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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               Abilene Reporter 'WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FKIEXDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY "AS IT VOL LV! I, NO. 358. ABILENE, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 18, 1938-TWELVE PAGES PRICE 5 CENTS Pennsylvania's Demos Smash CIO's Ticket Jones Wins Gubernatorial Nomination Over Opposition By Farley And Lewis PHILADELPHIA, May state com- mittee candidates smashed a slate backed by Labor Leader John L. Lewis and SsnaiCr Joseph F. Guffey in Pennsylvania's pri- mary and looked today for some avenue to peace in the bitter factional strife. Returns from of the state's precincts assured victory to Governor George H. Earle for the democratic sena- torial nomination and to Pittsburgh's Charles Alvin Jones for the nomination for governor. Down before committee-endorsed. Jones, despite a primary- eve endorsement by democratic national chairman James A. Farley, went Lieutenant Governor Thomas Kennedy. He was supported by Lewis, Guffey j and" the C. I. was Mayor S. Davis Wilson of Philadel-; phia, overwhelmed by Gover- j nor Earle. 1 PINCHOT LOSES j Certain leaders of the triumph- j ant state committee, -which is head- j ed by Secretary or the Common- j wealth David L. Laurence, were! said in unconfirmed, reports to be considering asking President Roose- j velt's mediation in the party row i GOV. EARLE VOTES AGAINST SLOPES OF CALIFORNIA Negro Held In Fatal Shooting Primary Returns PHILADELPHIA. May Returns in. Pennsylvania's primary: Democratic U. S. senator of 8.075 714.03; Wilson. 294.617. Democratic governor (7359 553.261: Ken- nedy. 453.129: Margiotti. 155.956. Republican U. S, senator Davis, 737.033; Owiett. 422.141. Republican dis- 889560; Pinchot. 403.088. One Negro Slain And Another Is Wounded that, split an organization which in 1934 pushed Earle into office as the firs-, Pennsylvania democratic governor in 44 years. Meanwhile. republicans. who nominated Superior Court Judge j T Arthur H.. James for governor by a' margin cf landslide proportions ovr" lormer Governor Pinchot, raised anti-new deal battle cry and hailed the wounds opened in the democratic lines as presaging a republican return to state power in November. Said Philadelphia Republican Chairman Jay Cooke: 'The republican party will come into its own in Pennsylvania this year and lead the way to re- publican return to state power in 1940." In the the republican senatorial Sly Anderson, negro, was osmg held in the Taylor county jail to- day after the fatal shooting this morning of 3d Hughes, another negro, and wounding of Earl Davis. The shooting occurred about 11 o'clock at South Eighth and High_ land where the three negroes met. j Hughes and Davis were sitting in j i a parked automobile and Ander- j j son was on his way to do seme yard work, he told a reporter. Anderson said that he called Davis from the car to talk with i j him. Several weeks ago, Anderson; had charged Davis in corporation i j court with abducting his 14 year j old daughter. j I "'We stood there and talked a i Anderson said, "an" then he j got back in the car. When he got I back in the car we was both still j md this boy with him was i Charred Ruins Of Plane Found Nine Occupants Killed In Methodists Pick PILOTS OF AIRLINER IN CRACKUP Governor George K. Earie, democratic candidate for U. S. senator, drops his ballot in the box at Haverford in the Penn- sylvania primary. Avoca, Noodle Wells Com For Conference 534 Additions To Church Reported By Dstrict Pastors Eleven of the 13 lay delegates to the Northwest. Texas Methodist conference at Memphis in Novem- ber were elected this mominpr representatives to the Abilene Methodist district conference. These elected were Mrs. IS. 71 Traweek. A. B. Carltcri. Clark Church. Mrs. C. A. Bicki I Mrs- Frank Fain. J. H. Rucker. H. G. Boser, R. P. Sd Gist, .Tohn Gable and E. H. Kendall. Fifty- three votes were necessary to the delesates. Other two positions will be filled at. another election. ReDC-rt cf pastors showed that 534 additions had been received ?nto the church since an annual confer- ence in November. One hundred and sixty-eight were en profession cf faith Hugh H- Hunt, nastor ar Tuscola and Bradshaw, opened the pro- gram this morning by stressing: n return to the old time Bible doc- trines. J- P. Patterson, head of the j McMurry Bible department, also i spoke, j The Rev. J. H. Hamblen. raster cf the Abilene First Methodist j church p depressed the i "Spiritual Stats of the j-L Mrs reported on the mis- J piease teU them how to get to Fair Park, where the headquarters build- j sicns and emphasised the reed to jing i3 located. This is the request made today by the conventions com- round the charred Prei Whittemore (left) o' St Paul, of Northwest Airlines, was co- pilot, and Sidney Willey Lockheed test, flier, was pilot of the new Lockheed transport plane which crashed and burned in Southern Cali- fornia. The pilots and seven passengers aboard the craft were killed. I Airliner Believed To Have Cracked Up At Terrific Speed And Burst Into Flames I SAUGUS, Calif., May missing Lock. heed airliner, Tvith all of its nine passengers dead and their bodies burned, today was found crumpled against the slopes i of Stone mountain, in Mint canyon, 20 miles north of here. I None of the men, four -women and two I The plane, missing since p. m. PST Monday en route to St. raul, Minn., via, Las Vegas, Nev., apparently crash- ed with terrific force and burst into flames. REMOVE BODIES Stcne mountain, near Mt. McDIll, is in the jagged Sierra Pelona range. It 15 a mile and a half north of Mint canyon highway between here and Palm dale in the Mojave desert to the north. j Deputy sheriffs from the NewhatL sub-station reached the scene quick- j F1RSI OF CONTESTANTS IN BAND iSllVAl ARRIVING IN ABILENE Citizens Urged To Tell Visitors How To Reach Fair Park Headquarters If any Abilenian meets a band member or visitor wanting information ing the Tri-State band tournament today, tomorrow or Saturday, J Mr. and Mrs. Harrr Austin, 1735 Styles boulevard, said this I mornin; that the pilot of the j plane was a friend of theirs. They knew Titm in California I before they moved to Abilene. i______________________________ j Iv and started removing the bod- j ies. i Walter Peterson, a Spade canyon rancher, discovered the wreckage i and communicated with Ben Wag- j r.er. fire dispatcher, who teie- j phoned the sheriff's offic< j search parties proceeded to reach into communities that had no j mittee handling the music competition festivaL chiirch rervlces. j The headquarters building officially opened its doors at this aft- O. P. Thrane cf McMurrv college i ernoon to remain open until Sunday morning. It is here that all infor- wreckage and bodies. Peterson said the plane "was all burned up." He peered inside the Ivy Pool's I bird Well On Beck Has Shallow Showing i JPoIiowing the Anderson "Walked- to "uie cotmty" coiir'Lnouse and gave Simself up to Deputy i Sheriff Philip Diltz. He was placed I in the jail" and County Attorney I Esco Walter said he would bs i charged with murder ana assault j to murder. i 1 tslked c-n "Christian .education." R. i H. Nichols  mA nTriArdr? o -rKni-fttic-v, in- y he had ordered a "thorough in- vestigation in of the general situation where bodies. The two child escaped his notice. FLAXE HEARD IX AREA He reached the crash scene brush-covered, low sloping hills c.bout I make a search j woman had told him last night o j hearing the sound of an airplane Monday afternoon. The fog Monday was so thick, he said, that it was probable the burn- ing craft could not have been seen 100 yards. Aboard were: Sid Willey. Lock- heed lest pilot; Fred Whittemore, of St. Paul, vice-president in charge of operations of Northwest Air lines, co-pilot: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Webb I by the feeder Salisbury, and their two children. Westbound Air Stop Regained Landing Hazard Eliminated By Improvements After almost two years during which Afailenians could leave Abi- lene by air or return by air, but could not do both, the American Airlines plane will again, make a daily stop at the municipal airport- Official notice of the renewal of the westbound stop was received yesterday in a telegram from Con- gressman Clyde E. Garrett of East- land to Postmaster O. A. Hale. action taken by the post office de- partment in designating the stop brought to a successful conclusion, intensive efforts by both the postal and civic authorities of Abilene. The hazard, of landing the big1 h transport planes on the short rail- ways of the Abilene airport was given by American Airlines as rea- son for discontinuing the stop. that time some has been on improvements of airport third to f est. The wlrk has been practically completed and the new stop will become effective June 1. A special stop was made by the westbound plane Tuesday afternoon to land a passenger and pick up es of mail, and another special stop will oe made tomorrow afternoon to pick up the mail concentrated here est flights. itichard, to attend any or all of the tomey general asserted that he con- :s of the day. j sidered it would be "improper" to j An admission charge of 25 cents j investigate Norman Thomas' charge i foi adults and 15 cents for any j that he had oeen kidnaped by Jer- i school student is to be made for j sey City policemen because Thomas The attornev general will bs fcur hour band marching con- already had begun legal action. j test Friday night. "This marching j Cummings added, however, that! contest is going to be little short i the department would seek to deter- i of a spectacle." Eskridgs comment- mine if any persons in Jersey C'ty I ed today. "There will be 43 of the I were being deprived of civil rights I best high school bands in the three! guaranteed by federal law. j states marching on the field, each The attorney general said the in- j trying to outdo the other in march- j quiry was being made at the request' ing performances." The eastbound plane stops at 3. and Judith. 