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Publication: Abilene Reporter News April 27, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - April 27, 1938, Abilene, Texas ®f)E Abilene Sporter ~,!0fto£ VOL. LYU, NO. 339. ‘WITHOUT, OR    WITH    OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR    FOES,    WE    SKETCH    YOUR    WORLD    EXACTLY Associated Pres* (AP) AT WTCC CONVENTION— ABILENE, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 27, 1938-FOURTEEN PAGES AS    IT COES,"-Byron toited Pre** (ir> PRICE 5 CENTS Plainview Editor New President Of Organization HEADS FIRST-ALL SET TO OPEN STRAW HAT SEASON    —      ■«*VyAA SUNDAY STRAW HAT DAY— Its Time To Hang Old Felt In The Closet And t Venture Out In Summer s Newest Ideas Here they come, boys — the new summer straws.    Starting at the ‘left of the    column, there’s Broker Ed    Stewart, Druggist John B. Ray and Law yer Gray Browne in new sailors. and Insurance Man Elbert Hall and High School Principal Byron England wearing Panamas. By Sunday—Straw Hat Day—you can bet your old felt hat that the rest of masculine Abilene will be Joining them In the summer parade. (Repor-ter-News staff photo.) Anglo-French Action Awaited Conf rences On European Muddle I o Open Thursday By The Associated Press. What the British and French will FDR And Ford In Conference At White House U. S. Economic And Business'llls To Be Discussed By SANDOR S. KLEIN United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON. April 27.—(UP) —Henry Ford came to the White House loday to discuss the nation’s economic crisis with President Roosevelt. The billionaire motor magnate and severe critic of the new deal was accompanied by hts son, Edsel Ford, and W. J. Cameron, official spokesman of the Ford Motor Co. Ford and his aides came to the White House at the invitation of President Roosevelt for a luncheon discussion of economic and business conditions. Chairman Mar-riner S. Eccles of the federal reserve board and Hall Roosevelt, a I brother - in - law of the president, who arranged the meeting, com-; pleted.the group. The meeting of Mr. Roosevelt * and the industrialist who has been I the spearhead of frequent clashes with the new deal was in the fam-I ily dining room of the White House, j Before going to the White House, the Ford party called at the navy department for a brief visit with Assistant Secretary of Navy Charles Edison, whose father, the inventor, was one of Ford's closest friends. FORMER TRIUMVIRATE j During the life of Thomas A. Edi-I son and Harvey Firestone, the two, and Ford, formed a triumvirate of I friendship stemming from their common heritage 1 of experience. Each had known poverty in youth. 1 Each had won his way into the top-flight of American industrial through application of new WTCC OFFICERS a “yankee” trait of in- B.v MAURINE F.ASTUS ROE Some women unknowingly think that straw hats for men are all alike—Just hats. But the men—they know better. Their straws are a necessary part of the summer wardrobe, for comfort as well ac appearance, and no two hats are really alike. And by the way. it's time right now to select the new straw. Sunday is Straw Hat Day. The man who ventures out to church Sunday morning in the old felt will likely find his best friend giving him consoling glances. Friend wife may even go to service with a frown on her face; you know. 1 ' JTleCti°n of the I wntl ine British and French will Despite his objections, leaders    I she left bom*exprps ^ust before 00 to curb the nazi surge    in cen-    Piloted congressional approval of    ?    -    ------- - *v.    tral Europe especially in h«    the *5-330,000.000 measure on which    ^is,itors    arr»ved at the    White House He may try hiding the dingy felt Slovakia £- ft™ *-* ln C2echo* I a Joint committee    I    before    the    motor    maenad Ider the pow, but even then it will1 diplomat... as conspicuous as the daisies I mentarily turn'll their attention I rjr*’ “UW,VX1' w clerics must put Borah Opposes New Tax Bill WASHINGTON, April 27. (jpy.    ____ -•«— w...c    ___ Senator Horah (R-Idaho) expressed *dent Roosevelt took office in 1933 opposition today to the comprom-: 1ba^ Ford— a frequent visitor dur-ise tax bill because It omits hts nro- S* tbe terms of Pre*,dfnta Cool-posal to wipe out Ux exertion,    C°m'    *    'h' on future federal security issups    r -it "    Lured by the excitement of the a strange collection of D. A. SANDEEN Manager life ideas and vention, It was the first time since Pres*- rs r&s:?    s    arr    Am,r,h™ cir fitting Z Pk’ howfTer. for clerks must nut' * Russla»-bom midgets, members aborning the straw cartwheel the f .r*  tbelr attention woman in front of him may bo chm. fl?hting in Spain and tearing.    -rh There are no flowers to decorate I CzechoU™«i!o*    clamor ie 1938 strawc mr k,.. j-_.. . ?pc1iomo\akia made In the 1938 straws for men; burdon’t I n^ro!l05>10%iaKla made that issue think there isn’t selection in styles    85 ®ritish and French this year, and that the purchase of oDeniniz P™pared for inferences the new summer hat isn’t an event I    ^    J"00*100    wWch rn any man's life, whether he takes make, or break democratic the first one thkt happens ti) Bt    *"    Europp’ or spends 30 minutes in front of a    ln    China    continued    In mirror picking out the swankiest    S T' althou8h tAie model to l>e had. (For obvious rea-    ™alcing    gains    which    ator Harrison (D-Mi^si oiH hm,» >a>d bere    about    Mr.    b3USS^t»2^K.t0Mthe ^^-    committeemen and freUm Se! Timid    Soul whose wife    takes    him    central China m obJec.he in the    sentatives argued that it shou’d be down to    buy his hat for    him.    Ifs The c£n^ 2E8Sf*L    reJfcled and that thepresident easy to be seen    that his new straw    ed to vip]rf    ad    bitted being fore-    recommendations should be con- isnt his idea of    a hat—but he gets    nor til east nf    * fightinS    siRned as separate legislation. cnp t00 >    Taierhchwang The    Borah quickly commented Take the gay young blade. Sun-    douJ nJLf,^    were P“tting tremen-    ”1 can’t see any consistency day afternoon    you will see him    i , the    ese defelUM    talkin* about removing tax cxeruu- cock a light-weight sailor over his    TaterhchwJ?,/J' s,°,utheast of    ,Uons a» the time and then not do- razw:    anPiifort ito cut    ing anything ab°ut thp^ « ni 12 T ,Plhslen ls only have the opportunity. Firm noui5 of the railway. I shall have more to say when resistance stall-;    the conference committee ‘ renort ed the insurgent offensive along the    reaches the senate floor” ufo    £amsl! war Iront extend-    Paul    V. Betters    of the United „JL    Tprup! to the Mediterran-    States    conference    of mayors said ,'.i° ..Lraip ,s^°rtns’ nUlitaiy    Mr- _ Roosevelt's recommendations the complicated program into legal Iof a tr°upe vislUng in Washington, language.    White    House    attaches,    recalling    the Borah contended his proposal famous occasion on which a mid-would carry out at least part of the set sat in the lap of J. P. Morgan SSSSSISS00^* President hastily whisked the little men and hod.seven, who asked congress Mon- women away. day to eliminate tax exemptions on Another caller was E H Franke both natLmaj" «!nd* HAJ*** °f *** Wahingtonian, w ho drove | melds    a e govern-;iJP m a 1921 model-T Ford, and ! Dr™* yHad ap- brt"? Z    H°U"    RU,rds    “ proved Borahs suggestion, but Sen- ______ Rain And High Winds Sweep This Section Fall Heaviest At Ballinger; General Over Abilene Area Heavy downpours, accompanied by high winds and electrical displays, swept over this section from the South Plains storm area last night. The rainfall, general throughout Central West Texas, was heaviest in Ballinger where a fall of two inches was reported. Coleman had a rain totaling .88 inch, Brady an inch and Brownwood had a good rain that was beneficial to both farmers and ranchmen. Riding on the tail of a hard wind that reached the velocity of 40 miles an hour, rain hit Abilene shortly before midnight. The .splurge amounted to .39 