confer- j ence championship. j Entry blanks were forwarded with I the invitation by Al Baggett, Can- j BALLINGER. Feb. i WASHINGTON, Feb. I yon. district director of the touma- j dedication program for the j Disagreement between house and new Ballinger federal building will j senate over how relief money be held this afternoon at should be spent jammed the admin- o'clock. Finishing touches have been j istration's deficiency appropriation bill in a joint house- enS: i St. Edward's, assured the title, was i the past few days and Postmaster senate committee today. r 0-3 but couldn't stoo accorded a great ovation at this Tom Caudle stated tnat the omy Senate conferees refused to ac- momings assembly of students.! remaining work to be aone is plac- cept, a house-imposed requirement Ccach Morris came" in for a large i in? of equipment in the two sec- for spreading the money over the share of congratulations. His teams tions of the steel and concrete next four months with no provision have been strong contenders; vault. j for meeting any new emergency through all of his 14 seasons at As soon as the bnef program is that arises. C. C. "Often a bridesmaid, never a, j finished the building will be opened j Senator Adams (D-Colo.) said the bride" had. however, fitted the for inspection by the public. This stand of the committee members will be the only opportunity for the j meant the matter would have to be Bellinger's P. OJ Relief Bill Goes Program Today i To Conference Parade To Move From Court House Corner At 7 P. M. Sunshine broke over Abilene at noon, as if to show the elements also were anxious to do their part to- ward making the formal opening of Abilene's spring season a fine success. Merchants all over town were preparing the final features of to- night's open house, that all may be ready to play host to the thousands expected in the downtown section. The opening of the spring fash- ion and home furnishings aeason. has, happily, had linked to it the opening of the West. Texas Boys' livestock Show and World Cham- pionship rodeo. parade wffl be a, colorful" mixture of uniformed bands, beautiful college and high school girl pep squad members, the" .thrHling-to-heax-and- see Wan Wahtaysee girls' drum corps of McMurry college, and cow- boys and cowgirls, among them some of the world's greatest rodeo per- formers, here for the big show opening Tuesday. The parade will form at the court house at and will move south to SPKES'G, 10, CoL 1 Leaves .11 Moisture After an early morning spring shower, fluffy clouds at noon were clearing to 1st the sun through here. The moisture here amounted to .11 inch. Similar precipitation was report- j Even Ts-hlle his handsome brow j The A. C. C. squad, home from ea in the area soutnward from here. furr0wed ove- such iratte-s as what I Austin where its two victories over j on Oie Coleman receiving .12 inch and Me- i Italy was coin Carney .16 inch being typical. Stain- i neefed' sane ford. Anson and Hamlin reported and over what Italy and light showers. j Germany were doing in Spain, he still took time to bo an English gentleman. Chapman Empanels 104th Grand Jury To Call Civil Docket Tuesday First 1938 session of 104th district court for Taylor county was con- vened Monday morning by Judge W. R. Chapman with empaneling of a grand jury. Judge Chapman's court will be in session for a seven- week term. Grand jurors selected and sworn in were O. J. Albro, foreman, C. W. Rogers. Henry Drummond, J. D. S. J. cannon, Fred Baker. Carl M. Hughes. A. W. Wood. W. E. Beard. Carl Hotan and L. W. Mantsfield. With District Attorney Otis Mil- ler and County Attorney Esco Wal- ter assisting, the grand jury, im- mediately began investigation of i between 35 and 40 criminal cases. Chief of these was the murder charge against R, L. Montgomery filed in connection with the fatal shooting of E. R Tucker in Abilene February 7. Other cases being in- vestigated include burglary, for- gery, theft, wife an child desertion and driving an automobile while in- toxicated. Judge Chapman announced this morning that the court's civil docket; will be called at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. Attorneys and other interested are ordered to be present at that hour. Picketing Ban By U. S. District Court Is Voided Rules-Board Can Govern Employer On Bargaining WASHINGTON; Feb. supreme court, in two significant labor cases to- day, upheld an important pow- er of tie national labor rela- tions bo-ird and voided a fed- eral injunction'against picket- ing-. BUST COURT DAY The came on a busy court decision day, marked by presenta- tion of Justice Stanley Reed's first opinion and rendering of a number of .important decisions. The labor board decisions con- cerned cases involving the Pacific and Pennsylvania Greyhound lines. The supreme court, in an unani- mous decision presented by Justice Harlan. T. Stone, upheld the power of the board to order concerns to withdraw recognition of alleged company unions without at the same time designating any other specific bargaining agency. The picketing case concerned ft federal district court injunction to prohibit picketing by the butchers union against the firm of E. Q. Shinner, Milwaukee. The injunction, was granted on grounds no labor dispute was involved since the union. had no members employed by the firm. The supreme court reversed lower courts, holding that the Nor- ris-Laguardia act prohibiting such, injunctions was applicable. OTHER ACTIONS Other important actions of the court today: Upheld in a series of four cases the right of the federal government. to .collect income taxes upon income of -employes laclt as bant conservators, etc. I Agreed to review of the revised municipal bankruptcy; act passed by congress to replace See COURT, Py. 4. CoL 1 Goulding Seriously Injured In Mishap Reports this morning on the con- dition of Lefebvre Gouidrag, injur- ed in an automobile crash at Grand Prairie Sunday morning, indicated that his injuries were serious. His father. Jack Goulding, 1642 S. Twelfth, said this morning that Lefebvre received a crushed knee, but no other broken bones