Abilene Reporter News, April 13, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

April 13, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1938, Abilene, Texas o VOL. LVII, NO. 325. t Wyt Abilene "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY' AS IT. V IM WHEN CONGRESS LISTENS THURSDAY- ABfLENE. TEXAS. WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIU3, 1938.-TWELVE PAGES PRICE 5 CENTS 'Good Pals' Help Milk CARNIVAL BY KIDS RAISES FIFIY CENTS Seven grade school youngsters, only two of whom are over 10 years old, did some pretty careful think- ing about the PTA milk fund situa- tion. And unlike many of their'elders, they didn't stop at thinking about it, Last week they gave a carnival the home of, the club president's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Neely, 258 Ross. They had games, and sold flowers and candy, and this week turned over to Mrs. Edith C. Smith 50 pennies with which to buy milk for their more fortunate brothers. Children are usually democratic young things, and -they didn't feel that they were doing a favor for the youngsters who'll get the milk. They were simply offering a helping hand when It swmed a helping hand was needed..And the fact that It was 50 cents instead of didn't make it any less a gen- erous thing. The youngsters In the club can It'the Good Pals club, and they all lives in the Necly neighborhood. Most of the members arc nine years of same age as the average child who is receiving milk from the milk fund. They meet every Saturday with 11-year-old Nell Marie Neely pre- siding. There are only seven mem- but Nell Marie explained that Sandra Hanks, who is only 4, Is a visitor at practically every meeting. Other members are George Anna Hanks, 9r Barbara Neely, 9; Joy Dana Williams, 9; Huby Jo Smith. 11; Burns Smith, Jr., 8 (he's the only and Alma Jean Finley Sivley, 10. FOR ANGLO-ITALO Duce's Move Seals Pact Rome Welcome Awaits Briton Official Gesture To Honor Belisha Assures Accord LONDON, April Italy virtually has sealed in advance a Brillsh-Itallan f r i e d s h i p pact which diplomats said tonight "might avert an otherwise inevi- table major war within two years." Premier Mussolini did this by promising a welcome to British War Minister Leslie Hore-Bellsha, who is to arrive in Rome April 22 to round out the news aligiment. Great.Britain's cabinet was ex- pected to give final approval to- morrow to the pact designed to al- ter radically the course of world diplomacy and reduce European tension. Is to'be t'gned SIGNAL VISIT When Hore-Belisha reaches Rome It will, be the first time In nearly three years that s British cabinet minister had visited Italy. Mussolini's promise of a welcome came quick response to Brit- ain's pledge yesterday to work through the league of nations for recognition of Italy's two-year-old conquest of Ethiopia. Reliable sources said it was es- sential for Britain to sell British- Italian cooperation to Mussolini be- fore Reich fuehrer Hitler visits Rome in May. Hore-Belisha will be able to stress the advantages of an Italian-Brit- ish understanding. He is the one British cabinet member who rivals Mussolini himself In dynamic ener- gy. FRENCH PACT NEXT Diplomatic, observers said the meeting of Mussolini and Hitler which Is to follow may decide Eu- rope's fate. A French-Italian pact supple- menting the one between Britain and Itnly woald be easily attain- able. The resulting three-way un- derstanding among Briiain, Italy and France would be the only hope of averting a war which Hitler would be ready for in two years. Opera Star Dies PARIS, April Fcodor Champion, 65, whose grcr.t basso voice raised him Irom obscure poverty to world renown, died to- day. The Weather ABILKNF, VICINITY: IVHnrsday pnrlly flonly. 1VKST TKXAS: Partly tlnnJy day; Thursday mostly cloudy, cooler la wtM pardon. EAST T KXAS: Kr.tnrsitajj Thursday dourly, probably loral fhonrrj. GrritTe lo fresh ulnJt nn I tit cnaM. Q1H.AUOM.I: I'nrtly cloudy rrrCon; rtianjre In t A.M. IIOI'H .Vt 1 P.M. '-3 51 71 76 yJJnUlit M Hlchrsl and liwrst tn 9 T. ni. iMlrrd.ty. R( and 4S; s-imc mr flcn, TH nnrt i5. Snmfl jrrlrrlaj, samlse (oiay, Jimv( lodaj, WTCGA PREXY L. L. Wilkinson of Coleman, above, was reelected president if the West Cotton .trov- ers association in the annual meeting here yesterday. Mexico Spurns Anglo Demands MEXICO CITY, April was learned authoritatively tonight that Mexico delivered a note to the British legation this afternoon re- jecting Great Britain's request that expropriated oil properties be re- turned lo their former owners. The note was in reply to a Brit- ish protest sent to Mexico last Fri- day and made public last night, charging the Mexican government was motivated by "political desire" in taking the properties, Mexico's note, informed quarters said, agrued that