Wednesday, April 6, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 6, 1938, Abilene, Texas Abilene potter- "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS ORJ'OES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LVI I, NO. 319. ABILENE, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 6, PAGES with a three-way election up, had a heavy vote for city, of- Icials, for Issuance of bonds to build a city-county hospital, and or keeping the county in Its pres- lnt of wet as regards beer. At Cross Plains city officer elec- tors were coupled with bolh the county vote on beer and a local option election, both of which went Callahan Voles Beer Retention BAIRD, April. han-county retained Its wet status as pertains to sale of beer In an election held today. Vote from 11 boxes showed for sale of beer and 619 against. Eight boxes unaccounted for were so small that their totals will not ef- fect the outcome. Cross Plains, dry for the last two years, voted to return legal suds In a precinct election. The vote was 178, against 91. The small boxes, Dressy and Cadclo Peak, were not acounled for, but could not change the outcome. their LEVER FOR SECOND DAILY First Lengthened Runway Ready For Use Film Agreements Argued In Court WASHINGTON, April Price and booking agreements for motion picture films entered Into between a group of Texas theater operators, as Hollywood distribu- tors were attacked as "unlawful conspiracy" and defended as "pro- tective" measures today in ftrgu ments before the supreme court. The litigation, starting In the northern Texas federal court, was brought by the government to re- strain what it described as "illegal agreements" under which operators of second run movie houses in Texas cities were compelled to charge a minimum of 25 cents ad- mission and not show double tea- turcs. Defendants In Ihe case were the Interstate Circuit. Inc.. the Texas Consolidated Theaters, Inc.. of Dallas, Karl HoblllzcUe and R. J O'Donne'll, president and general manager, respectively, of both cor poratlons; and Paramount. Vila graph, KRO. Columbia, United Ar- llsts, Universal Film Exchanges and Twentieth Century Fox. Ready for use loday will be the first of Ihrrc runways boing leng- thened and Improved at the Abi- lene municipal airport. L. E. Dcrryberry, airport mana- ger, said last night that this even- Ing's eastbound mall and passenger plane will use the runway for Ihe first time when It lands at o'clock. Completion of the runway, length- end to 3.500 feet to accommodate larger type transports now In ser- vice, rcviied hopes of leaders In a movement to secure a dally west- bound slop. "Now we have evidence of more than 'paper' claims for another slop." observed George U Paxton. chairman of the aviation commit- tee of the chamber of commerce. He said completion of the runway and progress on the others would be ciUyi to air line officials In a re- newed demand for the second dally landing. The completed runway stretches In a north-south line. A second, lying east and west, likely will be finished In another three Dcrryberry said, and the third, ex- lending northwest should be ready in two weeks more. Paxton expressed hops that Abi- lene might be designated within the next month for the second air mall and passenger stop, providing travelers with round trip service. Petitions bearing signature of Abilene business men In behalf or the campaign have been In Ihe of- fice of T. N. Carswcll, changer of commerce manager, for several vctks. They were not forwarded lo the Post Office department pending com pie I Ion of the runways. Fergusons Decide Against Campaign AUSTIN. April Gov. Miriam A. Fersuson answered one of trio big political questions in Texas today with the declaration she would not be a candidate this year for the office from which she retired In 1935. She said she had given carefu thought to the request of manj friends that she make the race bu had concluded she was not physical ly or flnanciallv able to do so am therefore would 'not become a candidate." wet. Anson had record vote, and Snyder had a hot marshal's race to in up a vote second high for his tory. The story by towns: MAYOR RE-ELECTED BAIRD Herman Schwartz, mayor for the last dozen years, was re- elected with 193 votes against 157 for Jack Ashlock and 19 for Sam W. Bains- Named aldermen were Hugh Ross, J. T. Lawrence, Earl Johnson, C. W. Supter and D. T. Russell. R. L. Bllott was elected city The city' voted lo Issue water bonds to finance Its part in con- struction of a city-county hospital vote being 201-143. CROSS C- S. Martin was elected mayor, defeating T. D Little. He succeeds S. P. Collins who has' held Ihe office three terms-' Reelected to the city coun- cil was B. A. Pierce, and new mem- bers are T. E. Baum, H. C. Freeman and J- A. Caton. Eliminated were Martin Neeb, C. R. Cook and R. E Wilson. J. F. Yeajer, with ELECTION, Tf. 10, Col. J The Weather AMI MWMTl: (trot mllh kicil tMilfM ftnd WHatf TKXAS! t In wttt north rriwrftllr tar. Ttvti: In north Ike H OfcUhoma: rloBly, w <i. fmft In llmB, coWfr In wwt VnKtlJ ralr portlw lion. IrmprrMnre .1 M. Heir 63 M J toWer wort diy; Thin 