Abilene Reporter News, May 19, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

May 19, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 19, 1938, Abilene, Texas Che Sbtlew 'WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIEXDS OR FOES, SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT r j VOL 359. ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 19, 1938 PAGES fulled e liquor as medicine for any person. JAPS COMPLETE CAPTURE OF SUCHOW IN BLOODY BATTLE Remnants Of Sino Rear Guard Routed From City By Nippon Bayonet Attack SHANGHAI, May troops completed occupation of Suclicw early today, Japanese sources announced. r'Tter street "io strt'_t fighting through the smoke-of many fires which spread over the city from exploding munition dumps- The remnants cf the Chinese rear guard were driven from the southern section of the city by a Japanese bayonet attack after Japanese airplanes skimmed over the southern and dumped tons of ex- Dlosives. I perature of 90 degrees, the tnermo- l meter dropped to 60 this morning. i Showers tonight were forecast by the weather observer, and mostly I cloudy Friday, cooler in north por- I tion. Neither Lake Abilene or Lake Kirby caught any water according to a report from the city water de- partment this morning. There was j .4i of an inch at the state park. COUNTY BLANKETED i However, Taylor county was cov- ered by a general shower. Tuscola temoon. C. J. Collier flew a ship to Sweet- water to pick up a sack of mail at o'clock. The Sweetwater field was the only one in shape for a, stop today. Best of the schedule t-j come just at this said George L. Paxton. chairman of the chamber of commerce aviation com- mittee, "even though a good rain is nearly always welcome in West Tes- as. It looks like the weather wall be good this afternoon, but the fields cf many of the towns will still be j gor an men as did Mt. Pleasant ana ]soft be a danger to the tnere was 3-4 of an inch at Pleasant j pianes. After conference this mom- Hill. Other sections reported about decided to postpone the dem- the same. castration i Fisher county received from an j "Hesardiess of whether or not the iiiCh to two incnes, with tne hear- can go out" Paxton ccm- :est-downpour being at oostal authfeties al- j ter and Pslava. Hobbs got 1 1-2 j inches: Swedonia, same; Rotan, 1; and 3-4. R. L. Springer. Aspermont banker, Over the stone and sand bag fortifications which the Chinese _ -It shal, be unlawiul lor any pny- con5tnicted on the site of the orig_ pool was also Hearing the Palo Pin- i gold band up at Spur high school. sician to prescribe liquor for an? to. basal Canyon lime producing zone of the Avoca area. Ungren But he has repeated on the indi- vidual honors won in the state bv WINTERS. May Annie D. Hill, resident of Wes: Texas for 55 years, died at the Frazier No. 1 J. S. McKeever was re- i that school for two previous PS home of a daughter. Mrs. J. T. Den- j Ported drilling below 2500 feet to- ------'yu5C ton here early today. She was G6 i It is in section sur- person. and for any person to sell or nf vey. years old. Mrs. Hill had been in bad health j December 21 f" 1859, Victoria Boy ScOUt Founder county. In 1S76 she was married to R. A. Hill of Victoria. The couple moved to Medina and in 1883 they came to Nolan county. In 1919 they moved to Buffalo made their home un Air .Hill three years ago. Funeral was set for 3 p. m. today ana brought Saxaphone Soloist Grace Fester, Bass W D. Blair and i the clarinet quartet, Charles Sem- the Japanese charged with bayonets and big sworcs, dispersing the defenders who were nrotecting jfot any other tnan medicinal pur- lhe chiaese coluams re. treat to the south and west. The Japanese reportedly fought their way into the city foot by "It shall be unlawful for any per- son to sell or deliver any liquor from the premises for which a medicinal --nfti f ning, Wj-neli McClure, Frances permit has been issued, unless the ''ne lSCe Oi j Gibson and Grace Foster to the person making such sale or deiivery Inci- shall have physical possession of the national here. LONDON. May 19.