Abilene Reporter News, April 4, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

April 04, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 4, 1938, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LVII, NO. 317 ABILENE. TEXAS. MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 4, PAGES PRICE 5 CENTS Torture-Slaying Suspect Arrested In New Mexico Reorganization i Foes Win Leaders Exempt Vets' Agency From Merger WASHINGTON, April House opponents of the government reorganization bill won a new con- cession leaders today when they agreed to an amendment exempting the veterans' administration from any merger. Representative Warren author of the general reorganization provisions, said he saw no objec- tion of such an amendment and that it probably would be approved. A member of the house committee. Representative Griswold said demands for exemp- tion of the veterans' administration were based on fears that it might be in a proposed new depart- ment of welfare and "put in a test tube on a shelf." Administration leaders expressed confidence, however, that the con- cessions made had assured house ap- proval of the measure. At an unusual Sunday conference they won President Roosevelt's tacit approval of two amendments, which had been hastily advanced when a. coalition of republicans and dis- senting democrats appeared to be getting the upper hand. Representative Sam Raybum of Texas, democratic floor leader, said that as far as he knew the admin- istration forces expected to "stand pat" on two other controversial pro- of a single civil service administrator and crea- tion of'an auditor general. The house chieftains expressed the belief their original modifica- tions would sap enough of the op- ponents' strength to make approval of the bUl possible within a few days. Even the. Rev. Charles E. Cough- lin, Michigan radio priest who re- peatedly conceded it now "rfould" pass. In order to gain time to Tally their, supporters, the house leaders deferred resumption of the tempes- tuous debate until tomorrow. Revolt Threatens Wage-Hour Bill WASHINGTON, April house rebellion agsinst the admin- istration's government reorganisa- tion program threatened today to shelve wage-hour legislation for this session. Some leaders said they believed they should not attempt to revive the controversial labor standards bill as long as the house i; in "such an uncertain mood." Representative whose labor subcommittee has been unable to agree on a single major point in five weeks of wort draft- ing a new bill, said the outlook was discouraging. TAKE A SQUINT AT ABILENE CHAMP MARBLE-SHOOTERS That's what 13-year-old Har- mon Carter (up a tree) "vras doing Saturday at the city-wide tournament of boy marble play- ers. The challenged by 65-year-old G. R. Owen (left below) are Grant of Central, senior division; Rob- ert Stanford, Alia Vista, Inter- mediate; Billy Arthur Bowder, Travis, junior; and Cheo River- ra, Americanization school, midget diYision. More than 200 youngsters and grown-ups view- ed the finals. Jim Edwards, "WPA recreation supervisor, stag- ed the tourney. Lease Sale Made For Jones Oil Poo BRUTALLY SLAIN To Aid Evacuation LONDON, April The British admiralty today ordered the battle cruiser hood to proceed to Barcelona to help _ in any evacuation of the Spanish government capital which may be necessary. EXPROPRIATION FOREIGN OIL APPEAL TO MEXICAN SUPREME COURT CITY, AprS. Foreign o2 companies turned to the supreme court today in a last legal effort to recover expropriated Mex- ican oil holdings valued at more than The 17 United States and Brit-' ish-owned companies built their ap- peal to the supreme court on the contention that President Cardenas' expropriation decree of March 19 violated the Mexican constitution. They planned to ask the court to declare President Cardeafts' expro- priation decree unconstitutional. The companies argue that article 27 of the constitution authorizes on- ly the expropriation of lands and waters in carrying out the nation's program of socialization; not per- sonal property such tools, plants and equipment. Furthermore, they allege that the companies" were deprived of their possessions and rights without due process before the courts and that no indemnification ,was paid at the time of expropria- '-tion, 0 The companies held, paying the increased to more than other benefits woul de more than