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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - April 28, 1938, Abilene, Texas «Wan Abilene Reporter-Ben#"WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LVII, NO. 340. Trying To Do Best, Says Ford Of President 'Wake Up And Go To Work' Advice To People Of U.S. BY JOHN FERRIS NEW YORK, April 28.—(/P)— Henry Ford, fresh from his White House conference with President Roosevelt, told interviewers today the president “is trying to do the best he can like everybody else.” The remark was • prompted when someone commented that Ford had never appeared to ne in such a genial mood. Was it because he came away from the White House with new optimism? “Well, you never heard me say anything about the president, did you?” The automobile manufacturer smiled. “What's the use? He's trying to do the best he can like everybody else.” But of the conference Itself Ford would say nothing. Conditions generally are going to change, he said, and change for the better. And, he said, he doubts if there will b? war in Europe in spite of gloomy dispatches from abroad. ASKS SON Ford's son, Edsel, and W. J. Cameron. Ford Motor company executive, sat with Ford during the interview in a small private dining room of the Ritz Carlton hotel. Edsel said nothing, save when his father risked him the precise location of their big cooperative farm in England where the Fords are “teaching England she can feed herself.” “Where is the farm, Edsel?" Henry asked. “It’s in Essex county at Bor-ham.” Ford thought it was two or three thousand acres in size. Edsel said 4,000 would be closer to fact. Henry Ford is going over for a visit to the Farm this summer. Ifs run, he said, chiefly by teamsters, drivers and other workers. GARNER REPORT Ford was asked about a report he favored Vice President John Nance Garner for the 1940 democratic nomination. He declined to comment. He said a printed report to that effect was untrue. He grunted another denial. “What was that you said, Mr. Ford?'’ someone asked. Ford craned his neck, narrowed his eyes slightly and made a whistling noise. “Try to spell that,” he grinned. People generally, he said, have got to “wake up and go to work." “Too many people try to live off money,” he said. "Money Isnt wealth. It’s Just a token of wealth. We must create wealth and we must do it by doing something. People should be their own leaders.” “Too many people are half asleep. They’re looking for security instead of making it for themselves. And so they are easily fooled by their leaders.” NAMES NO NAME He mentioned no one by name, and in reply to a specific question as to whether he meant labor leaders, said; “No.'' Conditions will change, and change for the better, he said, when See FORD Page 9, Col. 5 Figures Cited To Show Newspapers Best 'Ad' Medium NEW YORK, April 28. (,P)—Newspapers have sold and will continue to sell more merchandise than any other medium yet devised, James G. Stahlman, president of the American Newspaper Publishers association, told the New York Advertising club today. “One of the silliest views held by some advertisers," he said, "is that the public is losing its interest in the press and is turning to other media for its information. "The daily newspapers are still the primary news disseminators, and, likewise, the most powerful agencies of public opinion." Stahlman said the fact that the daily newspapers of America have a circulation of more than 42,000,000 —an all-time high—is “the best answer to loose assertions that reader interest in the press is on the decline. Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 28, 1938-TWELVE PAGES United Preai (I P) PRICE 5 CENTS YOUNG SLAYER OF MOTHER SOBS Burying his face in a handkerchief to hide his tears, Teddy Danielsen, IP year-old “average'’ high school boy, is led away by a court bailiff aft er being convicted OI murder in Chicago and sentenced to 14 years in prison for fatally stabbing his mother in a quarrel over his truancy. DRYS’ STEERING COMMITTEE NAMED TO EIGHT LEGAL BEER Weiner! Bride Found Dying Mrs. Bennie Lou Garrett, 20, Dies In An Ambulance STAMFORD, April 28— (SplT— Mrs. Bennie Lou Garrett, 20-year-old bride of eight months who was found early this morning at her farm home near Weinert with a gunshot wound Upon3]at her temple, died in an ambulance en route to the Stamford hospital shortly afterward. Relatives could ascribe no reason why Mrs. Garrett was shot. Native of Haskell county, she had been I married to Leroy Garrett, farmer, August I, 1937. i Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Ford of Weinert, she was born Jan. 8. 