inch. boosting the year’s total to 8.70 inches— three inches above normal to date. Rain and light scattered hail brought .96 of an inch of moisture to the Haskell section late last night. Rainfall was lighter at Stamford where .14 was registered. An inch was received at Hamlin and was believed to be general as far north as Aspermont. Roby also had a driving rain. Precipitation at Baird totaled a half inch, bringing the figure for the month up to 2.25 inches. The heavy winds brought on little damage, farmers in that section said. ^ A fall of .55 inch was recorded at Colorado early this morning. This brought the aggregate for the week to 1.03 inches, a half inch having fallen Sunday. Forecast for this sector was partly cloudy tonight and fair Thursday. Bandeen Again Named Manager Malcolm Meek Elected Treasurer; Del Rio Man Elevated To First Vice Prsidency viztntitm * „By HERSCHEL SCHOOLEY the pm ®    April    27~Herbert S. Hilburn, editor of ~TtinV!reW HeraId» was elected president of the West Texas chamber of commerce at the final convention meeting of tho directorate, here this morning. Hilburn, who has been first vice president the past year, succeeds Milburn McCarty, I     ---, Eastland. He will preside over the 1939 convention, to be held in Abilene, and will direct the WTCC program the coming year. E. K. Fawcett, 75-year old Del Rio pioneer, was elevated to the first vice presidency. He had been second vice president this year. Malcolm Meek, president of the Citizens National bank. Abilene, was elected treasurer. He succeeds C. M. Francis. Stamford, treasurer for several years. It is the custom of the WTCC oiganization to name a treasurer from its headquarters town. D. A. Bandeen, manager, was reelected for the coming year. He wa* praised by Walter D. Cline, nominating committee member, for “constructive and outstanding work in building for the solidarity of West Texas.” J. 8. Bedwell, Wichita Falls, was elected second vice president. Judge J. D. Hamlin, Farwell, past WTCC president, headed the nominating committee. IU other members were C. M. Caldwell, Abilene, and Cline. Cotton Policy Of ACCA Defended Breck Chamber's Record Is Best WICHITA FALLS, April 27 — The Breckenridge chamber of commerce today was the winner of th* second annual West Texas chamber of WASHINGTON. April 27 —OD- N. C. Williamson, president of the American Cotton Cooperative association, told the senate agriculture ____ committee today that the coopera- | foi the best 1938-39 projec'ted"work tues handling of government loan program commerce activities contest. based on IU 1937*38 achievement record. J. D. Sunderer, Jr., president, and Hunter Jones, manager, had submitted the Breckenridge record. Denton won the WTCC award MALCOLM MEEK Treasurer Henry to sec his car." In Charlie McCarthy Spurns Politics Sec STRAW HATS, Pc. 2. CoL I Pennsylvania Mine Blast Kills Seven POTTSVILLE. Pa., April 27—(JO) —A gas explosion, followed by fire deep In an anthracite mine killed can observers said, aided ment. seven men today and Injured eleven    an” combat manes dread IfiSN S,rU?f',n,, 8Salnst    hls    to? ? mp removed six support General Miguel Aranda’s bodies within seven hours after the army fighting southward toward Castellon and Valencia the govern-1 w°uld entail an increase in interest on future municipal securities. blast shook the St. Clair coal company’s mine, four miles from here The sevent ii was burled under a rush of coal. Physicians expected several of the injured might die. All were burned. AAA Pays Farmers $167,767,047 Lightfoot Heads Knights Templars BEAUMONT, April 27.-(UP)-Jrwel p. Light foot, Fort Worth. *as fleeted right eminent grand commander today at the closing session of the Texas Knights Templar’s 85th annual conclave.    -1 WASHINGTON, April 27 (A*)—I HI    Th* Agricultural Adjustment ad- . L. Sullen, 80, Dies nlatratlon reported today it hod paid out $169,767,047 In benefit payments to farmers and adminlstra- curator Ii* !