the oil industry could bear. The United States government, in making representations to Mex- ico relative to theGexpropriation, did not Question the Cardenas gov- ernment's right to take such action "but did insist that the companies were entitled to fust compensation. President Cardenas informed the United States his government in- tended to reimburse the compan- ies for their holdings. FDR And Rail fBlum Monetary BardD-Hal At Colorado Pioneer Rancher Of ReglDrrBtes" Following Stroke COLORADO, Afrfl neral was held at 10 o'clock ttay morning for Q. D. Hall, 80, pio- neer Mitchell countian at his home in early Sunday afternoon following a stroke suffer- ed four days before. The service was held at the fam- ily home with the Rev. C. E. Jam- eson, pastor First Methodist church, officiating. Graveside rites were in charge of Masons. Mr. Hall was born in Saybrook, on July 19, 1857. and came to aJLcksboro, with his parents 'early in 1876. Oil-February 21.1878, he married to Laifa Adamson of. Jacksboro. Mrs. Hal replied on What Is Your News 1. Q.? Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part ques- tion. 10. A score of 60 is fair; 80, good. Answers on page 7. 1. Identify this man, recent- ly named chairman of re- gional planning body. Whom did he succeed? 2. Are French Premiers (a) elected every six months, (b) chosen by the Chamber of Dep- uties at irregular intervals, or (c) named by the president when a premier resigns? 3. What name is given to the strip of land that divides Ger- many into two parts? 4. Prime Minister Chamber- lain warned that Britain would fight if Czechoslovakia were invaded. or false? 5. What proposal has the U. S. made concerning European Heads Talk Aid Expect President To Send Solons Message In Week WASHINGTON, April executives and brother- hood leaders discussed with Pres- ident Roosevelt for more than an hour today proposed emergency railroa'd legislation, but would not disclose any specific suggestions they made. They however, that they expected the president to send his proposed railroad message to congress this week. George Harrison, chairman of the Association of Railway Labor Executives, said the conferees went over the report of the pres- idential committee on railroad legislation. He would not discuss the nature of the report, but said he thought it would be made public this week. Harrison refused to say whether the group or-any selection of the conference proposed a federal sub- sidy to keep railroad personnel and payrolls at existing levels. Guilty Pleas Heard In Court At Albany ALBANY, April 4. Criminal docket of 42d district court was called by Judge M. S. Long this morning and by noon three cases had been disposed of. All were on indictments charging driving of an automobile while intoxicated. Hayes Whitt was tried before a Jury and given a two-year sus- pended sentence. His driver's li- cense was revoked for six months. E. Milford pleaded guilty be- fore Judge Long and was assessed a one year suspended sentence and license was revoked for six months. M. C. Horn also pleaded guilty and was given a five day jajl term, fined and license re- voked for six months. Program Oked Franc Riaes As Ultrmate Defeat In Parliament Seen PARIS, April cabi- net, with President fibert Lebrun presiding, today gave formal approv- al to Premier Leon Blum's sweep- ing financial proposals, which fi- nanciers interpreted to include measure of foreign exchange con- trol and revaluation franc. Parliament's however, was considered highly doubtful. Re- flecting s. widespread feeling that the socialist premier's program would lead to his Waterloo, the franc strengthened in official deal- ings on the Bourse. It closed at 32.24 to the dollar, as compared with Fridays official closing of Most important of the proposals were: Centralization of dealings in foreign exchange in the Bank of France with a requirement that documentary evidence must be pro- duced of the necessity for any pur- chase or sale of foreign currencies before authorization is given; fi- nancial experts .said this would be virtual exchange control, a thing successive people's front govern- thus far have avoided. Revaluation of the gold stock of the Bank of France as its "actual which experts said could open the way to a new devalua- tion of the franc. An "extraordinary tax" on capital holdings- such as bank accounts, stocks and bonds. Reich