Abilene Reporter News, April 25, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

April 25, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 25, 1938, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LV1I. NO, 337 Associated (AF> ABILENE, TEXAS. MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 25, 1938-TEN PAGES. PRICE 5 CENTS QUEENLY IF NOT A QUEEN Pnt-Qnggn frgyy FOR WORK AND PLAY Boiling Point Today West Texas C. Of C. In Session Demands Of Nazi Czech Minority Darken Picture j By The Associated Press A warning to French workers to REALLY, ITS GREAT Cutest Kid Contest Begu rrFirst Pictures Made Resolutions Are j knuckle down and increase produc- tion to avert totalitarian dictator- ship, a defense and trade accord be- tween Britain and Ireland and rev- olutionary demands from two Quar- ters against Czechoslovakia today became new ingredients in the En- and ropean slew. j SY MAt'BIXE EASTUS ROE j This might have been an ister- i view with Entry No. 1 in the "Cu- test Kid" contest i Good afternoon, folks. I've just had ray picture made. Really, it was great fun. The I bright lights were all around, and I I certainly was the center of atten- I tion. There were some pretty flow-. j ers in the studio too; but I'm a boy d on my rights No Cow- picture." Czechoslovakia's powerful Ger- sa manic minority demanded auton- Howard Kunz, Jr. I live omv while a lanH-hnnsrrv IMOIW- nf i Palm street with mv mot omy while a land-hungry league of Hungarians called for return of up- at my mother and daddy- I'm 22 months old; I MARGARET FIFE, SWEETWATER When West Texas chamber of commerce delegates ballot this evening at Wichita Falls for the Queen of West Texas, to reign during the coming year, a prominent candidate will be Margaret Fife, above, who is Miss Sweetwater. She is the daughter of Mr. and .Mrs. M. W. Fife. She was crowned Miss Sweetwater at the last annual water carnival in that city, and is in her year's reign in that role. New Municipality Bankruptcy Ad Upheld By Supreme Court Press expected to'discuss a Sunday ad- --A f QTGSS JjV BtQSSI'H.'i day affirmed the constitutionality of the new municipal bank- j of sudet; WASHINGTON, April supreme court, to- dr.ess by Kenline per Hungary, lost to Czechoslovakia in the World war settlement. Prance's "strtjng man" premier, 1 Edouard warned "workers given to frequent strikes they must j expect totalitarianism which would j force them, to wors unless they stepped up production willingly. Daladier announced cabinet ap- proval of a plan for economic and financial rehabilitation to be put into effect by decree next week. He promised continued freedom of for- eign exchange and adherence to the monetary accord with Britain -and the United States. The Anglo-Irish agreement skip- ped over the Irish desire to absorb Northern Ireland but provided for reciprocity in trade strengthen- ed Britain's defenses. Reports from the world's wars told of a Spanish insurgent air at- tack on Valencia in which 30 per- sons were killed and of a change in the -Japanese North China com- mand. Coincidentally with a report that General Count Juichi Terauchi had been recalled to Japan, succeeded by Lieut-General Jun Ushiromiya, Japanese forces made fresh advan- ces on the central Chinese front. To season this goulash of discord a powerful military and diplomatic pact between Prance and Britain seemed in the making, promising somewhat to allay British misgiv- ings over weakness in preparations for aerial warfare. Political ministers of the Czech- i. meeting today, were I walk all over I having my picture weigh 29 pounds; the place. Why was made? The AbHene Reporter-3fews and Thnrman studio are haviny a contest to select the "cniest kid." My mother tost dressed me up and took me right down town. I even happened to be en- try Xo, 1, getting: to the studio just ahead of a little jirl who was plenty cute herself. Don'c get the idea that I think I I'm cute, if I it would not be my place to admit it. j SHOULD HTEAlt DAD f But you should hear my dad. He I just knows I'm the finest boy in the world; he's even put me up beside the girls too. That's' what comes of being an only child. Works Committee Declares Real Estate In Texas Bears Unfair Share Of State Costs By HOWARD C. MARSHALL _._____j____ WICHITA FALLS, April important works My mother thinks I'm a fine boy j committee of the West Texas chamber of commerce declared because i took so much like my dad- j today real estate in Texas was bearing an nnfair share of cy- That makes him awfully proud. ernmental _____, i ing my picture made? if you really want to know, it was that dog they Photo by Thunnaa HOWARD, KUNZ JR. found him inside that big camera, but he