1918. Mrs. Garrett was a member of the Gilliam Four-Square church. Complete arrangements have not been made for the funeral, but It will be held at IO o'clock Saturday morning with the Rev. Thompson, Weinert, and the Rev. Des of Lubbock. pastors of her church, In I charge. Survivors besides her husband and parents are four brothers. Fred, Willard and Jack Ford of Weinert; Paul of Albuquerque. N. M : two sisters. Mrs. Bill McKenna of Haskell, and Bonnie Ford of Weinert. Representatives Of 32 Churches, Communities Meet Drys took their first step to block sale of beer in Taylor county at a mass meeting in the First Baptist church this morning. Representatives from 32 churches and communities elected the Rev. J. H. Hamblen, pastor cf the First Methodist church, as chairman of the Taylor county drys. J. D. Riddle v,as selected as secretary and Dr. C. A Long was chosen treasurer. A steering committee of ten persons was appointed by the Rev. Hamblen to map plans for the campaign preceding the county-wide beer election on May 14. Members of the committee are J. M Cook, chairman. John W. Price. Dr. N. A. Moore. Dr. Thomas W. Brabham. S. M. Jay, Mrs. Morgan Jones, Raymcvd Hill, T. S. Lankford and Hubert Hays. The group will meet in the committee room of the First Baptist church Friday at 4 p. rn. to complete details for their drive. The committee has already approved a plan for 45-minute broadcasts over KRBC, beginning at 7 p. rn. the two nights preceding the election. Guadalupe’s Flood Rises Students Riot CAIRO. Egypt, April 28.—.Ti— Three hundred students today par-ticipsud in Egypt’s first anti-Semitic demonstration since the Arab-Jfwi'h troubles began two years ago in neighboring Palestine. The demonstration apparently was cles.gpfo to coincide with the anisal in the Holy Land of the British partition commission of four fo study possible modifications of the plan to divide Palestine into Arab, Jew I h and British mandated areas Third Party Play MADISON. Wig., April 28. hr — Governor Philip F. La Follette^ program for a political realignment of liberals awaited revelation tonight at a mass meeting which may be the precursor to a national third party. * Aides to the governor, estimating an overflow crowd of possibly 10.000 HOUSTON. April 28. >,V -Thousands of acres of additional farm I land along the surging Guadalupe river were flooded Thursday as the river, on a rampage since Monday, rose to the highest marks of the present flood. A two-inch rain between Hoch-heim and Gonzales Wednesday created a new menace, increasing ap- ; pretension as it began to flow into the river. At Cuero, the Guadalupe had risen to 25 feet and was still rising I slowly, with a peak of 27 or 28 feet expected as the full effect of the i rn west rain is felt by the already overflowing stream. At Victoria, the water was back up to 27.5 feet, equal to the highest it has been in the ’'re-sent flood. The water had dropped to 268 feet and residents of that section had hoped that it would fall several feet mere before the crest from the Gonzales area arrived. "It looks bad." was the general comment as residents saw the new rise hit when the river had fallen less than a foot. The previous all-time high was 31 feet, registered in 1935. Bishops Favor Unification Of Methodists Episcopal Address Draws Dissent Of Retired Bishops BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 28. f/P —Union with northern Methodists, decried by opponents as likely of church destruction, wras “commend-(ed” today to the Methodist Epis-j copal church, South, in a history-■ making address from the College of Bishops. I Read by Bishop Hoyt M. Dobbs of 1 Shreveport, La., the Episcopal address embodied recommendations of the bishops to the general conference, and “commended” the unification plan to be formally presented tomorrow as worthy of “thorough ccnsideration and such action as is befitting the most important matter” before the church since its organization followed the split in 1844 over slavery. Two retired bishops, Collins Denny of Richmond. Va., and Warren A. Candler of Atlanta, Ga., did