expropriation was within her rights and rejected the British contention the action was "political" and not In the public interest. The not also pointed to the government's expressed Inten- tion to pay the owners for the pro- ptrlics. The reply will be made public here and in London tomorrow, it was announced. Meanwhile, a finance ministry source said Frp.ncis M. Rickett, British promoter, took with him when he left yesterday 3 draft of a contract for the purchase of "many millions" of barrels of source said between and a price not yet fixed. Home Town Speech List Cut To Three Abllene's representative In the "My Home Town" oratorical con- test at the West Texas chamber of commerce convention in Wichita Falls will h: selected In final con- icsis before the Kiwanls club-at noon today. Number of contestants was re- duced lo Ihrce by semi-final con- tests held Tuesday at Abilene high school, under direction of Comer Ciay. Remaining In the race are Wanda Mae Clements. Eleanor Bishop and {Catherine McDanicl. Others advancing to the semi- finals were Marie Stubbs. Claude Steu-art, J.ty Wltback and Lucille Rucker. The seven semi-finalists were winners over a group of 50 in the preliminaries. Membership Of WTCGA Grows Up In Year; Leaders Reelected In Annual Session Officers of the West Texas Cot- ton Growers association were re- elected yesterday at the annual membership and directors meeting here. One new director was named. Those renamed were J. L. Wilkin- son of Coleman, president; C. W. Bartlett of Anson. vice-president; and E. L. Dom, manager and secre- tary-treasurer. L. B. Patterson of Munday succeeds G. A. Branton of Knox City as a director. Other directors attending the ses- sion .were Ed Gist of Abilene, E. Barber of Colorado, G. Y. Lee of Eden, J. L. Carroll of Snyder. J. C. B. Walters of Rule. O. M. Lowery of'Dallas, editor of the Texas Cooperative News, prin- cipal speaker for the meeting, talk- ed on cooperative marketing. Other speakers were Lee and Wilkinson, who presided. Manager Dom made his annual report to the directors at the morn- Ing session. He pointed out that the membership has Increased dur- ing the past year and now stands at Of that number, de- livered cotton during the past sea- son. Dom further added that bales of cotton were handled tlirough the association and that 80 percent of it belonged to members. The membership passed a resolu- tion condemning a continuation of investigation tactics practiced in the past against cotton cooperatives. Another resolution was voted ex- pressing hearty approval of work by the WTCGA in liandling business and cotton. ICC Worker Proposes Rail Consolidation WASHINGTON, April Scnator Wheeler (D-Mont) made publfc today a memorandum pre- pared by an Interstate commerce commission employe and trans- mitted to him by Pcrsldent Roose- velt setting forth an argument in favor of consolidating all railroads of the country under a single, pri- vately-operated system. Wheeler said the memorandum, which was delivered to the presi- dent by Commissioner Carroll Miller of the ICC, asserted many economies would be attained under a single-system consolidation. Dam Bonds Approved "TEMPLE. April (.r, ance of in bonds was ap- Ihe Brazos river conversation and proved here today by directors of reclamation district. The bonds dre to take care of financing require- ments incident to construction of the Possum Kingdom dam in Palo ifi Pinto county. So Nice Of Her TOKYO, April nese correspondents with the armies in China today received a signal honor in Japanese eyes when the Empre.ss Dowager Sadako made their work the subject of her monthly poetry contest. Four princesses of the Imperial bleed are competing. Chicago-Backed Aspirant Ahead In Illinois Polling Senate Race Lead Unsafe As Lucas Gains Downstate CHICAGO, April ael L. Igoe, Kelly-Nash endorsed candidate for the democratic sena- torial nomination, held a lead to- night of votes to for Scott W. Lucas, Homer supported candidate, in primary election re- turns from precincts, includ- ing 123 downstate, out of the state's precincts. Kis position was menaced, however, by the Homer candidate's growing down- state plurality. Igoe led by less than three to two in Chicago, stronghold of Mayor Edward J. Kelly and na- tional committeeman P. A. Nash, while Lucas enjoyed a clear-cut two to one margin In the counties outside the metropolis. If the ratios were maintained, Lucas, spearhead of Oov. Henry Homer's fight to "smash the Kelly- Nash could overcome Igoe's lead. HORNER'S MEN IN VAN In the other major contests of the factional light for supremacy In the state's democratic party the governor's aspirants. swung into the van. Ot a total estimated vote of 456 in Chicago, the republican total was figured at only approximately This would mean the demo- cratic vote