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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               Mem VOL LVlI, NO. 338. "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR TOES, WE SKETCH WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS. TUESDAY MORNJNG, APRIL 26, 1938.-TEN PAGES. County Vote On Beer Ordered Taylor Citizenry To Decide May 14 If Dry Status Of 26 Years To Be Reversed Tayler county will vote on the question of legalizing' May 14, in an election ordered Monday by the commiMioners1 court. That date was set by the court after presentation of peti- tions making the move mandatory. Filing the petition! with the GET EAGLE RANK court was John Eeid, acting as attorney for E. B. Killer, Bill irown and Kit Canon. 861 QUALIFIED SIGNERS Quaffing root beer, members of he court Monttay afternoon pored hrough the 32 petitions, bearing 99 signatures. Occasionally a name found that did not on the loll tax list, but the commissioners and Judge Lee R. York decided that he required number of 861 eligible 'oters had signed. Question of whether or not pre- Inct option elections could be held at the same time as the county Jlebiscite was unsettled as the court adjourned. Uncertainty was expressed to he legality of such method of vot- ng, and Judge York promised to nvesligate the matter before the court 'reconvenes Saturday. If he finds it legal, the court will hen call precinct option elections !or those justice precincts from which petitions presented. Wet eaclers were preparing to circulate petitions In the various precincts, It William Riley Snow Jr.. top picture above, and R. W. (Bill) Gilbert Jr., both of troop 1J, last nlrtfit were awarded Eagle Scout badges, highest ranking, at the monthly court of honor. Troop 12 received the month- ly of an achievement plaque, presented on a basis of highest attendance, advance- ment in rank and number of parents present. With R. CJ. Boer as court chairman, 48 ad- vancement badges and 37 merit badges were distributed. Court Upholds Bankruptcy Act Revised Measure Gives Debt-Laden Cities Succor WASHINGTON, April 25-OT The supreme court, by declaring constitutional today the revised municipal bankruptcy act, opened the way for 3.000 distressed cities, towns and other political subdivi- sions to seek adjustment of their flebls. The revised Saw provides a bank- ruptcy system under which debts can be scaled down under certain conditions, If courts approve. Tl Wfls enacted last year as a substi- tute for municipal bankruptcy leg- islation invalidated by the court which In May, 1D36. held the orig- inal act violated states' rights. Federal officials estimated today 2.000 cities, towns and school dis- small, or spare ely an additional or so special Irrigation and reclama- tion districts had defaulted on their securities. These officials ntided chief value of the law probably would be to give municipal authorities a lalk- fng point in promoting voiunfary settlement-i with creditors under threat of going niptcy. through bank- another decision, the court Invalidated a 1933 order of Secre tary Wallace and criticized as "fa tally defective'1 a Department of Agriculture proceeding which re suited in the order. Wallace had reduced the max! mum fees collectable' by agent, trading in livestock on a commls sion basis at Ihe Kansas City stockyards The court upheld the 1923 filled milX act. prohibiting Inter- state shipment of milk lo which other oils or fats haw been added Dc.tW Filed SAN ANTONIO, April Cicero Tnttle, 21. former inmate of n str.te school fc< fceblemtnflw was charged with murder here to- day after William Sullivan, 4, died from tl'C effects a brulnl bc.il- Inj. child, his skull fractured was tomd yesterday In underbrush on the eastern oifetirU of the city was Indicated. Under the double election plan, voters might vote on two'plans: (1) whether the county should go wet. and (2) whether the precinct should go wet. If the county went dry, all precincts would automatically go dry; but If county went wet, some precincts might stay dry, .un- der this plan. NEED 10 PER CENT PETITION The court Monday decided not to call precinct option elections Iti own motion, fearing that it might be accused of partiality. If such elections may be held in con- nection with the county vote, the court promised to call one "in any precinct upon presentation of peti- tions bearing names of 10 per cent of the number of persons voting for governor In the last election. Such II Promises New HaskellPool Five Miles From Stamford, Well Drilled To STAMFORD, April 25.-Openlng of a new oil pool in southern Has- kell county was seen tonight as the Forest Development corporation of Abilene and J. W. and A. B. Mc- Millen No. 1 A. E. Pardue headed twice from Adams Branch limestone at a depth of feet. PJL STANDING The well.