not agree with the plan of union, and die: not sign the Episcopal address. DISSENT In a supplementary statement they termed the unification plan a "dangerous arrangement" and challenged the legal right of this conference to act on it. The racial question also was one of the objections raised by opponents. Senator Carter Glass of Virginia said simply the proposal "would bring the negro Into our southern churches.” Unification advocates included Bishop John M. Moore, presiding today who said “the racial question is not involved.” Votes of the Individual conferences were read, showing 7,650 ayes, and 1.247 noes and the address I pointed out the affirmative vote was j about 86 per cent of the total vote cast. ALCOHOL I Alcoholic beverages were discussed at length in a chapter of the Epis-! copal address on “public evils.” “It Is now a little more than four years since the repeal of national , prohibition of the beverage liquor • traffic,” the address said, "the re-i suits are apparent on every hand, i "The administration that stabbed the temperance of a century is doing nothing to curb the beast that , it let loose upon the land. I “The nation will not forget the solemn pledge of the president of the United States in proposing repeal that 'by no possibility at any time or under any conditions, at any place or under any circumstances shall that institute - the saloon, or Its equivalent, be allowed to return to American life.’” Turning to other “evils,” the address said; "Divorce in America has become 1 a national scandal, other states now vie with Nevada in their contempt I 1 of the marital laws of God. The Sabbath is all but obsolete. Millions have forgotten that righteousness exalteth a nation and the righteous God will wither the boasted civilization of any people that renounce His judgments.” Coleman Schools COLEMAN, April 28—. Sp! >-The fully accredited schools of Coleman county are meeting requirements of the State Department of Education, according to S. O. Murdock of San Angelo, who has Just completed a survey of the schools. Britain And France Clear Way For New Alliance Pad May Be Closest Since Great Conflict TRAINMEN FIGHT FLAMES AFTER CROSSING CRASH Trainmen frantically fight flames that threatened to destroy their train in Chicago. The fire, which followed a col lision with an automobile transport truck on a crossing, was fed by spilled gasoline. Wreckage of the truck can be seen Jammed against one of the coaches. FIVE MORE DAYS— Parents Warned To Enter Their Children In 'Cutest Kid’ Contest Quickly As Possible hour or two at the longest. This will give the photographer time to By MAURINE EASTES ROE Here’s a tip from the photographer as the deadline nears for entries in the ‘Cutest Kid” contest sponsored by the Abilene Reporter-News and Thurman studio. Just five days remain. Don’t watt until the last day. next Wednesday, to enter your children in ' I ^/competition. This, because in the rush of getting the prints on the last days portraits to the engraver, it will be impossible to show parents the proofs. This does not mean that they cannot fee the proofs and select the pose to be entered In the contest; but that there Just won’t be time to show proofs on Wednesday pictures for use in the May 8 special Baby edition of the Reporter-1 News. However, care will be taken to select the best pose for the paper, leaving the contest choice to the parents. J This also should carry a suggestion to the parents who have been notified when to see proofs on pictures already made. View the proofs promptly and if at all possible,    .    . make your choice lo -.he studio; it !“?7!°on_ *nd «» not, then keep the proofs only an New Oil Pool Seen In Jones Tubing And Tankage Go To Chittenden Test The Weather ABILENE and vicinity: Partly cloudy, and cooler tonight; Friday partly cloudy and vt armer. WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy, ahonrra In extreme aouthea/t portion tonight and Friday; warmer rn Panhandle and extreme neat portion tonsgnt and in norm portion Friday, EAST TEXAS Partly cloudy, allower* In aouthw-est pirtton tonight and Friday; cooler in north portion tonight; warmer in northwest and north-central portion* Friday. Highest temperature yeaterday ....Si Lowest temperature this morning 57 TEMPERA I UKES Abilene Building Shows Improvement One of ll cities in Texas where building permits for March and the first quarter of 1938 surpassed the same periods of 1937 was the designation given Abilene yesterday by the University of Texas Bureau of Business Research. Six of the ll cities making the improvement record were in West Texas. Besides Abilene, they were Amarillo, Big Spring, Brownwood, Cleburne and Lubbock. in response to his radio plea for a ITALY. April 28. (iP Rain-depression-routing public action, set plagued Ellis countv received its up flood lights and erected a loud- second largest rain of the year early speaking system on the grounds j today, five inches falling In the outside the meeting site.    ,    Milford    arca. WHAT! HIGHER TAX ON TEA?— Tour*. rn CLOUDY idnight Noon .. Bun nae Sun act , pm 7 a rn Dry thermometer Wet thermometer SS Relative humidity 25 Jim Silent On Race By Ma' AUSTIN. April 28—'UP—The Ferguson Forum in its issue here today failed to soy whether Mrs. Miriam A. Ferguson will enter the race for governor. Its front page display editorial by “Jim—The Editor” discussed the lieutenant governor’s race and opposed a unicameral legislature. On an inside page there was a reprint of the Dallas News account by William M. Thornton of the San Antonio rally to draft Mrs. Ferguson as a candidate. An editorial on the opening of Atty. Gen. William McCraw’s campaign said that McCraw agreed with about everything that Ernest O. Thompon had said in opening his campaign. The outcome between them was called doubtful with McCraw conceded the best chance to win out as the "best looking” and 'best speaker.” Then came this 1 paragraph: "This leads our minds to the old saying that church is never out until they sing. There might be some- ' ANSON. April 28 —Promise of another Jones county oil pool came from a new direction today as operators moved in tankage and tubing for a test of the Mack Hay* and Montour Production company No. I Chittenden estate, about eight miles northwest of here. Contractor J. H. Healey said tubing will be run in the test, showing oil from the Swastika horizon, this will be placed on a 12-hour production gauge to be pumped with the spud-| der. He estimated the strike at 50 to IOO barrels of oil per day, based on report that the well had filled I,-700 feet overnight. It was showing no water after pipe had been lowered to 2,993 feet and the hole bailed. Top of the section of saturation, which had been logged at 3,003 feet, was reported to have shown favorable reaction to acid solution. Bottom of the formation, from 3.014 to 3,022 feet where the oil was first noticed, was checked on samples as nearly pure sand. It has had a previous showing of oil in lime at 2.776 feet, but drilled ahead and encountered water later. The water was being carried at the time the present showing w-as found and Initial estimates were lowered. The wildcat is near the center of a block of about 2.000 acres, oemg 330 ■ feet out of the southwest corner of Amerada subdivision 18, L. Kratz survey No. 335, two miles southwest of Radium. It is on a part of the once-vast ranch owned by the late poet-ranchman, Larry Chittenden, who; WTOte "The Cowboys Christmas Ball.” provide the newspaper with retouched glossy prints for publication May 8. One hundred seventy children had been photographed today. Forty five were babies under one year; 80 were children over one and under three years, and 45 were over three ani under six. Thats the three divisions of tile contest, in which "Cutest Kids” will be selected, while a grand prize will go to the “Cutest Kid” of all. Numerous merchants of the city are to Join in offering the prizes. Don't wait, I however, for their announcements I to make the entries for that would int an too big a rush on the close. These children were photographed this morning: Hlllry Leon Ranson, Jan. 20, 1938, 2425 South Second; Mable Kathreen Goodwin, April 28, 1937, 902 Lillus; Billy Roy Williams, Feb. 8, 1938, Trent, route 2; John Thomas Shelton, Dec. 30, 1937, 933 Vine street; Betty Char-. lene Tucker, Dec. 26, 1933, 408 Peach; Wallace Richard Bost, Jan. 26, 1938, McMurry college; Mary Binyon Berryman, Oct. 9, 1937, Winters; Jimidene Kingsfleld, thing doing yet. Killed By Truck PITTSBURGH. April 8 T -Ollie Carpenter, 35, was killed instantly yesterday six miles north of here when struck by a truck which was turning around on a highway. See CUTEST KIDS Page 9. Col 5 Renew Clash In Co-Op Probe WASHINGTON, April 28.