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Publication: Abilene Reporter News April 1, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - April 1, 1938, Abilene, Texas wm mzm Efje Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT,OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH WORLD EXACTLY AS GOES,"-Byron ☆ ☆ VOL LYM, NO. 314. AmdiM PKH (API ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL I, 1938—FOURTEEN PAGES iSirite* rim (CPI PRICE 5 CENTS Spanish Rebels Ready To Take City Of Lerida Loyalist Forces Retreat And Prepare New Defensive Line IO Miles To Cost ZARAGOZA, April I.—(AP)—Insurgent commanders announced today they had seized the positions dominating Lerida, key city in northeastern Spain, and that occupation of the provincial capital awaited only a clean up of the Segre river valley. Battling with tanks and machine guns through the olive groves and hills about Lerida, troops commanded by General Juan Yague continued their encircling movement of the historic citadel and expected the last major barrier to Barcelona and the Mediterranean coast would fall. Government forces, however, had prepared a new defen-give line IO miles to the east, and resisted savagely every NEW RADIO CZAR step.    I-— LOYALIST LOSSES HEAVY Insurgents said they found a copy of an order from the government I command directing the officers to keep their front lines from retreating under the penalty of death if necessary for fleeing troops. Government losses in the hard-fought conflict were declared to be unusually heavy. Flight Of Loyalist Troops Continues BAGNERES DE LUCHON. France. April I—^'—Thousands of Spanish military and civilian refugees fleeing before the great insurgent drive through northeastern Spain today packed this French mountain resort after days of terrible hardships in the Pyrenees. Through deep snows the refugees plodded toward a heaven in friendly France, but many of their companions already had met death in plunges into snow filled canyons French frontier guards found the stiffened bodies of others where they had dropped from exhaustion in the snowbanks. Bodies lay on rocky slopes and ridges. Some had literally fallen over the border in France and to their deaths. The refugees arrived in desperate need of food and shelter. Here mothers and children were given first places in hastily erected shelters. *nd private homes, were fed hot mea' ai'.d ‘vr- v . cove ** But all were warned their respite in France would be brief. Efforts are being made to send them back into Spanish government territory within 48 hours. Most of the military refugees — militiamen who fled across the border believing the government cause lost—were confined in open courtyards guarded by the French as if in a concentration camp. Telephone Rate Cut Endorsed To Legislators FCC Member Reports On Study Of Bell System BY VOICE VOTE WASHINGTON. April Federal communication sioner Paul A. Walker l.-AID- Commis- lnformed Senate Okehs Business Loans THREE OF VICTIMS IN NAVY'S PACIFIC WAR-GAMES HfflKP Leaders Seek Passage Mark Etheridge (above), general manager of the bolis-Ville Courier and Times, was chosen by the National Association of Broadcasters as temporary “boss” of the radio industry. His duties in the industry will be similar to those of Landis in baseball and Hays in the movies. Horse Drags Snyder Rancher To Death Arm Snared By Lariat In Fall SNYDER, April I.—A tangled lariat and a frightened horse caused the death Thursday afternoon of Fred Wasson. 30. owner of a stock farm eight miles north of Snyder. While trying to rope a cow during the course of vaccinating and dehorning operations at the stock farm, Wasson's horse ran under a tree and the young man was knocked to the ground t>y a low branch. In the fall, his arm became entangled in the lariat. The horse ran away, dragging the young rancher over approximately a half-mile over rocky, ravine-scarred country'. Charley Miller, Borden county rancher who was helping Wasson with the work, gave chase, but was unable to stop the runaway. Wasson was dead before he could be freed from the snarled rope. Survivors include his wife:    a brother. Walter: a sister, Mrs. Ivan Gatlin; two half-brothers, John L. Webb and R. W. Webb, all of Scurry county. Cancer Treatment Victims Rise To 9 ORLANtXD. Fla., April I.