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Publication: Abilene Reporter News March 6, 1938

Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 6, 1938, Abilene, Texas IP VOL. LV! I, NO. 288. Abilene "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 6, 1938 THIRTYTWO PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS, PRICE 5 CENTS HAPPY DAYS IN HAMLIN AGAIN These pictures sJiow why Hamlin people are feeling a lot better. Recent rains have filled the municipal lakes: top photo, looking southwest across the up- per lake. Middle view, look southwest across the upper lake. Bottom ylsw, east across the lower lake. With Supply Lakes Filled By Recent Rains, Hamlin Plans lo Avoid Future Shortages HAMLIN, March 5. Hamlin's -municipal. water reser- the upper and lower Recent rains have stored a sup- ply sufficient for approximately a year, perhaps longer, anci have given the city officials opportun- ity to concenlrate upon surveys and detailed examination of the matter of extending the capacity mid facilities of the city water system. Meanwhile, after a good many misfortunes rsiative to water sup- ply, the people of Hamlin ars busy preparing for new and beautiful lawns and flower beds, and the community likely will resume its annual cleanup campaign and beautiflcatlon contest. No limit cr olher restrictions now ervoir. exist as to use of water by private residents or cDrnmercial users. The fact that upper and lowr er lakes are full is no't to stop the .work of the.mayor, and city coun- cil in their attempt to solve per- manently ths water problem. The officials recently retained W. A. French, Abilene, well-known en- glne3r, as consultant In this work. Whether improvements will con- sist mainly of building of more, or larger, lakes by placing of dams across small streams near the city, or development of an additional supply more removed from town, with p'psline connection, has hot been decided. Dry California cresk near Ham- lin is recognized as one watershed that might be site of another res- FRANCE REPORTED OPPOSING HIKE IN SIZE OF BATTLESHIPS Larger Ships Would Put French On Spot In Europe With Hitler, Duce WASHINGTON, March I At the London naval consultations News that France Is acting as a ln progress. Francs Is holding Flood Waters Set Mountain Moving Again Another Storm Hovers As Toll Mounts To 159 LOS ANGELES, March Elyslan park's moving mountain apparently given new Impetus by heavy rains, btgan moving In a new section today, causing iwllce to order persons from seven homes and three business places. A crack opened for a distance of 300 feet ana about 1 1-2 miles west of the slide which recently wrecked Riverside drive. The flood death list stood at 159 with 63 identified and 22 unidenti- fied dead, and 74 reported missing Estimates of public and private property losses climbed to CnO. ASTRONOMERS MAROONED Eleven astronomers were maroon- d at the Mount Wilson observa- ory by highway washouts, but re- ported plenty of food on hand. Many hundreds are still homeless wing cared for by the Red Cross ind others In schools and churches ilany have no homes to return to ind some are like Frank Ritano Mexican laborer in Orange ounty community, who had rather not go back to his home. Prank' wife and three children were swep o their death, their bodies founc n the mud last night. Rehabilita ion of homes and stores and high ways and bridges In the five hare lit counties is going forward slow y. NEW STORM UKELY To the thousands who so en gaged, today's weather forecast wa disheartening. A new storm are s forming off the coast, the weath er bureau said. Business in Los Angeles was pro ceeding normally little by llttli roads, communication lines an. railroads .were being repaired. Othe sections, however, still were Isolat ed. j; The Santa Ann river, which raged Jver Its banks at Santa Ana am Riverside, was going down toda and no further damage was ex pected. Waters In the San Feman do valley lowlands, where 100 spec lal police have been pressed irit service to hunt for bodies; were re ceding also. Camp the mountain s clearly visible from Los Angele when wiped on sheriff's reports said were marooned there. Other group were reported marooned and suf fertog In San Gabriel, Big Tujunga and Soledad canyons. From the flood control station a Big Tujunga, came this appeal to day: "We need bread, 'milk, candle and coffee. We need gasoline fo our stoves. No groceries." Ther are at least 25 people at Big Tujun ga, all sleeping in the one, tiny re mainlng cabin. Mud, slit and de six to eight feet deep I some sections of the Anahelm-Ful lerton Atwood cove bodies that never will be found. brake on the rush oi the United Slates and Britain to build larger battleships came today from reliable official and diplomatic sources. Farm Meeting Slated Monday Sudan and sweet sorghums, if not used for grain, silage or syrup, may be counted as soil conserving crops under the IMS farm bill, according to County Agent Knox Parr. That point and