—<JP}— An admitted error on the quality of one bale of cotton plunged the senate agriculture committee's investigation of cotton cooperatives into dispute today. E, F. Creekmore. manager of the American Cotton Cooperative association, suggested that all exhibits presented by a special staff that investigated the cooperative “should be thrown out of court." He referred to a series of exhibits introduced Jn an effort to show underclassing of 12-cent government loan cotton by ACCA had cast cotton growers several mUlion dollars. James D. Williamson, Waco, Tex., counsel far the senate staff, admitted that the committee statistician had made an error on one bale that reflected on ACCA. 'This is just an example of what we are up against.” Creekmore said, pounding the committee table. “I think the senate ought to investi- I gate the accuracy of the committee statistician.” British Chancellor Preached Powerful Peace Sermon When He Announced Higher Income Taxes v5SxMAtApm1IL*. I ££",£? r-mSf    >,?«“! A. I1d I jesses; ?yZ°    ^ fight- That was a powerful peace se;- , sleep nights, mon the British chancellor of the Take it all in all exchequer preached when he young mans fancy isnt turning titles you to Officer Dies VERNON, April 28.—(ZP)—J. W. Carrington, Wilbarger county peace officer for 35 years, died Wednesday. He had served both as a deputy sheriff and as city marshal of Vernon. ,,    „    ...    1ea^ ^ddie WOO-    a water-rate as we.I.    which would sell for a little over j ing during the war for tea. I Terne British if you earn Sa.OOO (which en-    The tax on gaso.me Is 18 cents a dollar lf untaxed, pays a tax of call one day I was rushing by mo- whooned the income tax for even I Hehtiv to -________1 o !? w°U t0 a cnolc* place in the a gallon, the chancellor having two dollars—total, three dollars, tor along the British front in "he lime ellow uD to 27 1-2 n^ KL St I Ha    ,    *h    SUn>    y0U    p8y    **    a    lx>ostrd 11 * C0UPlr of «*»* This Perhaps the most universal blow , France to reach the scene of a big cent to Dav for lYiehtnd s terrific    ^    5*    P°r?n    mak<*s    about    36    cents    a    of all was when the chancellor 1 battle. My chauffeur. a British armaments nrosrra rn    ‘    fl, !    \    *    7*    sl|rt*x    at 110.000-; gallon In the big towns, though it announced another rise in the tax Tommy, suddenly armaments program.    less,get married—unless he can , and how! As a $10,000 individual There has been no    outcry as yet    j    demonstrate that two can live as    >    you    pay $2,070,    and by the    time fiom the man-in-the-street, prob*    :    cheaply as one, which^ Mr. Ein-    i    you    reach the shameful earning of ably because he has    been paying    stein perhaps would characterize    ;    $100,000 you are    donating    more a 25 per cent tax so    long that he    as a mathematical absurdity And the Income tax is only one item in the long line of taxes pulled up in goes as high as 60 cents in the    on tea.    He put four cents on that,    front of    a small inn. I asked why sparsely populated wilds of nor-    making    a total of twelve cents.    we were    stopping and was told them Scotland.    j    Now-    tea    Is    the    breath    of    life    to    that it was tea time. There is an annual tax of $3.60 the Englishman. It is served to "My gosh,” I protested, “you !, a,V ,tc. thf sovernment. Mil-| per horsepower on your car, which | him before he gets out of bed don't mean to tell me we are goto let tAat battle wait while drink tea.” 'which    is    good money    la    England)    wheels    for the    other    assessments.    I    The tax is so high on alcoholic    is even    provided in business of-    great dignity, "but I must have must pay    about $1.3,    after    deduc-    The    local tax    on    your    eight-room    1    liquors that there is a large de-    fires,    banks and where not I    my tea.”    And he did. mu    Anther    ^    „    1°    P™    eXamplC    *    ,whftt    the    Uonalr*    **    **>m    have    to    bor-    account.; for the thousands of low- ("early morning tea" they call Tv. j ing matter £    TSL    Hf*    ^    Slngle    Parson    .    row    money    to    pay    their    taxes.    