Abilene Reporter News, April 29, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

April 29, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 29, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEX4S' OWM MEWSMKR VOL. LV! I, NO. 341. OR WITH OFFENSE TO FIUENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY 'AS IT TEXAS. FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL -SIXTEEN PAGES 'NOT IN 1944, NOT IN 1940, BUT NOW-' PRICE 5 CENTS Vaughn Saved By Court Order Temporary Injunction Granted When Brother Swears Condemned Man Mad HUNTSVILLE, April W. Vaughn, 37-year-oJd of San Antonio policeman, (onljht was (iven a 21-hour slay by Gov James V. Allrcd a few minutes after he was to have been eieruted In (he eltetric chair. HUNTSVILLE, April Fountain H. Kirby of Groesbeck tonight issued a temporary injunction restraining Texas prison system officials from executing John W. Vaughn, 37-year-old San Antonio upholsterer convicted of killing a policeman, Judge Kirby issued the writ upon presentation of an affi- davit signed by Homer Vaughn, the condemned man's brother, alleging that the death house occupant had become insane since he escaped the chair last week 1 I" when the electrocution ma- I fPVPr chinery broke down. LUUjlliy 1 HEARING NEXT The Injunction was made return- able to the criminal district covirt In Bexar county, where Vaughn was sentenced. George Palmer, local constable. rnmnlptinn Hi IP presented the writ to Warden W. v-ompienon uue w Wald at the prlson Judge Kirby said a hearing would have to be held upon the question of Vaughn's sanity, and that the date would be-set by the San An- tonio court. Homer Vaughn said in the affi- davit his brother had become insane Fever High At Anson iletion Due Early Today On Chittenden Well ANSON, April Ing fever ran high here tonight with storage tanks being moved in expectation of completing Mack Kays and Montour Production com- pany No. I Ohittenden early Fri- day, Oil had risen 2.730 feet in the 3.000-foot hole with more than leet rising Wednesday night. Reports said there was much leasing of property in the western southwestern parls of the county. Members of the oti fraternity were watching closely the Joe H. Worsham No. 1 Commons well as it passed the 2.900-foot mark drill- Ing in water. Contract calls for a Palo Piuto lime.depthr. V- News from fine" Neoj pool re- fleeted increased activity. Hum- phrey No. R. G. Young was drilling past feet.. The pool discovery well, Walter K. Jones No. 1 Neas, was rigged with a spudder cleaning out a cave-in. PENNIES PAY FOR THIS BABY Birth Of New Political Party Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Feldman of Phllarte-littla saved. pennies to pay for their Infant daughter, Lois Sandra, shwvn S.M.U. Dean Dead; Has Relative Here L. B, Richards of Abilene yester- day evening received a message In- forming him of the death of Dean E. D. Jennings of Southern Metho- dist university. Dean Jennings' wife Is a sister-in-law of Mr Rich- ards. The funeral will be held in Dallas at 10 a. m. Saturday, with burial In Stephenvllle at p. m. Dr. C. C. Selecnmn, president of S. M. U. Dr. E. B. Hawk, vies-president; and the Rev. Marshall T. steel, Dallas Methodist pastor, will officiate. Dr. Jennings, prominent in edu- cational, civic and cultural affairs there many years, was first stricken while In Europe attending the in- ternational convention of Rotary clubs at Nice last year. HUNTSVILLE, April an old spiritual, Johnny Banks, Bra- zoria nejro preacher, was elec- trocuted shortly after midnight for sUylnt his 13-year-old sis- ter-in-law In a scuffle over a gun. since the ordeal of preparing for death last week. The affidavit was taken to Judfe Kirby, Mack Gates, attorney for the condemned man, said, because it was not possible to reach Judge W. w. McCrory of the San Antonio court In time to present the petition there and return to Huntsvllle before the lime'oj.'