ralio was about six to one.. Although republican chieftains had urged the party faithful to vote in .the G. O. P. Primary as a show of strength, It was indicated that many switched lo the demo- cratic side temporarily to take a hand In the battle between the Kelly-Nash and-Homer groups. Tha total vote In'lllinois ex- pected "to approximate against In the 1934 pri- mary and in the 1936 primary. One 'death and minor violence were reported today to a near rec- ord outpouring of voters for an off-year election. Babe Perry, negro, was slain in a political argument with another negro In Chicago. A free-for-all fight In which several women parti- cipated developed In a south side polling place over'a vote challenge. Several precinct workers were as- saulted. Court' Told Texas Was Green's Home MIAMI, April wit- nesses at a hearing to determine the legal residence of the late Col. E. H. R. Green today told John S. Planners', special master for the United States supreme court, that the multi-millionaire considered Texas his home. Texas is contending with Florida, New York and Massachusetts for a Inheritance tax on Green's estate. The fourth and fi- nal hearings here followed others held In the other states. Ballinger Man Made State Ass'n Director DALLAS. April Ray Black, Houston, was elected presi- dent of the Texas retail furniture association in convention here to- day. Vice presidents Include Willard Wldley, Waco. New directors in- Frank Collier, Corpus and elude J. B. Blaugrend, El Paso- E. E. King. Baillnger. Dallas Doctor Dead DALLAS, April IS-MV-Dr. Whit- field Harral. 61, of Dallas, one of the organizers of Uie Southwestern Life Insurance company and former medical director of the concern. led tonight at a hospital here. Dr. larral retired from business in 1826 and had spent much of Ihc last twelve years In foreign travel. Admits Assault TEXARKANA. Ark. April 12.- r.Pj-District Attorney Elmer L. Lincoln said late today a Monroe. La. negro, Tommtc Wells, 25 had confessed lo a criminal assault on a Texarkana while woman A charge of criminal assault was filed against Wells TAKING THINGS FOR GRANTED In FD's Message City Manager H. P. McElroy of Kansas City appeared some- what fussed much to the delight of his daughter; Mary when this picture was made. McElroy was well into a speech accepting re'appointment as the new city council took office. He was interrupted by laughing and realized suddenly he was accept- ing .the job to which the coun- cil had not yet elected him. Yes, he was reelected later. Deputies Vote Pqiladier Power "Premier's Plea GiVenlJrerwheriiiing Approval; Senate Endorsement Seen PARIp, April chamber of deputies by a vote of ads to 12 today approved Premier Edoirard Daladier's request for power to govern France by cabinet decree forthree months. to Parliament yesterday es an emergency measure to enable the new government to cope with troublsome financial and labor problems and was shorlly after midnight. The vote was the second huge majority the chamber had given Daladier in 24 hours. The premier declined, however, to make it a question of confidence. SECOND CONFIDENCE VOTE Five Seriously Hurt In Wreck Three out of slats men and a Fort Worth man were in the Hend- rlck Memorial hospital last night suffering severe lacerations and fractures resulting from a head-on culomobile collision near Albany. Another was being rushed to the hospital last night about o'clock from Albany In an effort to stop blood flowing from a severed vein in his wrist. The Injured were: B. F. Allen, district official of the Snowrtcn-McSweeney Oil company of Fort and X- rayed for fracture of left leg. Ben Draper, Cookvillc, severe laceration on left leg. pos- sible fracture. A. D. Prldmore, New Ark, lacerations on face, arms, X- rayed for fractures of left arm and right leg. V. A. Fields, New lacerations on forehead, weak from loss of blood. W. E. Jitlin, New Ark, way from Albany with deep gash on wrist, weak from loss of blood. Few details of the wreck were available. Only person able and willing to talk last night was the Tennessee youth. Draper. "Somebody tell me what it's all he pleaded, "1 was asleep when we J. L. Castleberry, ambulance driv- er of Albany who brought part of the injured to the hospital, said that all he could see at the scene was two mined cars with men and parts all over the road. According to Draper, there were six men in the car he was in. Two of the men only slightly hurt and stayed In Albany with Julin. The others were brought to. Abilene In the ambulance and a private car. Allen s.