others will be ex- plained by Parr in a meeting open to the public In the city hall audi- torium -Monday night, and In 15 other meetings to be conducted next week by Parr. O. W. Ewlrig. assistant in sol! conservation, and County Commlltcemcn B. H. Pritchard and Walter Hammond. The meetings will be held to in- form farmers of the contents of Ihc new bill, preparatory to a referen- dum Saturday in which cotton growers will determine whether or not cotton production nuotas will be set. QUOTAS IN ACRES Quotas, should Ihcy be set, will be In form of acres ralher lhan bales. An article in Saturday morning's Reporter News slated thai each farmer be allotted a certain number of bales of cot- ton, but this was Incorrect. The farmer would be allotted a certain number of acres, should quota-set- ting be appropcd, on which he could raise any amount of cotton possible. Monday afternoon county and community soil commlttccnien of the county will meet at the court- house lo arrange for community meetings to discing the new bill and for holding of the referendum Saturday. up the movement toward bigger ships, it was revealed. Secretary of State Hull is studying developments there before sending instructions to Ehe American delegates. France lias problems of her own which are now coming to the fore officials said. She hesitates to grant permission to Britain and America fo build larger battleships because of the effect this would have In Europe. Th? result would be that German: and Italy, France's possible oppon ents In war, also would build them It was said, and Francs would hav to do likewise. COMPROMISE Franc; Is willing to abide by a limitation of 35.053 tons on battle ship size, but wants Germany (now bound by treaty with England) and Italy (not bound by any treaty) Ic do the same. France is a compromlsi suggcjJc-n. she says, 1st the Lon don naval traily of 1936 stand a. among the United States, Orea Britain and France, and keep its llmliallon of tons in effect At Ihe same time let a new treal: be written whereby the Unttci States and Brllain could bulk larger batlleshlps for their Paclfl fleets. France argues that If th mightier warships are made nee essary by Japan's reported construe lion of such croft, then they should be confined lo the Pacific. The new treaty would stale lha the super-drcadnaughls were dc signed for the Pacific and not tUc. Atlantic or Mcdtteruncan and could not be used In those seas. Lawn Man Hurt Charlie Oriffin of Lawn suffered crushed foot laic yesterday after- noon when run over by n tnick near Lawn, where he was working on a WPA project. He was brought lo the Hcndrlck Memorial hospital for medical treatment. Doctors said he was not gravel} Injured. Fear Levine Boy Thrown In Lake Officers Draining Water For Search NEW HOCHEIiE, N. Y., March Uncertain whether hoax IN WOODS' OFFICE- State School Official Indicted On HSU Prexy'sTOth MAYOR PROCLAIMS OFFICIAL SANDEFER DAY Citizens of Abilene have been called on officially t o do honor lo Dr. Jefferson Davis Sandefer on the jccaslon of his 70th birthday, next Sunday, March 13. In a proclamation issued yesterday, Mayor W. W. Hair pointed out that Dr. Snndtfer. of Hardin- ;lmmons university, ts now the dean of college and university presidents n Texas in point of continuous service. The proclamation follows: To the citizens of Abilene: Whereas, Sunday, the 13th day of March, 1938, will be the seventieth 'Irthday of Dr. Jefferson Davis Sandefer; and Whereas, he has been president of Hardln-Slmmons university lor wenty-nlne years; and Whereas, he is now dean of all the senior college and university presi- dents in the State of Texas In point of continuous service; and Whereas, he has devoted his life to the cause of Christian education and service to mankind; and Whereas, he is a most beloved and distinguished citizen of Abilene, West Texas and Texas; and Whereas, the Abilene Alumni association of Hardln-Slmmons univer- sity in his honor have arranged a reception at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Hanks, 898 Sayles boulevard on March 13th from to o'clock in the afternoon; Now, Therefore, I. W. W. Hair, mayor of the city of Abilene In response 'to the request of said Abilene Alumni association and of many olher friends of Dr. Sanderfer, do hereby proclaim March 13, 1938, as Jefferson Davis Eandefer Day in Abilene and I respectfully request his :riends in Abilene and from everywhere to call upon and honor him with heir presence and to express to him their appreciation and friendship. (Signed) W. W. HAIR, Mayor of Abilene. WINNER AGAIN DR. SANDEFER FOR FRIENDSHIP PACT- Biitoin's Terms To Duce terrible truth confronted them, Nc Vork police turned to a Bronx lak today In search of the body of 12 year-old Peter Levine, missing sine February 24 and believed to been kidnaped. Distracted by the possibility the son was dead, Murray Levine, Ne York attorney, and his wife walte at home, praying the search wou be fruitless and Peter would be re turned for VO.OOO