wouldn't come out. Maybe they have Mm locked up. I wanted to take him home with me to play, but about that time that little girl came in and I forgot to ask about the puppy. Yes. if Howard Kurtz Jr_ wer.' a little older, that might have abolished. A resolution to this effect was one of a number adopted submission to directors of the convention which began its annual convention amid a fanfare of blaring-, marching bands and with thousands pouring- into town for a big- pro- gram of work and play. The first resolution approved by the committee said it was impossible to give relief to the taxpayers through a reduction, of local public expenditures and the state had many sources been the interview which he "varae to partially ease give a reporter. As it is, he mere- jtie buraen on real property. ly smiles in a winsome msnner See CUTE KIDS, fg. 9, CoL 1 ..an emswho rupt-cy act. passed by congress to renlace a bankruptcy statute callea seifgovemmeat 'along invalidated b the court in 1936. 835 o- most invalidated by the court in 1936. The decision, read by Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, was by a 6-to-2 vote, with Justices James F. McReynolds and Pierce Butler dissenting. Jus- tice Benjamin N. Cardoso, long absent from the court because of illness, did not participate. Today's opinion did not overrule the 5-to-4: decision by which the court invalidated the old bank- j ruptcy act Instead, it held that the j new statute had been carefully i" drawn to meet objections expressed by the court to the original sta- I tute. The court denied the plea of the New York rapid transit corporation and the Brooklyn Abilene Girls State Champs Chorus, Directed Ox whom live along the Czechoslo- vakia-German border. Previously he had conferred in FDR Would Tax All U. S. Salaries, Bond Incomes Simple Statute Is Suggested All Exemptions Would Be Ended By Legislation By ALLEN C. DIBBLE United Press Staff WASHINGTON, April Roosevelt 'today asked congress to enact promptly a and simple statute" to subject all governmental salaries and all fu- ture governmental bond issues tc income taxation. The president's recommendation was one of a series in his recovery First Outbreak Of Nazi Anti-Jewish Violence Reported Adolf Hitler's first lieu- tenant. Field Marshal Hermann Wilhelm Goering, and it was be- lieved the German government stood behind his sweeping demands one of which was: t advised that he believed the recent trend of supreme court decisions indi- cated tax exemption of government securities and feder- "Revision of the (Czechoslovak) i al -and ended by foreign policy wherebv the im without constitutional ----y the state- UD to now has lined up.in the ranks of Germans _ "The Praha government saw more a coincidence a Sundav By Ouida demons, Takes Blue Ribbon has been fulfilled.' The Henlein nazis have Abilene high school choral club. ed home yesterday from amendment. The statute proposed by Mr. Roosevelt would enable the federal government to tax income derived from federal, state and municipal bonds and offices; reciprocally, the states would be authorized to tax income from federal bonds and of- fices as well as their own. formed j president declared that "men _ federation with other min- j great means" piaced funds in m Czechoslovakia to advance tax-exempt securities and that "a P R AGUE, Czechoslovakia, April first ma- jor outbreak of nari anti-Jewish violence in Czechoslovakia was revealed today, stnmltaneously with wf tanergency call by Pre- cabinet meeting- to consider demands of the German minority for recognition. Shortly after the cabinet meeting was called, the Ger- man minister conferred with Foreign Minister Krofta. The nazi outbreak occurred last night in the town of The- nsing, near Marienbad, where the town council resigned nntarily and was joined by 300 Sudeten Germans in a torch- light parade through the streets. The demonstrators, first dis- persed by rendarmes. who threatened to fire on teem, sno- aequently reassembled and smashed windows of the Jew- ish temple and several Jewish shops. A truckload of gendarme re- inforcements arrived there from Prague today and made several arrests. Rain Brightens Crop Prospects Good Planting Season Also is Assured W. Texas Bains in several West Texas Property representing only one- third of the wealth of the state is carrying practically 75 per cent of j the taxes raised in the state for' support of state and local govern- it said. Another closely related resolution meeting committee approval declar- ed opposition to punitive taxes tend- ing to stagnate oil and business de- velopment. Referring especially to efforts to increase taxes on crude oil, the res- olution stated that from time