-.id he was in his car by himself. The bill now goes to the senate. Last night the chamber gave the premier a 57G-to-5 vote of confi- dence, while Ihe senate grecled his outline of policy 'with almost una- nimous applause. -The msasure gives the govern- ment authority "until the close of the present session of parliament and not later than July .11" to deal with national defense, finances and rebuilding of the national economy by decree. Such government decrees must be ratified, however, by parliament sometime before Dec. 31. With 140.000 workers out _.. _ strike, the parliament the destiny of France was at stake arid insisted that in the face of rearmed Europe's war dangers, ev- ery one of Prance's internal weak- nesses undermined the nation's de- fenses. PROMISE STRIKES' END The first reaction from Daladier'., declaration was the anonuncement by Jacques Duclos, secretary of the French, communist party, that strikers in the nationalized aviation about were ready to return to work. Lubbock Autoists Stage Meter Strike LUBBOCK, April gaging In what they termed "sit- down .strike against parking me- a group of Lubbock automo- bile owners parked their cars in meter spaces this morning without depositing their nickels In the de- vices. They declared further that if they should be prosecuted and fined, they will "carry (he fight to the highest court." Spokesman for the group were L. D. Thomas, proprietor of a customs tailor shop and a defeated candi- date April 5 for the city commls- ownership of a barber shop. Joining them were E. T. Burdctt and Cliff Harvey, also barbers. High Nabobs Of New Deal Talk With President Solons May Hear Roosevelt's Views On World Outlook, WPA, Pump Priming WASHINGTOH, April presidential confer, ence with cabinet members and administration spenders led to widespread belief tonight that President Roosevelt would out- line his future course in many fields, including foreign affairs, to congress and the nation Thursday. Roosevelt summoned five cabinet members and the chiefs of his major spending agencies to the White House to discuss a. special message to congress and a radio address. The message is scheduled definitely for Thursday, the radio talk tenta- tively for Thursday night. MAY REPLY TO CRITICS Prom a high administration of- ficial came word the president would discuss a wide range of sub- jects, Including international as- pects. A recommendation that be appropriated for WPA's work relief project Is likely, and the president Is expected gen- erally to disclose his decision on additional expenditures to "prime the business pump." There was tome speculation that the chief executive might reply to critics who have urged him to re- assure business by announcing a moratorium on "reform" legislation. The possibility that he might dis- cuss the sidetracked wage-hour and government reorganization bills also was discussed by newsmen. Those called to tonight's confer- ence Included: Secretary of State Hull, Secretary of the Interior Ickes, Secretary of Agriculture Wallace; Postmaster General Farley, Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau, Harry Hop- kins; the work relief administrator, Jesse Jones, chairman of. the Re- construction. Finance Corporation, James Roosevelt, the president's son and' secretary, and Stephen NO. TIFF WITH GARNER President Roosevelt had Inter- rupted his work on. hew. relief spending recommendations today to deny that he and Vice-President Garner had engaged In about "pump -priming" turcs or anything else. In answer to the questions a "Mff" exferidi- of newspapcrmen, he said he had called GarnerX attention to n pub- lished article saying the vice-presi- dent thought the administration should let business alone. Gamer denied having given such an Inter- view, the president added, and that was all there was to it. Flunkies Strike But Show Goes On NEW YORK, April a great nourish of trumpets, "the greatest show on Ring- land Brothers and Barnum Bail- ey on tonight despite a last-minute strike that sprouted picket lines around Madison Square Garden. Just 45 minutes before the sched- uled beginning of the evening per- formance members of the American Federation of Actors (AP) employ- ed In technical positions and as roustabouts and the like struck for higher pay. John Ringllng Norih. the young head of Ihe big show, accused the union of violating a contract pro- vision calling for a 10-day period of arbllration before any strike. Lumbermen Warned Of Gov't Meddling DALLAS. April La- mar Forrest of Lamcsa, president of the Texas Lumbermen's association, urged a convention meeting of the group here today to organize against "harmful" government In- terfere nee'With private enterprise, and against excessive taxation. Forrest named trade associations as organizations through which business men should make their voices heard by the government, saying they were thoroughly demo- cratic Institutions which can be made Ihe sounding boards of prt- enterprise. Not To Show Quins Stepson Slays Scurry Farmer Says His Mother Beaten And Own Life