***““! durin« the July-hic h- vear P*riod of the current fiscal rn TfXas recclvfd th® largest Jersey City N J    mounf    Ji84'*-75*    Kansas    was  _dlPd    today-    second with $10,707,717 NEW YORK. April 27 Henry Lewis Bulien, 80. emeritus of the Typographic brary and museum American Type Founder; OKLAHOMA CITY. Apr!! 27. —(UP)—Charlie McCarthy refused today to compete against Will Rogers and Brigham Young. McCarthy, an Oklahoma City salesman, not radio pal of Edgar Bergen, said that he was one Oklahoman who did not attempt to profit politically from a famous name. S^me politicians urged that Met arthy file for congressman-at-large in an effort to defeat Will Rogers, the incumbent. Brigham Young, research worker in the state library, is a candidate in the same race. So is Wilbur Wright. Muskogee, no relation to the airplane inventor. McCarthy dismissed the suggestion with the statement that it was a “bunch of bunk.’’ Death Decree Upheld AUSTIN, April 27.—(jf)—Mark Henry Calhoun, Dallas county negro, became another prospective resident of death row in the state penitentiary when the court of criminal appeals today affirmed a death sentence given him for rape of a 13-year-old Dallas girl. CAMERA GOES CLICK— More Cute Kids’ Parade Before Lens As Contest Entries Reach 12/ The Weather Report Okehs TVA WASHINGTON, April 27 - (ZP) — David E. Lilienthal, a director of the Tennessee Valley Authority, reported to President Roosevelt today he saw no "Insuperable difficulties’* in the way of ultimate purchase of private dower properties ‘fi tile TVA area. Babies under a year old led the Cutest Kid" parade this morning and yesterday afternoon. Of the 29 new entries in the contest, ll of them were infants. Youngest this morning—and in the contest to date — was Bobby Donald Click, from Merkel, route 3 He was born February 8 girls over three and under six, In all, 127 entries had been received this morning. Only six more 1 days remain in the contest, which will run through next Wednesday May 4. M INFANTS ENTERED Thirty one infants ha\e been AMMINE »n<i vicinity:    y-aruy    uoudy and filler tonight; inuriaay yni-uy cloudy. whirl ih\As )»ir, *itgbtiy cool«r in t annanaic tonight: Thur*a»> tair. KASI I h A A Ii. rattly Cloudy in welt, loc*I thundershowers in east portion, mot-lf..!n . *** and central portions tontgnt; Thursday partly nouay, avowers in tx* ireme e**t, cooter in northeast portion. KAI \mx: *4 hrs ending a rn wed | Since first or year .......... I same period last yea r    , .Normal since first of jeer Highest temperature yesterday ....ay Lowest temperature thi* morning    a I i km yr. ha ii hem pleted Jones Wildcat To Test Sand Free Oil Bailed From Chittenden Try Near Anson Samples examined from the Mack Hays and Montour Production company No. I Chittenden estate, non lwfstcrn Jones county wildcat oil ’est eight miles from Anson,! shoved 18 fee8 of saturated sand it v as reported here this morning while operators planned to make a test. Hays, Abilene and Albans operator who assembled the block, said that 15 bailers of free oil had been recovered from the well after upper water had been shut off from behind the six-inch casing The bori-1 son believed to be the Swastika was at first thought to be lime. I; was to be checked for reaction to acid treatment. The well is in rank wildcat ter-1 ritory, a scheduled 4.OOO-foot or Palo Pm to project. The present showing is the second to have been found. Operations were delayed nearly two months by a fishing job p*r!y this year, the test having resumed drilling the last cf March It is located 330 feet from ‘he southwest comer of Amerada subdivision 18. L. Kratz survey No. 335. Healey Drilling company is contractor. In southwestern Jones county,! Humble Oil A: Refining company was reported today to have staked I a west offset location on the Hue!