Questions? Call (888) 845-2887 Hablamos Español

Abilene Reporter News Newspaper Archive: May 3, 1938 - Page 1

Share Page

Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date:

Get 1 more page view just for clicking

to like us on Facebook


   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 3, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               W the "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LVII, NO. 344.   ABILENE, TEXAS. TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 3, 1938-TWELVE PAGES ffilted Prtut (CD PRICE 5 CENTS ROAD SHOW PREPARATIONS SCHOOL QUEEN TO RECEIVE CROWN TONIGHT Which of 12 cellophane-clad prin- Seven Dwarfs." Ruth Williamson, Jeane Bchannon cesses will get the thrill of her j Music and dramatic departments and Ethel Hambrick, freshmen. high school career tonight when of high school have combined to; Attendants to the queen from she is crooned queen of the road] produce a program of rapidly mov-j the elementary schools" are Mary show was the question of the hour i ing, highly entertaining numbers John Skiilem, Fair Park; Bobbie in Abilene high school today as which are due to justify the road Lou Landers. Central; Dorothy finishing touches were put on prep- show's claim of being the biggest i Mead, Alta Vista; Judith Hughes, arations for the school's biggest en- 'attraction of the year on the high JLamar; Emily Long, Valley View; tertainment feature of the year, j school stage. jBillie Jo Powell, College Heights; "Her Majesty" was selected by the i Included on the program will be j Doris Hailey, Travis; and Louise student- body in a popular vote numbers by the boys quartet, violin i Guthrie, Locust, several weeks ago, but only Mrs.! trio, glee club and orchestra along J Court officials are P. H. Hill, Howard Miller, who counted the j with Hawaiian, tap and acrobatic j herald; Zolus Motley, prime minis- votes and has charge of the coro- j dances. Mexican songs, an accord- ter; Sammy Waldrop, chancellor, nation scene, knows her identity.: ian duet, a tumbling act and a Tonight, as the opening act of a number- of other novelty arrange- colorful parade cf high school era- j ments, all climaxed by the adven- matic and musical talent, she will! tures of "Snow White." be crowned. The 12 high school princesses are Then, mounted on her Nadine Dees, Fay Grissom, and with her escort as king, the reign- j Dixie Ruth Free, seniors; Helen j Mrs. Miller, R. T. Bynum, J. R. ing sovereign will review a seriesj Oldham. Marjorie Jo Massey and Blackwell, Odell Johnson, Beth of acts ranging from song and Ann Doss, juniors; Dickie Dane Coombes. and Ouida demons, dance numbers to a realistic re- j Emmons, Hathryn Barnes and Bet- The program will start 8 enactment of "Snow White and the ty Jo Bowman, sophomores, and j clock. Admission is 25 cents for all. AS JAP LINES Chinese Advance 7 Miles Thrust First In Big Offensive Bogus Money Case Hearing Federal REITERATING PRIOR 9 and Wood Sutler, court jester. Laura Jean Fisher is crown bearer. E. C. Polk is general chairman cf the road show committee. He is being assisted by Myrtle Tran- tham, Don Weatherby, C. 3. Ford, Pool Discovery Flow Increases FAIR MASCOT Chittenden Test Makes 77 Barrels On 3-Hour Gauge ANSON, May ing flews by the Mack Hays and Montour Production company No. 1 Chittenden estate, northwestern Jones county wildcat discovery well, indicated potential production as high as 250 to 500 barrels per day natural it was reported here this morning. Late Monday the well made a timed head of 25 minutes estimated at about 50 barrels, flowing: through casing and two joints of two-inch tubing as it was being pulled. On a later flow, it was diverted Into tankage and made 77 barrels over a three-hour period, flowing] through two-inch tubing. Gradual increase in both pressure and amount of fluid was noted. 