to time proposals calculated unfairly to tax capital and business were of- fered and the result was to confis- cate business for the benefit of gov- ernment. Past proposals would have made impossible operation of strip- per wells in West Texas, it said- Still other resolutions declared for a soil and water conservation contest, apportionment of public school funds on an attendance ba- sis, establishment of the .Big Bend in Lubbock i park, a campaign to interest capi- ___ _ tal in West Texas, creation of a counties yesterday brightened crot> j government., agricultural research a" good plant- be .located- at Texas ing- season. Technological college Downpour was heaviest in coun- ties south of Abilene with small streams in the sis-county area of Runnels, Colernan, Tom Green, Coke, Concho and Sterling going out of banks. Waters rose in the North, Middle and Main Conchos and the Colo- rado rivers. The North Concho was out of its banks for a short time Sunday- and water was waist deep in sections of Lake View, immed- iately north, of San Angelo. Ranchers southeast of San An- gelo reported the fall as four to six inches. Coleman had a hard rain amounting to 1.30 inches, while and amendment of state laws tc place venue of land "vacancy suits in counties where the land is situ- ated and give the possessor prior right of purchase. VACANCY HtTNTERS Most discussion centered on the resolution pertaining to ac- tivities of vacancy hunters, a vacancy being a strip between faulty surveys. Where it origi- nally disposed of the land, the state claims title to vacancies, and an enormous amount of litigation has developed in ef- forts to establish titles. Speakers said vacancy seekers "again" were attempting to "ex- Abilenians To Attend Meet Motorcade-Will Leave At Tuesday Morning A motorcade of 10 buses and about 40 private automobiles is to gather at Hardin-Simmons university at tomorrow morning to leave foi condition was threatened. J. S. BridweH. oil operator and ranch owner, of Wichita Falls, said a "regular racket" was operating on utilities. The court, in an unanimous de- cision delivered by Justice Stanley P. last month ruled that tiie levy does no_t violate any consti- tutional provisions nor does it vio- late the contract between the trans- it companies and the city provid- ing for the five-cent The transit companies, in petitioning the high court for a rehearing, charged that "politics are at the of this tax." Other court actions included: Affirmation of the action of low- er courts in dismissing a request by the Tennessee Electric Power for an injunction to halt a pro- posed public work grant and loan to the city of Chattanooga where it participated in the contest j as the German press had 'been at North Texas State Teachers i Czechoslovakia in 'SS progressive in- Dust StOfm At Sea I the HunaS; i a re- __ _ ana a niJge perpetual re- ana Polish as well serve of tax-exempt bonds cannot college. weeks. at- recent WASHINGTON. April (jf) [Ever hear of a dust storm at sea? Winters reported an inch fall Good pioit- land owners a serious rains also were reported at Sal- linger, Bronte, Eden and Paint Rock. Abilene's rainfall for the week- end was .49 inch, with .17 yester- day. Precipitation since the first of the year was boosted to 8.31 in- ches, nearly three inches above the counselled a general declaration, normal for the same period. To the east Clyde re: Wichita Palls in emphasis of Abi- lene's bid for the 1939 convention oJl the Wesc chamber of com- merce. About 500 advance registra- tions for tomorrow's session of convention had been reported to E, H. Moore, general chairman of ths attendance committee, this In parade formation and decked out in banners and "howdy bor" slogans, the motorcade win leave the university campus at Albany, Throckmorton, Olney, "and Archer City will be given fun bene- fit of ftie: fanfare as group to -Wichitaf- General meeting place for parada unit formation has been designated at the state hospital south, of Wich- ita. From this point, the motorcade, headed by state and Wichita Palla patrolmen win continue to the fed- eral building where the parade open. The line of march win be led by Emmagene Hale as 'Miss Abi- accompanied by EL H. then will follow the Abilene high; school band. McMurry drum corps, Abilene Christian college band, din-Simmons Cowboy band and Cowgirls. After the parade the group will join the convention program cele- brations to take part in the pro- grams and spread Abilene's invita- tion. At 3 o'clock, the entire group wiH be in the Memorial auditorium al the general session of the tion to hear Mayor Fiorelio H. La- ations headed up in Austin. Others The all-gin choral club directed i