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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 28, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               WESTTCXJtf OWM NEWSMKR toilette VOL. LVI I, NO. 340. llllrtllU rKM UP) WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETUHTOURWORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL, 28, 1938. -SIXTEEN PAGES FSA Purchase Of Farms Waits Final Approval Loan Dockets Go To Dallas Chief Of Administration Loan dockets of six Jones county (arms that are being purchased by tenants under provisions of the farm tenant purchase act passed b> congress last year were dispatched to Dallas last night for approval by the regional director of the Farm Security administration. Purchasers and farms have been officially approved by Clar- ence Symes. Jones and Taylor coun- ty supervisor, his committee of Jones county farmers, and by Rob- ert Fisher, district supervisor of Easlland. Fisher was here last night assisting in preparation of the loan dockets. U-YEAR- PAYMENTS Symes yesterday recorded options on the six (arms being bought and all that is lacking now Is formal approval by state officials of the loan dockets, which they will receive today. Approval and checks for the fix farms are expected at an early date. Tenants buying the farms, their addresses and acreage being pur- chased, are: Denzll McBeath, Nu- gent, 100 acres; Brad Doty, Nugent, 165 acres; Charlie L. Sherlll, Mer- kel, 125 acres; Ray P. Williams, Mamlin, 100 acres; Joe Ford. Avoca, 160 acres; and Reuben E. Roy, Hamlin, 144 acres. The six landlords-to-be are bor- rowing from 55.000 to each from the government, the loans to be paid over a 40-year period at the rate of about 541.50 per per year. Annual payments on a 500 loan figure ?270, Fisher said. Only choice farms are being bought, Fisher commented, adding annual rentals on the six farms over a 10-year period have been in ex- cess of the amounts the six pur- chasers will pay back to the gov- ernment each year. Most of the land being bought now Is In cultivation. Too, the ten- ants buying the land are the best of 270 applicants for participation in the program. The government. through the farm security administration, ,wfll supervise operation of the.. farms, designing crops to be-planted as well as livestock programs to followed. Buyers of the farms can- not sell their places for five years and then only after paying off the government loan against the prop- erty being sold. Midland Man Dies Of Crash Injuries FORT WORTH. April Tom S. Hollon, 62, of Midland, former city tax asessor and collec- tor of Waco, died early tonight In a Fort Worth hospital of pneu- monia thnt developed from Injuries received in an automobile collision here Sunday. Jess Morton, 48. of Lamesa, was killed in the collision. Hollon, who moved' to Midland in February, 1937, from Waco, was en route to Corsicana with three other Midland men when the accident occurred. S. T. cole, 12, and R. V. Hyatt, 47, remained In a hospital tonight. J. C. Hudman, 35, other occupant of the machine, returned to Mid- land Monday. Quakes In Turkey Worst In Centuries ANKARA, Turkey, April A scientific expedition on the spot said today recurring earthquakes In the districts east and south of An- kara were the worst that region has known for centuries. A new series of shocks beginning yesterday razed 900 houses in 18 vil- lages, but the loss of life was limit- ed to 16 because most of the pan- icky population had scattered to the fields and was living under can- vas. MacFadden Unhurt In Forced Landing WICHITA. Kan, April Bcmarr MacFadden, 69-year-old New York publisher and aviation enthusiast, escaped injury In a forced landing near Vega. Texas, today during a dust storm while Hy- ing from Albuquerque to New York, he disclosed here tonight. MacFadden said he sol the plane down on a field after the propeller failed. The ship was damaged slightly. He continued on to New York by transport plane. 'CUTEST KID' ENTRY SHOWS 'EM HOW TO WEAR STRAWS Three Sets Enter Twins' Division As List Grows BT XAUEIKE EASTUS ROE While the "cute kids" are smil- ing Into the camera lens these days, the men are rushing around looking for new summer straws for Straw Hat day next Sunday. Just take a look at Bobby Joe Armstrong. He had his new straw hat along when mother took him to the studio to enter the "Cutest Kid" contest sponsored by Thur- man's ind the Reporter-News. Confidentially, he's plenty cute without the straw hat and the blue overalls; right away he gained at- tention in his bid for the honors as the "cutest Icld." DOUBLES TEAMS ARRIVE Really, It was pappa's Idea; but mother like it. So Bobby Joe cocked his hat on the back of his head and liked it too. Not that his hat would stack up In the class with the smooth sailors and the natty Panamas and novelty straws that masculine Abilene is choosing this week; but look what a straw straw do for a man. Bobby Joe was 13 months old March 4. He's a lively youngster, and he keeps his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Armstrong. 