13 18 .Noon Hiehfit an m. ifstrrjnv, am. r the right to take money out o he stabilization fund for th That time, rlghlist harged, It was an attempt to pu ressure on the senate. This'time, however, the spectacl f a socialist premier openly stat ng France must copy Ihe economl nd financial programs of the die atorshlps made s. profound 1m session throughout France. Many deputies and senators sai Hum's battle for authority whic lie must have known was unattain prepared the way for a na fonal union government or a com mittee of public safety to succee 'ils people's front administrate Such a government or committe hey said, must be headed, by or a east Include Edouard Daladle nlnlsler of national defense, wh enjoys great popularity wit 'Vance's armed forces and is ceptable both to leftist and righ st factions. Attempt Io Sell Luggage Leads To One Arrest Officers Query Men !n Arizona Texas, Oklahoma EL PASO, April Two suspectsvin the tortwe- slayings of Mrs. Hazel Frome and her daughter, Nancy, of Berkeley, Calif., near' Van Horn last Wednesday were held is and Arizona to- ght, while El Paso officers roadcast descriptions of two oldup men and a blonde wo- an they seek to link with the UEEB ACTIONS Deputy Ben Kratzbers of owle, Ariz., notified sheriff's of- cers here he had picked up a man hose irrational actions and state- ents him appear a likely aspect in the Frome case. At Rankln, Texas, Sheriff Bill owler announced he had taken nto custody at McCamey a man ho attempted to sell a ladles rown fitted bag containing ex- xnslve clothing. Mrs. Frome and her allractiva aughter were found brutally mur- ered Sunday, their bodies lying alf covered in the desert country ix miles east o[ Van Horn. Sheriff Chris Fox of El Paso said he probably would send fflcer to Bisbee to question the Arizona suspect. While the man was being removed to Bisbee, Kralzberg informed Fox, a big se- Irrigation Talked For Dust Bowl WASHINGTON, April senate approved today an invcstig tlon of the feasibility of irrigatin portions of the dust bowl area fro Canada to the Gulf by adopting a agreement to the Interior depar ment appropriation bill allottin for the work. dan containing two'women passed ind suspect declared: would be a line District Jackson, en' route from yin -Horn to- H slaying oZ the two women. Jackson said Weiton G. Frome, Berkeley, calif., husband and fa- :her of the .-two murder victims, had been unable to'say definitely whether all the luggage carried by lis wife and daughter, Nancy, had, been initialed. IOS ANGELES CONTENTS The official said Sheriff Bill See SI A YIN G, Pf. 10, Col. 1 Delay Appointment Of Justice Of Peace Action Scheduled After Primaries No successor will be appointed to the late Hollls C. Scudder as justice of the peace in precinct 1, place 1, until after democratic primaries this summer. County commissioners court reached that decision Tuesday In a called meeting. At the time of hh death Saturday Scudder was serv- ing out the.unexpired term of the late James Gray Bledsoe. Work of both.that office and hla own will be handled by Justice of the Peace Theo Ash, precinct 1, place 1. Tile commissioners court Indicated that Ihe winning candi- date In the 1938 primaries for ths next term of office would be ap- pointed to serve until January 1, 1939, date the two-year term will The court decided that appoint- ment of a. justice to the job now would be unfair to other candidates, for the office. Only candidate to announce formally is C. M-, Bell, but announcement is expected within a few days from J. D. Perry. FOUR IN lye Woman And Small Daughter Have Close Call In Crossing Crash Narrowly escaping dealh In a Iraln-auto crash yesterday morn- ing at Tye, Marian Arlene Teub- ncr, 4, and her mother Mrs. Lance Teubner of Tye were resting easy last night at the Hcndrlck Me- morial hospital. Lifted from the crushed machine by her mother after the automo- bile had been hit by the west bound Texas and Pacific Sunshine special, little Marian Teubner was the more Injured of the two. she' suffered bruises and cuts and bad gash under the chin. Attendants said last night her condition was not serious. Mrs. Teubner, an expectant mo- Iher, suffered shock from the ten- sion of Ihe wreck. She was still under the cave of hospital doctors last night. AUo in the car were Catherine McDonald, 16, the dilvcr and Ihe two year old Tcubner child. "When Mrs. Tcubner saw the lo- comollve was about to hit the car, she screamed Miss McDon- ald said. Mrs. Teubner snatched the two year old child and Jumped from one side of the car. Miss McDon- ald attempted to get Marian from the back seat, but the door was locked. At the last moment she jumped clear herself. The car was carried aboul 40 feet down the right of way, Marian still Inside. After the mangled automobile had been righted, Mrs. Tcubner herself lifted Marian from the car, still conscious. The automobile was demolished. The women could give no reason for the car's stalling on the tracks. There Is a gradual grade leading to the crossing and clear view of Ihe'lracks tor more Ihnn a mile In the direction In which Ihe traifl was approaching.