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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 25, 1938, Abilene, Texas Q a. m.. tomorrow. Contcmot Hearing Passed At Dallas DALLAS. March Judge w. L. Thornton today passed a contempt of court hearing against four employes of the Texas railroad commission, Ho said he would await action of the fifth court of civil appeals on an appeal from his ruling that he has jurisdiction in .111 Injunction suit brought by the Texas Cities Gas company and thc Community Natural Gas company contesting the railroad cotnlsslon's authority to as- sume original rate-makUig Juris- diction lit Incorporated cities and (owns and in home rule cities. Thf: nymeHa's court his the np- Just Like Youth.- Students Picket For Longer Term it ANN: NO TON. w. March 24. High school pupils striking for more school day.s picketed the school build- ing today in nn effort to enlist other pupils to the cause. The Marion county board ot education announced schools would close at the end ot eight .months because of insufficient funds. Members explained di- plomas would be issued showing satisfactory completion ot Ihe work offered. The students asked (he board either to give them a full nine month term, an eight month term lelt at once Jn. tompany with daughter, o( :8tn' 'Angela. Hear Thompson BIG SPRING March C. Harrcll of discussed the drug business from the customer's viewpoint today at the West Texas Druggists1 convention here. Ernest O. Thompson, railroad commissioner, was the banquet speaker tonight. convention closes El Paso, Abilene and Sweetwaler have bid for the next meeting. Rapist Sentenced To Twenty Years TYLER, March Jones, 37, Smith county farmer, was given 20 years in prison today by a jury that found him guilty of statutory rape. The jury was out more than 23 hours. His daughter. Rose Hla Jones, 11, testified concerning her father's conduct toward her both before and after her mother's death. An ebjht-year-old daughter, Bell, testified in connection with the offense against her sister. Favor Stable Tariff SANTA FE, N. M.. March 24.-W) New Mexico Cattle Growers' association cloed annual conven- tion here today with resolutions condemning any steps toward lower- Ing of tariff barriers against the. importation of meat and meat pro- ducts. Curtain Up Today On Smart Ector Show Elaborate Parade Set This Morning ODESSA, March soft oil-soaked hands of the oil men greeted the calloused hands of sons cl the range here today as Ihe sixth annual Eclor County Livestock and Poultry show open- ed with Its largest entry list on record. This elty oi once ft cattle- man's gathering point but now the oil supply center of the great Per- mian basin, was ready tonight for ;he mammoth five section parade Friday rr.ormns featured by 37 lloats, high school bands from Texas and New Mexico. There will se a dance Friday night with Don- Ivee Pmkey, Odessa high school dnim major, reigning as the queen. Livestock entries are entered 'rom Sterling. Glasscock, Runnels, Martin, Fisher, Tom Green, an, McCulloch. Winkler. Midland, Armstrong. Andrews. Nolan. Galn- and Ector counties. Judging will begin Friday with day of tne show.
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