2 1-2 j p. m, and the westbound plane will _ Jersey City where complaints j months, Mrs. Carl B. Squier, of j orobablv land at Dsadline for cnarge ,nat ,ree speech has Hollywood, wife of Lock- j dropping airmail letters at the PDSS- heed's in charge of j office will probably be said Eugene Fearce, supsrintendent of- mails here. Abilene's average daily volume of airmail is more than 300 letters now, Pearce said, and the amount is ex- pected to be increased somewhat by the new schedule. The big increase, however, is expected in passenger traffic. Round trips east or west now can be mace. denied. The investigation is in charge assistant attorney general BrienT UoljL Totty? Glsndale, Lock- McManon. cnief of the criminal vision, Cummings said. At his press conference, the at- j Miss Evelyn Dingle, NWA secretary. St. Paul, j board officers and members of the i ReCOVeTS Oil SHOW cf hc-ncr at- a dinner tonight at Lake Swestwater preceding the speech. Abilenians planning to at_ tend the dinner are Prank: C. W. Dick. Ellis Douthit Jr., D. M. Oldham, Bill French, E. K. Moore and M. Shaw. James Stinson, heading the McCraw forces in Abilene, an- nounced that McCraw's supporters will gather at the Hilton tomorrow night at o'clock to make ar- rangements for speaking- dates in this section, McCraw will sceak in Abilene en May 31. Solons Ask Report- On ACCA Inquiry Dies In Abilene Resident in Taylor County 18 Years Storm Injures 24 i constable's department. i According to the petition, the i place is operated by Mrs. Helen i Jones and Mrs. Jack E. Cunning- Campaign Posters Barred On Highways AUSTIN, May way Commissioner John Wood to- day instructed division highway en- gineers to see that campaign post- ers, including his own, are not per- mitted to be placed or remain in state highway rights-of-way. WASHINGTON. May PUTNAM. May were' Three members of the senate ag- preparing to run six-inch casing to- riculture committee announced to- they were pressing for a prompt group's lengthy here, and controversial investigation cf Cotton Cooperative j northeastern Cailanan county's deep report i wildcat tes; two the Wittmer Oil Gas properties the American i No. I R. D. Williams e: ai having re- association. i covered a premising show o: oil at 4.077 feet. Officials V k% of the ACCA had sug- congress repay The well was drilled to 4.035 feet, 000 to lost by coopera- m ten-inch hole and was reduced under farm board operations. that point to eight-inch size. It is as they concluded a denial of charg- shut down awaiting arrival of the er. by committee investigators that pipe. Location is of the Van underclassing of government loan Partner pool in Eastlar.d county, in and pool cotton by ACCA had cost survey No. 2265. growers several million dollars. DESPONDENT OVER LOVE Best Gown Donned, Lips R ouged, Girl lakes Life CHICAGO. May (UP) Gretchen Bowers, 23, an artists' model, telephoned a man last night and talked about the rainy weather. Then she put on her most expensive gown, rouged her lips, and shot her- self to death. A four-page note to the man was found on her dressing table. It said that he had ended their love. He was identified in the note only as "Stony." It said in part: "Stony: You said just before I left you do is all right with me.' There- fore. I feel sure you will under- stand and even possibly con- done the step I arr. about to take. Thursday night I felt not unlike I do now, but the assurance you gave me then of your love and your desire of a life for us together gave me strength and courage to follow a nlan of living x x x but with your love for me gone, as you said, it doesn't seem to be of much use. x x x "Remember tho tcsst you. made to me once x x x 'Here's jo our love and anyone that tries to hurt it will have me to witn She was vivacious and ented. friends said, and had shared a luxurious apartment with three other young women. They were in the living room with a guest when she killed herself. From them, police learned what had happened. Prank M. Weaver. 