Abilene Reporter News, April 27, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

April 27, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1938, Abilene, Texas HEWSMKR VOL. LVI 339.. "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FKfENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS -IT rrtH ONLY DUSTER AT FIRST ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 27, 1938.-TWELVE PRICE 5 CENTS Tornado KillsJThree, Wrecks Lynn Farm Homes WTCC Votes Abilene Next Convention City Hunter Sounds Tax Warning To Office Seekers LaGuordia Turns v Down Cowboys' Offer Of Horse Pitjc 13 for Bj CHARLIE ELLIS WICHITA FALLS, April With Abilene's delegation at the West Texas chamber of commerce convention: A sharp threat lo Texas political candidates in the coming campaign of July primaries was noted In the speech of J. C. Hunter, Abilene president of the West Central Texas Oil S: Gas association, today before the oil conference of the convention. THOMPSON LISTENS Hunter, aiming a blow at any prospective boosts in taxes upon the Texas oil industry, told the 50 or more assembled for the gather- ing that "oil men, as well as other taxpaying citizens, have the op- portunity of lending their support to candidates of their choice who are seriously sponsoring and will make an honest effort to bring about genuine economy In govem- ment administration." Notetakers at the conference In- eluded'; Col. Ernest O. Thompson, member of the Texas railroad com- mission date. md gubernatorial candl- "The importut question in ref- to taxation arid economy in the administration 'of government is interwoven with the proposition of whether we are to have a gov- ernment of constitutional law or a government by political demagog- Attack On Oil Taxes, Record Parade Features; Abilene Band .Wins First By HOWARD 0. MARSHALL WICHITA FALLS, April of the West Texas chamber of commerce today chose Abilene as the site for the next annual convention of the organization after Big Spring and Sweetwater withdrew their bids. Other high jpots of thu year's most active convention day were an address by Mayor F, H. LaGuardia of New York a parade miles long, the crowning of Miss West Texas, an oil con- t L t. Suspend Rules To Accept Bid Dramatic Turn Sends Meeting Here For 1939 By HERSCHEL SCHOOLEY WICHITA FALLS, April 26-With dramatic suddenness, the 1939 West Texas chamber of commerce con- vention was unanimously awarded to Abilene late today. The WTCC directorate, meeting on the stage of spacious memorial auditorium here, following Mayor LaGuardla's address, accepted the Abilene invitation, suspending the rules to make its decision today following withdrawal of Big Spring and Sweetwater. Mas Berkley, station KRBC man- ager, extended Abilene's invitation J. H. Greene, Big Spring chamber manager followed, withdrawing in favor of Abilene after reviewing his home city's facilities as a conven- tion city. George Sweetwater, pre- sented his city's bid. He declared Sweetwater had planned its Invita- tion after Big Spring entered the field. Then, he said, came Abilene' ference at which new taxes were opposed, a band contest and a financial report to directors. Opposition to additional taxes was expressed by J. C. Hunter of Abilene, president of the West Central Texas Oil and Gas asso- ciation and H. B. Fell of Ardmore, Okla., executive vice-president of the. International Pet-oleum asso- ciation. Declaring it was "essential there should be no new tax Fell asserted technical discoveries WICHITA FALLS, April Barbara Criwy of Burk- burnttt KM announced tonight' as Miss West Texas for the coming year, she WM chosen by popular ballot at the West Texas chamber of commerce convention. Crowned by U. S. Senator Tom ConnaUy, Miss Crlssy succeeds Inez Mayo of Denton. and Improvements had made it possible so far to give consumers a good product at low cost despite excessive taxes but the process couldn't go on forever. He said the producing branch of the industry paid In taxes or 43 percent of Texas' gov- ernment cost, In 1937, and the per- centage waa more than 60 if the gasoline, tax was considered. WANTS FAIR SHARE ONLY .'Hunteir said oil men did not ob- iast- to'bwrfag a. fair share of gov- ernment objecting to glaring, unconstitutional Inequal- ity." R. T. Harbo, administrative as- ues who will not read and follow J' KBar of the the constitution and who 5eemlnB- dress7n' ad- dressing visiting newspapermen and chamber of commerce secretaries urged strong public opinion for vigorous enforcement of the law which he termed one of the coun- try s most pressing problems. C. M. Francis of Stamford, treas- urer, reported to directors (he chamber generally was In good condition and had cash bal- ance Additional resolutions adopted by directors pledged the chamber to- Seek release of public works funds for projects. Oppose tariff policies harmful to livestock, agriculture and Industry in West Texas. Seek regulations protecting virgin wool and mohair producers. Establish and operate a perma- nent museum at Abilene. Cooperate