exist side by side." Under present conditions all I Weil, the federal state, municipal and federal i "irt exempt, from'both state fice did. and! The steamer 'vr- Unnendine- hi-tn nf _ uum ana by Quida demons won the Class! of a s-rong: Anglo- federal taxes. Federal salaries has jus A II- Zr- VVs A w-i- -J-i-u. t _ a municipal for construction of power system. Approval of a federal power com- mission request to speed argument in its fight to investigate the affairs of six Pennsylvania utilities firms. The court set argument of the case for April 28 instead of May 2 as asked by the utilities. Acceptance for argument of a case concerning the now-repeal- ed Bankhead cotton act. The court limited argument to ap- Sce COURTS, 9, CoL 5 A contest. It is the first time an Abilene entry has worn the first place color although the local sing- ers have placed several times. In second and third place were Paschal and Arlington Heights high schools, both of Fort Worth. Accompanying the group were I Mr. and Mrs. George Murray, Mr. j and Mrs. Sana Beam. Mrs. J. D.' Keathley, Mrs. A. P. Cowan. Mar- i garet Henderson, and Mrs. James Stowe. The girls spent Fridav and Saturday night at the Worth" hotel in Fort Worth, Miss demons said. Those making the trip were Har- riet Murray, Geraldine Shaw, Mar- Telesfora ce Lar- _ reported she ran _See EUROPE. FS. 5. 5 See TAXESi pg go ons of U. BATTLE IN Beer Election Ordered halfinra assring crop. Albany had only J29 for the not receive anv additional moisture, it was reported Lauds U. S. Spending r and advocated strong language in i Guaiida of New York Citv the resolution to specify the oper- j orie of the featlire addresses of this meet. The hand contest for ths selection of the official West Texas "If you want to hit something, j chamber of commerce band wilj claim attention at 5 o'clock, and at Miss Hale will take part in tha Oil Festival, at which time "Miss West Texas" will be presented The day of activity will close a series of dances beginning at 9 o'- See WTCC. Pg. 9. CoL 7 British Economist m Roby today. Additional showers were predicted Jbr Abilene and West Texas tonight. ident clock. The Abilene delegation will LGXBON Tuesday night tnii save j. HEARING MJLUO.V TORONTO, April Wycliffe Lowes For- ester, 85. dean of Canadian portrait painters, died today of injuries suf- CHOKAI. CLEB. CoL Taylor County Commissioners Order Vote After Petitions Are Presented May 14 ling" recovery program wiii save drive to secure thg i tne world temporarily from almost j delegation of any city at the con- j complete economic Sir j vention, seemed well" pleased J George Paish, Britain's wartime j the results of their efforts today economic adviser, said today. j They expressed hope of winning Paish. who foresaw the 1929 eco-.j both the 1939 convention and tha nomic collapse more than 10 years prize for largest delegation to reg- Sunday Shutdowns Of Texas Oil Fields Ordered Continued conmty more go to the tC'i r fte Sale of S, coS, ty ahull be legahzed. The election date was set late this mom- r? Petitions 899 ers court Saturday The double elections will be held feared a in all precincts presenting proper {spring." The requirement is the before it started, and predicted bank failures in the United States j a year before they occurred, said j that until two weeks ago he had 'world breakdown this ister at the convention. River On Rampage VICTORIA. April The Announcement of Mr. Roosevelt's I stage in this -area today from five The Weather vJdnity: Mostly local showers tonight and Tues- to Pa cast EAST TEXAS: Mostly cloudy, probably and nortfc portloas TEMPERATURES Sua. p.m. 70 71 75 71 72 71 69 66 65 65 64 lion. CLOVDT Dry Wet theraomettr 65 64 63 63 63 62 64 66 66 68 Mldnifiht...... 64 Noon 73 Sunrise Suncct 0' 63- 67- 5 59 W AUSTIN. April Texas railroad ordered continuation the election had govSS E. B. Miller, Bill Brown and Kit Carson J Petitions exceeded by more than 30 names the mini- mum of 861 required by law to make an election call manda- i stated .that more Petitions were out, but had Spring creek was impassable and _____ general dec- tne main of the umted highway traffic at other points wag tion. The figures are available in 'Stares Depression and subsequent threatened. Crop damage was ex- recession was "'cessation of Roose- Ipected to be light except in low- Pg, 9, CoL 7 veil's he asserted, {land areas not yet been turned in. The legal requirement is that' petitions ATTACKED BY bearing signatures of qualified voters numbering ten percent of "A East Texas production, figured on !tfie Dumber of votes cast in the county for governor in the ,f sundav i days> fe set at 504'835 barrels a i general election must on a be presented to the commis- mi Aieias for Apnl Some adjustments through May and set net daily al- jxt schedules are made for West S10ners conrt- lowable production for May at 1.