1817 North Tenth street, about as busy as they would be If he were twins instead of an only child. And that's something else, than two days went by without a single set of twins entered In the Cut Kid" contest. Then yester- day afternoon before the studio doors had closed at 6 p. 159 contest entries registered and pairs of twins had smiled for their pictures. The first set came In as entries 135' as identical as could be. They are Geraldlne and Waldlne Moore; they were three years old last February t. which puts them in division three for children past three years and un- der Their home Is 474 Chest- nut street. Then along cams entries 145 and Lynn and Shirley Glenn Payne, from 302 Elm street. It wasn't so much trouble to tell this pair apart, for they are broth- er and sister. They will be three old next October 31, so that puts them in division two for chil- dren-whof; are past one and under th.-ee DEADLINE WEDJfESDAY .Then came more competition from entries 152 and Lee Signor, Jr., twins. Jimmy Charles will be two years old next that places (hem also In division two. It's Just plain mathematics that twins have a double chance In the See CUTEST KID, Pr. 3, Col 6 Modern Houdini Bewilders Cops CHICAGO, April The police took no chances on Lynn Hulett escaping today. But he took one and did. Precautions were In order be- cause Hulett earned some notice as a master of the old "now you see me and now you don't" art. He was arrested Monday on charges of robbing his divorced wife. But. while awaiting Ques- tioning, he walked out of the state's attorney's office. He was seized later in a hotel. So this morning he was handcuffed lo a negro named Dewey Johnson and taken to the criminal court building with a group of prisoners. One offi- cer led the file. Two others marched In the rear. The pro- cession started through the dark basement. And presto Hulett van- ished. The bewildered Johnson slared at the locked manacle. He said: "I felt him monkeying around with It and then he was gone." Town to 'Black In Mock Air Raid WASHINGTON, April _ Residents of some town in the in- dustrial Northeast, army officials said loday, will be asked to turn out all lights one night next month In a realistic rehearsal of defense against war-time mr ratds. The will be employed for the first time in this country during the war games of the general head- quarters air force in a six-state (Photo Thurman) BOBBY JOE ARMSTRONG Westex Band Contests Open 'Just Home From Victory In WTCC, Eagles To Enter After carrying off top honors at the WTCC convention in Wichita Palls Tuesday, the Abilene high school band will leave this morn- Ing for San Angclo for the West Texas band contests. Spick and span in new uniforms tho orchestra will play for the Judges this afternoon, the Eagle band will engage in the marching contest Friday night and :the eighty-five piece band will play at 1. .p. TO. Saturday. Several bend members have also eiftereof'Ihe solo contests. The San Angelo contest is preli- minary to the national event slated In May. The event that starts to- day is staged under sponsorship of the Texas Band and Orchestra Teachers' association. Accompanied by several school officials, the trip will be made In buses and private cars. Those planning to enter the solo contests are: Saretta Morrow, vio- lin; Alma Jean Page, violin; Doro- thy Aman, violin; J. F. Dennlng- ton, piccolo; S. R. Friedman, French horn; William Snow, bari- tone; Jerry Stevens, cornet; Alfred Samuel Waldrop. clarinet; Guy Kemper, saxophone and drum ma- joring; and Bill majoring. Sanders, dnim LaFollette Rally, For Third Party Draws Liberals LaGuardia Visions Realignment .But No New Party MADfSON, Wis., April Philip P. LaFollette, expecting an overflow crowl, has moved to a larger building tomorrow niiht's to sound out sentiment on a third party in national politics. The conference of liberals orig- inally was scheduled for the arm- ory, but response to LaFollette's call, issued last week during a series of radio talks, has been such that larger quarters became neces- sary, the meeting being changed to the University of Wisconsin stock pavilion, which seals 3500. PHILOSOPHY UNDISCLOSED The governor remained In se- clusion, working on the speech In which he is expected to disclose the third parly plan. What the party philosophy would be has not been revealed, but the governor last week assailed Presi- dent Roosevelt's recovery program as "tinkering and and on several occasions has declared: "The test of democracy Is wheth- er we are producing more real wealth at the end of each year than the year before." The meeting has drawn the at- lenlion of national figures, and there has been much