ransom Search of the lake followed police receipt of three anonymous tele- phone calls from widely separated parts of New York Clly. Acting Captain William J. Siilli- Van said the messages which sent the police to Indian lake In Crotona park might be the work of a hoax- er, but they would be investigated nevertheless. On the lake bank, drawn in the snow, was a message: "Find Levine boy In middle of A cnidely made arrow pointed to- wards the lake. Nazi Bargain Next On List Groundwork Laid For Talk With Hitler, Envoys LONDON, March Britain, having proclaimed to the world the vastness of her armed, might, tonight sent her terms for friendship to Italy 'and prepared demands to Germany as the price of a general European appease- ment. The earl of Perth, British am- bassador to Italy, left for Rome with full instructions from Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain anct Viscount Halifax, the foreign sec- retary who succeeded Anthony Eden who resigned rather than deal with dictators immediately on a "practical" basis. The groundwork also was laid for parallel talks with Germany through a conference yeslerday of Sir Neville Henderson, British ambassador to Germany, wllh Reichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler and German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbsntrop in Berlin. REARMAMENT PLANS These were expected to get un- der way actively when vo'n Ribben- trop, former German ambassador to London, comes here Wednesday to take leave of his post and also to see Chamberlain and Lord Hal- ifax. At the same time the prime min- ister has disclosed how fur Britain has pushed her mammoth re- armament program In a year and what still is to come. Chamberlain lias shown the gov- ernment may spend even more than the originally-planned for the five-year defense plan instead of trimming rcarm- amant hi anticipation of the suc- cess of his foreign policy. The new defense estimates, how- ever, took into consideration pos- sibility of slowing down rearma- ment if Chamberlain's approach to Ihe fascist and Nazi rulers should succeed. How much confidence parlia- ment places in this possibility probably will be shown In debate Monday In the house of commons on ths defense estimates for the 1938-39 fiscal year starting April 1. Insurgent Air Raids Continue HENDAYE. FRANCE, AT THE SPANISH FRONTIER, March air bombers made re- peated raids on Barcelona, capital of government Spain, today while op- posed armlr-s poundrd each olher In artillery duels on most of the fronts. FIRST IN Abilene, Growing In Importance As Wool, Mohair Center, Gets Commission House J. L. King, formerly associated with Southwestern Peanut company. Is announcing ;hc opening of a new wool and mohair commission house in Abilene. The first of Its lype in the city, King's business will be known as the Lone Star Commission coru- pany, and Is located on South Eleventh at the Abilene nnd South- ern railway crossing. The plant is new and modem, with a complete stock of wool bags fleece lies and twine. King said that he would furnish a negotiable receipt, covering all wool stored In the house, on which the banker shoitld make Itbersl loans when Immediate cash Is dfslrcd. The warehouse Is bonded and insured. ere being establish- ed wllh larger wool buyers of the eastern markcls, and King says that prices obtainable In Abilene will be as salisfaclory as Ihosc re- ceived anywhere In the state. King c.iroe to Abilene from Sun Angela In 1922 after serving as secretary-treasurer cf the San An- gelo Light and Power company. Memory Volume Blamed By Prof: He Forgets Class HOUSTON, March Frank assistant pro- fessor of phenology at Rice In- stltutute, aunt back to school today after his class took a holi- day when he failed to show up. The 'assistant professor ex- plained .-that .'he wu tar mersed an absorbing book tie forgot to attend hlf-cUn.-'v'-- The book, he said, was''a work on the Improvement of .the memory. Dallas, Wichita Debaters Win Local Teams Go To Finals Only To Lose Own Meet Both boys' and girls' debate teams of Abilene high school survived four rounds of their sixth annual speech :ournament Saturday in the finals. North Dallas high only to lose Coates Assails Liquor Traffic 'Sit-Down' Will Be Employed If Agents Persist Drive ori'Bellers of liquor In Abl lene and surrounding' counties was carried, oat .by John Coates, dlstrlc supervisor cif-the, -liquor board, list week when he filed 3 cues in four counties. "Bale of liquor by taxi' cab drivers and maintaining an open faloon in Abilene has got to Coate stated, "We are going to stop this liquor traffic if we have to use 'sit down' methods." The "sit-down1 method was used by Dallas agent. to stop sale of liquors from night clubs and cafes recently. Drug stores in AbUene nlshlng drivers of taxi cabs with liquor and they deliver lo all part of town, the supervisor said. "Afte: the drug stores are closed the drivers 'accomodate' liquor users by getting bottles from Coates added. RAPS OPEN SALOON The supervisor further slated lhat Ihe drive on open saloons wa going to be carried to the limit Extortion Of Funds Alleged Edgar Ellen Wilson Is Charged; Wood Claims Politics Behind Jury Action AUSTIN, March Edgar Ellen Wilson, sec- >nd assistant state school superintendent, was charged with ex- ortion in the collection of and misapplication of public money in two indictments returned todaj by the Travis county. grand jury. One indictment accused her of 'unlawfully collecting feel 'or supervising, examining and grading papers in connection- with college entrance examina- ions and the second charge ihe onverted to personal n s e- money belonging to the state. 