Abilene Reporter News, April 30, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

April 30, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 30, 1938, Abilene, Texas VOL. LVJI, NO. 342. OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Associated I I INJUNCTION DISSOLVED- ABILENE, TEXAS. SATURDAY MORNING, APRiL 30, 1938. -TEN PAGES. PRICE 5 CENTS 4 To Electrocute Vauahn BREAKS FAST GEORGE McKENNA DETROIT, April 29 Iff) George McKcnna, 44-year-old filling station operator, drank a half glass of milk today and broke the 40-day last he hopes will free.him from hay fever. Gaunt and hollow-eyed, Mc- Kenna said "I am weak, very weak, but there Is no pain and I am convinced I have driven aH the Impurities from my body." McKenna said he would follow a milk diet for 15 or 20 days betai; attempting solid foods. His weight has dropped from 150 to 90 pounds. The faster has suffered Irom hay fever each summer for 10 years. He salti he got the idea of fasting to cure himself from .watching a pet dog that would not cat when it was ill. Throughout his fast he has worked at his gasoline station and garage. FDR Demands Monopoly Fight President Proposes Probe Be Made Of Business 'Collectivism' WASHINGTON', April Roosevelt demanded a broad attack upon "business monopoly" today lest, he tald, a "concentration of private power without equal in history" grow stronger than the gov- ernment Itself and engulf the nation in fascism. Sending to congress message on the anti-trust laws he proposed a Investigation of "collectivism in lol' lowed by action to restore "the democratic competitive order" He sain the inquiry, to be conducted by the Federal Trade commis- sion, the Securities and Exchange commission, the -Justice department I) Supports Beer Organizers Elect Bill Brown Their Campaign Leader "With the slogan "Vote for Beer and Better about 50 backers of the beer election May 14 permanently organized the Abi- lene Better Business club last night at Hotel Woolen. Temporary officers were elected and a steering committee appointed to launch the drive. Bill Brown was named chairman of the com- mittee and will act as manager of the organization. Permanent head- quarters will be in Room 407 at the Woolen hotel. Representatives from several out- were present lo from their com- "We want to lake the control of beer out of the hands of the boot- leggers." Brown said In a state- ment last night, "and put it in the hands of the taxpayers." Another meeting of the new or- ganization has been called for Monday night at Hotel Woolen Permanent officers will be elected and definite plans made at that time. Delegates from every pre- cinct In Abilene nnd surrounding communities have promised to at- tend. lying precinct pledge support munities. Suitcase In Lake, Fouf Play Feared AMARILLO, April of in Jake in n Thompson park here led officers to- day to fear a Cleveland, Ohio, man had met with ]OU1 play between Yuma, Ariz, and Amarlllo. The suitcase, containing clothing and personal belongings, was under two feet of water by L, H PIcrot. Sheriff Bill Adams dried out Ihe case and its contents and from the le tcrs established that Adolph R. Mclsterfcld of Cleveland, was he owner. and other agencies, should cover such subjects as improved procedure In enforcing the anti-trust statutes, mergers and interlocking directo- rates, financial controls, activities of trade associations, effect ot the patent laws on the problem, and improvements In tax laws. He asked, moreover, sup- plemental appropriation for the Justice department to help enforce the present anti-trust laws; and the creation of a new bureau ot indus- trial economics to supply industry with statistics which would guard It against periods of over-lnflaiion. HE CITES TWO TRUTHS' 'Unhappy events abroad have re- taught us two simple truths about the liberty of a democratic he said. "The second truth is that the lib- democracy is not safe it the people tolerate the growth of private pow- er lo a point where It becomes stronger than their democratic slate Itself, x x x The second truth is that the "lib- erty of a democracy is not safe if its business system does not provide employment and produce and dis- tribute goods In such a way as to sustain an acceptable standard of living. "Among us today a concentration of private power equal in history is growing." The program he offered, he said, "was not Intended as the beginning of any ill-considered 'trust-busting activity which lacks proper consid- eration for economic bul rather a "pogram to preserve pri- for profit It free enough to utilize all oar re sources of capital and labor at a profit." Liberalization Hailed By Social Security WASHINGTON, April _ The Social Security board, respond- ing quickly to a request from Pres- ident Roosevelt that it develop a sound plan for liberalizing the old age pension system, announced to- day it would have recommendations MONOPOLY, tf. 3, CoL 8 Still 'Giddy Girl', Aunt Lizzie Looks To t07th Birthday Volunteer Planes For Test Two volunteer planes and pilots were secured yesterday by the chamber of commerce avtation committee for use in the air mall feeder line demonstration May 19. Art Frazier of the Ungren and Frazler Oil company and R. M. Browning of the Moutray-klng company offered the use ot their ships and pilots for the day The committee plans to obtain another. Other arrangements for the day were pending last night but were lo be ironed out soon, George Pax- ton of the committee said. Stephens Fugitives Still Have Freedom BRECKENRIDGE. April 29. Two trusties of the Stephens county lall still had [he freedom late to- night they won when they escaped Thursday night. They are R B Bollard. 