Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 7, 1938, Abilene, Texas V LEaLlS! L? iN WITHOUT, OK WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LV11, NO. 289. ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 1, 1938-TEN PAGES. Called PRICE 5 CENTS AS FORT PHANTOM RESERVOIR PASSES HALF-WAY MARK Just another big machine at on the Fort Phantom Hill elevating grader that loads the 15-ton trucks as they roll along beside it. Construc- tion is one-half achieved a year after bonds were voted. Up the face of the Fort Phantom Hill -dam, huge trucks climb like ants, steadily raising the level of the earthen struc- ture that is to be feet long. Here the 64-foot inlet- tower is shown nearing completion. Work Half Done Through its sluice gates and the concrete conduit 350 feet long, water may be released through the dam at will Lake Construction, Begun August 15, Is" Being Pushed One year ago 5, voters went to the polls and by a vote of 901 to 751 au- thorized the issuance of S500.000 in water works improvement revenue bonds. Sunday on the first anniversary of that election, tJie purpose for which those bonds were tion of Port Phantom Hill reservoir one-half achieve Out of a maze of legal activities to insure protection to the city of its water properties and to bond buyers on their securities came the sale of of the bonds. Cli- max to intensive engineering study, surveys and planning was the ac- tual beginning of construction of the dam on August 15. Now, from dawn until dark giant machines are plying away 13 miles northeast of Abilene on an Elm creek site, building an earthern dam feet long. Complete by the end of another year, it will pro- vide a lake that will increase Abi- lene's present water supply four times over. Here are some of the highlights in the year of activity: March voters author- ized issuance of in water revenue bonds. March Contract for sale of first of the bonds signed with Citizens National bank. Bid, par and accrued interest. April commission ordered Issuance of series A, the first 000 of the bond issue. May C. Hoppe employed as resident engineer on Fort Phantom Hill dam project; Hawley, Freeze fet RESERVOIR, Pi. 10, CoL S M'Oraw Names Texas Cement Firms In Huge Anti-Trust Suit Britain To Rush Arms Program If Parleys Fail Commons Cheers Chamberlain As He Explains Defense And Foreign Policies LONDON, March Minister Neville Cham- berlain told the house of commons today that if the vital peace talks with Italy and Germany, opening -this week, failed Britain would speed up her already gigantic rearmament program. But he said if the negotiations succeeded disarmament would follow in due course. The conservative majority repeatedly cheered the prime minister as he explained his policy of rearming and at the same Bombing Planes Attack 2 British Ships Off Spain Destroyers Not Hit In Incident Following Battle time trying to prevent Europe drifting "toward the cataract j of war" by means of frank j talks with the leaders of Italy and Germany. ANSWERS OPPONENTS Answering opposition charges that he was biased in favor of the dic- tatorships, Chamberlain in a fight- ing speech replied: "I have to deal -with a world in which dictatorships exist. I have no interest in other systems of gov- ernment except insofar as they re- act on other countries. I have no bias in favor of nanism, fascism or bolshevism, because all of them seem to be inconsistent with what is all important to me because it is the root of my political creed that is, individual liberty.7' The prime minister, opening a momentous "full dress" debate on defense and foreign policy, repeated the government's prediction of last week that the original estimate of for the five-year plan launched last year would not be sufficient. "For the preservation of democ- Chamberlain declared, would fight myself and I believe the Third Pay Zone For Ivy Field Deep Well Off set Hits Shallow Oil In Cook At Apparent discovery of the Ivy pool's third pay. horizon, Cook sand production, was indicated today in the Owens-Snebold Ofl corporation et al No. 4 D. A. Ivy, northeast di- agonal offset to northwestern Shackelford county's first Palo Pin- to limp producer. Operators were lowering pipe to test the oil zone topped at feet and drilled about four feet into saturation- The well was said to be good for a commercial producer, 50 or more daily putting forward-our present-program is the surest way of avoiding the dread necessity of fighting at aH ''Subject to reasonable restriction I believe in liberty of thought and