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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 5, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               0 a Abilene VOL. LVII, NO. 287, "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WOULD EXACTLY AS IT Students Expected For Speech Meet Abilene High Host To Sixth Annual One-Day Tourney Speech students from 38 Texas high schools will meet at Abilene high school this morning for the sixth annual speech tournament. Contestants will compete In de- bate, extemporaneous speech and In junior and sailor declamation. TEAMS FKOM DALLAS Coiner Clay, director and head of the Abilene high school speecli de- partment, said yesterday that he was expecting entries from points as far away as Dallas, Waco and Wichita Falls. Other schools to be presented are Albany, Anson, Balrd, Big Spring, Brady Cross Plains, Brownwood, Eastland, Eldorado, Girard. Gorman, Graham, Loraine, Haskell, Hawley. Iraan, Klondike, Lubboek. McCaulley, Mer- kel, Midland, t'utnnm. Banger, Roby, San Angclo, Snyder, Stam- ford, Sweetwater, and Wylle. Dallas will be represented by both the Buckner home and North Dallas high. Between 300 and 400 students arc expected to be present at one of the largest of tlie annual affairs. More than 150 judges will be required for the evenu. The judges have been selected from speech majors at Hardin-Simmons university, Abi- lene Christian college and McMur- ry college. Program will begin at 8 a. m. with the welcoming address by Sammy Waldrop, president of the Abilene Student association. At o'clock the practice round of debate starts and continue until along with the preliminaries in cxtemporane- OIES speech, and junior and senior declamation. Second elimination round in de- bate will start at and semi- finals in declamation at 11 o'clock. Luncheon will be served In the school cafeteria for contestants. Third round of debate is slated for 1 o'clock along with finals In ex- temporaneous speech. At finals will be held in junior declamation. Semi-finals in debate start at and finals are scheduled for 4 O'clock. Finals in senior .declama- tion'begin at p. m. Seek Death Penalty For Montgomery penalty will be sought Jor R. L. Montgomery, Abilene man in- dicted by the 101th district court 5rand jury for murder of E. E. District Attorney Otis Mil- ler said Friday. Montgomery also faces charges ns an hhbitual criminal, the In- dictment oiling elgiit former felony convictions in Taylor, Jones and Calla'ncn counties. Conviction as an habitual crim- inal would send Montgomedy to prison for life. However, should lie hi acquitted of murder, he would not bs convlctea as an habitual criminal. May Extend City Mail Delivery Elm wood Section Being Considered Extension of city mail delivery to Parts of Elmwood and Riverside drive sections was being studied Friday. Postal Inspector P. M. Juvenal Joined Eugene Pearce, superintend- ent of the mails, for consideration of the proopral. About 15 cent of the terri- tory, which is roughly three-quar- ters of a mile square and contains approximately 240 residences, now is served by a rural carrier route. Other dwellers in the district musi secure their mail at the postofficc or business addresses. "Nothing definite has been decid- ed." Inspector Juvenal said. "We are trying to work out a plan by which those people can be given mail de- livery service. After we get it com- pleted, it must be submitted to Washington headquarters lor final approval. It will be at least 30 days before we have n definite answer." Local Woman's Kin Is Wreck Victim O'DO.WELL, March traffic accident In O'Donnell a few minutes before noon today cost the life of W. W. Hancock, 63, longtime resident who died a few- hours later In an ambulance en route to a Lubbock hospital. Witnesses said the aged man was ilruck by a tank tnick driven by Jimmy Shook, 19. whose father is a wholesale agent lor Sn oil com- pany here. The accident w.is term- ed unavoidable. Hancock is survived by his widow, two sons, W. E. Hancock- superintendent of the Chtlllcothe public schools, nnd H. W. Hancock of two daughters, Sirs Carl Rlchtcr of Los Angeles, and Iva Dimple Hancock of O'Donnell; (our brothers. H. H of Duffeau Ed of Marathon, Claude of Hous- ton and Clem of Fort Worth; three sislers, Mrs. gallic Lockhart of Abilene, Ada Henderson of Morgan Mill and Mrs. Maude Ro- nf sau Antonio; and three traudchlldren. ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORN ING, MARCH 5, 1938. -TEN PAGES. With FDR RESIGNATION OF MORGAN IS ASKED BY FOES WITHIN TVA (ITI WASHINGTON, March Members of the Tennessee Valley authority called for resignation of Chairman Arthur E. Morgan today In a statement made more emphatic by the fact that President Roose- velt himself released It to the press. The signed by Har- court Morgan, vice By HARRY HOLT and David E. LIHenthal, director, SWEETWATER March carried the row within the agency Forty-nine head of Herefords told has been accompanied by, for an average of 5156 today In charges of obstructive tactics and the 21st annual Sweetwater Here- demands for a congressional in- ford Breeders' auction sale, a new climax. Chairman Morgan, with Vice heifers of straight Oudgell-Simp- Chalrman Morgan and Director son breeding brought a premium Lillenthal, make up the authority's entire membership. Chairman Morgan only this week had demanded a thorough con- CHA1HMAN MORGAN gressional Investigation of the TVA. Japan Bids For U.S. Friendship Hirofa 'Confident' Of Good Feeling; Urges World Wide Naval Reduction TOKYO, March Minister Koki Hirota urged world naval reduction by abolition of all capital warships today in a renewed bid for friendship with the United States. "As long as we fully understand each Hirota told a parliament- ary budget committee, "I am confident there will be no trouble between Japan and the United States." READY FOR NAVY TALK The foreign minister told the committee "we are doing our best to promote friendship through an exchange of messages with Secretary Hull." He said Japan "would welcome the opportunity to discuss the ques- tion of naval reduction with the powers. If siv.h opportunity ap- the Japanese government will propose the total abolition of capi- tal shhK." (Such ships were defined by the 1921-22 naval treaties as those, other than aircraft carriers, of more than tons with guns larger than 8-inch. (Japan refused to sign the latest naval London 193G pact between Britain, France and the United limited capi- tal ships to tons and 16-inch guns.) Hirota told the budget committee relations with the United States were friendly and "this policy will be unchanged in the future." Answering a question about American fortification of the Pac- illc coast against Japan, Hirota said he was sorry any misunder- standing of Japan's motives had caused such a step to be taken. Marines Halt Japs SHANGHAI, March 4 United States marine guards were reported by police today to have halted a force of 75 Japanese sol- diers at the Bubbling Well road boundary of the American defense sec lor. The marines held up the Japanese patrol for half an hour at the en- trance to the American defended zone of Shanghai's international settlement, increasing the friction between foreigners and the city's Japanese contiuerors. No comment was made by marine headquarters but it was presumed a protest would bo made to Japanese authorities. 3 Shor In Petty Juarez Quarrel EL PASO, March A clash over petty authority between a Mexican federal agent and Juarez city police left three men dead to- night, one possibly dying and two (he. Juarez assistant police the hospital with bullet wounds. The shooting broke ovil on the international bridge between El Paso and the Mexican border citv early today, with three El Paso negroes the apparently innocent cause. The dead: Pedro Ibarra, 35, Mexican fed- eral ascnt. G-icundio Aldaz, 23, Juarez po- liceman. John Siciv.ird. 31, negro, of El Paso. Solons Confirm Robert Jackson Appointment To Reed's Post Gets Senate Approval WASHINGTON, March An overwhelming 62-to-4 senate vole confirmed today the nomina- tion of Robert H. Jackson, top- flight .business ad- viser, to be solicitor general. Jackson, now an assistant at- torney general, has teen a vigor- ous critic of "big business'' and has been prominent in drafting ad- ministration plans to restrict mon-. opoly. He will succeed Stanley F. Reed, now a justice of the Su- preme court. Jackson, a 46-year-old New Yorker, will have charge of de- fending congressional enactments before the high tribunal as solici- tor general. Senator