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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 31, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FKIENDS OR TOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS VOL, LVI I, NO. 313. ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 31, 1938.-TWELVE PAGES PRICE 5 CENTS Balieve Scrum SIX PATIENTS DIE, FIVE ILL AFTER CANCER TREATMENT INJECTIONS IN FLORIDA CLINIC ORLANDO, Fla., March Bte women died today from Utanus (lockjaw) after being given Injec- tions of a serum fcr the treatment of cancer. Five olhcr women were In hos- pitals with serious cases of tetanus. They, too, had been given serum Injections. Physicians said all were treated from one bottle which apparently had become contaminated. They ex- pressed fear other patients may have been given Injections from the same bottle. The Orange county medical as- sociation, state board of health, American association and federal food and drug administration Join- ed in an Inquiry. .Coroner Eugene Duckworth called a jury Into ses- sion. Autopsies were ordered. When the hvy met tonight, however, Coroner Duckworth In- formed the jurors the undertaker had refused to wait for autopsies and alreadyhad-embalmed the six bodies, Duckworth said he had In- structed the hospitals to hold the bodies of any other victims if there should be additional deaths. The coroner's jury viewed the bodies and recessed Its Investiga- tion. Dr. T. Aneal of Orlando said the Injections were administered from a bottle of fluid, called ensol, at his clinic. He said Injections had been given through the clinic in two and a half years "with re- markable and with no previous 111 effects." In Kingston, Ont, Canada, Dr. Henry Connell, who discovered the ensol treatment for cancer and an- nounced his findings in 1935, said "I am one bottle of ensol became contaminated after It left Kingston; other bottles in the same shipment have been used at Orlando without harmful results." 5 Feared Dead As Navy Bomber :alls In Hawaii Ship Crashes At Sea In Heavy Rain During Maneuvers AGAINST COLEMAN YOUTH- IN 5 STATES- Midwest Cyclones Kill 23 Kansas, Illinois D 0 u Boy, 8, Killed As He Darts Into Path Of Truck North Of Snyder Spring Storms Leave Hundreds Seriously Hurt1 COLUMBUS, Kas.. March tornadoes lashed across five states today and tonight, killing at least 23 persons and ser- iously injuring hundreds. The storms first tore at the tri- state comer of Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri, dipped Into northern Arkansas then whipped up the Ill- inois river valley of central Illinois Seven persons were killed In this southeast Kansas town of A man was killed In Missouri and least six died In a sundown storm around Pekin, 111. Two twislers killed at least five in Arkansas. BUILDINGS LEVELLED The first storm raced across the west end of Columbus, wrecking Icast-50 buildings, and tearing opei the Highland'grade school, housirt more thari 100 children. The pupils were without faialnles tifj the school despite the collapse of its roof. The twister was accompanied by a severe hailstorm and high winds roared along the path of the tor- nado. Three Inches of rain fell in torrents over this lead and coal mining area. Homes were splintered. Trees and sidewalks were ripped out and communication lines snap- ped. John W. Allen, 81-year-old farm- er, died of injuries suffered when a separate storm crumbled his home near Stephens, Mo. Mrs. Earl Lyons, about 40, died when she was blown out of her house at Republican, Ark., and crushed under a falling .tree. Etching a crazy-quilt path through three stales the storms damaged homes and buildings in Ramona, Oglesby, Ochclata. Okla., Chctpo and Oarnett, Kas., and La- mar and Hallsvillc, Mo. Tornado Ravages Illinois Valley PEKIN, ill., March A devastating turnado swept, across central Illinois today leaving at nine dead, 85 Injured and ex- tensive property damage In Its wake. The death-dealing winds whipped See STORMS, Vs. 3, Col. 4 SNYDER, March (Spl) High wind accompanying Snyder's worst sandstorm Ihla season today cost eight-year-old T. C. Campbell his life. The child darted from behind his father's parked truck In pursuit of his cap, lifted by the breeze. He dashed full tilt inlo the side of a gasoline tank truck driven by Jas- per Wood of Spur without ever see- ing It. A protruding beam crashed the youngster's head. He died en route to the flnyder hospital in a Mapk-s Funeral home ambulance. The accident occurred about 15 miles northwest of Snyder on the Siveetwater-Lubbocfc highway (No. Claud Campbell, father of the child, had halted his machine to re- pair a flat tire. Accompanied b his wife and another child, a three year-old daughter, Campbell wa travelihg from the