I    powered "baby” machines in Eng- at breakfast-and without fail at we ain iii™ .T I' ___ ,‘h    1an.    earnfd    lncom<>    2!    $2'°?°    The    income    tax    Just    greases    the    land.    ‘four o’clock of the afternoon. Tea I “I Powers Try To Overcome Result Of World War By RICHARD D. MMILLAN United Press Staff Correspondent LONDON, April 28.—(UP)—British and French statesmen agreed today on all points covering a virtual alliance in peace time or in ! war, it wras officially announced. The delegations will meet again tomorrow at 10:30 a. rn. to resume discussion on a prospective union I closer than anything since 1914. 1 The military alliance will be signalized by staff talks between off!-: cers of the British and French supreme war, navy and air commands, although informed sources said nothing after Adolf Hitler's visit to Rome, to avoid possible embarrassment. The conferees had copies of a file of documents prepared by Czechoslovakia to which they wiil refer as various points are raised. Highly reliable Czech sources said the Dossier definitely refers to the danger of war arising from the Sudeten German dispute and states what the Czechs are prepared to do, what they fear the Nazis may do and what they expect their allies to do. French sources asserted the French intend to inform the British that they are absolutely and completely with the Czechs in any emergency. By JOE ALEX MORRIS (I nited Press Staff Correspondent) The principal victors—Great Britain and France—in the great war In history met today in an effort to -*ve themselves from the result of their triumph two decades ago. Probably never before has there been such a quick shift of power in Europe as that which confronted British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and French Premier Edouard Dandier when they met in London to chart a new course through dangerous diplomatic waters* All of the time-worn rules of international relations have been nullified. The diplomatic guide posts of the past are gone. The task of I Chamberlain and Daladier is to find new ones which will guide them peacefully past such perils as Nazi expansion in the Balkans, the rise of a new Fascist Spain and a combination of European dictatorial powers seeking a redistribution of territorial wealth. The problem of British and French collaboration was never more serious, and this week-end s j talks probably can not do more than lay the groundwork. Both powers are forced—20 years after the world war—to face another threat as def-1 mite as any they met in another day on Flanders fields. For France, the question is, j broadly, whether she will be forced • into the position of a secondary power. After the world war, a tri-umpnant Fiance whittled Germany down, ringed her with a series of military alliances and loaded her with reparations. The job was so thoroughly done it couldn’t last. Today Nazi Germany has almost reversed the situation through seizure of Austria, through a partnership with Fascist Italy and through aid to insurgent Spain. The determination of Adolf Hitler to dominate Czechoslovakia and probably to carve off her German-populated frontier threatens the last link hi the once powerful chain of French influence. Furthermore, the French purse Is almost flat. Britain, buttressed by mighty financial resources, has been ir a more favorable position to fight off a similar fate—and a similar threat to her world power—by shifting to direct negotiations with the dictators. British finances and Italy’s desire to have a check against her Nazi partner at Berlin have aided Chamberlain's efforts to regain the balance of power by chiseling at the Rome-Berlin axis. But the British front line In Europe necessarily extends to the Rhine and it is for that reason that Chamberlain now undertakes to strengthen the Anglu-French position. ll. S. Embassy Looks At Nazi Jew Edict BERLIN, April 28. (UP)-The American embassy plans to ask the 1 Gtrman government for clarification of the decree authorizing Field Marshal Hermann Goering. economic dictator, to "utilize” properties of foreign as well as German Jews, it was understood today. Any clarifying information will tie forwarded at once to the state department, so that the United States will know the actual *nten-tions of the German government as regards property of Jews who are American citizens. ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: April 28, 1938