King (D-Utah) and Senators Austin of Vermont, Hale of Main and McNary of Oregon, all republicans, opposed confirma- tion. Senator Norrls (fnd-Neb) made a speech supporting Jackson say- ing he would make an apt nom- inee for the supreme court or pres- ident. Senator Wheeler (D Mont) spoke well of the nominee also, expressing regret "that Mr. Jack- son Is not going to have some- thing to do with policies." The Unites States, Wheeler, said, should "break up some of these trusts and monopolies and get back to competition." Norris said Jackson's appear- ance before the senate judiciary subcommittee showed htm to be "a remnrksWc man, far above the average." He belittled the opposition lo Ihe nominee, saying It was "per- fectly partisan, purely prejudiced, and absolutely unfair." Planes Search For Lost Skyliner FRESNO. Calif., March Elcven planes scanned hundreds of miles of pagged, snow-blanket- Ed terrain today In the dishearten- ing search for the skyltncr lost i Search leaders would not be quoted but privately they admitt- ed there was only "one chance In len thousaiid" that the transcon- tinental anrt western air liner es- caped from the treacherous, storm- ridden area without killing all nine persons aboard. PRICE 5 CENTS Top Price' Two KILLED In Sweefwater Hereford Sale Forty-Nine Head Auctioned For Average of 4. .Twelve linebred Anxiety '4th >ver the 37 bulls, averaging Jgalnst W. E. Dameron of the breeders, Jones Dameron of ereford, Tex- ss, bought the top females con- signed by G. E.Bradford of Sweet- water. He paid top sale price of 5615 for Dollie 30th, calved April 6. 1936, a double granddaughter of Superior Jr., and by Superior 50th Dameron paid for Dorette 15th, calved Oct. H, 1936, which also was consigned by Bradford 5500 FOB BULL John M. Gist of Odessa topped all bull buyers by paying for the choice I8-month-old bull, Su- perior Anxiety 13th, consigned by Jack Frost of Blackwell, Roy Med- Hn of Loop bought Superior Mis- chief 18th, calved Oct. 6, 1936, and consigned by Jack Frost of J. D. Patterson of Peacock gave 5300 for Diamond Lad 3d, con- signed by J. P. Turner of Sylves- ter. Most of the buyers were ranch- ers from the territory surrounding Sweetwater and secured good type range bulls well worth the money. With exception of the San Angclo and Fort Worth sales, the one here today closes the spring season in West Texas. Buyers, address, price paid, ani- mals, date calved and consignors follow: BULLS G. W. Lott, Navasota, Caldo Rupert, Dec. 15, 1936, Ar- ledge Stock Farm, Knox City. R. H. Whorton, Roscoe, See SWEETWATER, Vg. 7, CoL 6 Jimmy O'Alired Is Full Blooded Irish, Begorra Governor James V. "O'Alired" became a member of the Done- gal club of Shamrock today. The governor was presented a certificate of membership, made out with an "O" prefixed to his name, just like have been added to the monikers of about 500 other members, citi- zens of Shamrock, out to make March 17, St. Patrick's day, an event long to be remembered. The presentation was by Rep. Gene "O'Worley" and Mar- ion attorney, both of Shamrock. Both Worley and Reynolds were disporting luxuriant beards and said whiskers were blossoming on faces of other Shamrock club members like ,thc flowers in Ihe spring, but an exception was made In the governor's case. He can be a member and re- main cleanshaven. Spring Rodeo To Be Staged Again Although books this year showed a financial loss, the West Texas Fair association Is planning anoth- er elaborate spring rodeo and boys' livestock show for 1939. Financial report of the secretary, T. N. Carswell. showed that to date has been received from th v.pr.u.uu I...O UtUll ImitLll IJUm JJ1C show. Revenue for grandstand seals lernal amounted to and receipts from concessions and miscellaneous sources amounted to othe T. i losl ln nmoumra [o sj30.6a. other did not sav when the death oc- i1' g tS brlns lhc the body was Search Icaaers would not be final tola to sS.inn ,_' final total to Expanses ran to an estimated on both the calf show, and the rodeo. Plans for making up the deficit arc already underway and the amount Is expected to be clear- ed within a week or so. Carswell said. ON FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF FD Doubts Wage-Hour Action Likely This Year; Says'Old Ship Of State Still On Same