1 Continued natural production un- der its own gas lift may render in- j staiiation of pumping equipment: unnecessary for a test. Two at- i tempts had been made to pump the: well through tubing for an initial j production gauge, but mechanical Trouble prevented its working. Pay is correlated as the Swasti-j ka sand, drilled from 3.004 to 3.022 j feet, total depth. The pool opener: is about eight miles northwest ofj Arisen, nearest- production being j the Noodle Creek pool 15 miles to j the southwest. I Bass Goodnight cf Los Ange- j !es. Czlif., have contracted, for the! spudding 90 days a sec-1 ond test on the Chittenden ran J The discovery is 330 feet out ofj the southwest comer of Amerada i subdivision 18, L. Kratz survey No. 335. i Negro Wanted For Murder Here Held Notice was received by the Tay- lor county sheriffs depar morning that Herman Bell indicted for murder by county grand jury December 7. is being held in the Shrevsport, La., jail. The letter, from the Shreveport police department, stated that Bell vvas being held on a charge of as- sault to murder. Charges had not been filed there, pending recovery or death of the assault victim. The letter stated that if the victim re- covered. Bell would be returned to Abilene to face the murder charge, but if the injured man died. Bell would be held on murder charges in Shreveport. Further statement of the letter said that Bell admitted the Abilene j shooting. Bell left Abilene imme- j diately after Robert Hamilton, i another negro, was fatally injured j by shotgun fire. December 4. Friday, Sheriff Sid McAcams re- ceived wire from the sheriff at j Minden. La., stating that Shreve- I port officers were looking for Bell, i McAdams and Deputy Ruck Sibley had notified sheriffs throughout the territory to be on the watch for the fugitive. Negro Wonted For Burglary Arrested Arrest in San Angelo of Charlie Foster, 25-year-old negro, who is under indictment for burglary of the Boulevard Cleaners, 109 Sayies. about a month ago, was announced by Captain W. W. West today. West, acting on a tip, telephoned the San Angelo polfce department yesterday morning. In the after- noon the San Angelo officers called to say they had found three suits 01" clothes in possesion of Foster that answered the descriptions furnished by West. Leslie Grimes, manager of the store, sai'd that nearly all of the juits stolen were accounted for, West added. The captain will leave today for San Angelo to bring Fos- r to Abilene. Report Troops Ready For Campaign Government Rests At Noon; i Defense Ready Government rested at noon today in the federal court jury trial of James W. French, charged on two counts of possessing and passing counterfeit federal reserve notes. i Defense testimony was to be presented before Judge T. Whitfield Davidson in the afternoon session. I The case probably will go to the jury in mid-afternoon. French was arrested at Sweet- i water last winter with three other men, charged in a joint indictment of possessing and passing two coun- I terfeit S20 bills. The other men. i Robert O. Lowry, Merton G. Bush., i and Norman M. Baker, who had pleaded guilty Monday afternoon, all took the stand this morning- in I the presentation of the state's tes- timony. Passing of sentence on the '_ trio was postponed. Other witnesses paraded before j the court were Floyd Anderson, i Buford A Hail, E. F. Slatzer and i R. K. the latter a secret service agent, who took the indicted j men in custody. j VERDICT MOTION OVERRULED Prosecutor Joe Jones built the state's case around circumstantial evidence. Following the government's tes- timony, Dallas Scarborough, attor- ney for the defendant, asked for an instructed verdict, which was over- ruled by Judge Davidson. Ma Not To Enter Race THE PRINCIPALS IN FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY J. MARK WILCOX CLAUDE PEPPER DAVE SHOLTZ Jurors in the French trial are W. W. Day, J. V. Heyser, S. M. Evans, NEW DEAL ISSUE FOCUSES U. S. Discover Body INTEREST ON FLORIDA VOTING Of Farm Killer Senator Pepper Opposed By Foe And Luke-Warm Backer Of Administration By The Associated Press v Florida democrats chose their nominee for United States senator SHANGHAI. May (ft nese dispatches tonight reported a sensational seven-mile advance on the southern Shantung front, focal of the war. and declared that j the Jaoanese lines had buckled Bowman, Frank Simmons, Wesley stanoing among primary elections m four states. thp rhinpse OP Edwards C R. Sherman, Grady Senator Clauae Pepper asked renommation as a consistent supporter (Aiiiyieceij U-LUC- LLK O-LUICSC VL. ,_ _ _ of President Roosevelt's policies. He bore the endorsement of James Roosevelt, the president's son and secretary. One of his opponents was Representative Mark Wilcos, who has op- posed several White House recom- slaught. The advance was said to be the first thrust of a general Chinese offensive, in which men were declared ready to participate. Edwards, C. R. Sherman, Grady, Petree, J. C. McHee and J. B. Johnson. Rest of the criminal docket was cleaned up yesterday afternoon when Judge Davidson sentenced Fair-featured Gizella Yarga, above. 