with affiliates on high- way and airway projects lower freight rates for West Texas industries and consumers It was estimated jammed streets lo view what old-timers said was the longest parade in the hls- WTCC, n, col. a the constitution and who seeming- ly can not say "no" to the ever increasing army of Hunter said, t BANDS TAKE CHARGE "The answer to the question will be determined by the attitude of the taxpaylng voters in Texas." Hunter's backers Include that large army of members in the West m Central Texas Oil Gas assocla- tlon. Bands of various delegations as they arrived took charge of the Kemp hotel lobby, where the busi- ness sessions were underway. At one time, just as Hunter reached 9 R high pitch of emphasis, one of the high school musical delegations broke inlo the chorus from "Whis- tle While You Work He just waited. Of bands, the street crowds cheered _ ed most when the snappy Hardin- Simmons Cowboys fast-stepped through the spectacular afternoon parade. MAYOR AUTO They didn't give that sort of a _ reception to the McMurry girls' Wah-Wah-Tay-Sce drum corps, however, for the unique sight of an all-girl band which 'didn't play mu- sic left an awed wake and a cran- ing of necks. Tiie Cowboys, it turned out, were 9 not delayed In Olney by motor trouble. They went that way In order to avoid crossing some sort of a bridge and were merely de- layed In arrival by the excess mlle- Rge. Or that's what Herschel See OIL FARLEY, Fg. It, Col. t Interest Due May 1 On Reservoir Bonds In Bank For Payment Money has already been depos- ited In the bank by the city of Abilene for payment of due May 1 ns semi-annual Interest on Fort Phantom Hill reservoir bonds, Mayor W. W. Hair said last night. One payment has been made on interest for the first scries of water bonds Issued Miy I, 1937 and the Interest due this May 1 will complete interest pay- nicnUs for a year on Series A. Scries B, issued in January, calls for payment of Construction nt the reservoir Is more than two-thirris finished, Mayor Hair estimator) List nlglil. The concrete conduit has been completed and workmen are con- centrating on the earthen dam. Conlract for the work calls for completion of the dam in 250 working days, with first work starting last August 15. Mayor Hair sairt last night that city en- gineers were predicting Ihe dam vouM be finished by July 1 Slayer Of Mother Draws 14 Years CHICAGO, April Chief Justice Cornelius J. Harring- ton today found Teddy Danlclsen it., guilty of murdering his molher and sentenced him to u years judge, himself the father of three boys, had pondered the case since Saturday, when Teddy's four- cay trial ended with a tearful plea by the defendant that: "If I had been in my right mind at the time, I wouldn't have done it I loved my mother." decision to renew an Invitation, first extended at Plainview in 1935' and renewed at Brownwood In Sweetwater was glad to with- draw, too, In Abilene's favor, Bar- ber said, adding 'That will leave it up to Big Spring and ourselves to battle it out next year." President Milburn McCarty then proposed to suspend the order of business, which provided for selec- tion of the nest years convention city tomorrow morning, and enter- tain a motion to accept Abilene's invitation at once. This was done, with unanimous approval for a motion made bv B. Reagan, district director, Spring. LaGuardia Dines At Chuck Wagon WICHITA FALLS, April The biggest little man in this city to- day ate chuck with the Wichita Falls chuck wagon gang at noon at the home range, as hundreds stood, on the sidelines and cheered. Mayor FiorelJo H. LaGuardia, ac- companied by James V. Allred, and his host, Dr. O. D. Kiel, furnished Ihe climax to the chuck wagon dinner galia. appearing in cowboy re- While Mayor LaGuardia greeted bystanders, the Hardin-Simmons university Cowboy band played "The Eyes of Texas Arc Upon You." Governor Allred, Director Marlon B. McClure and Manager Gib Sandefer Introduced the diminutive mayor to members of the band who recalled their various New York visits, and in unison the boys res- ponded by singing the favorite song of sons of Texas. The festive board of the gang was loaded with regular chuck wa- gon food, stew, beans, bread, apri- cots, onions, pickles, and black coffee. Hoover Assails 'Moral Recession' FRESNO. Calif., April .