- coring heavy saturation r.t that depth, was given the Halli- burton drill stem test and late to- IN TRADE TREATY ATTACK- WTCC Told Cattlemen Hurt STAMFORD, April mates la It tonight placed po- tential production of the new county strike at 500 barrels. The well was killed with Kattr and operators will ce- ment pipe Tuesday at a total depth of feet. They will perforate pipe for completion. night was shut down for running pipe with feet of oil standing In the hole. The well Is five miles northeast of Stamford, 440 feet from the north and west lines of the south one-half of the M. Collum survey No. 4. Twelve miles to the north of the Avoca field, the wildcat is in a block of approximately acres for which the drill site and other acre- age was fanned out to McMlllens' Midland drilling contractors for the well contract and other considera- tions. The block was core drilled by Forest Development corpora- tion. H. O. Grace, who drilled the first rotary well in the Avoca field, is the drilling contractor. Rotary tools are in use. The Adams Branch limestone has not been found productive in any other spot in the district. Tested in a recent wildcat in southeastern Kaskell county by the Superior Oil corporation, the limestone was found non-commercial. A large crowd had gathered at the well tonight as rumors of the petitions will he received at 10 o'clock Saturday morning. Taylor'county has been dry for 26 j prospective strike spread. years. First vote for cf.riie'on July 11, 1911, with a LeQSinQ RoVQItV gin of to -777. Most recent coxuuy In, Ihe general election of 1933, when the county went dry to A city wide vote June 30, 1934. polled 1.418 votes against the sate of beer and for- votes. dry margin of 35 Shortly after that wet Activity Spurts HASKELL. April promising oil showing in the Mc- Millen No. 1 Pardue occasioned a considerable flurry In leasing and royally transactions In the vicinity of the test. Several royalty sales forces filed suit in 42d dis Met 'Court! were reported closed on a base of contesting fv large number of dryr votes. Dry leaders, in a cross ac- tion, claimed that the election was illegal In the first place, having been called for the city rather than for the county. Judge M.- S. Long found for the prohibitionists in the case, and declared the election ille- gal. Circle Members To Attend Convention Members of the Abilene 'Wood- man Circle will leave this morning at o'clock by special bus for Comanclie to attend the semi-an- nual convention of the Katie Kid- well district of the Supreme Forest of the Woodmen Circle. Plans were completed in a meet- ing last night for the local .drill team to appear before the assem- bly. Members of the Abilene drill team are Mmes. H. H. Oney, L. C. Davfc. Virgil Waldrop, George Harris, T. H. Fatten, H. C. Archi- bald, A. B. Abbott, and Ma.xine Dearlcy, Viva Jones, Nora Dell Klrby, and Claude Robertson. Kidnap Suspect Held In Denver DENVER, April One man, quoted by police as admitting he was an escaped convict from a Florida prison camp, was arrested today as a suspect In the kldnap- robbery of a Denver man and a running gun battle with state pa- trolmen north of here April 16. Detective James A. chil- ctcrs said the suspect, Leonard Zo- lulzky, 22. admitted abduction of Lee M. Paslej. 39. an company executive. electrical per acre. Avoca Southwest Outpost Tops Oil AVOCA, April 25 The Iron Mountain and Humble No. 3 Car Olander, southwest outpost to the Avoca field, located in section 196 survey, topped oil in the Palo Pinto lime at feet and was cementing tonight. The Humble No. 1 Spencer, wesl extension to the pool, was attempt- Ing to wash In the well with after drilling cement plugs at depth of feet. New Frome Suspects Arrested At Hobbs HOBBS, N. M, April The nation-wide hunt for the kill ers of Mrs. G. Frome ant her daughter, Nancy, Berkeley Calif., women slain three weeks ago near Van Horn, Tex, brought forth two new suspects tonight as auth critics questioned a young man and woman at Lovington, N. M. The slim, dark 29-year-old mai and his "peroxide blonde'1 20-year old co-suspect were photographed and fingerprinted after officers took them into custody in separat Hobbs hotels. Albania Prepares For King's Wedding TIRANA, Albania, April Albania opened today a thrce-daj national holiday in honor of the wedding Wednesday of King Ah- med Xog and Countess Gcraldinc .Apponyl, whose mother was an American. FROM FIVE Baby Parade Begins With 87 Tots, Entries In Cutest Kid Contest, Posing For Camera The baby parade is one. Yesterday, 87 children ranging In age from six wcrts to six years postd s-htle the camera clicked at the Thurman studio. They were the first day's entries In a contest to select the "cutest kids." Not all of these 87 children were Aljlleninns. Merkel. Trent, Hawlcy and Roscoe were represented. That Is in keeping with the rules of the contest, which allows children from other points In this section to Join In the competition, which will not close