18-year-old Hungarian miss who win ibe "Miss Broad- mascot at- the -New. She was chosen irom 7JOOO con- testants for the title. Hitler's Train Enters Italy Fuehrer Up To Receive Envoys Of King, II Duce The reports said the advance was nine nersons after pleas of guilty. made between Taierhchwang, scene; -jom M. Malone, charged with 01 a major Japanese defeat early violation of internal revenue laws, last mnnth. snd Pihsteri. 15 mites seiltenced to serve 13 months in Leavenwcrth penitentiary on one count and was given a five-year suspended sentence on other counts. In another liquor-case, W. D. Pres- ley was sentenced to a term of 13 j months at Leavenworth on one i last month, and Pihsien, 15 miles to the southeast, in Kiangsh prov- ince. In this sector the Jaoanese had wipe reach the vital Lunghai railway. is.ci.1 LIU; __ _jj; How. however, said dispatches count and was assessed addi- tional three years suspended on; other counts. j A 90-day jail sentence probated three years was given Warren Den- ton, charged with violation of the ROME. May Adolf Hitler arrived at Rome's Os- tiense station tonigit for the state visit which is to drama- tize the solidarity of Europe's two great fascist states. ROME. May 3. The German Fuehrer Hitler's special train nosed through the Brenner pass and into i Italy today, speeding toward Rome! and a reunion with Premier Mus- i Uff solini to dramatize the strength of Europe's great fascist states from the front to Hankow, these Japanese forces are retreating rap- idly northward. British Chase Japs At Bayonet Point SHANGHAI May, ish troops chased Japanese troops at the bayonet point from. the courtyard of the British consulate general today in the most serious of a series of clashes which started Sunday. Two truckloads of British seamen, clad in khaki troop uniforms, sought to across Sooc arates the Boosters, C-C To Cooperate Approve Plan For Exchange Of ideas, Aid Rails Man's Wife Slain, Neighbor Shot Critically RALLS, May 3. of Jim Wright, about 45, farmer of Emma community southwest of Rails, was found with a bullet wound in the head in a barn about Draft-Meeting Backers Are Given Thanks Statement Caps Speculation Over Ferguson Entry I AUSTIN, May 3. I Former Governor Miriam A, I Ferguson reiterated today she would not ran for governor I this year. j MASS SESSION HELD i Some time ago she announced she would not be a candidate, but; more recenily several mass meet- ings of friends urged her to re- i consider. "I want to thank the many j friends all over Texas that have" urged me to make the race for governor." she said. "It Is a compliment I shall never forget, and I thank them from tha bottom, of my heart. "However, after careful thought and consideration, I have decided not to make the race." Apparently her statement, maxing renewed speculation over the intentions of. herself and her husband former Governor James E. Ferguson, definitely concluded any possibility there would be a .Fer- guson entry in the gubernatorial contest. After the mass meetings mendatlons. Wilcox as a cam- j a mile from his home this morn- paipner criticized the "brainstorms J of brain trusters." Former Governor Dave Sholtz. another candidate, aligned himself j which had begun Monday with the administration at Wash- after Wright's wife, Mrs. ington. calling at the same time for Wright, 37, had been shot to death discovery ended a search night Rosie held Mr. Ferguson called attentioi to previous declarations of his wife and said it was up to. their friends to show whether sufficient demand for her candidacy existed to causa her to change her. mind. It had been said that Mrs. Fer- guson, who has been living, quietly at her home in. Austin since she retired at the end of her second term in 1S35, .had no dssire to re- turn to. public life. SPOTLIGHT ON DECISION" less "governmental interference" j in their home and T. J. Burks, a with business. neighbor, liad been critically-wound- jjrevJous statements the Florida .republicans also had ft r ed in ais residence- nearby, senaiorial primary, their first con-j Mrs. Wright was shot early last j excellent health they dill test in history for a statewide nom- j night at her home. Children pres-j n0j to undergo the strain of ination. ['ent said she was shot twice and another strenuous campaign. In South Dakota, Alabama and after the first