comment in Washington. President Roosevelt told a press conference yesterday the more liberals organized to pro- mote libeal policies the better. The LaFollette brothers, Phil and Senator Robert M. Jr., caught up the progressive torch their father, Senator Robert M. LaFol- ielte Sr., dropped in death and in 1931 split away from the repub- lican paty, organized the progres- sives and led them to victory in Wisconsin. New York's Mayor Foresees Coalition ST. LOins, April Fiorello LaGuardia of New York, said today he thought there would be a political realignment, rather than a third party, by 1MO. on economic issues will bring a coalition of all "pro- gressive he asserted in an interview. It won't be Important, he added, whether present' party labels are maintained or new ones created. LaGuardia merely said, "it's all when asked his opinion of the meeting of "liberals" called by Gov. Philip F. LaFollette of Wis- consin. Halt Is Urged To New Deal Attacks WASHINGTON, April Some mutual friends of President Roosevelt and the LaFollettes of Wisconsin are seeking lo prevent any further LaFoUette attacks nun tne national administration. They are telling the LaFollette men a break between the White House and the LaFollettes would PRICE 5 CENTS AFTER CONFERENCE- Ford And FDR Secretive Motor Magnate Waves Queries Aside, Departs JOHN M. LAN'DON KANSAS CITY, April 27- M. Landon, 81, died In a hospital here today. He was father of former Gov. Alf M. Landon of Kansas, 1936 re- publican presidential nominee. The elder Landon, a success- ful oil man, made his home with his son at Topeka. He came here last week ahead of a birthday celebration planned in his honor. He was intensely Interested in the career of his Eon and at- tended the republican national convention at Cleveland In 1936 which nommctcd the younger Landon for president. Although formerly active in he quietly in the, back- ground, during; his 1936" campaign. progres- Counties Of Area Under Quarantine FORT WORTH, April A quarantine against hog cholera n 20 West Texas counties was de- clared in a recent order of the ive stock sanitary commission. The counties are Parker, Castro Swisher, Briscoe, Bailey Lamb' Hate, Floyd, Motley. Cochran! lockley. Lubbock, Crosby, Dickens Yoakum, Terry. Lynn, Gam! Gaines and Dawson. The order, effective until fur- her announcement by the commis- ion, prohibits the movement of hogs into the district from any "her county or state except under conditions set out by the be a severe blow to the sive movement." Their immediate objective is to see that tomorrow night's confer- ence of liberals at Madison Wis confines itself to a discussion of local issues. his radio addcss. Ship Building Foes Attack Size Boost WASHINGTON, April 27-W) _ Senate opponents of the adminis- ratlon's naval expansion attacked he proposal for super- drcadnaughts today after blocking move to hasten a rot" on the icasurc. Senator Vandcnberg rgiiing liiat a new international' rms conference should be held, ubmlttcd an amendment lo the SI measure to limit lo 35- tons the size of three new bat- leships and delay start on their onstructlon until after December 1940. City Woman Speaks At PTA Conference DEL RIO, April B. Carlisle of the Texas state high- way patrol, addressed the annual conference of the Sixth district, Texas Congress of Parents and Teaciiers, here loday on the topic of safety. Carlisle stressed the fact that safety lessons should be taught In schools, and asked aid of the Par- ent-Teacher association In the pre- vention of accidents. Mrs. Dale N. Morrison of Mc- college. Abilene, gave a re- sume of a trip through Europe last summer. The delegates were entertained at a reception tonight by Del Rio women. GROWN IN NOLAN, 50.000-Pound Wool Sale Made At Sweetwaier SWEETWATER.-April 27.-StOCks In the sheep Industry for Nolan caunly soared tonight following an- nouncement of the sale of 50000 pounds of lambs' wool by Olllc Cox Central Wool Mohair company manager. The price was 20 1-2 to 22 1-2 cents per pound. E. O. Oglcsby, buyer for Hills and Oslesby of Bos- ton, Mass., made the purchase. With shipment here this week of 31.000 pounds of mohair. R new high price for 1938 of cents per pound (or kid hair was recorded. The adult hair went 26 1-2 ccnls Buying that shipment was Guy Burton of Forte. DuPrce Sawyer. Cox has sold it total of pounds of mohair which was consigned by 50 growers of Nolan and Taylor counties. Lance Sears, Marj'ncal rancher, fleeces in the shipment today. Others Included T. E. Ar- ledge of Roscw. Raymond Demere of Mulberry Canyon. Charley Lump- kin of Blackwell, and Wilt Sim- mons of Sweetwatcr. Approximately pounds of 1938 wool has already been sold and shipped by the Central Wool Mo- hair company. Clips of mohair were being received Ihls week from Proration Hearing 17 AUSTIN. April 27-w-The rail- road commission announced today- hat the next