- cotton had satisfied everybody ex cept “the politicians.” The cooperative leader was opening witness for the ACCA in refuting claims by committee investigators that underclassmg of government loan cotton had caused heavy losses to farmers. Williamson said a series of legislative investigations of ACCA had been “inspired by outside interests hostile to the cooperatives." “The reason why the cotton trade la complaining about the cooperatives is that the cooperatives have reduced their profits,” he said. Williamson said there had been no complaints from farmers that ACCA had underclassed loan cot-I ton. Williamson said a committee statistician had attempted to prove losses “on assumptions on cross sections " while actual transactions between “buyer and seller” failed to establish underclassmg. Williamson said cooperatives handled about 12 percent of the total cotton crop since 1930 and i ACCA handling of the 12 cent loan 1 cotton satisfied “the farmers, the farm credit administration, and the commodity credit corporation.” Lynn Tornado Fatal To Three Score Injured; ^Property Damage Reported Heavy TAHOKA, April 27.—(ZP)—a tornado lashed two Lynn county communities late yesterday, leaving three persons dead, a score injured and unestimated property damage, George Walters, 40, of Austin, visiting in the Draw communtiy, and his cousin, John Walters, 15, were killed when the storm bowled over their automobile. Mrs. V. O. Caswell, about 25, was killed when her residence was demolished. Seven-year-old Mary Belle Walters was lifted from the Walters’ automobile when the other two occupants were killed. She was dropped some distance away, with only minor injuries. J. Strum, about 200 yards from the automobile, said he wrapped members of his family in a blanket, threw them on the floor and sat down on them. He looked out through the window and saw tho Walters girl dropping from an altitude of about 15 feet from th# midst of the fury. CaswaR watt hi* wife had suggested they seek shelter in the storm cellar. He reached for tho door-knob of his residence, he saiif, when the door was carried away and the house wrecked. Caswell was injured seriously and Mrs. Caswell was killed. Sweetwater won the 1937 achievement program, and Roswell, N. M, the projected program awards a year ago. when the contests were inaugurated. There were fifteen entries this year. Weatherford won the annual reg-1 istratlon contest. 'My Home Town' Winner Named WICHITA FALLS. April 27.-“My Home Town" speech contest winner this morning was Dorothy Marie East, Childress. She won out over 60 contestants and to her goes the Etheridge cup and $25. Charles Garner, Mineral Wells, was second and Virginia Vaught, Burkburnett, was third. Alf London's Aged Father Succumbs KANSAS CITY, April 27.—(4V-* John M. Landon, 81. father of AK M. Landon. the 1936 republican presidential nominee, died here today of heart disease. The elder Landon, who started % successful career as an oil man in western Pennsylvania and transferred his interests to kansas in 1904, suffered a series of heart attacks last week. His son, former governor of Kansas, was at the bedside when he died. Landon said the date of hli fathers funeral would be announced later and that it would be in Topeka. Father Of Alvin M, Owsley Dies Roosevelt Signs Huge Navy Bill Favorites Advance In Women's Tourney HOUSTON. April 27.—A’—Back nine spurts put Mrs. Frank Goldthwaite. Betty Jam$son and Mrs. E. R. Hury, three standout entries in the Texas Womens Golf association tournament, into the quarterfinals today. DENTON. April 27.-{A’—Alvin C.    WASHINGTON. April 27.-uP>— Owsley, 83. attorney and father of President Roosevelt approved a rec-AJvin M Owsley, United States ord peace-time appropriation of minister to Denmark, died here to- $549-866,949 today to finance the day. The elder Owsley had receiv- navy for the next fiscal year. cd a broken hip recently when he    The measure, distinct from the fed while playing with a pet dog. ‘ big navy” bill being debated by — the senate, carried funds to stare work on two new battleships, two crullers, eight destroyers, six submarines. one mine sweeper, one sub-I NEW YORK. April 27 —<4*.—Rab- marine tender, one fleet tug and one bi Owsley Rabinowitz, 78. president! oiler. of the United Grand Rabbis as- It also provided cash to continue sedation of the United States and work on two battleships, three air-Canada, died today.    