- I competition dentally, young Fielder is compet- j prescription for such ing in his own. home town and j-------------------------------------- ,w? j when he finds time in the midst nese resistance. Systematically they wiped out machine gun nests and Sl-.vear-old faiher of j See Past 13> CoL s Aaron GrOHt New -n the death or H-SU Senior Prexy tractea I travelins in Africa, has suffered a as odist church here, officiating. Spill Funeral home is to be in charge rf arrangements. Burial will be beside her husband. the liner Llangibby Castle, en route here. The cable was to Lord Somers, j deputy scout leader. I Lord Baden-Powell, hero of the! _. siege of Maf eking during the Boer i Five daughters and six sons were j in ig99_ _old friends :ak., ing the African trip that "I may be I going there to die." He added that j "I would rather die in America.! where my heart is more than any- j where.'' i born to this union of which four daughters and four sons survive. They are: daughters. Mmes W. P. Bailey of Tye, G. A. Smith of Jal, N. M.. J. P. Benton of Winters, and Mabel Cloud of Big Spring; sons, Robert of Buffalo Gap. Les- ye and Marvin of Big Spring and Raymond Hill of Snyder. Thirty- seve.1 grandchildren and 23 great- grandchildren also survive. FDR Asks Study Of Radio Propaganda State Department Silent On Move WASHINGTON. May sV state representative told a senate committee today that President Roosevelt had asked a federal In- vestigation of propaganda of 5a- Aaron Grant, of Breckenridge. varsity debater and quartet mem- her. is the newly elected president next year's senior class at Hard- i i in-Siramons university. Eddie Bigelow. of Amarillo, co- captain of the H-SU Cowboy grid- leers, is vice uresident-ele'ct. and Wltncut iJeanell Green. Abilene, was named a- m- :o -igntiail. trampling class secretary. Grant was also elected presicen.. i oi Alpha Chi. campus scholarship society, at an organization meeting drove into the heart of Ouchow they claimed to be mopping up tonight. They attacked the city from the west sice and. gaining a foothold. advanced with bayonet and hand grenade to take the north railroad station, a Japanese army spokes- man said. Dispatches indicated that the bat- tle was one unmatched for ferocity in more than 10 months of war- fare. Infantrymen fought hand to hand the rain from C Cardenas Rules San Luis Pofosi Genera! Cedilla Is Accused Of Fostering Ploi give air mail the right of way and see that it receives the most delivery A. G. Schlegel, local agent for the the its said Stonewail county was blanket- African Airlines, said that in a 1 1-2 inch rain. Old Glory. Uestbound plane would make i Peacock points J promised stop at Abilene this after- noon regardless of whether or not; the feeder planes made their trip. "We have already published the there were in line for the precipita- j tion that has been higher this spring i than in years. Range conditions and small grain crops are splendid there. stop aad it See RAINS Page T. CoL 6 this week. Averv Lee. recentlv elected to head G-Men Near End Of nations Ja South America the K-SU student body next year. Karpis the bodies of their dead F.nd wounded. Japanese artillery shells rained into the eastern part of the city. Airplanes dropped bombs on the Chinese munition, dumps. Flames shot up from burning build- ings. The eastern railroad station as part of a survey of fmemation- -r.as been of" the class of :was destroyed. 1939 during its junior year. Pete Coleman Rites For Justice's Mother al broadcasting. E. B. Otterman. sening on the House. Rotan, is the retiring vice LITTLE ROCK. 'Ark., May i interdepartmental committee on ra- president, Ann Racer. Dallas, is sec- s bureau of investigation information, said "The presi- j operatives said today the rovem- cent has asked us ment had moved into the final out any COLEMAN. May Ft retarj-. :o_ refrain from Grant is the son of Mr. and Mrs. nfomiation or JB. R. Grant of Breckenridee. j chapter of its lengthy investigation j comment until he has had a chance of Barker-Karois cane activities. ro study it.1' Ee added that Mr. Indictments federal irrar.d Roosevelt had asked the committee neral for Mrs. Mary Ella Criti. 89. i jurv jiere Of persons charged j additional studies. harboring .Mvin Karpis r.nd i his associates at Hot Springs. Ark.. and 1936 were announced vesterdav. _.. motner of Richard Cntz. Austin, associate justice of the state tu- _ _ _ _ _ preme court, ana E. M. Cntz, prom- I inent Coleman attorney, will be held here Friday afternoon. Dr. D. K. Porter, pastor of the _., First Methodist church, will offi- DlOZe Toll 10 34 elate. j Other survivors besides her sons are a- daughter. Mrs. George L. Otterman's testimony came after Senator Bone protested there was no evidence that official circles in this country were inter- Sweetwater Radio Request Docketed WASHINGTON, May The federal communications ested in propaganda of other ha- mission today placed on its docket for hearing the application of Sweetwater Radio Inc.. for a con- struction permit for a new radio i tions in South America. Bone was conducting a senate In- r terstate commerce subcommittee ATLANTA, Ga.. May 19. hearing on a proposal to erect R i station at Sweetwater, Tex. Tne Workers last night took the 34th i government radio broad- commission did not set a date for Kolb of Sherman, two sisters, eight j body from the ruins of the Terminal casting station at San Diego. Calif. grandchildren and two great grand- hotel destroyed by fire Monday. The j Otterman said the interdeoart- children. Mrs. Critz was bom May 16. 