state-wide oil prora- tlon hearing would be held May n The principal question before the commission will be whether lo ex- tend the Sunday production shut- downs through June. Indications were that the closings would be continued unless gasoline and crude on stocks meanwhile should decline more than wns expected. Mine Disaster Claims Seven Pennsylvania Coal Blast Leaves 17 Children Orphans POTTSVILLE, Pa., April men died today and 10 were seriously burned in the na- tions second major mine disaster in less than a week. An explosion shook the St. Clair Coal company's anthracite work- ings only a few days after nearly half a hundred died in a blast in a bituminous mine at Grundy, .Va. The explosion, attributed to gas, occurred In a slope four miles from this eastern Pennsylvania hard coal center an hour after 600 men had begun the day's work. Nineteen were working 500 feet more underground, where (he blast let go. Two were uninjured. The lifeless when res- curers toiled through "black damp" a death-dealing gcs that often foi- lows a mine explosion, to reach the Michael Terris, John Terris. Frank Montgomery 30; Paul Sikra, 40; Wasil Holovafc, 45; Luke Chuckran, 40, and Rich- ard Barnes. 43. Seventeen children, ranging from baby less than a week old to those in their 'teens, were left fatherless and four wives became widows. Swimmer Drowns PORT ARTHUR, April Gene Jernlgan, 13, drowned as he was swimming In a refinery reser- voir here today. He apparently was seized with cramps. G. Hall Roosevelt Says No Talk Of 'Commercial WASHINGTON, April 27.-MV- President Roosevelt and Henry Ford, a leading dissenter to Roose- veltlan policy, devoted hours to a "pleasant family conversation" today, then covered Ihelr discus- sions with a heavy lid of secrecy. For an hour they talked at lunch- eon in (he little "family dining room at the White House and con- tinued the conversation for another hour in the president's study. QUERIES BRUSHED ASIDE Then, with associates elbowing newspapermen aside, the moto magnate left the White House and drove to Union station to keep an engagement tonight in New York. "What did you talk did you get you give him any the reporters shouted at Ford during his scrambli across the broad front portico o the White House. "We don't do was Ford's reply, and he waved his question- ers away. He apparently meant that he didn't divulge his discussions with presidents. "Was it a reporter asked. "Sure." The White House was equally firm about declining to say what the two had talied about. "There will be no statement here either now or said Stephen T Early, the president's secretary. NO 'COMMEHCIAllSST But G. Hall Roosevelt, a brother cf Mrs. was instru- mental In arranging the meeting told the reporters'the discussion in- volved', "nothing Uitt smacked of kutoEhobiie yisit found ''Roosevelt deep in the economic problems arising from the business recession, and preparing to send a message to Congress on mo- nopoly and the anti-trust laws. Im- mediately after Ford's departure he went Into conference with Attorney General Cummings and other Jus- tice department officials on that message. After the conference, Cummings said the monopoly message would contain "recommendations of vari- ous types" for strengthening the anti-trust statutes and "a state- ment of the problem." Meanwhile, Secretary of Com- merce Roper called upon 16 promi- nent big businessmen, who have offered Roosevelt their help In working out a system of continu- ing consultation between govern- ment and business, to "work out a concrete program." It was indi- cated the 16 might be invited to the White House. Ford arrived In Washington early In the day accompanied by his son, Edsel, W. J. Cameron, Ford radio speaker, and two Ford servicemen (private company WPA Engineer Has Praise For Airport Earl H. Wilcox, regional WPA en- gineer will! headquarters In New Orleans, was an Abilene visitor Wednesday afternoon and night. With Captain H. M. Smith and Tom E. Flaherty of the bureau of air commerce, Wilcox is making an Inspection tour of airports lhat are being built or improved as WPA projects. Wilcoj; was highly pleased with the Abilene airport but suggested asphalting of the runways, which are of caliche, "Propellers kick up a certain amount ot gravel that damage Wilcox stated in pointing out the benefits of asphalt runways. Wilcox and party vljltcd airports at Wichita Falls and Brownwood I'esterday and today will stop in Sweetwater and Big Spring. The three are traveling in a Stinson plane, Flaherty piloting. Pants Missing Year Found Minus Cash One year lacking a day from the thuslastlc about the outlook, hav- lil May. lalned a Mexican bill and coin. OUT OF Jackie Coogan Discovers Only Eighth Of Movie Earnings As Child Star Left Bareheaded and apparently in a serious mood, Henry Ford, the. Detroit mag- nate, is shown as he walked into the White House