family home Ir McCrory, Ark., to Hagerman, N.M None of the relatives saw th tragedy. An unidentified passerb witness rb the mishap, cummone an ambulance. Wood, an independent trucke told officers he did not see th child in time to avoid striking him The trucker swerved his vehicle o the left side of the road. Investigating officers liter foun the youngster's cap In a pasture be- side the road. Justice of the Peace P. E. Davenport was to hold an in- quest. Burial arrangements were Incom- plete. The body was at the Maples Funeral home. File Charge In Abduction FOR VIOLATING INUNCTION- Man Shut Out, Wife Shut In As Home Padlocked HONOLULU, navy announced that another of Its planes wai mlu- Int from (he Pearl Harbor base tonight. Officiali declined la flate the identity of (he plane, the number aboard, or how lonf the craft was overdue. HONOLULU, March A long-range plane :rashed at r.ea today with a prob- ible loss of Jive lives, in a climax lo a great mock battle for the con- .rol of Hawaii. In a heavy rain squall, the tig .wln-enjinccl fishier crashed off Waianae, on the northwest side of Oahu, principal Island of the Ha- waiian group. STRUCK AT FAST SPEED Witnesses said the plane struck at tremendous speed. Seven men were aboard. Three of them ap- parently succeeded in climbing out on a wing ol the partially sub- merged wreck. One. of thtse, radioman G. J. Mllles, of Wilmette, 111., swam 150 yards !o shore. H. P. Bartz, tlon machinist's male of Houston, was washed ashore unconscious and taken to a hospital. Aviation Chief Machint's Mate G. H. O'Neil of Trumbull, Texas, the third man to reach the wing, apparently pirlshed. The other four presumably were trapped in the cabin'and were be- lieved to have drowned.' They were Lieut. O. Crane of Nashville, Term.; Aviation Cadet W. H; Lear; NavUntion Pilot B. I. windham ,nd Radioman V. A. Luclana, who as relatives in Baltimore. ECOND SHIP LOST It was the second of the big ins ptanes to be 'lost at sea urlng the maneuvers and the fifth its-kind wrecked in Pacific na- il operations this year, with an tolol death toll of 24. Navy physicians also reported a msllitis. Epidemic which affected 00. men the aircratt'carrier oreJR of naijbMtf' A man was locked out of hLs residence while his wife was locked In Wednesday afternoon as peace officers carried out orders of Judge W. R. Chap- man of IM'.h district court. Premises of J. M. Wallrlp at HIO Pine street were ordered padlocked 10 days ago by Judge Chapman when he found Wal- trlp guilty of violating an In- junction restraining from sell- ing intoxkanls. Waltrlp presented bond of but it was not approved by Judge Chapman, so pad- locking of the place was per- formed Wednesday by Con- stable W. T, McQuary and his deputy, George Bosley. Waltrlp was away from home when the officers called Wed- nesday. Mrs. Waltrlp came to the door) discussed the situation with McQuary briefly, then conceded that the place would have to be locked. Sitting down Inside, she listened to a radio program and read a news- paper while McQuary and Bos- ley applied hasps and padlocks to each of the three outside doors to the place. As their work was being com- pleted, Waltrip drove into-the driveway. After talking the matter over with the constables briefly, he started reconnoiter- ing on possibilities of going In a window, while the officers drove away. Two other padlock orders Issued by Judge Champan at the same time have not re- sulted in application of locks, O, p. Collum, against whom an order was issued, has posted bond, and Domingo Garcia, Mexican, has vacated his premises, FOR OIL SEIZURES- Tair Payment' Demanded US Statement BY Physician Says Greatest Scourge Of Modern Times Menaces War Sector SIAN-PU, Shensi Province, March 28 than people in central China war areas face one of the Greatest typhus epidemics In modern history, Or. H.-H. Mooser-of Zurich, Switz- erland, told the United Press today. disease already Is here and may..reach epidemic proportions a' any It. Mooser, head of i health mission sent to China b' the League of :Natlons, said. "The danger Is imminent. Refugees throughout central China are filth with typhus-carrying 1IC2. "There are no Chinese delousing stations nnd we are half-crazy try ing to get cooperation from tin Chinese military and civilian offlcl als. 