or in- ternal injuries. He was taken to the St. Paul hospital in Dallas. Goulding accompanied by Ray Taylor, uninjured in the accident, left Abilene early Sunday morning to attend a gift show in Dallas. He was to purchase merchandise for the W. C. Fisher, jeweler, at the show. They were entering- Grand Prairie going toward Dallas when, another automobile crashed into the side of Goulding's car. Eis mother and sister, Marie, and Mrs. Jerry Gunu went to Dallas yes- I terday afternoon to attend him. In- dications were that he would be confined to the Dallas hospital for several weeks. What Is Your Discovery wells of two new areas held interest again today as initial gauge was completed on the new Jones county pool opener and tanks were erected at the southwest Cal- lahan county Ordovician strike near Oplin. The Jones county discovery. Wal- ter K. Jones No. 1 Ora Neas estab- lished a daily potential rating of 483 barrels with a flow of 322 bar- rels in 16 hours or. official railroad commission gauge. Increase in the production was at- tributed to results of treatment with gallons of add in the Lower Bope lime horizon. Pay zone depth was corrected by steel line measurement to place top Df the lime at 1567 feet and total depth of the well at feet. Too new well U located in the Centerline vicinity, about five miles east of Hawley ana four miles south of the Lewis pool. It is 506 feet from the east and 1.113 feet from the south lines of the Neas 75-acre tract in D. Bustil? survey No. 189. Two 500-barrel tanks were being set up at the Hal Hughes et al No. I 1 Poindexter. southwestern Callahan county deep discovery three miles j northeast of Oplin. Owners expect- ed to have the storage erected by late this afternoon and were to be- gin an immediate gauge when flow- lines are connected. The new well has been estimated at barrels or more per day, although the heavy flow of gas hin- ders an accurate figure. Flow has been through two-inch tubing from feet, total depth, the pay zone having Hgen treated with gallons of acid. cat cagers until now. for this is their first championship, even though they have won a majority of games through the years. Decision on entering the national tournament will be made presently. it was indicated at A. C. C. this morning. Correction Now he's out of a job as a result of his clash with Premier Neville Chamberlain over British policy to- ward Mussolini and Hitler. And Mrs. Eden (shown with one of their two who once complained she was a "diplomatic probably will see mor? of bcr borne but perhaps only temporarily. The Reporter-News erroneously stated in its Sunday. February 27. issue that M. L, Barker had been sentenced to two years in the state I penitentiary (two j The erroneous statement read, i "M, L, Barker, child desertion, on i hearing defendant held in contempt j of court, fined and sentenced to j two years in the penitentiary (two i The statement should have read, "M. L. Barker, child desertion, on hearing defendant held in con- tempt of court, fined and sen- tenced to jail for three days." The Reporter-News is glad to make this correction. public to inspect the entire building. Employes will conduct visitors through the work rooms, basement and offices and explain the work- ings of various units. The program will be short and will feature an address by a repre- sentative of the United States post- al department. Following is the program ar- ranged for the dedication cere- See BALLIXGEK. 4. Col. 7 Gahreston Greets Carnival Monarch GALVESTON. Feb. vestonians today joyously welcomed King Frivolous who arrived in the city to reign over the Mardi Gras carnival. In jovial mood and high good humor, the monarch and his mili- jtary escort passed through streets lined with cheering throngs and gaily fluttering: flags and took up his i headquarters at the city hall. brought before the entire senate, possibly this afternoon. Meanwhile, the senate took up the administration's lonsdelayed government reorganization bill, with the prospect of a three-weeks fight that is expected to widen the breach between administration and anti-administration democrats in the senate. On the house side Speaker Bank- head announced the new. tax re- vision bill, to be introduced by the ways and meazs committee tomor- row after months of would be debated 12 hours before amend- ments were considered. Bankhead predicted a week's study of the measure, saying "prob- ably there is more interest in it than in anything else we have up." Questions of unemployment relief and taxation were tied together be- fore the senate's unemployment committee by Bernard Baruch, New Ycrk financier, who blamed gov- ernment, policy for the present con- See CONGRESS, Pf. 4, CoL 6 The Weather NEWS I. Q.? a.2d! vicinity: Raia tonight asd West Texas: Probably raia toaijht Tuesfiar. East Texas: Cioudy. cooisr la aortfceast. rain ir. -west arid r.orti-ceatral ponicas tOBlgat; Tuesday rair.. RAI.V: ars. endinff a. Moa. .W iach Since first or ytar ...........2.67 inches Sarce period last vea.r........93 inch Xonr.al sircc first of inches HICw; temperature yesterdav -----76 Lowest temperature this sorntag ..51 TEMPERATURES Sun. Mon. 5e 5S 67 56 M 52 51 50 50 54 59 46 Sunret 7 p.m. 7 a.m. 12: p.m. thermometer 63" thermometer Relative humidity 33 90 Dry By A P Feature Service Each question counts 20 each part of a two-part question, 10. A score of 60 is fair; SO, good. Answers on page 10. 1. Who is this son of an em- peror? Did Hitler'3 agreement with Austria strengthen his hopes for a throne? 2. Most interstate trucks are than 90 inches, so the Supreme Court ruled illegal the South Carolina law limit- ing trucks to that width. True or false? 3. Is the Fakir of Ipi (a) an Arab charged with conspiring against British interests in Pal- estine, (b) noted gypsy held at Ellis Island when he tried to enter this country, or (c) lead- er of tribesmen fighting Brit- ish in India? 4. How do proponents of su- psr-highways across the conti- nent propose to pay for them? 5. What rights have French- women recently won?
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