— (UP* — Fatalities which followed treatment of cancer with a new bacterio-ftitrate reached nine today with deaths of two more persons. Mrs. Lydia. Morrison. 49. and C. F. Pore, 62. died with apparent symptoms of tetanus. Seven other persons who had been subjected to the new treatment previously had succumbed with similar symptoms —six of them within a few hours after receiving injections of the filtrate. Await Noodle Creek Verdict Humble To Start Drilling Plugs On Wildcat Tonight It will be Saturday morning before definite verdict is known on the Humble Oil Sc Refining company No. I I. N. Irwin, southwestern Jones county wildcat showing as a possible pool opener a mile and a half east of the old Noodle Creek field. Operators plan to begin drilling out cement plug on the test tonight, casing having been cemented at 2,-550 feet above a saturated section I of Fisher county lime which had been cored to 2,567 1-2 feet, total depth. Humble officials said the lime was j logged on a structure slightly high-| cr than that of the old field, the j pay horizon showing from the same formation as that producing rn the Royston field of Fisher county. It is about IOO feet below the Noodle Creek lime. Acreage prices have .been given a boost by the discovery and Humble has renewed leases on its large block lying to the east of the field as well as taking severe! tracts on the east of the wildcat. Storage is due to be erected either late today or tomorrow at the location. No. I Irwin is 330 feet out of the southwest comer of section 48-15-T&P survey, less than a mile west of the town of Noodle. congress today that the BNI phone company would reduc rates 25 per cent by elimlnftt 8 “jnnecessarily high costs.’ These costs, Walker said 1 proposed report on the telepWm* investigation directed by th® mission, result from manufa ing, engineering, depreciation bookkeeping and other p°lir ' which the American Telephone » Telegraph company is respon»w • Walter S. Gifford, president o the A. T. & T. said In a released simultaneously with u report, that if a summary avali* t to him correctly reflects the repo, “it presents much that is s p-not true and has been Prep®^ with the same unfairness that cna -acterized the investigation Pr0C ^The A. T. and T.. Walker paid has “complete control” of the system, and the latter inclu per cent or more of the telep industry.    th Walker recommended that„;nn federal communications c°rr^Tli . be given jurisdiction to ‘ r* ’ \ approve or disapprove all Be* J tem policies and practices prom•    ' gated by the central manage group of the American company. Chairman Frank R McNinch saki Walker’s findings did not constitute a commission report, but submitted to the commis*1011■ « the basis for a full report whicn the commission will later submit to congress. CHIEF CONCLUSIONS    .J From the subscriber s Poinl ol view, the chief conclusions wa * r ker reached in the $1,500,000 < ^ mission investigation of the *•    ;    1 and T. and its affiliates included Costs of protection from comp * tition have been assessed against customers rather than e’ock ers Invention has been suppressed and installation of superior equipment delayed. Equipment has been bought Tram la sister company at “artificially ' controlled” prices. Subscribers have had to contri I Ute to excessive depreciation reserves.    . Royalties from non-communication activities have not been crc j ited to subscribers, who pay 1 such development, but accepted c 1 the company as “windfall ’ profits Public reiations policies of the Bell system, walker said. “ir* df* reded toward the maintenance o its monopoly position.' I   -------------•    — In the first of two tragedies during the recent mid-Pacific war games, five naval fliers were killed when a navy bombing plane crashed Into sea off Oahu in the Hawaiian islands. Three of the victims are showh above, left to right: Lieut. L. O. Crane, pilot; W, H. Lear, aviation cadet; and B. I. Wind- * A ham, aviation pilot. Others killed In the crash were Radioman V. A. Lucino and Garland H. O’Neal. By Week-End Debate Is Most Turbulent Hoard During Session WASHINGTON, April 7 — (AP)—A new deluge of telegrams urged house members today to kill the government re- Bill Designed To Widen RFC Lending Power Chairman Jones Says Long-Term Loans Provided WASHINGTON, April I.