'Members of my mission (th leaaue's epidemic commission) doing what.they can but we ar without supplies. "We are right In line for a majo catastrophe which may spread I i much of China. All the Chines to stuoy carefully the existing ln ,he Lung.Hai llne (lh raffle problems and assemble In- Chinese line defending Gsnerallssi 10 Chiang Kai-Shek's tempora apltal In Hankow) are lousy am Traffic Safety To Be Mapped One death Wots the pages of Ab- llene's traffic, record, but only three lonlhs have passed. On the shoulders of the citizens ests the responsibility of keeping he record clean. This west a traffic safely coni- ilttee was appointed by the cham- ber of commerce. Its purpose will .49 05 .10 colors, .49 Mrst for Negro Attacker Hunted In Eastex Woman Accosted While Sleeping NEW CANEY, Texas, March armed possemen, guld- td by bloodhounds, tonight combed n wooded section near New Caney n search of a negro who criminally Utackcd the wife of a logger today One suspect, nabbed after he hac imcrged from beneath a bridge anc loarded n bus, was held. Officers :rom Conroe whiskert him to an mannounced destination as feeling running high here. The woman, admitted to a Con- hospital after the attack, said ihe was asleep in the tent In whicl ;he and her husband lived, when Jie negro awakened her. She said he threatened to kll ler with a piece of lead pipe I he screamed. The attack victim wa innble to give officers an accurali Inscription of the negro, because he said, he wrapped himself In [ulll before awakening her. FVA Probe Assured WASHINGTON, March VA coHsitislonal Inquiry Inlo TV And the struggle of certain prlvat Jilllltles ugalnsl'thrj agency's acllv lies became assured today when he house passed resolution o investigation by a voice Tote. N Dissent heard. The chamber rejected rcpubll nn effort lo exempt the prlvnt jower from the Injuir; ormatlon nnd data from chambers f commerce and safety organiza- ions In other cllics to help formu- ato a program here. By this method hey hope to effect a substantial lecrease in traffic accidents. Public sentiment will be asked to arry on the program started by he committee. Those appointed to the committee ire S. M. Shclton, chairman; L. E. Judley, T. A. Hackney, Mrs. Benton Collins, Mrs. Eugene Pearce. O. P. Thrane, W. R. Slbley and Don Mor- ris. First official meeting o! Ihe group will be held next week. Best features of traffic drives in other cities will be used here. Cotton Lab To Be Discussed Monday Efforts lo secure location of government cotton research labor- atory in West Tesas will be talked further by a group of L-.ibbock comrnlttccmen who will confer here Monday with D. A. Bandeen, man ager of the West T.-XBS chamber of commerce, Bandccn was nolllicd that the committee will be here In wire yesterday from A. B. Davis, sec- retary-manager of the Lubbock chamber of commerce. A for Ihe proposed lab orators' In the West Texas area was presented several weeks ag( by Dr. Bradford prcsiden of Texas Technological college. He spoke lit the meeting of slale- wlde cotton Improvement commit' tec. Texas Hot Oil Laws hteld Constitutional AUSTIN, March 'hot" oil confiscation laws wer ruled constitutional in a direct op nion by the Austin court of civ appeals today. The court prevlou: y had held them valid Indirectly The dtcislon affirmed a. Trav county district court's ruling con Iscatlng barrels of oil whtc hid been found illegal-In that was produce.) in violation of th conserv.itlon laws. El Paso Girl Attacked EL PASO, March pretty 50-year-old cotloi mill worker of Juarez, wns brutally beaten and (.tacked on her way K work today by unidentified tallant, said by chief of detective John Robey to have been a craw: marihuana addict. vlth (lie hordes of traveling ets. are spreading lice rapidly." McDonald Files, AUSTIN, March McDonald, 57, of Wasahachle pa the required filing fee tod for his candidacy for a fifth ter as stale agriculture commission McDonald Is opposc.i by form Representative Leonard Wcstfall Aspermont, i been riew cise'aSoard ITALY, GERMANY AND JAPAN MAY PURCHASE MEXICAN OIL Market Possibility Brings Hope To Cardenos, Beset With Labor Worry MEXICO CITY, markets of Italy, Germany and Japan were pictured in some informed qoarters today ai a likely outlet for production of Mexico's expro- priated oil industry. This solution was advanced as labor, diplomatic and fin- ancial complications confronted President "Cardenas, who has summoned an "urgent" session of congress to meet problems arising from his expropriation of the British and American industry. The permanent commission ..of congress tonight set April 11 for Ihe opening of: the session. Preliminary sessions will be held April; 1-. lo njtme committees to ;.the Ore-: Alltioush it wai recalled; Cirdtjis had said he would ieirbii only: to n junction Balks Guaranty Trust Co. NEW YORK, Mnrch obsrt R. Young, youthful finan- ier who mride a speclacular leap o .Trunklins railway control 11 months ago, today eharsEd some f the nation's most powerful fi-. anclal intcresls with opposing rim, and obtained n court order gainst the Guaranty Trust Co., he cotmtry'.