Course' Oil Man Air Crash Victim JUDGE J. A. MATTHEWS, WEST TEXAN FOUR SCORE YEARS, HAS SEEN AREA TRANSFORM INTO EMPIRE; HE'S STILL TOP RANCHMAN Judge Matthews has had one of the most active careers ol any liiall tn this vicinity He has owned and run cattle in Throckmorton and Shackelford counties lor more than Ev-en or his Throck- morton ranch house 30 miles north ot Albany and has active, working oversight of activities on the ranch. Many people who have resided in West Texas less than 40 years are referred lo as "old-timers." Judge Matthews came to Shackel- ford county when a small boy with his father, Joseph Beck Matthews and settled on a ranch in northeast Shackelford county that Is n'jv own- ed by Ross Sloan. That was a good many more years than 40. Judge Matthews' "spread" has extended in- to Haskell county, Into the state of Colorado, and .finally back to Throckmorton and Shackelford counties, where he now owns 000 acres of the best ranch land In one of the best ranch sections In America. Born in Arkansas, near th? Louisi- ana Hue, Matthews has been a part of the western frontier (rom the time of the open and the widespread buffalo herds. He has seen it develop into a closed coun- try and has witnessed the advent of- pasture conservation methods of contouring, drainage, pasture plant- Ins nnd other far cry from the condition In which he first saw the west. The Matthews "Lambshead" ranch was one of the first to be completely eradicated of the prickly pear. To- day one would have difficulty in finding one- of those plants remain- ing to sap the grass lands. AH through the recent depression Judge Matthews kept crews of men busy clearing prickly pears and grubbing out some areas of his pas- ture by mesqulte. Judge Matthews Is no farmer, but he has: experimented with some plants in his plan to raise some supplemental feedstuffs for been otra'MitflJ Iftttnews ranch have gone to all parts of the United States for feeding and flnfi1 Advanced ideas and practices have been-worked out by Judge Matthews In promotion of ry OI Texas' and hc has done much toward making Shackelford county truly "the Home of Judge Matthews lias his title because he has serv ed several terms as county judge of Shackelford county. FLOOD DEATH TOLL MAY NEAR Officers Strike 200; DAMAGE IN MILLIONS California Begins Rehabilitation Of Wide Sector Ravaged By 5-Day Rains LOS ANGELES, March southern California raked mud and debris under sunny skies today to determine the life and property losses in five days of rainstorm and flood. Many sections were Isolated. Large areas were slowly shaking off the storm paralysis. Death and damage census figures fluctuated with the faltering of communication lines. It seemed the toll might be 198 lives and the devas- tation in the tens of millions of dollars. 124 MISSING A rechcck of casualties laie in the day showed 74 bodies lound, 56 of which were Identiticd. Others re- ported missing aggregated 124. Orange county appeared to be the scene of the greatest floods. The mad Santa Ana river, breaking over Scrippsr Body Bound For LA SAN FRANCISCO, March (if, The interconstal liner Pennsyl- vania tonight bore toward Los An- eeles the body of Robert P. Ec.-ipps, 42, principal stockholder in the Scripps-Howard newspapers, who died aboard his private yacht off lower California. Scrlpps-Howr.rd sources said In hemorrhage caused his death. Advices from the Pennsylvania did not say the death oc- WASHINGTON. March Prosldcnt Roosevelt Is beginning to entertain doubts that wage-hour part of his legislative be passed by congress Hits year. At a press conference today, he declared his objectives are un- changed nnd that "the old ship of state is still on Its same course." but said the legislation to put a floor under wasc niut a ceiling over hours might not go through this session. He made plain he would like to see It get through. The wage-hour proposal lias en- countered strong opposition In con- gress, especially rrom southerners who helped till a bill last year, contending It might cripple the growing Industrie.'