— (AP)—The senate passed to. day a bill to give the Reconstruction Finance corporation organization bill, but adminis- i wide new authority to lend to FROM 1937'S FIGURES- Abilene Business Gains Building Permits Nearly Doubled Postal Receipts And Bank Debits Continue Climb It takes the figures to prove the facts Business Indices considered as in- tration leaders fought stead fastly for its passage before the week-end. PRIEST ASSAILS BILL Employes of telegraph companies worked all night to handle the uncounted thousands of messages, many of which were received after a hastily-arranged radio denunciation of the bill by the Rev. Charles E. Coughlin, Detroit priest. • Early today, one company alone estimated it had delivered 45.000 telegrams to representatives on the reorganization bill. It did not tndi-: cate the percentrges for and against the bill. Both sides agreed It was too early to tell the effect of the protests, which were reaching the representatives in the midst of the most turbulent debate heard in the house this year. Supporters battled through vigorous opposition delay tactics to force the house to resume consideration of the measure. Speaker Bankhead announced the The Weather OIL AND AGRICULTURE OFFER BRIGHT OUTLOOK FOR ABILENE Wheat Crop And Planting Prospects Boosted By February And March Rains Oil and agriculture—th3 keys to fields in the elapsed year. Although good or bad business m West Texas activity has dropped since the first -are offering Abilene and this sec- of 1938, prospects for a ^adual return a bright outlook for the next rival are seen in th; dumber ®f _ ? ‘ I    I    drilling and contracted wildcats in fallible in testing the tone of an Activity in oil development jJ outlying and comparatively unex- area    ZilUt    £ this territory has been increased j plored territory.    j    *bJJen* durln* tre flr*’ quarte, approximately 50 per cent tor she | february rwlm foltow^^JfitCTre * Cornparison!, are made with the first quarter in 1838 ** a<OTpami mcl5ture in March, brought the    ^od of lMt yf,ar ^ show with the first quarter of 1937. chief- quarter to a “lose agriculturally    receipts up $4,000. building.    T__    _llle    „__r. „ ly due to discoveries of several new wSth prospects bright for a region- j ,u nearly doubled, and bank • n.rtrp the    rf    tfltfTemri    rr-     ! wide wheat crop and for a good    upped 14 OOO OOO    j    C    g    nood    of    teleSrams    re* planting season. The fruit crop with postal receipts for each came through the period of early month of the first quarter of 1918 freezes with light damage    exceeding the amount for the cor- 5STOCK CONDITIONS BETTER responding month of 1937 and the Livestock conditions are consider- quarter* total more than $4 000 ably better in many respects and neater than that of 37 s first quar-equally good in others as at this 1 ter. the Abilene postoffice appeared time last year. The brighter out- well on IU way to another all-time look of lmDroved range conditions record will offset the decline of prices of MARCH TOTAL $18.IM sheen and goats, while the cattle For March, the receipts amounted Keen lither this Quar- to $18 286 no. more than $1,200 above fe Than foX £me quartTof the IIM*$8 received in March ter man ior w    M . fh ^37 The quarter total for this year Ust j«r but. are lower th«n the    whl„ Ior „„ „ , 1937 peak prices.    .    07 1— (Bpi.)—Fire. j The only llne 0f agriculture that »«    _ business enterprises. It also would revive EFC loans to states and subdivisions for pub-lie works construction. The ndministration measure now goes to the house. The bill, by Senator Glass (D-Va>, would extend the scope of RFC lending and permit that agency to make available approx* innately $1,500,000,000 for long time loans. Loans to states and subdivision* would be permitted not only on so-called ‘ relf-liquidating*” projects. but on all projects where tho RPC finds there is reasonable assurance of repayment. Chairman Jesse H. Jones of tho RFC testified the measure would make funds available for five, ten or fifteen year loans to business which commercial banks might not undertake. The bill was passed before many senators knew what was happening. Vice President Garner, immedi- vote was 206 to 139 on a motion to j ately after the roil call at the proceed with debate. OpposRion opening of the day s session, call d members had tried In vain to » »•«ITOW« MMDdrajnW block continuation of th. (UKW- When a thin eta™. * ..    .    heard, he called for a vote on 11- ST?*! * 4    nal passage of the bill. The meas- On the basis of preliminary re-    bv a second voice vote, turns from a poll of members, some baRKLEY ASKS SPEED democratic chieftains openly de- j just before the Glass measure td dared the bill would pass. Repub- br0*rien RFC activities was called Wean Leader Snell of New York ,up for aftergoyq <>ba'e Majcrit* conceded that the opposition did ’Leader Barkley <f Kentucky amerind command enough vot**—“yet” J ed Fire Destroys Hamlin Stores Loss Estimated At $8,000; One Fireman Hurt ...   -    .,    ---—„ —    _____I But portal receipts were not the discovered at midnight, ae? ro. j has a duller outlook than las ye ^ po*toffice records which ahow- two business buildings and dam-. j, in *heep and goat.- Wool prices ^ incrww, during March Bond JLT    ^Ifrom the RPC aged another here Jast    [    now are around 20    J?    j sales for the month amounted to I    9*"**    T----— cokirr ABILENE and vicinity: Partly    * tonight and Saturday; coidar with froat probable. VS cat Texas:    Partly    «!<>“«{• freei ng temperature In Pa')b*r|.r ably froet In extreme weat P®    eon* night; Saturday, partly cloudy tinued cold.    gad Eaat Texas:    Tartly cloud*    in Saturday. except occaatonaj southeast portion tonight and    h er coast Saturday, colder froit probable In north and * Hon*. Colder In aouth portion    ^ Highest temperature yesterday^ Lowest temperature th., morning a temper**’ *rs It is necessary to get this bill enacted as soon as possible.” The Glass bill also would pe.mit the RFC to revive loans to stated and subdivisions for projects eel which the ability to repay is demonstrated. Chairman Wagner (D-NY) of th* banking committee said the chiel business aid would be to extend th* RFC s power to make long-term I loans. "I understand.” he said, “that th* RFC hopes to cooperate With th* banks in making capital investments. Because of the limitation* on bank loans, the RFC may b* ?h able to grant longer terms on som* "th administrative district of which °f tbpm tlian trie banks Judge W R. Chapman is presiding    “J*1' officer will meet in Abilene tomor- J**®*?, f™.    lt<; hlf_u row >nd will be honored guests of ^^eded fundsj rn its and part to defeat it. While the bill s backers were de ft EORG ANTZ ATION. Pf. 14. Col. S District Judges To Gather Tomorrow County Bar To Honor Visitors District Judges included In Mohair is 25 ' JTcToi2 M>, Twnpared With W637 50 ch^b^nrss^”    t0da>    tha’ with 30 a year ago    __________^____ . and 30 cents against 40 and 50 the for March of last vear. Lambs are1 Issued postal savings certificates of the session would be discussion of dockets of their re signed. Judge Chapman stated. The judges will meet at Hotel Vear"-’old”maa whose Hilton st IO o’clock Saturday morn-I'uUied sheriff E. E. por. ■am) Thurf. p.lB- 1 ...... 2  ..... 3  ..... 4    ..•••* 5    ...... ti ...... 7    ...... R  ..... » 10    ...... 11    ....•* Midnight • Noon .. • Sunrise • • Sunset .. . 7    pm I t »!_ I Pry    thermtvmeier    *1*    «•* Wet    thermorretrr    .Vt* i Relative    humidity    44 5* et S3 • 4 M S3 se ss S3 SI so Was estimated at $8,000 to $9,000 Heaviest sufferers were Carmich 8UrDc<sTr'''and0mre,V»fit8hn *><•-■ Smt three emu ptr pound chMP- | .TOOTt.a'to 127 4P.S »nd c.rtitlctes    wlU^e    ll* MWTOt thec.te buUdtnf    er    ,«,d -..led EIS    In    SSSFX    !2LSf vacant store building next door. However,    more than one livestock    $l9 7go in certify ates was issued and both of them lost-    man    has summed up the situation,    fj7 025 was pain Rmokn and gas collecting be- We don t worry »bout the price**    -We re still going    forward.” Post- tweSi the celling and roof, caused whm we get rain in West Texa.s master O A. Hale commented, and an PXDloSon in the building occupi- How thls u reflected in wholesale it looks Uke we may make another ed bv Reynolds drug store, blowing    and    reU11 business has been shown    record this out front doors and causing a part    ln m    furvey    oi Abilene business men.    