- 307.914 barrels. Of this it is esti- mated that barrels daily will enter domestic market. Sunday closing of the Texas oil fields has been in efi'ect since Jan. 23. The new order continues it for five more Sundays. Rodessa field is excepted from the Sunday closing order becaue it is a tri-state field and drainage from the Texas por- tion of the field might result if it were included. The allowable production on op- erating days totals bar- rels a day. The Sunday closings will prevent production of an esti- mated 7.295.865 barrels or the equiv- alent of a daily reduction of 354 barrels which gives the an- nounced production iVJi YYCSl< 1 O Texas fields due to decreased de- ,1 votes were rnand for oil gathered in those fields. Commission Chairman c. V. Terrell said. Since the April pro- duction schedule was issued, he said. 700 wells have been added in the state. The estimated net daily allowable production of 1.307.914 barrels compares with a federal bu- reau of mines estimate that there will be market for demand for 322.500 barrels. The new K. M. A. field is allow- ed an increased production from 9.789 barrels a day to 16.223 bar- in Taylor county. The chief question of the elec- tion brought before the commis- sioners this morning was whether or not precinct option elections should be held at the same time as the general county election. Under this plan, the voters of the precincts would vote on two ques- tions. The first one would be whether or not sale of beer should i be legalized in the county, the 1 second would be whether or not the sale should be legalized within the precinct, provided the county-wide Four Year Old San Antonio Boy Dies Of Skull Fracture; Sex Maniac Confesses Brutal Attack said Judge Lee R. York, "it j will save the county quite a bit of i money in case the election carries, j Howevr. I don't feel free to call it! that way by motion of the court. 1 Some people might get the idea i that it was some kind of strategy. ANTONIO. April against him in Justice of Peace 'had led him into the thicket wherfl and we want to stay absolutely Four-year-old William Sullivan, his j Raymond Gerhardt's court shortly he attacked him. neutral on this j skull smashed by a wine bottle in i after the child died. Enraged when his efforts failed, he struck William with the wins "However, we would be "lad to- hands of a degenerate who! That Tuttle's admitted plan to consider anv furthe- Detitiom fnr I 7s -ny body, j make an unnatural sexual attack bottle, from which only a few mo- Jfuucns Ior wed at the army base hospital here on the child failed was attested toiments before he had drunk the precinct eiw.nnns nn nnocrinn i rnrtm- i T__ _i___-__.. _____ rels. The Panhandle district is in- j favored legalization. creased 555 barrels to North I Members of the court considered Texas increased barrels to the double election plan preferable, 324; West Central Texas is upped .OIL 9, CoL t but refused to call such an elec- tion on their own motion. "If the voters want, it dogg precinct elections on the question j toc'ay. to be held at the same time as the county election." In response to this idea, Satur- day morning at 10 o'clock was set set by the court as final time for presentation of precinct petitions. Persons wanting the precinct elec- tion to be held at the same time as the county election are urged to get their petitions started cir- culating and have them ready to by physicians who treated William contents. turn in ficers. The child, son of Timothy Sol- j in an attempt to save his life. "That old wine made me do livan, a retired army sergeant, died j Their examination disclosed that j that old he whimpered to of- of a fractured skull and possibly exposure, suffered as lay uncon- scious in a clump of mesquite brush at the edge of the city from 8 p. m. Saturday until a. m. Sunday. Police already held the boy's at- tacker, 24-year-old Cicero Tuttle, former mental patient at the state school for the feeble-minded at his body had not been violated. CONFESSION MADE F______________________ Tuttle confessed, according to pclice. when Oretha Dunn, a neigh- bor girl who had been aiding in clotted and the sleeve of his shirt was torn, revealing a deep scratch the search for William, stumbled j believed to have been cuased by his u0Un. A murdtf cbargt Sled across his lifeless figure in the mes- quite thicket yesterday morning. He said that he had given the ciiild nickel to buy_ struggle with the child in the brush. They arrested him at the homt See ATTACK, ?f. 9, ;