until Wednesday. May Entry No. 1 was Howard Kunz, Jr., ot Abilene; the last picture 'made yesterday was of five-year-old Dor- othy Ann Hsrrlson, 1326 Oak street. Tho children will compete In three age groups: under one year, over one year and under three, and three years and under six. The en- try fee of entities racli child to have his or her picture made and lo have It published In the Re- porter-News. Each entrant will re- ceive ft five by seven, black and white portrait. The conlcsl Is being sponsored by the Reporter-News and the Thur- mnn studio. Prizes will be award- ex! In three divisions, the winners to be ptckcc by an out-of-town All entries arc being made at the Tluirn-.in studio on North Second street. PR ICE 5 CENTS FEEDING AMERICAN ARMY FROM THE SKY AD VALOREM TAX ABOLITION IS PROPOSED BY CHAMBER Regional Organization Elects 10 Directors, Sets Forth Six Other Aims In Platform By HOWARD C. MARSHALL WICHITA FALLS, April reciprocal trade treaties with foreign countries were sharply attacked it' the annual convention' of the West Texas chamber of com- merce here today. Albert Mitchell of Albert, N. nationally prominent cat- tle raiser, said the policy was injurious to the American industry and a source of considerable apprehension to cattle- men. "Under the Canadian reciprocal trade he said "a quota of head of cattle and about head of call ves are permitted to enter this country at a reduced lariff. "It is inconsistent to aid agriculture with one hand and in turn offset this result by low-' ering the'tariff on cattle." Sparks flew briefly in dis- cussion of the government's soil conservation program as Chester Harrison of Brown- wood, chamber of commerce manager, said development of a dairy industry to meet a need was being hampered. How trie U. S. army can fe2d' its rneu, even though they be'" far from sources of supply, Is in these pictures, taken during., maneuvers ol the first cavalry platoon near Port Bliss, Tex. A big bombing plane is ssnt aloft loaded with provisions. Lo- catin'! the platoon on the river, the flyer (1) release a para- cnute carrying food supplies. Drifting slowly earthward (2) the parachute carries its burden to the cavalrymen. They remove the bundle (3) from the 'chute, find (4) that even eggs are not broken in the drop. This method of provisioning an army unit is especially effective whe-re top- ography makes land travel dif- ficult. With Rivers 1 50UTMEXAS AFTER LOWLAND FAMILIES DRIVEN OUTDOORS TAXATION ASSAILED He asked E. N. Holmgreen, AAA director for Texas, why farmers who planted feed as a soil conserving crop could not feed it to dairy cat- tle If the milk or butter was to be sold off the farm. "In Brown comity there are 4.000 school children who need milk and we have to Import milk and butter ,o feed he said. "Farmers are afraid to raise dairy cattle for fear they will violate the Agrlcul- tlral Adjustment act." Holmgrcen replied the restriction was because of fear in northern states the Southwest would capture the dairy Industry although this would not be the case." Soil conservation policies of the government, including "Hilling down" by growing winter cover crops, summer legumes, terracing and planting sudan, perennial -grass, -Jf'tasfi Boosters Vote Union With C-C First Step Taken After Urging By State Officials The Boosters club Abilene's youngest civic organization last nfght took definite steps toward affiliation with the Abilene_ cham- ber of commerce. A committee headed by Howard McMahon was appointed to confer with J. C. Hunter, chamber of commerce president, and other of- ficials, on possibility of the club's aligning with the chamber and as- suming the role of a junior cham- ber of commerce. At the same time, the organization likely would like- ly retain its Boosters club name. Sentiment ol the Boosters in their dinner meeting at the Woot- cn hotel was that the two organiz- ations, supporting a unified pro- gram, coulct belter promote Abi- lene's interests. Besides McMahon, committee members are Clarence Soinick. Paul Powers, Al Stowe, Mark Womack and Eddie Corkc-rciJ. They will re- port to the Boosters at their next meeting. May 9, when finel action Is expected. Two Fort Worth men prominent in junior chamber of commerce ac- tivities met with the Boosters and encouraged the club to affiliate it- self with the chamber of com- merce. They were D. G. "Doc" Lig- gett, president of (he Texas junior chamber of commerce, and Bill Turner, past national vice-presi- dent of the junior chamber. Liggett, pointing the bene- fits to be had as a junior chamber of commerce unit, declared the junior chamber of commerce was the only organization in the world which provides a training ground for young business men to become properly qualified accept civic responsibilities. Liggett also called attention to the health education program which the Junior chamber U now spon- soring in Texas, concentrating