22, and Frank Brown, 21 negro. Sheriff V. L. Freeland said to- night he had enlisted the aid of officers over a large part of cen- ral and West Texas but that the escapees' capture was not In sight SAPCTLPA. Okla., April IJzdc Devers, who is going to celebrate her 101th birthday Sunday, busied herself toting swill to her prize pig as usual today and declared she's still "Just a giddy girl." She'll observe the event quiet- ly, wearing her one black silk dress reserved for great oc- casions. Aunt IJraie's father was full- Wood Cherokee, her mother Irish and Dutch. "And that's a mean mixture" quoth Aunt Lteie, "That's why I'm tough." She waved goodbye ta boy friends when they went to fight for the Confederacy. When Sherman marched through Georgia she was mar- ried, the mother of two child- ren. "I've had 12 children, biggest regret Is that I've lost track of 11 of them (she lives with a son, Henry Pinkman, bachelor, in a small house at the edge of town.) 'I've had nine husbands. I've (tot my pig, fattenln' for bacon 75 and a hSU, lost leg and fail in a trap. the folks that for my birthday I'd lite a monkey And maybe another husband." The studio o'clock. is open from 8 to 5 Out-of-town children continued to Join In the contest yesterday New additions to the list Included- Gloria Irene Forrester, born Oct It, 3937, Clyde; Sylvia Ann Cox May 30, 1936. Tuscola; Eddie Jay Jr., June 10, 193S, Hnmlin; Margot Pave Patterson, Oct. 31, 1S3S; Helen Chloe Cribbs, Dec. 29, 1934, Putnam; Jlmmie Gordon Russell. Jan. 26 1935 Mcrkel; Merry Wayne Russell, Auc 2, 1937, Merkel; Nancy Oldham; Mounts To 254 Pictures Of 47 Are Mode After Post-Noon Naps There were 254 contestants for the honor of "Cutest Kid" when 01 ija- the doors of Thurman studio were" closed at 5 o'clock yesterday. En- tries will for four more Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Ten ot the 57 children photo- graphed yesterday came during the morning; Ihe other 47 were brought to the studio during the afternoon. This gave rise to a request from the photographer, made is the contest opened: Bring the children If pos- sible during the morning hours They are much more apt to be fret- t ful during the afternoon, especially manager of since the days are getting warmer. o: commerc Wage-Hour Bill Virtually Killed By House Body -Chairman Norton T.o File Petition For Floor Action WASHINGTON, April r- Presldent Roosevelt lost another major legislative contest today when the house rules committee to give the revamped wage-hour bil right-of-way to (he house floor. Administration leaders conceded the committee's action tanlamoun to killing the bill for this The committee acted few min- utes before the president sent con- gress an anti-monopoly message in which he said "the exploitation o child labor, the chiseling of wort ers' wages, the stretching of work ers' hours are not necessary, fair or proper nwthods of competition." "I have consistently urged i fed eral wage and hours (he mes sage said, "to lake the minimum de- cencies of life for the working man and woman out of Held o competition." Among those attacking the bil was Rep. Cox who 1 was "an attempt to regulate In- dustry and destroy the reserve pow- ers of the states over Ihelr Iocs concerns." Chairman Norton (0-NJ) of the labor committee which drafted the measure, criticizing the rules "undemocratic" action, announcec immediately, however, woulc lUe a petition next week to force tht the bill to the floor. She used that procedure success- ful y last year when the rules com- mittee defied house leaders and re- fused to give the original wage-ho-ji bill preferential status. Subsequent however, the house rejected tha oil and. sent it back to the laboi committee. 'Some congressmen notably from New England, 'predicted success toIon has been ex amlntng circum stances surround ing failure o Richard Whit ncy's brokerage firm March a. Whitney, five times president cf Ihe New York stock exchange, Is serving a prison term for proprlallon of securities, including belonging to the gratuity fund of the exchange. Francis Barlow, parlner of the but did elusions vention in Spain was reaffirmed. It was learned Chamberlain sug- gested opening conversations with KItlcr In the near future, but that the Trench flatiy rejected Ihe pro- posal. However, Halifax and the French diplomats will make friend- ly overtures shortly to Berlin and other central European capitals re- garding Czechoslovakia. France failed to induce Britain to pledge military aid to Czechoslo- vakia in event of an invasion. Sec ANGLO-FRENCH, PC. 3. Col. 8. Fifty-Three Bands In Angelo Tourney SAX