shot was fired she Much." interest centered on the final decision because j Indiana, local interest was high but pleaded with the man to fire no Plans for closer cooperation be- national issues were not so directly more. A 16-year-old daughter, Ruby tween the Abilene Booster club involved. All four states were se- i Pearl, said the man shot six times, i and the chamber of commerce, by i revenue law. In a compan- fined Iwtklcil overlapping of work pro- ion case, Cecil Maples was on one count and sentenced See COURT, 7g. 11, CoL 6 Death grams could bs eliminated and each organization could obtain the help of the other, were discussed by a committee from the club and J. C. Hunter, president of the chamber of commerce today. The recommendation of the com- lecting nominees for congress and various state offices. Alabama's democratic primary found Senator Lister Hill and Speaker Bankhead unopposed for renomination. Former Senator Thomas Heilin, attempting a po- litical comeback, opposed Represen- tative Joe Stames for the latter's house seat. Prohibition was among the issues firing once at her as she ran for help. of their admitted political power in Texas a potent force for many; Many believed the Fergusons years. Burks was shot in the back from would never ssek office bufe tside his house a short time later j had retired as candidates. nave said how- JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.. May 3- j mittee, to be presented to the club j in the Alabama gubernatorial pri- Richetti, one-time next regular session, win call' maJT- contested by five candidates. Indiana voters will not select their senatorial nominees until June conventions but three representa- ou as he sat at a dinner table with his wife. Sam Bennett, justice of the peace, and Robert McSee, Crosby county attorney, called an inquest today. They said a J38 caliber pistol was found beside Wright's body in a bam on the Jeff Meeks place a. mile southeast of the Wright farm. He apparently had been dead sev- eral hours, a physician said. ever, they woul always participate in politir-s as "good citizens." Mr. Ferguson has not said who he favored among the gubemator-i ial candidates who number 12 but Cfudfi Production nti DDlS. _____ TDLSA, Okla., May how each can help the other Richetti. believed u> be tne last completing his projects. survivor of the notorious Floyc gang, was convicted by the situation now McMahan. committee i Glass Bank Holding county circuit courr of partfcipai- chairman, "we have several times MeOSUFC Killed (-IP) in the blooey attempt to re- j round ourselves operating on paral- j oleum in i Frank Nash, escaped convic an av- i from Leavenworth. East Texas The fu emissa: Emac.' welco were the Duke of Pistoia, for the king, and Achilla Starace, fascist -Q0 party secretary, for the duce "P ana Guiseppe Bastianini. undSsecre- mcreased 13'H7 tary of state for i T" -rr -r i t tO J Slid Hess. Dr. Joseph Gosboels and oth- declined 4.150 to 177750 ers of the German party, followed Eastern states, including" Michi- tnrough .tne pass shortly after Hit- gan. increased 2.054 barrels to 194 departed toward Bol- j 214. The Rocky Mountain section i decreased 870 barrels to 63.160. WASHINGTON May currency subcommittee said today they hae! agreed "unanimously" tc lei lines which such committees v have The arrange-i Members of a bailkillg and daily during! Richetti s ceath sentence ment should also do much to clear 30 to an upheld in a 30-page opinion written i the confusion of some persons who Ellison. The are helping support both organiza- the division, tiorxs.'' and C. A.; Hunter expressed full approval of the plan and will present it to the barrels to next meeting of the C of C board ler's train zano. MONDAY RECORD 'Cutest Kid' Entries Soar To 470 Methodists Select Two New Bishops BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. May 3 Ivan Lee Holt of St. Louis. Mo., and Dr. W. W. Peele of Greensboro. N. C.. today were elect- ed bishops by the general confer- ence of the Southern Methodist church. The two clergymen received suf- ficient votes on the first ballot to assure them of places on the col- lege of bishops. A total of seven new bishops are to be elected i of directors. "I am sure that such i arrangement would be of decid- ed benefit 10 both organizations." he commented. "Certainly there is room for all of us in civic work and we will be able to do more for the progress of Abilene if we can