craft carriers, eight cruisers, forty- was head of the rabbinical three destroyers, sixteen submarines, group which followed the chassidic. a seaplane tender and a destroyer ; or mystic, interpretation of jdaism. I tender. Rabbi Chief Dead OFFICIAL MUSIC MAKERS— ABILENE HIGH EAGLE BAND, TOPS AT WTCC CONCLAVE, PREPARES FOR STATE CONTESTS 1930    ,........ ump aren Also posing for the camera was his mlh plctuITS havo been sister, Jewell Laverne Click who 1 J!*? i ,?hlldr*n over onp J'par Win be two years old on August 13 J d under *h«e. and 37 of chil-Right after Bobby Donald Click j    and under six .v^s. came little Miss Barbara Ashley:    ! ffVi ,',r p by Thurman Bogart. 1526 North Fifth street. She Stow -SS °‘    ‘f?*7    the was three months old on April 9 f p T contpst- the winners Ten children over one and under V Aition to**-    pnzps:    ln tin ce, had pictures made, and eight were in the group for little boys and a $15 cash award See C UT$ KIDS, Pg. 14 Col. 5 a rn. .»# 59 09 Wnh praise rinjmj In their ears jeered a percentage ranking    based; here In May.    The    event    that starts for Winning tim place In the West J* Paying and marching pl 97 1-3    „    ^ag,d    „ndtr    r. Texa.s chamber of commerce band    2    Percent for the second . ,    .    ,,    ^    . conter    ,n sh! vTk Pla<'p Altus band.    ahiP    Of    the    Texas    Band    and    Or-. h . _ '.    ”    ‘    °    '    “rnP    g    Director    R.    T.    Bynum    said    today    chestra    Teachers'    association. paring for *the    ho!!,)    ihat hP *aS p[oud of Hi* band’ butl AbiTpne musicians who wil, enter dies ton farm to the recently com «ontests that star    prP^rlng    f0r    stiff    comped-    the    solo    contests    are;    Saretta    Merited disomy in No I I N TYrnSdiy    ^    Angelo, tionU) the San Angelo contest. The: row, violin; Alma Jean Fag. vlo- Noodle "c'-cck f if hi*    *    , -^SU band earned th, dla- ! tflUSWT-tt "" ain-o 67Wie';,'iC!V'7- htUr*U0" r d'^H00    San    TngSo" at 2J550-67 feet in    the Fisher    coun-    and will have that role when the    Leaving tomorrow will be 40 mem- t> lime horizon,    was repented to    convention meets in Abilene in    hers of tile high school or che* r* have    pumped 73 barrels of OU to'    IWS. A prUe of »50 went lo Ab,- that «U Mmpe« Lhk ii I ? 0n,    *nJn“,»1    I'M Altua. Oklahoma, band non    the elementaiTschools ho,^^or^^ind J - AMlee* * P    gk''d l>aCk    deP"'    STd Pl,‘r'-*nd    NUa Ue    70    ^ compete TR* SSfe 01    MjS    -ert'    '    puitam of Colman received tit tor band will be in the marching    eon- adjudged champion drum    test Friday night along with the l>ry tn«rmoratt*r W*t th«rmom*tfr bt* Kflttivf humidity ag M sr si SB -Bl BS TS VS ..!! re    field, the Texas company reported    a J**    showing of    oil in    lime believed    to li te J £    5® a lmver    7,onr    fron‘ ,ts No-    7 7W.    Carter at a    depth    of 2.762 feet    It •ill* Vi Two miles to the west, in the old being major. Paul 3eeds, director ‘of the Texans. official Texas band, chairman of the convention band event, said: ’The Abilene band wrw the finest I have ever seen.” The Eagle band lin; Dorothy Aman, violin; J. F. Dennington. piccolo; S. R. Fried-sam, French horn; William Snow, baritone; Jerry Stevens, cornet; Alfred Samuel Waldrop, clarinet; Guy Kemper, saxophone and drum majoring; and Bill Sanders, drum majoring. The group will be accompanied by several school officials. The trip will be made in buses bee JONES WILL, P* g, Col. 6 honor band. Bynum said. Eighty- and private cars. five high school students will make “Because of the difficulty in getup Hie band that will play at I ting reservations most of the Abi-p. rn. Saturday.    j    ltne    students will have to return Die San Angelo event is prelim- when they finish competing,'* By-inary to the national contest slated num said. ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: April 27, 1938