! of the south. Re- cently a house subcommittee decid- ed to "begin all over again" In an effort lo drnrt a bill acceptable lo various factions. Aside from the disclosure about wage-hours, Roosevelt devoted his press conference today largely to a dUcusslon of policy during the past five sears, and In the future. This was the fifth anniversary of his first Inauguration. Methods have changed from time to time, he said, but the five years have teen no swerving from the principal There have been enormous advances toward these, he satd, and things have failed. As major objectives mentioned financial stability. Increased pur- chasing power, and an end to spec- ial privileges. The already enacted crop control law he described as a step toward more purchasing power anrt cited the proposed wage-hour legislation as n contribution to the same end. Roosevelt began his unnlrmAry by riding from the White House across Lafayette square to little St, John's Episcopal church, There, at a special service that followed word for word the one he attended be- fore his Inauguration March 4. 1933, he Joined members of his cabinet transferred from the private yacht Novla Del Mar. anchored off Eanta Margarita island last night. The ship was due to reach Los Angeles tomorrow. BEGAN CAREF.K EARLY. Gcrinjis, son of the Ute E. W. Scripps. who founded the newspa- per chain, began his career at the age of 16 after grad- uating from Pomona college In southern California. Five years later, in 1911. he mar- ried Margaret Lou Culbertson of Pasadena. The widow and six chil- dren survive. A few months after his marriage young Scripps assumed command of the Scripps newspaper enterprises. Five years lalcr he and Roy W. Howard formed the Scrips-How- ard group, which expanded Into the present nationwide chain of 24 newspapers. As sole trustee of his father's es- tate, Robert Scripps held the con- trolling interest In the chain. Gunman Under Bond HUNTSVILLE. March Willie E. Garner, 25-year-old ex- couvlct. today was under bond and bound over to the grand jury on charges of sic.ilius nn r.u- tomobllc that was later wrecked near He.'.rne where Highway Pa- wide areas, was reported to have caused sixty deaths, thirty bodies being found. There were some 3.000 homeless in Orange county and refugees In Los Angeles county. No reports were available from Riverside and San Bernardino counties. DAMAGE ESTIMATES The Southern Pacific expected to break the railroad Isolation of southern California tonight. Santa Fc officials did not know when their lines would function, but established bus connections to the Barstow area. Limited highway -traffic v.as get- ting through the coast highway to Santa Barbara. Los Angeles engineers estimated damage in the city to be about and county road and bridge damage was figured around 43.0CO.- 000. San Bernardino reported 000 damage: Pasadena 5715.000, Glendalc SIOO.OOO. Santa Monica Glendora Motion picture studies reported damage to The Weather VICIN1TV: WI'ST TI-XAs" Fair andAr. rttWrr. S.tJantay i WfM Tvirtfrm Snnfar TKX.XS: fifmralf; HI! snmlitv rnljfr. OKr.AJIII.M I: rnrtlv rl, MT SAlnrrtiij: Sn.i.lay amvcr In norlJi knd MEXICO: r.ntdv- rnwr In north -nil iwntlfln .Sir IIOL R At Liquor Sales 16 Court Suits Alleging Breach Of Laws Pending Law enforcement officers Friday prepared to file 16 court suits In an attack on sale of illegal beer and liquors In Abilene. County Attorney Esco Walter that 13 complaints against naif a dozen men had been prepared and that they would be filed in county court when signed by John W. Coatcs, district supervisor of the liquor control board. Three petitions will be filed In one of the district courts asking padlocking of Abilene houses al- leged to be "nuisances" because ot the sale of Illegal brews. Walter said. OPEN SALOON CASE The county court cases will allege Illegal sale of whiskey In 11 cases, illegal sale of beer in two. Three' men will be charged with running an open of liquor by the drink. The cases were brought by liquor control board agents, with the as- sistance of Constable W. T. Mc- Quary. The agents reported hav- ing made buys at several of the places Involved. Among those to te charged are three white men and two Mexicans. Plane Irips On Highline Near Corpus Christi Dudley Golding, Dallas, Dies; Ship Said Out Of Fuel CORPUS March men, Including Dudley- Golding, Dallas oil man who a shoestring stake of and built it Into millions, were killed near here tonight when theirplane struck an electric power highline md burrowed into