RANKIN<> Bl to crash onto mer- Dry good., and apparel business is j First quarter report of Abilene. thuvdlM PrtMip*l d.m.er in th. up.    r.ngtng    from    (tv.    to. bgt.U    UM■•tmt »n mer,.,. In .mr# WILS bv smoke    25 per cent’ the wholesale grocery bank debiU total check! drawn on we4 Neidecken city fireman, was business has pegged upward from individual acoounta of $4!34.*ii. 66 Neidecken. _ ■    j    .u.    n»r\n*i    last    vear-    real    es-    lover the firs. quarter of 1931 Dur- he'^eft^the'^f1 “^the^Reynolds Ute men import more persons look- j mg the first three months of 1938 Ford Thraot Suspect Arrested In Angelo COLO 73 «t SELL-OUT PREDICTED- H-SU 'Cut Throat' Four Hours Late; Jokers Return Edition See OUTLOOK, Pg- U- 14*1. S It s Habit Running Stop Signs Says Woman Defendant Monthly Proration Hearing April 18 AUSTIN, April I — (UP) — The Texas railroad commission today announced its regular monthly hearing on gas and oil proration will be held at Austin on April 18. Allowable production in May will be set after the hearing. The Cut-Throats of Hardin-Sim-mons university didn t do any blood letting until ll a. rn. today. Scheduled to appear at 7 a. rn., as has been the custom for years, the entire edition of the traditional April Fool’s paper, was stolen at 4 a. rn. today. While Burton Shelton, editor, and Rowland Dow, business manager. kept somp of the crowd they suspected would try to do the job diverted, others pulled a smarty. The papers were locked in Dow s dormitory room. Harry Benson, roommate of Dow. answered a knock early today. Half asleep he turned over the papers to several boys who said they “had come for the Cut-TTiroats.” Dow returned to the room and his roommate Is reported to have been a target of some rough language, although the business manager is a ministeral student. Dow and Shelton turned th* Abilene police as a last tmorU to the story runs, but even officers were baffled. Attempting a compromise publishers talked it over with toe ringleader who promised to see inst the papers returned after chapel which is from IO to 10:30 a m Early today instructions ,#r* sent to Shelton and Dow to *<>oa in a colege mail box. Their ass found a note telling them to cal Crowell Jewelry company. A no'if at the Abilene store told tile student* to look under the telep one pad at Ferguson hall. By the ’ me this was all over the paper* been returned. A sell-out is being predicted ait! the headline screaming “Crawl »rd Shoots Richardson.” Clyde Crawford is editor of the Bronco annual publication, and Dr H N Richardson is executive vice prudent of the school. which Is owned by ing    with    a view    of buying    than at T I, i    iI? rner    any    time    since 1929 the jeaelryman John C. Tu™r-    n.    says buyers are choosing luxury The Stamford fire    *    items; the building supply men an swered In fa?t tune a * h d ticipate business st least on a foot-sistance    but Hamlin firemen    n    ^    Uut of    ^ yMLr;    builders brought    the blaze undIi    •    are    expecting M    boom, but    because when the neighbor ^depart .    of    th#    Fede    al    Housing    ad men and equipment a-rn cd. The alarm was turned to At 13-(J* a rn. bv Elmer Brewer, nightaatt n-man Cause of the fire was undetermined this morning. _____ Taylor Countian* Pensions $35,783 Old age pensions paid ! a> *or county citizens this >ear far exec** those paid for the san* period in 1937 when operation of Texas old age assistance law was in its infancy.    . .    _ Payments received during the months of January. February an J March total $35,783 records of County Clerk Vivian Fryar disclose March payments were heaviest of the year with 786 men and women above 65 receiving $11984. In Ja.i-: Usay 775 received $11875 and February records show 779 clients and total payments of $11 924. S'woter Mon Quits Stat* Attorney Post AUSTIN. April I—<UP> • Robert W. McKi'sick sweet waler, resigned today as an assistant attomev general" in charge of investigation of fees, and will campaign for Atty Gen. William McCraw In his race for governor. The resignation is the third of the week Assistants Vernon Coe of Houston aik! Xarry Pollard of Dallas, who resigned earlier. win also aid in the campaign. mg the debits were $26,207,384 57, while are BUSOfBSS, Pl. 14. Col 3 SAN ANGELO, April I—(VP)— A 22-finge 1-print* _____   _    Lowe    said. ing Judge Chapman advised today. wjth those of a man wanted in con-Judge* included in the adminis- necy0n with an extortion attempt trative district and who will attend ^ Henry Ford was enroute to De-tomorrow a meeting are A. 8 lrojt today. Mauaey 32d district, Sweetwater; Armied here Monday, the ma* E J. Muir- 35th. Brownwood. vas de’leered lo G-Men. who ques-Dennis Ratliff. 