on an anti-syphilis campaign. In business session, the Boosters voted unanimously to meet the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Instead of the first Mon- day, as has been their custom. This necessitated a constitutional amend- ment. At the next meeting, they will take action on another propos- ed consti'ulional amendment under which new officers would be elect- ed every sis montlis. Waters Inundate Crops, Railroads Covered, Patrolmen Watch Highways swept away railroad tracks, nnd covered highways !n this vicinity. The San Antonio river near Mc- Faddln was above flood stage, nnd blocked Grande here. At Gonzales. readied 23 feet. the Houston-Lower Rio valley highway south of Ihe three Guadalupe feet above VICTORIA, April I of a major flood disaster waned here tonight when Guadalupe river flood waters appeared to bs station- ary after breaking their levees and invading outlying residential dis- tricts. Lowland families In the eastern and western outskirts of Victoria had evacuated their homes In some of which the water stood a foot deep. The Guadalupe rose swiftly to a ..........______ 26-foot flood stage when it burst was 30 fAt at Ottine, 13 miles its levees above and below the after torrential downpours along southern watershed. The San Bernard river was near to overflowing. Waters rose Hear the top of the Corpus Chrisll-Vic- toria and Houston-Victoria high- ways, but there was no indication that the highways might be blocked toiight. From Houston westward to the San Bernard river, most of the ranch and farm lands were under thin sheets of water. Cattle died at the fence lines and crops appeared to have been washed away. Conditions were similar along the West-Bernard river. At Wharton. the Colorado river was rising, but lacked 10 feet of being at flood stage, The Navldad river between Wharton and Vic- toria was out of Its banks, lowlands and ditches being filled. Highway patrolmen watched a bridge over the San Bernard river tl.x miles east of Wharton. Late today more rain clouds were blowing In from the gulf. County Red Cross Chairman Frank H. Cram, who had anticipat- ed a flood of 'major proportions." directed a disaster committee in ex- pediting rescue and relief work. The heavy rains, ranging upward to 12 inches, destroyed crops, wash- ed out numerous small bridges, flood" stage, ami was still rising a foot an hour toward an cxpdcled 30 feel bsforo dawn. The San Marcos, which converges with the Guada- city j 'o the north, and rising slowly. its Flood waters will begin pouring across highway 29 soulh of Gon- zales when the Guadalupe reaches 28 feet. County Agent O. W. Thompson of Qonzales said 30 feet on the Guada- lupe would inundate hundreds of acres of river valley land, which would have to be replanted. At Cuero. 30 miles northwest of Victoria, the Guadalupe puzzted river engineers by dropping a half- foot after reaching a top of 21 feet above normal. Two highways, the Cuero-Gon- Sfc FLOOD, }'g. 5, Col. 8 Driller In Hospital With Broken Neck BAIRD. April 5. Wylic. oil driller for the Union Oil and Mining company, who suffered a broken neck in an auto mishap near Trent early Friday morning, was reported resting well in Griggs hospital here today, though he Is still In a critical condition. Wylie is well known here as an oil driller In the Baird shallow field. At the time of the accident he was en route home from Grand- falls, Texas, where he was drilling a well. A few days ago he sustain ed burns about his hand and was en route to Baird to recuptrate. Next Parley In Bag For Abilene Delegation Off For Wichita 500 Strong Today Five hundred Abilenians retired early last night for today's trek to Wichita Falls where they will spread their city's bid for the" 1939 West Texas chamber of commerce convention, while dispatches frorri the North Texas metropolis Indicat- ed Abilene already had enough, votes promised to win the three- cornered-race from Big Spring ana Sweetwater. In Wichita Falls, where the WTCC conclave Is underway, Judge J. C- Hunter, president of the Abi- lene chamber of commerce, said list night more than votes had been promised Abilene.- other Tiie West Texas chamber, a kirij- fish of such organizations, put" its foot down hard today on the sub- ject of taxation. It declared by resolution ad va- lorem taxes for stale purposes should be abolished and there should be a cessation of taxes tend- ing to stagnate business develop- ment In general and the oil indus- try in particular. OTHER PLANKS It likewise took a stand for: Apportioning public school funds See WTCC, PI. 5, Col. Ranchmen Have Day At Conclave Erosion Question Theme; Tariff Dangers Cited By HARRY HOLT WICHITA FALLS, April While hundreds of visitors today glided through the boisterous Kemp hotel lobby, jammed with gay mu- sicians, for opening of the annual West Texas chamber of commerce convention, agriculturists swung into