Pleats Loan BERLIN, April gov- ernment announced today that a new internal loan of one billion marks would be floated beginning April 19. Sub- scriptions will remain "open until May 4, Abilene Contractor Sells Interest In Centerline Area First major transaction in the southern Jones, county Centerline pool, discovered in February by Walter Jones, was reported to- day in a lease sale and con- tracting, of a new oujpost to the pool. Jay Simmons, Dallas contractor 1 and operator who owns production i in .east and south Texas, purchased 68 acres from S. G. Hodges, Abilene j drilling contractor. Smrnons took the north 37 1-2 acres of the W. T. Young farm in D. Bustallos survey No. 189. and the south 30.53 acres of the B. T. Young larm in the same survey. Consider- ation reported was in cash and in oil payments. Hodges retains a 1-3 overriding roy- alty under the leases and was also given contract for Simmons No. 1 W. T. Young, third test to be start- ed in the area. The No. 1 Young is -a, diagonal northwest offset to the-Jones No. 1 Neas, discovery well for the Center- line pool.. It is 302; feet from the south and 342 fcet from the east lines, of the Young 37 1-2 acre lease. It is spudding today, rig having been skidded from the No. 1 Neas. Production was obtained in the pool opener at feet in Low- er Hope lime was treated with gallons of acid. It estab- lished a potential rating of 439 bar- rels per "day flowing, and as dis- covery well of a was giv- en an allowable of 10t barrels per day. The pool is about five .miles of Noodle Creek Test Develops Water Development of-water, apparently pay, had Humble Officials toGay after the com- pany's No. 1 I. ST. Irwin near the southwestern Jones county Notfule Creek field swabbed 90 barrels of fluid, 20 percent oil, in a three-hour .gauge through tubing Sunday. The wildcat had cored 17 feet of Fisher county lime Aowing satura- tion and was high on a structure lying a mile and a half east of the had been drilled from six-inch, cas- ing Saturday at feet and the test swabbed Sunday. Two-inch tubing yes- terday and operators considered either plugging back in an attempt to shut off the water or drilling it deeper. If the test is deepened, it will be cored into the next possible horizon. First coring, from to feet, showed no water at the bottom of the saturation- The wildcat is located 330 feet out of the southwest corner of sec- tion survey. With re- newed leases, Tffamble holds a block of about 13 sections with a separate block to the east of about five sec- tions, p Second Weil In Ivy Poo! Gauges Second Palo Pinto lime producer for northwestern Shackelford Ivy pool, the Danciger Oil Refin- eries No. 2 J. E. McCown, completed a railroad commission potential gauge this witkend flowing 484, barrels in 17 hours. The test, a north offsrt to Owens- Shebold et al No. 1 Haterius which Sec OIL, Pj. 10, CoL 8 Q. D. HALL their sixtieth wedding armivertary j recently that they sper.t their hon- eymoon helping to drive head of cattle from Jack county to Cros- by county. The cattle vere nearly stampeded three times by large herds of After camping a year with the cattle on Double Mountain fork of the Brazos in Crosby county, the Halls went back to county, where they lived until coming to Bridge Started On Coyote Creek WINTERS, April rcriptfons to a fund to build a OOO bridge on Coyote crest has reached mt near j have been issued the county Sam. Davis, to start the preliminary work on this Searchers Find Tourists' Bodies Near Van Horn California Woman, Daughter Brutally Beaten, Burned, Shot By Assailants AUUlOGORDO, H. M., April Mexico state police today were holding a man for by Texas state authorities in connection with the slaying of "Mrs. Westoa GL Frome and her daughter near Van Horn. The suspect, whose name was withheld, was to have heen driving a car with Wood stains and bearing Oklahoma license plates. EL PASO, April bodies of Mrs. Weston G. Frome, 46, and her 23-year-old daughter, Nancy, bearing evi- dences of "horrible were brought to ZL Paso today from the mesquite and mountain country of West Texas, ifomen were slain and buried in shallow red soil Dr. W. W. Waite, who performed an autopsy on the bodies, said: "Both of the women had been made victims of what must have been horrible torture. CLTJE "They had. been beaten, tor- ture dancl shot The knuckles of the" gtffrs hand were