the ground. Besides Golding, the dead were: P. P. (Pop) Hotchkiss, of Port Worth, pilot of the ship. A. F. (Te.x) Bowden, Dallas in- come tax expert. W. M. Irish III, vice-president of the Atlantic Crude Oil Purchas- ing corporation, was injured seri- ously but was expected to recover. TRIED FOHCED LANDING Eyewitnesses said it appeared the plane was running out of gaso- line, and as Hotchkiss attempted' to make a forced landing eight miles west of here In a side road, a wheel caught on the highline, flipping the plane earthward. The motor buried itself In tha soft ground, and the plane, torn loose, flipped over on its back. Oolding and Bon'den died less than an hour later In a hospital. Hotchkiss died immediately after being removed from the ship. The party left Dallas in the aft- ernoon, planning to watch an At- lantic company oil tanker dock here. The death of Golding.closed one of the most spectacular careers In the fabulous Texas oil industry. He was one of the many who turn- ed a few dollars into millions. BEGAN AT WICHITA Like many oth'er independent holl-operators, Golding 'started out field entering -the Kflfjeis an employe-of (hs-Humble liM918. Falls In the days' 'of ilia.-great North Texas-boom. Goiding remained with -Humble. T Dallas operator, joined in "a partnership to enter the in- dustry as independents. In this venture their was only "V average. The'.Jrorth Texas area went into -It was in the vast East Texas field that Golding made his strike. When Dad Joiner's swell opened that black gold mine, Golding and C. W. Murcbison formed a part- nership and entered the' play with taking leases with drilling1 clausing and oil payments. Their shoestring held, and when the subsided, they disposed of the major portion of their hold- ings to the Atlantic Refining com- pany for Funeral arrangements were pend- ing arrival of relatives. False Alarm PHILADELPHIA, March The Evening Bulletin said today Leopold Stokowskl and Greta Gar- bo are not married. Ransom Ready For Levine Kidnapers NEW ROCHELLE, N. March way was open tonight for the unhampered return of Peter Levlne, missing 12-year-old school- boy, as his father announced CM was held ready to meet de- mands contained in the "last note" received from the supposed abduc- tors of his son. Murray Levine, the boy's father, announced by telephone to police headquarters here that "the go- between directed by that note tried very hard to deliver the money, but failed." Police Intimated that unless negotiations for return of the boy were successful within a day or so, Levine, a New York lawyer, would ask local and federal Investigators to begin actii'e pursuit of the ad- ductors. Cooler Weather Due Cooler weather was In In store for Abilene residents today, after Friday's maximum temperature of 89 degrees. The forecast was "un- settled and Yesterday's high mark wss nine degrees short of the all-time March record of 98 degrees. TO BUILD City To Launch Condemnation Proceedings For Airport Land --_--- instil i near nc.'.rne wivrc me'.v.vay (or half an devotions. llrrtman Charles Key ivw shot. :nuet today, Gilo, By resolution, the Abilene city commission yesterday directed Cor- Counsel Edmund Yates to proceedings for acquisition of, land needed tor completion of improved runways at the municipal airport. The project has reached the point where the 905 acres of land which the city has been trying to purchase from John C. Wise and Louis Wise Is necessary, it w.is pointed out. The city attorney had the resolu- tion drawn up as the meeting open- ed, and Commissioner L. A, Sadler martc the motion that it be passed. The second was by Commissioner MorrU, with all council members voting "aye.'1 To meet requirements of the grow- ing aviation program In the United Slates, the Abilene airport's run- ways had to be lengthened to feet. Work Is Hearing completion on one of the runways, about 10 acres of land having been purchased from the West Texas Coitonoil company for that purpose. The city for the other two run- ways needed two small tracts owned by the Wise Brothers, one of 8.J8 acres and the other of 1.57. Efforts lo purchase the land at the highest figure the city felt that the tracts were worth have failed, Ihe resolu- tion sst forth, _,   

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