fully cooperate." Attending the luncheon were McMahan. Eddie Cockerell, Af Clarence Soinick and Mark Wo-: mack. action for this session of congress on the Glass Bank Hold- ing company bill. The action has the effect of kill- ing the bill unless there should be a special session of congress before next January when the present congress dies. To be considered by the new congress it must be re- introduced. FDR Takes Try before the entry date expires. Monday, there were 118 children parading before the camera some sort of a record. From 8 o'clock until after 6 in the after- noon, in spite of 8 to 12 and 2 to 5 o'clock studio hours. Photog- rapher Mel G. Thurman was making pictures. The engraver has started work on the layouts, and other The Weather uon. Announcement also will be made of the complete iist prices to be given the winners in three age divisions, to the "Cut- est of all and to the cutest set of twins So far, eight sets of twins are competing. ASIjJEXrj asd vicinity: local thur.der showers tonight acd Wed- i WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy torsisht ar.d Wednesday, probably local' thunder- showers in extreme southeast portion, cool- er in Fanhaiidie and extreme west portions tonSsht and in was; arid north portions EAST TEXAS: rr.settlcd with leva: in west portion tonijrht and in west and north portions Wednesday. Hiphwt temperature yesterday "S9 Lowen temperature this morning ..6S Senators Approve Navy Expansion Bill May 3. fAP) senate approved today the administrations 000 naval expansion bill. Mechanical Foremen Organize Division FORT WORTH. May Newspaper mechanical department has indicated the candidates should first make it plain for what they stood. In his weekly political paper, he has published a platform, the chief Seven of the nine children of the j of caii for a sales tax home when j :Q pay old age pensions fOr every-c one over 65 years cf age. Judge informed. hooting at the Burke place apparently occur- red soon after. Voters Must File Address Changes Persons who have moved from one voting district to another since captured at Noccna late last night. One Of Texas Jail Breakers Nabbed MONTAGUE, May Goodspeed of Bowie, one of three prisoners who escaped the Mon- tague county jail Saturday night} after stabbing the jailer was re- they paid their poll taxes must file such address changes with the ccuntv tax assessor-collector four i He offered no resistance to sher- iffs deputies, Dick Lawrence of I Montague and Warren Williams days before they vote m any elec- Nocona when took him cus, lion CO. Patterson saia today. n 3 Q_ m ft Aireaav, several uersons have filed address changes in order to j mA whach "aey had be eligible for the election May 14, I Patterson added, but some people i Wlth HamUtoa brother cf are under the impression that they the tete 
                            

From 1607 To The Present

Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!

Growing Every Second

Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.

Genealogy Made Simple

Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!

Choose the Membership Plan that is right for you!

Unlimited 6 Month

$99.95 (45% Savings!)

Unlimited page views for 6 months Learn More

Unlimited Monthly

$29.95

Unlimited page views for 1 month Learn More

Introductory

$9.95

25 page views for 1 month Learn More

Subscribe or Cancel Anytime by calling 888-845-2887

24 hours a day Monday-Saturday

Take advantage of our Introductory Membership offer and become a member for 1 month only for $9.95!

Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!

Your Membership Includes:
  • 25 page views for 1 month
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a Monthly Membership only for $29.95
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a 6 Month Membership only for $99.95
Best Value! Save -45%
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!

What our Customers Say:

"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.

"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.

"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.

Search Billions of Newspaper Articles 130 Million+ Pages and More Added Weekly!

Uncover 400+ Years
of Newspaper Archives
(1607 to today!)

Browse by Date

Research Newspaper Articles from 11 Countries
& all 50 U.S. States

Browse by Location

Explore 6,200+ Current &
Historical Newspaper Titles
and Counting!

Browse by Publication