1849. the hearing, The comoanv that of a man, was not identi- fied. is requesting au- mental committee's report probably i thority to operate on 1310 kiiocy- would be released "in the autumn." cles. 100 watts power, daytime only. i rubienna nor i SAN LUIS POTOSI. Mexico. May 19. President Lazaro Carde- nas took personal coamiand of San Luis Potosi state today after public- ly accusing Gen. Satumino Cedilio, ousted militan' commander, of sub- versive activities against the federal government. The president, told by a number of his supporters in this state that they feared attempts against his life, demanded that Cedilio sur- render all arms in his possession. The general, retired from the array ty Cardenas. reported to have more than 1.000 armed followers. While accusing Cediilo of acts against the state. Cardenas in ef- fect charged that he was in the service of foreign countries "at- tempting to make proselytes for rev- oration." Th3 president also charged that foreign oil companies wi-sos? prop- erties have been nationalized, were reeking traitors against th5 govern- Softball game between West Tex- merit. be Cardenas was understood to have played tonight. M. Shaw, president ignored the advice of supporters xvho of _the Sportsman's club, announced fearec the possibility of assassina- this afternoon. tion, deciding to remain here for "The rain this morning caused us; more than a week to restore order to think of postponing the game." among the disturbed population of San Luis Potosi state in which Cec- iilc has a large following. Before he came into tr.e city he told a group of workers, teachers and railway men who stopped his train and asked him not to proceed because they 'eared there would be attempts on his life, that ''no at- tempts of this kind would be sue- cesful." Hs was confident that his newly-formed policies would win friends and that he already enjoyed national support. Harvested oats and other Itself" is too he said. j "I feel sure that the plain will stop _ j again tomorrow or next day, if the stop is requested by the postoffice department for the postponed dem- onstration." The permanent westbound stop Raps ickes, Woodring At Catholic Parley has already been designated to be NEW ORLEANS, May 19. j effective June 1. I president of the International Cath- i c-3ic Truth society, the Rev. Edward L. Curran of Brooklyn, here for "the opening today of the Catholic Press association convention, said in an interview that Secretaries Ickes and Woodring were ''definitely playing '_ into the hands of the communists.'' "The Catholic church sees no trend to the left in he 'said, "but a definite leftward trend cr: the part of certain agencies making up the executive branch of the government. We believe Secre- iary Ickes is playing into the hands I or' the communists whsn he goes around the country silent about i communism but eloquent about a supposed fascist danger in this WTU Co., Bottlers Will Play Tonight Softball game between v.'es as Utilities and Coa Cola will said. "But the sunshine wi'.i i have the ground in excellent shape to play tonight." The Lion.s and Kiwanis clubs will meet in the slow u'.av. The Weather School Fee Trial i Ends First Phase j AUSTIN. May Attorney Ed Moorhead today an-: nounceci completion of the first: phase of testimony offered by the; state in its charge that Miss Edgar Ellen Wilson. 2nd. assistant state i school superintendent- misapplied! S5SO of fees paid for college en- Coroner To Probe Airliner Crackup LOS ANGELES. May Coroner Frank Nance today sum- moned officials of the Lockheed Aircraft corporation and airport workers to appear at tomorrow's inquest into the deaths of nine pesons in an airplane crash Mon- day in the Sierra Pelona moun- tains. Nance sought to determine why it was that Pilot Sid WiUey was fly- ing low through a heavy fog in- stead of high in the radio beam, where regular passenger planes were experiencing no difficulty. Willey, a Lockheed test pilot_ was at the controls when the new ODO plane rammed a mountainside and exploded 50 miles north of, here. Dallas Wins Texas Bankers Conclave BLOOD TESTS PROVE RIVAL 'FATHERS' TO DEBATE DIVIDING TWINS BETWEEN THEM ABILENE and Friday, mostly and co--.: VVEST TEXAS: Partly and Fridav; in r.orth pr 2AST TEXAS: Slwwers tor.: i showers en coa.'t RAINFALL" 6 "30 fi. firsi of year Same period last Norrsa! since of yoar a. :r.. Frlrixv ..j 1 .4? :r.c-. 