the nearby Sky room for a follow the Abilene high school band, more serious problem. But they attacked the pertinent question In the method typical of Is, with an air of sureness of plenty of enthusiasm. Just as great cattlemen went about settling this section long before "black which brought a curse from ranchmen because it ruined their stock water, began to flow, so moved those here today in the first business meeting. "Tills is the No. 1 program of the said H. H. Williamson, head of the extension service and chairman of the meeting, "since it's dealing with soil and livestock, be- cause that Is what has made West Sec CCW'.ME.V. Ff. 5, Col. 4 ON POSTMAN'S LaGuardia Steers Clear Of Third Party Issue WICHITA April as visual since he came to West Texas. Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuarriin of New York save little indication today as lo what he would f.iy in an address tomor- row before the annual convention of the West Texas chamber of com- merce. He inlimittd he would not discuss the. possibility a third major party would be forced, or the need for one, as gossip has had it he might, but observed lie probably would make ft few remarks on national ad- ministration iwltcies. The speech, one of the principal reasons for his invading the Sovtth- The mayor, who described himself as an independent republican, met Gov. James V. Allrcd. a democrat. at a dinner tonight, but little po- litical significance was'attached to the meeting. In the governor's offices hangs a framed original handbill adver- tising a benefit performance 100 sears ago at the old Bowery theater In New York to aid the struggling "Tcxans." then battling for inde- pendence from Mexico. Mayor La- Guardifl presented the memento to Texas during the state's centennial celebration in 193S. H was the'traditional postman's west, will be delivered cxtcmporrm- 'holiday for the mayor in one respect eously, after which he ntll go to St. a? he visited members of the city Louis. problems. Most of the clay, how- e', cr. he simply rested at the home of Dr. o. B. Kiel, a World war buddy, napping, puffin; a corncob pipe and dictating letters. Although he presides officially over the mos' congested metropoli- tan population area In the world, ho indicated there were some ad- vantages lo the "wide open spaces." "A fellow has plenty of elbow room and fresh air out he said. Out For Governor HOUSTON. April S5.-W-Joseph King. Houston business man and former railroad employe, announced council and chatted about their day. his candidacy for governor here to- their bids Wlchlta Pails Monday; tit' Hmchel Schooley, the Reporter- News special correspondent. H. A. Walker, president of the Sweetfater board of city development, and George D. Barber, manager, headed their city's contingent. Hustling Jimmle Greene, Big Spring cham- ber ol commerce manager, led hlj home city's delegation, which waa busy Monday hanging placards in Wichita Falls hotel lobbies and passing out big lapel badges. Meanwhile, convention visitors "awaited Abilene's big rush Tues- Schooley said. U BUSES, 44 AUTOS The mammoth Abilene delega- tion, unquestionably to be the larg- est from any city, was to form at Hardln-Simmons university al this morning, for departure at A motorcade of 10 buses and about 40 private automobiles will carry boosters Traveling in parade formation and decked out in banners and sporting ''Howdy Neighbor" slogans, the motorcade will go to Wichita via Albany, Throckmorton, Olney and Archer City. The entire group will halt at the stale hospital south, of the convention city, and proceed from there to the Wichita Falls fed- eral building from where the Abi- lene parade will begin. Emmagene Hale, as "Miss Abi- will lead the line of march, accompanied by E. H. Moore, gener- al chairman of the trip. Then will Hardin-Simmons Cowboy band, and the H-SO Cowgirls At 3 o'clock the entire group will be in the Memorial auditorium at the general session of the convention to heat Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia of New York City make one of the feature addresses of the meet. The Abllenlans will return Tues- day night. Hunter, the c-c president, went to Wichita Palls Monday for Ihe meet- ing ol the important works commit- tee, and this morning will discuss taxation and legislation before an oil conference at the convention. He Is president of the West Central Texas Gas association- The Weather AKILKNK ASH VIC1.MT1: tlOQdr. IcK-nl today. WKST Cloudy, IJiandtr- rant, ewTer In fUrenie portion Itetfnefdar rtorty, cooter tiff pi In rxliinw; west pot Hon. EAST TriXAS: lloafly. local Ihnrxdfr- portion, In porHfn, I lOfaJ Ihontff In portion Otd- nfMAy cloudy, loml iTinndrrjhtinr" m In portion, (rwilff In portion. nir Iocs- day conlrr Turjrtij. It MFdnFjitil A IS I II chrtl ji p. m. Jtfl-W. Sun. ft jrvlrriUy, ..1 3; sunn! today,   

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