.thg .scheduled electrocution, shoi'.ly; after It would have" meant a trip of 5M miles, Gates said. Gates contended Judge Kirby had (he authority to issue the Injunc- tion, but officials of the prison sys- tem conferred tonight over the pos- sibility that the judge did not have jurisdiction. A prison board member emerged from the conference and said It did "not look like" they would defy the order. Vaughn, the'condemned man, was not Informed of the action. Shortly before, he had told re- porters "I still trust in God." He had contended tile breakdown of the machinery last week was "an act of God." No action was taken in the case of Johnny Banks. Brazorla negro preacher who also was scheduled to die early tomorrow. Banks also received a week's stay of execution when the breakdown occurred last The Weather LaFollette Flays Big Naval Expansion WASHINGTON, April The government should build pros- perity nt horns Instead cf embark- ing on a "huge program cf firma- ment expansion." Senator La Fol- told the senite today. Opposing the administration's naval expansion bill, the Wisconsin progressive expressed the opinion that the program had been originated by President Koise- velt instead of the navy depart- ment. He said that naval officers never hp.d requested the expansion during past testimony before con- gressional committees. AHII.K.NK and I'arlly cloudy anl uumer. Tt.XAS: raMly elonay loday and Mt- nrilmy; warmer 1n norm portion trl- rtay. Mc-Jcrate sooltieasl winds on int UKI.AHOMA: 1-aL namier Kxlaj. M'.VV .MKMCU: Ml anj Saturday; Manner In scuthr..... lion lodar, cooler nonrmest portion Sat nrtay. today and May with- the mother and father. Feldrrian, holding some of the pennies, said he would call' the baby "Penny" for short. FDR CONSIDERS NEW INNER COUNCIL' OF BUSINESS AIDES Industrialists Would Form Advisory Group For Study Of Economic Ills lh. April M- Roosevelt is considering mpfcp counc11' business men to study "nd uidKe recommencations on economic some of the more con servaUve advisers the chief executive said today. Too Many Half He Says; Foresees Change his White House conference with President Roosevelt, the automobile manufacturer was asked if his genial mood was traceable to the Washington visit. 'WAKE UP' GO TO WORK he smiled, 'you never heard me say anything about the president did you? What's the use? of >rslcrdaj: HOI It r. At as as 6S II .Noon .Mldnlchl ItlKheM ani temper T- m. jrMcrday, UTid s }rar II anil EJ. Santrt su Btmsrl EACH ONE YEAR Two Little Girls Celebrate Their Birthdays By Having Photos Made In 'Cutest Kid' Derby Two little girls, born the same diy, celebrated their birthdays yes- entering the "Cutest Kid" contest. They arc Mablc Kalhrccn Good- win, Lllius street, and Roberta Jane Hamilton. 933 North Seventh street. Doth were born April 28. 1937; lo celebrate Iheir birthdays, their mothers brought them to the Thurmin sludio to have their por- traits made. Thirty-seven children had Iheir pictures taken yesterday to bring the tolal to 196. That's an aver- age of entries a day for the first days of the contest; there arc five days.to go now, and at that rate the total will run nearly 450. The entry fee entitles ench child to have portrait sitting at the Thurmsn studio, a picture In the May 8 baby edition of the Re- porter-News a five-bj--ievcn, black and white photograph. This, not to mcnticn a chance at prises In one of three age divisions and a chance at a cash award as Ihe "Culest Kid.'' Out-ot-torn as well as Abilene children arc competing for honors. Yesterday's entries included: Billy Roy Williams, Trent. Feb. 8. 1938' Mary Binyon Berryman, Winters Oct. 9, 1937; Jlmitiene Klngsfield Rotan, March 17, 1935; Patricia Louise Rector. McCaulley. Aug t 1936; Nancy Orace Williams, Put- nam. Aug. 30. 1S3S: Gaylc Wil- liams, Nov. 29. 1937. Puinam: Peggy Sue McKcevcr. Anson. Sept. 3. 1935- Mike Swafford, Mprkel, June 27, 1937; Norma Jean Hodge, Mcrkcl Aug. 24. 1933; Patsy Joyce Belcher, Oplln, March :6, 1936. The fourth set of twins ako was entered yesterday: Wesley Donald and Alma Darlenc Cravens, route 5, born Sept. 9, 1937. He's trying to do the best he can, ilke everybody else.'' A slender man with gray hair and bright eyes v.