-_ Former President Herbert Hoover tonight appealed to politically- mlnded women for a fight against what he termed "a moral recession" In American government. Ixpect 400 Schools To Compete In Meet AUSTIN, April re- Pprts received from all but two di- visions. Indications wore today more than 4CO Texas public schools will compete in scolaslic and athletic events of the Intcrscholastlc league here May 5, 6 and 7. Big Business Extends FDR Helping Hand Industrial Chiefs Propose System Of Consultation WASHINGTON, April Sixteen big businessmen offered President Roosevelt their Ivelp today In establishing a system of continu- ing consultation between government and business for prevention of over- production and periodic depressions, In a Joint statement, they said that all should "resolve to encourage the president Li every effort he shall make to restore confidence and normal business conditions." Significantly, they added, however, that "legislation based upon untried social and economic theories should be avoided." HANES LEADER Noting Roossvelt himself had In- dicated belief that the "America's continued prosperity requires closer cooperation between business and the the statement said the "overproduction to which he referred would be substantially alleviated if the government en- gages in continuous consultation with business leaders and encour- ages them to take the initiative to develop and stabilize their respec- tive induslrles." Prepared through the initiative of John w. Hanes, "Wall street man' on the Securities and Exchange commission; Owen O. young, chair- man of the board of General Elec- tric, and Wlnthrop W. Aldrich, chairman of the Chase National bank, the statement also was signed by such men as Charles A. Cannon of Cannon Mills, Clarence M. Wool- ley of American Radiator, Robert H Cabell of Armour and company and Frederick H. Eckner of Metropolitan Life Insurance company. Hanes took u In person to Roose- velt Just before the. tatter's semi- weekly press conference. Asked about it, the president .told importers''he ha4- only had time to read It hurri- edly, but that it seemed to be ex- cellent, In fact, it was promptly recalled that Roosevelt himself urged sys- tem of government-business consul- tation last winter, In the course of a series of conferences with business- men on the present depression. The statement of .the business- men reached the president at a time when he was engrossed with the problem of the business recession; planning a conference with Henry Ford tomorrow, a message to congress on monopoly for Friday and making preparations for put- ting his new lendlng-spendlng ef- fort into operation as quickly as the appropriations are made. He told reporters he expected to discuss general economic questions with the automobile manufacturer. The president's lending-spending program was un- der consideration by the house ap- propriations committee meanwhile. Secretary Ickes urged the commit- tee to approve the Item for public works. Some of that amount, he said, would take care of projects on WPA's present approved list. East-West Runway Nears Completion Only about one more day's work remains for completion of the east- west runway at the Abilene munici- pal airport, port officials estimated last night. The runway would be ready for use alter a few more loads gravel, they said. The north-south runway ex- tended to the required 1500 feet and opened for plants about d month ago. Legal difficulties on condemna- tion of land for the northwest- southeast runway have been cleared and work has begun. The entire runway has been surveyed, graded and covering with gravel started this week. Frome Reward Hiked BERKELEY, Calif., April H. Rennle, general manager of the giant division of the Atlas Powder company, said today his firm was offering reward for Information leading lo Ihe ar- rest and conviction of the murderer or murderers of Mrs. Hazel Frome and her daughter, Nancy, of Berk- eley. STIRRED BY PROSPECT OF 'BIG Oil Rumors Thick In Haskel I As Wildcat Blows In By HARRV HASKELL April Sfr-For exciting fiction, "wildcat'' oil wells still puck a dynamic wallop. Like a streaking around a celluloid wllar, conflrmcd-of Hasxcll county well whirled through this town today Conversations were In a faster tempo. Townspeople talked as It excited, often. Things which yesterday brought praise were forgotten. Those events could wait. They would be available next week and the next. But this oil ti's not every day that "black gold." suddenly and without warning, ertipts from the depth of S.S54 feet when pay Isn't expected until the bit bores down to feet or lower. That was what happened 10 miles south of here when the Forest De- velopment corvwration and J. W. nnd A. E. McMillen No. 1 Psrrtuc well blew in, producing high grav- ity oil. No wonder there was noticeable excitement since there has never been a major play in Hatkell coun- j ty. Information of the oil industry' has been confined to reports from other sections. Today there loomed possibilities of big play. The new well, m southern part of the county. Is six miles northeast of Stamford. There Is anxiety us to whelher further development will bring the interest closer home or let it remain near the competitive FEVEB, Pj. U, Cot FEUDING TRIBESMEN LAY ASIDE DIFFERENCES, THRONG ALBANIAN CITY FOR ZOO'S WEDDING COUNTESS.'-AFPONYI Strike Hailed Believed Most Promising Since Avoca Discovery Although official verdict on southern Haskell county's new wild- cat pool discovery will not be known until the first of next week, Forest Development corporation officials said yesterday the well Is definite- ly the most promising strike in this district since the Avoca field was opened, last summer. An accurate estimate on probable size of the Forest