Threatened SNYDER., April Blenard Owens, 38, farmer, wai shot to death Ihis morning, out- growth of a family quarrel. Deputy Sheriff "Pop" Galyean and Constable Ather Chandler ot Snyder, said the man's 'stepson, Daniel pdell Arnold, 15, told them he did the shooting after Owens had threatened to'kill him and had -beaten his' mother. Owen's wife. The shooting occurred at the Tom Arnold '.farm nine miles northeast of. here at Five minutes later Galyean-and Chan- dler, arrived 'on 'the; They were accompanied by'Mrs. Oweris, who had B on e'lo Snyder to file-a complaint .against her'husband on, po.unds or.mistreatment. slaying 'was by written statement, made by Hazel Klrkland, Owens' step- daughter. She said, that she had taken a shotgun from Owens Pearl- ier In the morning after he had threatened lo kill young Arnold and another stepson. J1 Daniel Odell said that he fired- single a shot with a 32-20 rifle." through a screen door at the back: of the house as Owens' approach- ed. Struck in the diaphragm, Owens fell dead. t Taken to Snyder by the officers, the boy was released on bond this afternoon. Owens' body was brought here lo the Odom Funeral home. Funeral arrangements wire incomplete to- night. Sherman Burial For J. A. Kirkpatrick, 83 J. A. Kirkpatrick, 83, native of Crockett county, died yesterday ernoon about 6 o'clock at the horns of his daughter, Mrs. C. A. Blcklcy, 1225 Sayles. He had been 111 somo lime. A brief funeral service was held last night at 10 o'clock at the Kiker- Knlght chapel with the Rev. C. A. Long, pastor of St. Paul's Method- ist church, and the Rev. J. H. Ham- Wen, pastor of Hie First MethbdisS church, officiating. The body was to be placed aboard an castbound train at o'clock this morning for Sherman. Funeral riles will be held there this after- noon at 2 o'clock at the King Me- morial Methodist church. Burial will follow In the family lot besldo the grave of his wife, who died in Sherman in 1926. Kilter-Knight Mortuary Is iri charge of all local arrangements. Mr. Kirkpatrick has matte hij lome with the Bickleys ever since the death of his wife. The Rev. Bickley is presiding elder of the. Abilene district of the Methodist church. The family moved here, Trom Big Spring In November. The, Bickleys will accompany the body- to Sherman. Bom July 30. 1855. Mr. Kirkpat- ricfc spent most of his life arouno: jherman and in Crockett county. In 1878 he married Amanda Digss :r. Mrs. C. E. Green grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren also survive. BY MARION WHITE Copyright, Sen-ice, BEGINNING CHAPTER 1 Joyce moved one of the suitcases aside and sat down on the .narrow berth to read the letter from Aunt mistake that fine, precise hand- wrillng, even were there no Rill River postmark. The surprising fact was lhat It should be addrcss- Thc M.- lllrlL IL SUUUIU Ut; it (KIT artha. she glanced nt the cn- ed to her in such a wav second time Just to assure, words danced before her .eyes: hcrtelt It bciongfd lo hcr.J Miss Joyce Mllncr no dc.--'it !h-t H cf.mc from Aunt otic couW never s. s. Pier 62 North fiivcr New York City And then, down in Ihc lower Icfthand corner: "Sailing Saturday. April 9." H was altogether Irue. She was here on the Empress, In her own cabin; the steward had already Picked up her Hfket, and In about 15 minutes she would be on her way. To the magical ishmd of the soulh on her Easier cruise! She turned the envelope over and tore It open. A blue slip fell to the floor. It was a money order for Shc jut the money order and the Idtfr, back Into the envelope and slipped it Into her pockelbooX. For A Gripping Story of a Girl Who Plunged Into a Caribbean trip ofStrange tntrisue and Love as Fascinating as the Best Sorial! V Just fleeting instant, she was sorry that she was going. She might have spent a few weeks up in Fall River with her aunt and uncle, the only two relatives she had in the world Instead of embarking on this wild advenlure. But it was more than that. If the blood ot two centuries of tea- faring ancestors runs In your veins, if you're a stenographer In a tiny little office overlooking the river, where you can see gallant ma- jestic ships sail out to sea every ten minutes of the day. and it you've never teen on anything big- than a ferryboat in the entire 35 years ot your then it's time lo go. Even though It docs take TOUT last dollar, and you have no lob when you come tact. Of course, she wasn't'going lo spend every cent she had. She was sure about that. In her bag there were still six crisp bllb. And now this money order. The tlokcts for every shore excursion were bought. Suppose she spent on blngle-bangles, as Aunt Martha called them, she would still return with almost That would take care of her for five or sis weeks, if she were frugal, and In that time she could find EASTER CRUISE, P( ;