> third largest banking nstitution. Federal Judge Alfred C. Coxe granted n temporary order re- training the trust company from a controlling block of shares n Chesapeake Corp., middle hold- ng company In the former Van Swerinpn pyramid. It controls the Chesapeake and Ohio, regarded as he prize of the Van Swerlngen roads. May Raze Old Jail Building Goes To Mexico Hull Grants Goy't Had Rightv To Take Over Properties March The United States called upon Mex- ico today to give "fair, assured Lubbock Man Officers Arrest J. R. Rae Jr. At Home Of Father BALLINGER, March J. R. (Alex) Rae Jr., 22, Coleman county farm youth, today, was act cused by S. B. Bardsvell, Lubboclc business man. as his abductor In a, wild ride across West Texas two weeks ago. A simple charge of robbery was filed here against Rae, following his arrest at his home Tuesday after- noon, and hh identification today by Bardwell. -Then, in custody of Sheriff Tom Abel of Lubbock coun- ty, he started back to Lubbock this afternoon. It.was a short distance south of Lubbock the morning of March 17 that Bardwell, en route to Post, picked up a young hitch hiker. His rxneflclary Bardwdl reported, forced him from.the with Bardwell as an unwilling pas- senger, sped southward, far beyond the teller's Intended destination. As the car slowed down for i corner In Balllnger, Bardwell made his escape. That was about 30 minutes past noon the same day. Later .the automobile was recov- ered east of here. Officers reported that Rae made Women Support Child Labor Law HOUSTON, March Texas Leajue of Women Voters to- day threw ite full support behind the child icbor amendment and pledged coordinated federal, state and local organization work for public welfare and public health. The league. In n one-day conven- lion, voted for special emphasis and support to a move to obtain civil service regulations for state employes and voiced approval of measuros Tor effective administra- tion and adequate appropriations for social security, nfimely, old age assistance, unemployment compen- sation, tsarhcr's retirement and assistance to the blind and de- pendent children. countries, some obser- vers declared that desperate need for an Lmediate market. he sooner or later would grasp any helping hand.' OIL TANKS FULL Tile government's'-iproblem was best-illustrated by the situation at Tamplco where every oil storage tank was said to be filled, and there was no place to put refined oil be- cause of lack of foreign markets since the expropriation March 11. Supporting assertions that Mexico, despite liberal tendencies, might dump its oil Into the'lap of foreign nations were the following: German bankers in Mexico City were seeking to trade machinery for oil; A high source in'Tokyo said list Friday Japan was ready lo arrange an oil-purchase contract with Mexico through private companies; Italians announced last night trade envoys were being sent to Mexico City. Before the expropriation, the United States and Great Britain were Mexico's biggest oil customers. qp, of.. coun 'ilrttoildins were afoot 'Bumside, district mlniitratire 'officer, arid -F.' W. Cal-: lahan, supervisor of operators, from the Sin Angelo office of Works Progrrss administration, In- effective" compensation for Ameri- can oil properties expropriated by the Mexican government. Secretary of State Hull issued a statement acknowledging Mexico's right to expropriate the properties, but Insisting compensation no I'only for the oil properties but also for some worth of American farm lands seized iri re- cent years. officials Have estimated Wi'Mids! an oral statement before Sheriff Abel, Sheriff W. A. Holt of nels county, and Sheriff George Roby of Coleman-county, admitting his guilt In the case. Here is his story, as relayed by. the officers: March.is.he shipped his suitcase from Shamrock to Coleman.. He left Shamrock, a' ride to Paducah. He omitted details of his trip frorn Paducah to was Baylor Cast Wins Tech Drama Meet LUBBOCK, March 30. Baylor university's cist, on its pre- sentation of "C'est La Guerre" here tonight, captured first hon- ors in the intercollegiate dramatic tournament being staged at Texas Tech. Awards were presented it the conclusion of the three-day tourney. Placing of casts was: Baylor, first; Mary Hard In-Baylor, second; Texas College of Mines, third; Southwestern university, fourth. May Trial Set For Education Official AUSTIN, March Trial on Indictments charging extortion In the collection of examination fees and mL'-applicatlon of public funds eaulmt Miss Edgar Ellen Wilson, first assistant state super- intendent of education, was set for. May 16 In a Travis county district court today. v specled' the project yesterday, then made' a recommendation for changes. Original plans called merely for remodeling and doubling of the size of the old county Jail build- ing. New plans call for razing the old structure completely and.build- Ing "a new structure with the, same materials, insofar es .possible. COMMISSIONERS AGREE Judge Lee R. York summoned ft special meetisg of Commissioners' court Wednesday afternoon. With Commissioner; Luther Webb, R. E. Dillard nnd A. J. Canon attending, the court no-rced to revise plans for the project. B. C. Rogers, area WPA .