-hlch narrowed quizzically at times and again with quiet good humor. Ford lounged in a deep sofa In a private dining rcom cf the Ritz csrlton, surround- ed by interviewers. Sometimes dismissed questions with ft wavc of the hand, once or twice with a grunt of contempt or Indifference, At his elbow sat W. J. Cameron. Ford Motor company executive and on the other side of the room, behind the reporters sat his son, Edsel Ford, smiling with nmiisemcnt every time his father parried a question. "People must wake up ami go lo work." said Ford. "Too many peo- ple try to live off money. Money isn't wealth. It's a token of wealth. We must create wealth and we must do it by doing something. People should be their own lead- er.'. TO BE DONE- "Too many people are half asleep. They're looking for security Instead of making it themselves. And so See FE. 2, Col. S 'both from within and outside the .administration" in behalf of.'the ;iflea." iff ififeht'. "ajnong thmc president's friends that Mdi a step would tend lo bring business men and the ad- ministration closer together for a common attack on depression prob- lems. Those reported to be under con- sideration for the proposed "coun- cil" include: Brig. Gen.-Robert E. Wood, of Chicago, president of Sears, Roebuck and Co.; Prank C. Walker, millionaire New York at- torney who was formerly a direc- tor of the National Emergency council; and Robert W. Woodruff, president the Coca-Cola com- pany. The name of O. Max Gardner West Texas Oil Slash Nullified In New Hearing Commission Sets May 10, Allowable In Force Til! Then AUSTIN, April The scheduled daily cut In Texas oil output for May virtually nullified today when the railroad commission rescinded reductions It had ordered for nine West Texas fields. The proration agency called a hearing May on how large a re- duction, if any, should be Imposed on the affected pools and said that pending the hearing they could continue to produce on the April basis. OPERATOBS FKOTEST This action meant the allowable May 1, counting Sunday shutdowns, would be around 1.318.000 barrels daily, approximately the same as at the start of April. Many operators in the West Texas areas had protested that the cuts, based on decreased demand, were too drastic. iThey requested a new hearing to determine what re- duction, was warranted and how it should be divided among the many fields In the West Texaj district. The commission three days ago had decreed cuts for the affected pools as follows: Bennett, bar- rets dally; Dean, 60; Duggan, 200; Foster, 938; Puhrman, 594; Harper, 4560; Seminole, 70; Slaughter, 300; Wasson, A second experiment was author- ized to determine feasibility of re- injectlng salt water Into the pro- ducing sand In the giant East Texas field for the purpose of maintaining Dottomhole pressure. The Sun company will be permitted by the commission to make exper- iment In one of Its wells on the H. A. Pace "B" lease, Smith county. The Ohio Oil company Is conduct- ing a like test. "Approximately barrels of salt water are being' produced daily in the East Chairman C. By JOHN' FERRIS NEW YORK, April 28. Henry Ford predicted today, an economic change for the better in the United states when industry and business generally begin revi- talizing themselves. uaiuuci Still completely reticent about sovernor of North Carolina, wlth also was mentioned. Although pri- marily a lawyer, he is in touch with business problems as general counsel Jor the cotton textile in- stitute. Frcfjdent Roosevelt devoted part of today to conferences about his forthcoming message to conaress on monopoly. It was reported "lhat Texas said V. Terrell of "the commission, "and this Is an In- creasing problem which must be considered at this time.'' Some engineers have predicted the flowing life of the famed field will end within two years unless salt water production 1ued In the first operation. Cheml- ral company has'thc acidizing con- Storage tanks a caparity of 15K) barrels have been erected on I the site. WITH PETITIONS Commissioners To Decide Status