39th Haskell; M S tioned .tim in connection with * Long, 42d, Abilene; John F Sutton, note recured by the automobile Slit, 8«i Angelo; Charles L. Klap- manufacturer Nov. IO, 1937, when pro th, 70th. Midland; Louis B. gioooo was demanded. Reed. 106th, Lamesa; J. A Drane. I —------- r.■ m 109th, Pecos; O. L. Pariah. 119th, Ballinger and Judge Chapman. : IT S MATTER OF EDUCATION— Clean-Up Forces Map Drive To Inspire Pride In Homes Looks What Is Your News I. Q.? preface:    place    on    the A woman In corporation court today summed up the stop sign situation in (me sentence “I just got out of the habit of stopping in Abilene for the signs, because no one else does. * the woman said as she paid a $1 fine Several person* appeared in court today for stop sign violations and when Judge E. M, Overshiner looked over their tickets he said. “You're stuck ” “I am not accepting excuse* for violations of atop signs * Judge Overshiner stated this morning. ” Ithink that it is one of the most dangerous things a motorist can do ” Chief T. A. Hackney said ast night, “We are mil trying to make any big drive. Just tightening up a little on motorists to make them obey the laws ’ Many motorists were stopped and warned yesterday a* traffic officers concentrated their efforts at North First and Cedar and North First and Pine. How i Do ye you a pi say to I this t*1 ; street?'’ Or do you just march into the hntix# vour eves blinded to the I ESST on the adjoining lot. the • sagging garage door, the ragged hedge * Dom the deliveryman at the ! back do© ‘    *“    ' ide?    i    he has the right    kind of    pride,    he it jour chest when    :    just aa naturally    does what he can > little home    anti    to encourage the other    fellow    to My. my. but    Isn't    clean up stumble over crates anc boxes* Is the alley littered cans, paper and the ikeletc last year’* waist-high weed* Do you shudder when you into town on some of the highways because there are yards, automobile cerne'erse? .sore-eye vacant lots along the Or do you skip over quick wit I of It may be a matter of inspiration. by setting liim a high goal to work to; It nay ewer take a little farce far there are always those people who dont care how their hemfs and their city look anyway. Ai ’he committee pondered one plan o! action and then another, th r uchfd the conclusion that th -ucc*'* of the clean-up camus* n w .ll ^ mainly a matter of into it whole- better section of the t ■ ging “Its none of rn.' Those are some of t which raised their head trig yesterday of Abl < Up Week rummnter me were delving into real terns. They found only EDUCATION RUDKO If a person ha* of pride, he Just , hi* nome clean a e main Th<? are going e junk . Hearted!?". es ai;# w. 8. Ws<ley is the chairman, i* way and in connection with the Abilo a kern R-il Estate board he has mig* been working on a clean-up protea * gram fur mort than a month now. .Elions CLUBS COOPERATING » meet- Mrs. Morgen Jones is a mem-Cleon- ber of the group. She is prest-They dent °I the Abilene City Federate prob- {!on of Women’s clubs, which has t answer, tor T**rs gone into clean-up educational campaigns. Mrs. R. H. Thomason, president of the Abilene Garden club, Is :iiht kind .u> ally keeps attractive, lf dee CLEAN-UP, Pf. J, CoL S Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part question, IO. A score of 60 is fair; 80, good. Answers on page 3. I. Identify this British official. 2 Did the Lindberghs (a) decide to stay in the U. S. until late spring, cb) return to England. or (c) quietly start on another ai* tour to India? 3. Because of the war in the far east, the Olympics committee has decided not to hold the 1940 games in Tokyo. True or false? 4. What are marketing quotas? Have cotton and tobacco farmers approved them? 5. In what country, recently involved in a wa- scare, is the parliament known as the Selma*? # ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: April 1, 1938