ANGELO. April ntty-throe West Texas bands par- ticipated In the marching contests, today's feature event of Ihc wcs and orchestra and r? v'; and told the financier of Whitney's financial wrongdoings. Barlow said he went to Morgan because he telt It was his duly lo Inform his senior partner. Bartow also testified Morgan w.is 'shocked a Anna and Loralne ___ to the roster this morning makins the entry the lamest since the beginning of the festival 10 years ago. band leaders de- clared. The contest will draw lo a close tomorrow with judging of Class Near Collapse, Doomed Man Praying Anew Lawyers' Appeal To Higher Court Appears Futile HUNTS VILLE, April Ewlnr Stan- secretary to Ihe warden of the Texas penitentiary, an- nounced early thai (he scheduler! electrocution of John IV. Vaughn would not be held at the scheduled time of such events. He said Vaughn would die "sometime between now and dawn." HUNTSVILLE, April 29 (AP) A temporary injunc- tion restraining execution of John W. Vaughn was dissolved today and Texas prison system officials prepared the 32-year- old killer, his nerves shattered, for death shortly after mid- night. ALLRED REFUSES STAY District Judge W. W. McCrory of San Antonio, In whose court Judge Fountain KIrby of Groes- beck had made the order return- able, dissolved the order and in- structed Ihc penitentiary warden to proceed with the execution. Defense attorneys gave notice to McCrory they would appeal his de- cision to the fourth court of civl appeals in San Antonio. Gov. James V. AHred said at Aus- tin that unless Ihe Vaugiin execu- tion was oy n c-jurt 2-jm that It would be carne.1 out. In response lo a teltfram Ir'jm W. A. Hogan asrt J. p. Hair, Vuighn's attorneys in Km Antonio, notifying him of. Hie. appeal they planned, Allred said all authorities had held that wnrn a trial judge dissolves .an injunction It is of no furtlirtr fore; un'.ess the Judge expressly continues it in. pending ihe apprnl. l-OODI.ESS TWO This Judse McCory did not do, he said. The only olher remedy, AUred said, was for the ittorneys to get a stay jrom the appellate court. There was no Indication Jrom the board or Allred. however. We have had no notice of any stay by any he further added. Vaugh, lying In a state of near collapse on on a couch In his death celt, heard the news of the disso- lution of the Injunction over a death row radio and sighed, "Well, I that's it. Now it's all left up to God." The condemned man was hag- gard and drawn as the hours drag- ged toward midnight. Vaugn, whose life hasbeen-spar- ed twice before, once when electro- cution machinery broke down, had eaten no food In two days. Allred said "unless there are any fu-ther developments in this case Ihe execution will go off as sched- uled." Earlier he indicated he would grant Vaughn a third La Follefte Moves Interest LaGuardra YORK, April 23. _ Mayor p. H. LaGuardia. whose re- cent western tour was atlributed by yjcLlUC, (0 n'Sht he considered Gov. Philip La- Pollette's third party plans -very interesting." JOHN W. VAUGHN AcidToPardue' Wildcat Today Operators Cleaning Haskell Discovery After Perforating Treatment with gallons oj acid is scheduled this morning on the Forest Development corporation and J. W. McMiilen No. IX. E. Pardue, southern Haskell county wildcat oil test looming as the covery wsll of a prolific new pool. Late Friday operators were run-" ning tubing for circulation and cleaning out the following a, four-round shot of gun perfora- tions through the pipe. A total of 39 perforations was made Friday afternoon In 35 leet of saturated Adams Branch lima torn to feet. f The well had shown most satura- tion in coring from to iiid Hondas; little thaiur In irn nlorr jrMfrdiy; The tlry partner to trs- this week at the hearing in j tries immediately bock and Abilene, co-winners I'lV Ltl Washington was Thomas W u- Ho said he hud loaned lo partner, George Whitney, November 24, 1937, (0 tn. able him to help hfs brother Rich- last i ycar in Class A. are expected to! M make strong bids again. Results of 53 bands, four orchcs- tras and approximately KM solists and ensembles will be announced tomorrow afternoon. Victors' tro- exchange. ccuritles lo nx one bands and orchestras and mcd- f. ro ns loan was re- -ais will go to ranking Individ. i into effect July 1 to save 000 a year In nn effort to offset' dwindling revenues. The organizalion conlended fi- nancial position of Hie. carriers' was more desperate than in 1932. D. B. Robertson, president ot the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire- nien and Englnemen, declared at Cleveland: "There will be no wage reduction agreed to by railroad employes." He described the move as an at- tempt to "embarrass" President Roosevelt In his "efforts to bolster recovery." and asserted the rail- roads had flashed their payrolls by a month since last Oct. ober. Similar sentiment was expressed by George Nf. Harrison, head of Ihe Railway Labor Executives associa- tion. The association, however, cited drop cf SI3.7IO.622 or 10 per cent, in net operating Income during the. four months ending In January, IS39, compared with a similar per. ipd ending in January, 1032. ;