action, without which there can be no-true democracy. I do not believe that democracy need necessarily be s efficient than other systems of government. It may sometimes lag behind in making its decisions, but democracy can do what no dicta- torship can afford to can afford to make mistakes." Bsck> also from tne King, LONDON, March 7. admiralty disclosed today that the British destroyers Blanche and Brilliant had been not five unidentified bomb- ing planes. The attack occurred yesterday off the Spanish coast in the same general area where the Spanish j government fleet torpedoed and sank one of the insurgent's prize cruisers. An admiralty official said he pre- sumed the attack on the British vessel was a result of the naval j battle. He added, however, that it obviously was a case of mfctak-g-n identity. Spanish government warplanes took an active part in the naval battle, bombing insurgent warships and strafing their decks with ma- chine gun fire. The Blanche and Brilliant were on Nyon patrol duty, protecting neutral shipping in the western Mediterranean against so-called "pirate" raids. Although the attacking planes were unidentified, the admiralty official said he presumed they were "mopping up" for one side or the other after the naval battle and mistook the Blanche and Brilliant for enemy ships. "They went for he said. "Unfortunately they were ours." The planes dumped several bombs, none striking the destroyers, and wheeled away. Cruiser Loss Opens rffilockade Special Funds' Junking Urged Senators Work On Budget With Eye For Savlno t AUSTIN. Mar. Texas senate's new interim committee be- gan work today by voting unani- i mously to recommend abolition of j all special departmental funds and i turning them into the state's gen- eral fund. The group, named to work on the j departmental budget bill with the I idea of cutting expenses without jimparing efficiency, also asked the j state comptroller for all depart j mental payrolls for a study they i estimated would be completed next December. Their report will be completed be- fore the next regular session of the j legislature in January, 1939. mem- bers said before they recessed sub- ject to call of the chairman, ex- pected early in April when they planned to begin a process of elim- inating "unnecessary positions and non-essential services." In a brief session members struck j at severad departmental pracstices. j Sen. Morris Roberts of Pettus com- j menting the "legislature, instead of departments, should run the state." Printing of numerous reports by departments criticiniGCcL bv Chairman Jon Redditt of Luffcin It is located 300 feet from the i south and west lines of section 159- j survey. Prospects for production from the j third horizon were taken by oper- ators as promise that a new Haw- ley field had been found. The Ivy i pool was opened a year ago by King I sand production at 1.930 feet "in the I Owens-Snebold et al No. 1 Ivy. Two subsequent offsets were found to produce from the same horizon and three dry holes were chalked off to stymie development. Then in the fan of 1937. Owens- Snebold and associates drilled to the southwest of the shallow pool [to develop the county's first Palo j Pinto production at 3.200 feet. Same i pay as that of the Avoca field, it spurred the drilling of four other tests now active. On the-northeast sice of the pool, operators were lowering pipe to re- cover a bailer lest at 1.220 feet in the Iron Mountain No. 2 Ivy, in the north half of the southwest quarter of Asks Penalties And Forfeiture Of Charters Second Major Suit Under Anti-Trust Laws Demands Damages AUSTIN, March General McCraw to- 7 filed suit here seeking cancellation of charters and penal- I ties aggregating possible against sis major cement manufacturing companies of Texas. j The suit, charging violation of Texas anti-trust laws, was against the Lone Star cement corporation, with principal of- fices in Hew York and Dallas; the Southwestern Portland ce- ment company, Chicago and Dallas; Universal Atlas cement company, a subsidiary of the United States Steel corporation, Chicago and Dallas; Longhorn Portland cement company, San Antonio; and the San Antonio Portland cement company, San Antonio. The bill of complaint, filed in Travis county district court, charged the companies entered into price-fixing agreements about Jan. 3, 1929, when the cement institute, with head- quarters i n Chicago, was formed. ETHICS CODE ATTACKED It also attacked a "code of ethics" and a "compendium of established terms and marketing adopted by cement