5 YEAR OLD PRACTICE State Superintendent L. A. Woods said on his return from a national education meeting that he departmental practice for which Miss Wilson was Indicted had been In effect for least 15 "On the very of he said, "the whole thing smacks of a political scheme, x x z lit no time In the past 15 years have these :xamlnallon expense charges and accumulation of this money been considered as public funds; yet a woman in public service, must be charged by grand Jury indictment with a misappropriation of public funds. Repeating, surely the citiz- enship of this state will see the itgii hand of designing politicians in these charges." Woods said the small sums forming the basis.. Indict- ments were collected from college applicants to pay the cost of grad- ing their examination papers. The department hires outsiders to do this' grading, he explained. BOND POSTED Miss Wilson made bond tonight. She -was alleged to have extorted from slit individuals during 1937 In connection'with the college entrance 'examinations; and. the second' listed fqnds school, rep- by Ben Ramey and Ralph was awarded the boys' de- >ate crown in a split decision. The iudges voted 3 to 2. UNANIMOUS VERDICT Wichita Falls' girl debaters gained i more decisive victory, winning a 5-0 vote. Its representatives were Surnya Mae McHam and Constance Booth. Their coach was S. M. Baber. Abilene speakers, nevertheless, captured thre: first places In speech tourney events. About 300 students participated In the meet. Decisions won by local entrants were: Junior boys' declamation, Wood Butler; senior girls' declama- tion, Wanda Mae Clements; gtrU' extemporaneous speech, Elea- nor Bishop. Winners In other divisions were: Junior girls' declamations, Mary Prances Barnes of Anson; senior boys' declamations, Donald of Midland; and boys' extemporane- ous speech, W. C. Estes of Lubbock McCAULLEY FIRST Abilene's debaters were George Washington and Homer Montgom- ery; and Freelin Shoemaker and Mabel Bird. Their coach Is Comer Clay. Coach for the declalmsrs Is Estes Polk. The Abilene boys eliminated Mc- Caulley in the first round, beat Set SPEECH MEEr, Tf, J9, Col. The Weather "We have been working undercove for the past 30 Coates said HKST TKXAdi Filr. Ml portion xni, In north r M falr. YTfcr- S.M., Mmdir f.Ir, notth nttton. Molmtt lo t Hindi ra 1M C.lt S.rJ.r SF.W MIAICQ. and WImberlys, today was first 1937 ap- pearance In the show-ring for many exhibitors of the Abilene and Sweetwater sections and they e.1! made good showings. Cattle from Jack Frost's White Hat ranch made their most Impressive record. Boys from Coleman, Coke and See SAX AXGELO, Pj. 10, Col. 7 HEATED VERBAL Allred-McCraw Feud Breaks Out In New Blast By HARREI.L E. LEE AUSTIN, James V. Allred and Attorney General William McCraw heaped ftiel upon the Tcjeas political fire today with another of their wordy battles. Allred. who has intimated he might personally essay ihe of stopping McCraw In the latler's race for governor, loosed a sharp attack upon McCraw wntcn Im- mediately brought rejoinders from Ihc attorney general and Carl L. Estes. publisher mcnlloned in All- red's slalement. The outbreak of statements fail- ed to dim the jubilance of Mc- Craw's friends over the unexpect- ed big breaks they feel have come his way the past two weeks. They did not ask the senate general in- vestigating committee to Uim its gaze on their leader but were frankly pleased at the results. Alfred's press criticiz- ing McCraw was Interpreted by observers as an Indication that he still was strongly considering standing for third term. Asked If he did not believe Mc- Craw's cause had been helpej by the proceeding and subsequent "blow-up" of the senate commit- tee, Allred replied that "Immedi- ate reactions are not ulti- mate reactions." "I don't believe you can he said, "what's going to happen by what happens the first day or so after a show." The governor denounced Mc- Craw for assertedly attempting to muster support solely on wise- cracks and grandstand piays. "The people like n good show all he said, "and (he attorney general slaved one; but the people are not Interested In electing comic owra governor. They Interested in what n man has done and what he stands for. With thtrri Sec ALLRED, Tf. U, Col T ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: March 6, 1938