28, a Uni- versity of Wisconsin graduate, told Police Lieut. John O'Mal- iey that Mrs. Bowers telephon- ed him last night. He said they had been kecpinn company for about a year but had recently .quarreled. McDonald's Policies Rapped At Midland MIDLAND. May 18. cies cf Land Commissioner William H. McDonald in leasing oil lands were criticised today by Basccrn Giles, a candidate Tor McDonald's office. "A fat lease with 19 flowing oil sold by McDonald to a vacancy hunter for SI per acre but when ccuntv citizens sought to buy land to clear n vacan- cy cloud. McDonald tried to hold rhem Giles said. "Schools are strusalir.g In- adequate funds and taxpayers rre Texas has not made uropr-r use of its millions of acres of oil land and Relief Premised Frcm Weather Cooler weather and probable showers are predicted tonight.; promising relief from yesterday's summer heat which equalled the seasonal high of 92 degress. High for the day wes re.oi'ded at 5 p. m. All time high for May was set in degrees. j The temperature hit 92 for the first time this season on March 25. TUSCOLA. May of many persons who had sent com- i Maude Chancy, 63, resident of plaints to the White House and the i south Taylor county for 18 years, justice department. He said neither i died at the Hendrick Memorial hos- j negroes were perhaps fatally hurt. President Roosevelt nor Postmaster i pital in Abilene at a. m, to- Authorities estimated property loss CLARKSDALS. Miss.. May tornado that cut a 10-mile swath through south Ccahoma and north Bolivar counties late yester- day left 24 persons injured. Pour General Parley- were among those j day after a short illness. suggesting the investigation. at more than Baby Heiaine May j Lose Right Eye CHICAGO, May 18. j Heiaine Judith Colan. whose can- j cerous left eye was removed last i week, also may lose her right eye, an attorney for the family indicat- ed today as a life-or-death medical jury of 19 was summoned to decide i what is to be done. Attorney Samuel A. Hoffman. spokesman for the parents, raid that in his opinion the eye must I be removed. j He based the opinion, he said, on j a report that one-third of the right I eye "stili has cancerous fibres." Funeral will be held at the Meth- j odist church here with the Rev. W. j M. Murreil of Abilene officiating, j Date of the service is pending word i from two sons, the Rev. Beard en Chaney of Fort Worth who is in Mississippi conducting a meeting, j and Clyde Chaney of Ajo, Ariz. It i will probably be Friday afternoon.; Born in Gainesville. Georgia. Mrs. i Chaney came to this section IS I years ago. She will.be buried te-ide j the grave of husband who died March 29, 1929. i Other survivors are a son, John of i Tuscola: two daughters, Mrs. Joe Tom Draper of Loraine and lona j Chaney ON Tuscola; a sister, Mrs.' Eunice Price of Fort Worth: and a brother, C. W. Bearden of Fort[ Worth. What is Your News! Q ii Martha Raye Seeks Writ Against Photo Comparing Her Mouth With That Of Ape New Angelo Track Mentor is Named SAN ANGELO. May thur '.Tontu) Coleman. line coach j and track mentor of San Angelo j high school the past five years, has j resigned to assume similar duties 1 at Abilene Christian college, his i 1 a'rr.a mater, in the fall. I Hcrvey Blue, now a senior in Baylor university, has been named 'io succeed HOLLYWOOD. May '.UP) Raye, the movie com- edienne with the large mouth, called attention to her shapely figure today and said that she would take further legal action to prevent Look magazine from printing her picture alongside that of an ape. Miss attrneys went in- to court yesterday and sought an injunction designed to for- bid the Des Moines. la., maga- zine from publishing the photo- graph. Superior Judge Emmet H. Wilson said he doubted whether he had jurisdiction over an Iowa firm in such matters and refused the injunction. The attorneys planned to file an amended complaint today. otf ttftt ture showed her posed with an ape and featured a comparison of their mouths. The legal language of her petition called it a comparison of "over-sized oral aperture." The picture is to be publish- ed, she said, ir a forthcoming issue under the headline: "Mil- lion Dollar Ballyhoo." The ar- ticle supposedly is an expose of Hollywood ballyhoo methods, such as those which publicized the movie star's mouth when she first broke into the "movies. Miss Raye contended that since the photograph was taken two years ago she has "gained much in physical charm, come- liness and and her chief attribute now Is the "shapeli- tsai ctesaace" of tar Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part, question. 10. A score of 60 is fair; SO, good. Answers on page 4. 1. Who is this banker? Why was he called before the SEC? 2. Julio Alvarez del Vayo is t'a) leader of the Portuguese Fascists, (b) a Mexican painter, ic) foreign minister of Loyal- ist Spain? 3. What member of the Roosevelt cabinet warned that dictator controlled nations might some day force demo- cratic countries to resort to war? 4. The British Labor party has won both by-elections since the resignation of Anthony- Eden as foreign secretary. or false? 5. What horse won the Ken- iucb:   

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