burned, either with a cigar or cigarette, and the flesh looked like it had been tttten from the forearm of Mrs. From. "Someone had jumped on the Japan Lodges Warns Russia Of 'Responsibility' I n Alleged Sino Aid MOSCOW, April today protested to Soviet Russia against military assistance which she alleged the Soviet government TVSS lending -to China. Japan's am- bassador, warned Maxim Litvinoff, Soviet foreign commissar, that Rus- sia would have to "assume-respon- sibility for the conseajuftces" if such aid were continued. Japanese sources said Shigemiisu delivered thgjprotest on instructions from. Tokyo and that it was based on two incidents. Shigemiteu, they said, told JLit- vinoff thaT a Soviet plane was Slot down near Nanking. 26, sna two bodies found in tne girl until her diaphram. had been ruptured." Meanwhile, one slender clue to the bit of hair found in the hand of Nancy spurred on the hunt for those suspjecting of robbii% and slay- ing the two women five days ago and leaving their semi-nude bod- ies side by side in the West Texas desert. The husband was in Pecos to- and was expected hete this afternoon, to take charge of the bodies. Dr. Waite; ..describing evidences of -ihe- Calif., matron and her- saM Nancy's right hand had been sear- ed bone by; Dame or embers from "a burning cigar or cigaret. Her head, the physician said, had been beaten with a blunt in- glrument and there were, marks on throat indicating was choked. She apparently was assaulted criminaBv, Dr. declared, MANHUNT LAUNCHED Southwestern peace officers, on one- of sreatest manhunts of the sagebartteh coun- try, based their search on the slenderest of of hair from Nancy's clutching fin- gers, a book of matches and mart's handkerchief from her See FROME, Pff, 10, 1 Allred Offers Reward AUSTIN, April GOT. James V. Alfred today offered a reward of for the slayer or slayers of Mrs. and her daughter, T' whose bodies were found ne, Horn, those of Soviet A soviet bomber was shot down 10 miles northeast of Wuhu March 14, the Japanese said. Hitler Speech KLAGENFTJRT, Aufea, April 4, (JP] Thousands of peasants and villagers of Carinthia province into this gaily decorated 'city in anticipation of an address by" Reichsfuehrer Hitler tonight. Funeral For Peace Jusfiee Conducted Court To Discuss Filling Vacancy Funeral services for Hollis O. 3Hidder, 27, justice of peace precinct one, place two, Abilene, were held Sunday afternoon at at Central Presbyterian church Cdiahon To On Beef BAIRD, April Tomorrow, ffel- lahan county voters to the polls to decide whether or not sale of 4 per cent beer shall be legal within the county. The election was called' bv the commissioners court of the county March 23. Both the county and precinct beer question will be before the voters at Cross the ____ with Dr. E. B, Surface, pastor, officiat- ing. He was assisted by Rev. How- .ard Eollowell, assistant pastor of St. Saul's Methodist church and ScudcJer's former classmate, and Dr. M. W. Murrell, president of the board of trustees at McMurry. Taylor county commissoners court will meet Tuesday morning to dis- cuss appointment of Scudder's suc- cessor. According to courthouse ru- mors today, the office may be left vacant until after democratic pri- maries in July or even -until Jan- uary, 1939. Scudder died at Saturday evening following a long illness. Scudder was appointed justice of peace October 22, 1937, being chosen Plains, which has been dry for a j to complete the tmexpired term of yea: i James Gray Bledsoe who died of project. Winters raised to match funds contributed by ____ ,_ _ precincts and WPA to build the j beer u, it Baird. Oplin and I dent Daring the past two months bridge just west of. the city limits I Putnam, but is outlawed in the Scudder been- unable to be in of Winters. Clyde and Cross Plains precincts. his office. ,5. Tex. The reward was offered for in- formation that will lead: to arresS and conviction. Beside offering ji reward. Allred personally called hold of the case. John Reece of the criminal" in.