4.09 ir.o S.-54 ir.c CHICAGO, May 19. Ersing, 24, and Lansarin Timoteo, 26. each of whom claims to be the father of the same set of twins, meet today to debate a suggestion that they end their dispute by dt- piding the babies between them. Dr. Herman N. Bundesen. presi- dent of the board of health, sug- jested this compromise. He had tested samples of their blood against samples of the blood of the twins. But it helped not at all. It showed ihat either could have been the father, or, conceivably, that ailght have beeA. "I don't know what to do." Bunde- sen caid, "except to get them to- gerher. Perhaps I can persuade them to divide." The babies, Jose de Jesus and Ana Maria, are 28 days old. Dr. Bundesen took them to the county hospital when authorities found them sharing one dingy room with Ersing, his mother, two dogs and a cat. Ersing first said he was the god- father. Investigation disclosed that they had been born in his room and i he then claimed paternity. Then: Timoteo appeared and said he was the father. Both professed love for the mother, a 36-year-old widow, j who has 12 other children, eight of j whom are living. Tne oldest is 18, the youngest, 2. The two men nearly came to blows in Bundesen "s office when the i question arose as to who should sign the birth certificate as the father. Bundesen said that blood group tests showed that the babies. Ti- moteo and the mother, whose hus- band died two years ago, all are of the zero group. Ersing is of the B gi oup. "Either man may be the father of one or both of the babies." Bun- desen said. Ke said the possibility that the twins were of different fathers was based on the theory of supcrfecun- dntion (mixed paternity of twins) which, if true, would give both men a right to their claims. Ersing and Timoteo were very proud of the babies, and each in- sisted on visiting them at the hos- pital. They are unemployed. Both are married and both said they did not know where their wives were. Since they have not ootamed Icsal separations, neither can marry the mother of the twins. 10 11 MWni Noon ght SHOWERS I Relative. humidity r..m. fil 71 M Lang.r Christus Of Passion Play, Dies MUNICH. Germany. May Anton Lang, 63-year-old actor-wood carver and. pottery worker who played the role of Christus in the Passion Play of Oberarnrnergau for three decades, died here last night. Ke underwent an abdominal op- eration Monday night. The entire village of Oberamir.ergau. whose sons and Daughters aspire to parts in the famous play, will turn out for his funeral on Saturday. Lang played Christus in 1900, 1910 and 1922. He went to the United States with the Oberaninier- 1 gau piayers for a tour in 1934, He mace a lecture tour -there in 1922. FORT WORTH. May Texas bankers today chose Dallas for their 193S convention city and This phase was to establish pay- elected Oral Jones of Wichita Palls rnent of the funds. After hearing 14 as president of the Texas Bankers witnesses along this line today, rais- association. ing the total number of witnesses to i Jones succeeds J. E. Woods of 57. Moorhead said he would turn to'. Temple. John D. Mitchell of Lub- the phase cf what was done with: beck was elected secretary-treasur- the fees. er. Quart Of Odor Extracted From Gasoline By New Process Could Choke Chicago TULSA, May bad smell, one quart of which could choke everyone in a city the size of Chicago, is extracted from gasoline by a new process dsscrioed today at the inter- national petroleum exposition. The smell is a highly concen- trated garlic. It is caused by the same forms of sulphur that grow in garlic. In oil wells there is a little of this sulphur, and it is sufficient to half stifle the users of gasoline if not guarded against. Fortunes have been made in the oil industry out of chemi- cals which "mask" gasoline gar- lic. These do not remove the sulphur, buc convert them into something which has no smell. The new process for the first time takes the "garlic" com- pletely out of gasoline It was described by Dr. C. W. Ripple of the Allied Chemical and Dye Co. The extraction, he said, shows there is about one quart of this smell in barrels of gasoline. This is about the amount of gasoline that cars would burn in less than a day's run. If anybody could use a terrific smell for war or defense, the gas could be trapped and lique- fied. r-> ;