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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
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