-? vestigaiicn division and. Sergeant. Guy White of the state motor pa- trol staff at S Paso already wera at work on the case, Col. H. E. Cannichael, director of the depart- ment, told the governor. He said Ranger Pete Crawford had been ordered from Marfa to Van Horn to aid in the investigation. "This is a case in which the should take a larger hand than Allred instructed the de- partment "because it involves tho deaths of citizens of another staiff and because it is the second -In- stance in which persons from, other states htve been killed or di- appeared "in the same general area." Allred said, he referred to the disappearance of two couples who had. disappeared after leaving Al- buquerque, N. ML, several years ago. Travelers' checks in the name of one of the quartet' later were found to have been passed Dal- las, Tex. rinder the present suffered in a traffic acci- they helped Mr. Hall's father, the late M. T. Hall, in operating Colo- rado's first hotel. The Pacific House, now the Alamo hotel. On leaving the note1, business the j Halls established a ranch on the plains, hplf in Lubbock county, half in Lynn county. Five years later they moved to ranch north of Dunn in Scurry county, and after five years there they moved to Col- orado, where they have lived con- tinously ever since. HaH is survived by his wife and two children. Mrs, J. W. Shep- perd, Sr. of Colorado aad Harry Hall of Carlsbad. N. M. There are three grandsons, Q. D, Shepperd of Colorado, J. W. Shepperd. Jr., of Alpine, and Riggs Shepperd, super- intendent of Courtney school in Martin county. Kiker and Son had charge of ar- rangements. RETURNING FAVOR TO 'DMST Air Filled With Nativt Sand As Irea Kicks Heels The Abilene country was kicking up its heels today, trying to return to points north the dust which fogs in tit intervals from January to May. The disturbance today was diag- nosed as a local sandstorm, not a duster, the latter being one of those general plagues during which fine dust, stirred up sometimes as far north as Kansas, sifts down from areas of air. A south wind was stirring up the sand here. Usually, the sand or dust storms are borne on north or northwest winds. Apparently, it was an attempt of this area to return the dubious favors of the "dust but there was little, if any, suport for a theory that that area would suffer from a sander in this section. The low temperature was 51, but there was a chill in the air, due mainly to the penetrating qualities of a south wind. Yesterday's low was 40, and the high was 71. alle- viating the threat of frost that had hung over Abilene-After Saturday's low temperature of 32 degrees. The Saturday freezing mark on the mercury was two degrees below the lowest recorded .last month. when 34 degrees March 6 was the minimum. There was a moderately heavy fsost Saturday morning. How- ever, no appreciable damage reported. From Clyde came the report that fruit was unhurt and that growers were expecting bumper crop. Highest of last month's temper- atures was the 92-degree maximum registered March 25. Rainfall for March totalled 4.36 inches, more than three times the month's normal of 1.29 inches, Heaviest within a 24-hour period was the 2.30 inches of March 26. The measurement was the heaviest recorded for March by the Abilene weather bureau in its 53-year his- tory. Next largest is the 4.02 inch- es or March, 1897. Thunderstorms were'recorded on four days. There were dust or sand storms on twelve days. U. S. Steel Magnate Confident Of Future HOBOKEN, N. Jr April In a valedictory review of his ten, years in high office with the world's largest steel U. S. steel corp., told stockholders today, "I have no doubc whatever of the ultimate future of both the nation and the corporation." Of what is widely considered in steel circles one of the most con- troversial of Taylor's moves as ex- ecutive head of "big his signing of a contract with the steel organiing committee, CIO Taylor said: "The union has scrupulously fol- lowed the terms of its agreement and, insofar as I know, has made no unfair effort' to bring other employees into its ranks, while the Corporation during a very difficult period have been en- tirely free of labor disturbances of any kind. The ccst of a to the corporation, to the public and to the have beea incalculable." The Weather ABILSSE and vicinity: Mostly cloudy tonight and Tuesday, tonlsbt. -West Texas: Partly cioudy Tuesday sossewbat warmer toalsfct. East Texas: Mostly cloudy. local sbcnr- in east portion wsnaer tonight. Lowest tecsperaiure this morning ..51 TSitPERATURSS Sun. Hon. p.m. 64 66" 69 71 71 69 66 61 59 56 56 53 52 51 51 51 51 57 62 67 Dry thermometer Wet thermometer RelaUvt iramidlty MluBlght...... 55 Noon 72 set 7 a.m. P.m. n TC 41 ;