-ngln- eer, started machinery moving last night to secure approval of the change from the state office. Cost of the. new project, if ap- proved, Trill amount to more to the WPA. the same or less to the county, engineers said. Gasklll-Mc- architectural firm yesterday started levamplng plans for the building, which' Trill have a more modern appearance than the original conception. i Work on the remodeling Job be- gan nearly two weeks ago, but only wort done had consisted of tearing away the roof, top part of the front three walls nnd all of the back wall of the old jail building, as provided In the first plans. No delay on work Is expected, since several more days would be required for tearing down of the old building. ,_-._- ly Workers on the other hand, total valuation Is not more than 000. All fltures are' exclusive rights to oil lands leases. LIKELY '-Thus Mexico called upon to' pay. something like for the American-property selzsd. It was made plain the States would riot be content with the system of 'compensation follow- ed in the case of expropriated farm and ranch lands. Mexico gave the proprietors bonds In exchange for the land, but the bonds are practi- cally worthless and have not borne Interest since they were issued. Assurance of compensation can be had only by another form of guarantee. Officials are working on t now. One suggestion Is that the Mexican government retain title to the oil properties but permit the American companies to operate them, sell the oil and apply profits and surplus to a sinking fund to pay themselves off. bock, where he w IgeU.v- ssVen or. eight miles of mother was; ill. 7After.Bardwell escaped from automobile, Rae drove It across the Elm creek bridge east of Baulnger, turned. to the tight, and parked the machine Inside some sheep pens. He threw a watch and a brief case Into'the back of the machine, See RAE, Ft- Col. 5 Bill Would Create 22 New Judgeships WASHINGTON, March new Judgeships would be treated In legislation passed by the senate and senl to the house today. The legislation would provide one additional judge for the fed- eral courts o'. appeals in circuits includlnj: Flori- da. Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and tnr Canal zone. CAREFREE, CARELESS DAYS GO Shippers Counseled To Avoid Damaging Goods Nip Uruguayan Plot MONTEVIKUEO, Uruguay, Mar military plot to depose President Gabriel Terra and preven his elected successor, General Al fredo Baldomir, from taking office was thwarted with the arrest of flvi leading conspirators, governmen officials said today. Jim Denies Report Ma .Will Announce AUSTfN, March er Governor James E. Fugersori today denied a report originating In Dallas that his wife, Mrs. MlriT am A. Ferguson, would announce for governor tomorrow or Friday.; .Stays Dry Monahans Stickup Nets In Cash MONAHANS, March 30 Irby Dyer today was In- vestigating Monahans' second hi- jacking within a week. It was reported by Dan Horton, agent for a bser concern, who last night surrendered In cash, in checks and {I'OOO In charge tickets at gunpoint to two men who forced light truck off the highway. The stlckup occurred about three miles out of town on the Wink highway. Saturday night Bob Slsk, em- ploye of a major oil company, lost He was slugged by an as sallant whom be failed to see. Horton also was robbed of a con- siderable amount of money last fall. .Sheriff Dyer said he did not believe there was any connection between the two cases. The Weather HUT FAST TEXAS rml Ml c Medl'Mive chuckles at how freight hiind'crs once winked at careless handling of merchandise in transit accompanied Abilene shipping Kgculs' plans lest night to make April Ihe "perfect ship- ping month.' Robert Cray, local chairman of the movemsnt, nnd others recalled how carriers' crews once drew lots lo (ielcrmlnj who should dentally" drcjj nnd burst water- melons or wooden buckets of can- dy. Also recounted was the classic of the shipping agent who contrived to draw Mvcral gallons from each barrel rl whisky which pawed through his hands, yet delivered a barrel which careful Inspection showed li? pcrfccl. After many months M ws.s discovered that he" was sllpplac the barrel hoop out of place. Ihrousn a nail hole replacing the hoop. "Those dHVs are gone Gray nunse'irci 30 vncn who at- tended a mr-eling last nlcht nt Uw Texas 
                            

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