Of Beer Vote Tomorrow Morning Taylor county eommlssionrrs Sat- urday morning will determine the exact slaUis of the May H beer election. County Judge Lee R. York yesterday afternoon. The court has been arivised that one or more petitions for precinct elections on the beer question will be presented when the commission- ers meet tomorrow. These petitions will ask that the dry or wet status of various precincts be determined H in the same rountywidc election the court ordered Monday fit regular meeting. LEGAL PARADOX According to courthouse rcporls. the petitions for precinct elections arc being drnil.ited by dry forces in effort lo assure that their re- spective precincts remain dry In event the county votes for the sale of beer. However, there Is a legal point in tcgards to the possibility of precinct flections in connection with the county vote. Judge York and others said that under Texas supreme court inter- pretations of the law, precinct elec- tions cannot be called in dry coun- ties bec.nue sale of beer cannot be legal anywhere in dfy counties. On the other hand, the law decrees lhat Ihrre can be dry precincts In wet counties. Should Taylor county by their votes legalize the sale of beer, precinct elections could be ordered immediately. Judge York said. If the county remains dry by decree of the voters May H, however, there can be no election on the beer question for six months. DRYS ORGANIZE First step toward an anticipated heated battle between friends and foes of lejal sale of beer was taken See BEER, fg. j, Col. 1 Young Bride Fatally ShotAtWeinerf frcfMotive '-t- >v- Tragedy Advanced HASKELL April neral lor Mrs. Bennle Lou Garrelt. 20, bride of eight, months who died today of a bullet wound In her forehead, will be conducted at the Glliiam Four Square church north of Haskell Saturday mominz at 10 o'clock. Mrs. Garrett was found critically wounded early this morning at her farm home three miles east of Wel- nert. and died a short time later In en ambulance Enroute to a Stamford hospital Her husband, Leroy Garrett, was in an adjoining room at the time of the shooting. Justice of the Peace S. L. Coggln of Weinert said late tonight he had not completed his Inquest, but that his verdict would likely be suicide. He said he would give his verdict Friday. Relatives could not advance any reason for (he tragedy. Holden's Funeral home will be In charge of (he funeral. Burial will be in the Munday cemetery. Surviving the victim are the husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Ford of Haskell; two sisters, Mrs. Bill McKlnnon of Haskell and Mrs. Vfctor Davenport ot Weinerl; four brothers, Paul Ford of Albu- querque, New Mexico; Fred Ford, Weinert. ana Willard and Jack Ford, Haskell. Bids To Be Taken On New Road Work AUSTIN. April Highway engineers labored lodny on plans for projects costing an estimated most of which, they satd, probably would be submitted to bids May 24. They included, by counties, the following items on which the fed- eral government would pay half the cost: Runnels, feeder road. 9.6 miles flexible base and double asphalt surface treatment. The following state financed pro- jects were Included: Howard, highway 80, 44 miles grading and select material. Mitchell. Scurry, Nolan. Taylor. Haskcll Shackclford. IVher 'and Kent, highways BO. 84, 16. 120, 283. 15, 380. and 10, 81.2 miles seal coat and 4.9 miles reshaping base and double asphalt surface treatment- McCulloch miles of seal coat on highway 16. Guadalupe River Continues Rising CUERO. April tr< The -luadalype river continued to rise here and at Oonzales ts two Hood cests oved along the stream late today. The river was at the 26.25 feet stage here at 4 p. m. today. Stste highway 29 between Hoch- purtcu seeing tnc two men with a helm and GonzaJes remained block- boy resembling pictures of the Le- frd bv flfxvl "Bratrrc at tK, vlnp i-nunwetnr ed by flood waters as the second -rf .._vu n u 00 11 ig j 04.11 me incii we crest bore down on Gonzalcs. Traf- probably Oklahoma farm hands." fic moving over U. S. highway v.i.., "i-