yester- day to keep a luncheon en- gagement with President velt. Tne president held the luncheon conference, the first mcellng of the two men since Roosevelt took office, on a sunny portico outside his White House office. (Associated Press Photo) CONNALLYfRAISES RECOVERY Pfdinview Publisher Horned President, Bondeen Manager, Meek Treasurer LOS ANGELES. April Sllghtly more than one-eighth of Ihc Jackie Coogan fays he earned remains. This was disclosed today in In- ventory of the estate filed with Ihc county cleric by John E. Biby. re- ceiver appointed by a court after Jackie filed suit for an accounting against his mother and step-father, the Arthur L. Bernstcins. The book value of Jackie CoogAn Productions. Inc., formed years aso lo handle the invested movie money earned by "the kid." Is the Inventory revealed. "My mother must not be blamed for this terrible condition of af- fairs." was Coogan's statement on learning of the report, "t have not yet had an opportunity 16 cx- amlno the report fully, but It shows virtually all of my earn- ings, except those Invested In real estate, have been dissipated." Bernstein has been manager ot the Coogan Interests since 192S. Two years ago, a year following the death of "Big Jack" Coogan, he married Mrs. Coogan. "In all my Biby, "I found no evidence what- ever of any illegal or Irregular transactions. There Is more work to bo done, however, and this re- port ts but a preliminary Abilene Party Convention Hit Members Home To Prepare For Task As Hosts Abilene's civic leaders and others who made the boisterous, mam- moth delegation from the Howdy Neighbor city to the West Texas chamber of commerce convention ir. Wichita Falls settled down to :heir daily routine Wednesday with Jraise of their showmanship and conduct ringing In their ears. General sentiment following the Abilenians back from their Wichita ?alls visit Tuesday was that they stolen the show from every an- gle exposed to their activity. There were 600 of them 'ar larger than any other single delegation at the convention. Like- wise, in three bands, a drum torps and a girls' pep rquad. Abilene's delegation packed more music, col- cglatc zip and young enthusiasm han any olher ciiy's contingent. The high school Eagle band was udgcd the best at the convention, and was selected official West Texas ;hamber of commerce band for the :oming j-rar. E. H. Moore, general chairman f the dclcsation. declared "Abilene was the talk of the town and con- The Abilene delegation apturcd the spotlight in the pa- sde, an.1 no other group exhibited s much life and enthusiasm throughout the day. In short. It was Abilene's day." Moore declared. Gib Sandefcr. manager of the Hardin-Slmmons Cowboy band, characterized the trip as "one of the best good-will enterprises Abt- Icne has undertake n in a long time. Abilene's was THE dclcg.itlon at Wlcm'la Sandefcr com- mented. LOGICAL CHOICE Judge J. C. Hunter, president of the Abilene chamber of commerce, remarked that "Wichita Falls and the convention were mighty well pleased with the Abilenians. Abi- lene's 600 registrations were most Impressive, And the fact that Abi- lene was unanimously selected as the I93D convention city showed' that the whole organization felt it was the lexical Hunter and other chamber cf Sec ENVOI'S, 3, Col. 3 vice-presi- ------of Wichita Falls was named second vice-presi- dent. MEEK. SUCCEEDS FRANCIS Malrolum Meek of Abilene, was elected treasurer to succeed O. M. Francis of Stamford, and D. A, Bandecn of Abilene was re-elected secretary-manager. Abilene previously had won the next convention unanimously after Big Spring and Sweetwater with- drew their bids. Hllbum succeeds Milburn Mc- Carty of Eastland, an attorney. Senator Connally told delegates the administration of President Roosevelt had been distinguished by heroic efforts looking toward re- covery, and having been given to the humble and lowly as well as.to business and commerce. "Under the president's leader- he said, "America will vindi- cate our concept of constitutional democracy." Connally warned America must be prepared to defend herself against International outlaws anci land-grabbing dictators and to do this wisely was building a navy capable of defeating an enemy ba- fore it reached American shores. "The building by the United States of an adequate navy involves no ambitions of he said. "It serves simply as a warning to arrogant, swash-buckling, defiant dictators and international outlaws. that in America we purpose to live our own lives under the sanction of our own institutions and con- stitutional guarantees. "It Is a warning that are pre- See WTCC, Pg. 3, Col. -I The Weather HNvXT Tft.VU: rjr Id frrtlJAy. KAST TtA.USl Mm id tndaj. lifnllf to Ar.rl o Okl.AKUMV. rartly porti In north portio it (.Tnr ratty fair K-lrr 'it jrslrrla--. :M; stuutt today,   

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