manufacturers, MADRID, March truction of a crack Insur- gent cruiser in a naval battle off Cartagena left a gaping hole today in the insurgent fleet blockade of Spanish government ports. It had not been determined defi- See SPAIN, Py. 9, CoL 8 i Montgomery Trial I Set March 30 R. L. Montgomery, charged with murder in the death of E. E. Tuck- er, was arraigned before District Judge -W. R. Chapman Monday morning. He entered a plea of not guilty 'and his trial was set for March 30. Judge Chapman ordered a special venire of 100 for the trial and or- dered Montgomery's bond.fixed-at Montgomery has been at liberty under bond of that amount. H. G, Ashby, Norton Dies Of Pneumonia Funeral Set At Caps Today BALLTNGER, March Funeral for H. G. Ashby of Norton, who died Sunday night at the Bal- linger hospital, was to be held at the Caps Baptist church at this afternoon. The Rev. Herbert Grain, pastor of the Norton Meth- odist church, assisted by the Rev. Shaw, Norton Baptist church pastor, was to conduct the service. Burial was to be in the Caps cemetery with King-Holt Funeral home in charge. Mr. Ashby. 47, succumbed to pneumonia which developed from injuries received in an automobile accident Thursday night near Ro- wena. was brought here Satur- alleging they had led to identical terms of sale and marketing prac- tices. The 76-page petition did not ask for a specific amount of damages but requested statutory penalties of from to daily'against each of the defendants for days, or from Jan. 3, 1929, to March 7. 1938. The jury or court would .deter- mine the exact amount which might range, if the state was successful on trial, from a minimum of 004400 to a maximum of 000. It was the second big-- damage violation of -Qsz- anti- trust laws to be filed in. Texas in recent years. Another was against virtually all the major oil companies operating in Texas. This suit, .still pending, i also sought forfeiture of charters to I do business, and penalties aggre- gating millions of dollars. PROVISIONS UPHELD The state supreme court, after a bitter court battle, last fall upheld the constitutionality of civil provi- sions of Texas' anti-trust laws. A case testing the validity of the criminal penalty provisions of the statutes is expected to be decided soon by the state court of criminal appeals. The attorney generals depart- See SUIT, Pg. 10, Cot 6 Youth Dies Of Crash Injuries Airliner Crashes In Flames, Seven Die NEW DELHI, India, Mar. French passengers and the four-man crew of an Air France air- liner were killed today when the plane crashed in flames near Datia, capital of the state of that name in central India. One of the passen- gers was a woman. A rescue party including the prime minister of the state, went to the scene out the bodies of ail aboard had been trapped in the flaming wreckage. The ulane, in the regular service between Hanoi. French Indo-China, Robert Duckworth City's First Traffic Fatality For Year -First traffic fatality in Abilene was recorded Sunday morning when Robert Franklin Duckworth, 2243 Hardy, died from injuries received Saturday when his motorcycle col- lided with a car at North Four- teenth and Pine. Doctors at the Hendrick Mem- orial hospital placed him in an oxygen tent 'in an effort to aid res- .piration, Duckworth, never, re- gained consciousness- A combination .-QrririjgSeV to -the. head, .chest- and arm resulted in death.. Duckworth was riding north oa Pine when he collided with a car driven by A..N. Volger of Hawley. Volger was going south and made a left turn at- North Fourteenth, traffic officers reported. The grim reaper waited two weeks, later, as compared with 1S37, 10 strike in Abilene. James L. "Cop" Anthony died February 22 from juries received February 19 in Abi- lene. The accident that killed Duckworth happened March 5, and he died the following day. Funeral will be held today at 5 p. m. from Elliott's chapel, with the See DUCKWORTH, Pg. 9, CoL 8 24 Herefords Bring At Angelo SAN ANGELO, Mar. 7 Twenty-four nerefords had been Isold through the breeder's auction ring shortly before noon today at the San Angelo fat stock show. They had commanded a total of John R. Scott, Mertson, paid the morning's highest price, to Norman Martin of Dublin for Ad- jvance Domino 18, calved April 17, 11937. Roy Hudspeth was the heav- iest buyer. Seventy live animals were to be knocked down to the highest bidders this afternoon by Earl Gartin. the auctioneer. ran rsllT'C.V. C- Walter F. WooduI7s Father Succumbs HOUSTON, Mar. W. H. Woodul, 76. father of Lieutenant Governor Walter F. Woodul and a retired official of the Texas-Mesi- j He was bom in Missouri, but had I been a resident of Runnels county j for 21 years. Norton, where he was manager of the Farmers Gin, had been his home for nine years. Mr. Ashby is survived by his wife. two daughters, Mrs. Calvin Fitz- gerald of San Angelo and Adelle Ashby of Erookshier. and a brother, C. E. Ashby of Petersburg. said he had received a thous- i and of them and "never had read one." The Weather ABIL.EXE and vicinity: clcdy to cloudy and warir.er tonight ar.d Tuesday. West Texas; Partly cloudy tonicht ar.d Tuesday -ws.rrr.er in north ar.d east tions tor.Jpht. East Texas: Partly cloudy to cloudy, probably occasional "rains on km-er coait tcr.iRSt Tuesday; warsaer toaight. in Interior Tues-fiay. HSfihest temperature yesterday .....'.9 Lowest temperature n-.orrorc last night. He retired about 13 years ago from his position with the railroad which he had occupied 20 years. LOS ANGELES. Mar. The flood may pay for itself in Santa Muiiiea canyon. Residents digging out their buried homes found specks of gold in the rnuc. Mining men estimated that the sfit may assay to a ton. i Colorado Man Dies In Midland Crash i MIDLAND. Mar. S. I Glover, 65. of Colorado. Tex., was j killed and four others were injured i in an automobile collision five miles west of here at midnight. i Mrs. Glover, a daughter, Lottie, j Francis Palmer of Dallas, and Gar- rett McAcams were injured. Mc- Adams and Palmer were members i of an orchestra en route to Holly- wood. The Glover family was en 'route home from Monahans. DUE NEXT Abilene Clears Interest Obligations From Fiscal Year's Slate With Payment In February TEMPERATURES Sun. Mon. Grapple hooks on a drag line toss giant boulders picture shows men and machine laying the rip-rap on the dam. The dain, on the lelt. stretches far eastward, the light speck in the distance being the outlet tower. The dam at this end has reached the completion level, and workmen are spreading the gravel blanket which gos? un- der the rip-rap, working east- ward. (Reporter News Staff Photos by Maurine Eastus 3 4 5 6 S 9 10 11 53 56 5S 59 57 52 49 4 i 45 43 Mldntfrtit 42 Noon 61 Sur.risj Sunset WARMFP 7 p.m. 7 a.m. n.m 7 p.m. 7 a.rc nm. thermometer Dry Wet Relative humidity 61 23 With the payment of SS4.000 in interest on its bor.ded indebtec- ness in February, the city of Abi- lene cleared the slate of this fis- cal year's interest obligations. The total paid was But there's another year begin- ning on May 1. and that brings up another picture. The total interest requirement for the fiscal year i 1938-39 will be To meet this years obligations, i the city had to issue in re- funding warrants and set up a I special tax levy of 26.2, plus a 5- cent special general levy, to assure 1 protection. These have all been I paid off except due April 1. j Whether the same plan will have to be followed This next year, that is a question. Tax levies for the j bond funds were raised last year, to give bond funds the advantage of a 12 1-2 per cent increase in real valuations. These have been building up a little more rapidly than in some years previous. How- ever, the school bond funds will need some assistance, it is believ- ed, and city officials estimate they probably will have to provide ap- proximately by the special levy route next year. All of which cuts down on general revenues of the city, keeping members of the commission figuring to keep the current bills paid off up to date. The first jump out of the box, May I. 1938, the city has in interest due on the 1937 water revenue improvement (Port Phan- tom Kill reservoir) bonds. That, however will be easy for just like clockwork goes each month into the water works bond fund. 1937. from the revenues of the water department. Half of the put aside the first year pays interest on the first half of the bond issue series A, and the other payr off the first 12 bonds maturing FINANCES, Pff. 10, CoL 3. By AP Feature Service Each Question counts 20; each part a two-Dart Ques- tion, 1C. A score of 60 is fair: 80, good. Answers on page 10, 1. Who is this European strong man? 2. At the large reception given him recently in Wash- ington. High Commissioner McXutt of the Philippines an- nounced that he would like the Democratic presidential nomination. True or false? 3. Why. may the activities of Henry W. Wallace, secretary of agriculture, affect prices? 4. Is the capital of Hungary (a) Praha, (b) or (c) Bucharest? 5. What government p r o posed legislation caused a flareup in the Japanese par- liament?