Abilene Reporter News, May 20, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

May 20, 1938

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 20, 1938, Abilene, Texas aas Abilene Sporter awiimwumm-‘WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR RLD EXACTLY AS    GOES,"-Byron VOL. LVI I, NO. 360 • Asaoriatrd Tres* (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS. FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 20, 1938-SIXTEEN PAGES rmtsd Pr*«* (i P>    PRICE 5 CENTS • QUARREL STILL UNSETTLED 2,500 STUDENTS HERE FOR FESTIVAL I I I 9 ft I ft ft 9 I ► I I I I Cedillo Ready For Battle L-Men Will War On Bootlegger Druggist Freed Under Bond On Liquor Charge “It looks like things may get pretty dry around Taylor county now," commented John W. Coates, district supervisor for the Texas liquor control board, this morning. “Of course, the bootleggers may try to take advantage of the situation, but if they do we are ready for them and we're really going to crack down.’’ So far, eight local druggists have voluntarily surrendered their permit to sell whiskey and wine for medicinal purposes and there is a p<jssibility that more may be surrendered. Until this week, 15 drug stores in Abilene held the permits. The extent of the dryness which nay result from the move was emphasized by Coates in citing the amount of liquor sold by the drug atores. A preliminary check-up this morning showed that one drug store had sold more than 2,000 gallons of whiskey for medicinal purpose since about January I. Coates estimated that within the 30 months during which the permits have been enforced, 50.000 gallons oi whiskey have been sold by Abilene druggists. This figure amounts to 400,000 pints of whiskey, more than 1.000 pints each day since the permits have been effective. Following the voluntary surren-dei of the permits. Coates pledged himself and his staff to see to it that all liquor sold in Abilene is I andled within the letter of the law. Reuben L. Lindsey arrested last night, was released this morning under $500 bond on charges of selling whiskey without a prescription. He held a permit for sale of liquor for medicinal purposes. Coates also reported this morning that one of the largest loads of illegal liquor ever seized in this distill was taken Wednesday night at Ranger. It consisted of 34 cases of whiskey and two cases of wine. Value of the load was about $600. All 14 Of Dionne Family Will Live Under One Roof House Delays Action On RFC Rail Loans WASHINGTON. May 20 —tUP> —House leaders decided today to delay action on the bill to liberalize Reconstruction Finance corporation loan* to railroads. NORTH BAY, Ont.. May 20— (Canadian Press) —Papa Oliva and Mamma, the quints and the seven other little Dionnes at last are to live under one roof as one family. Thus will be rnded the cause of much resentment by the senior Dionnes, who have wanted their famous five at home with their other children since the quints became wards of the king and set up house in their own nursery. The quints will be four years old May 28. There now has begun “a new spirit of cooperation,’’ said Father Dionnes attorney who with Judge J A. Valin, chairman of the quintuplet board of guardians, announced the projected set-up. 7th Graders To Get Diplomas Diplomas will be presented to about 150 seventh grade graduates from rural schools of Taylor county tonight at the Fair Park auditorium. Tom McGehee, county superintendent of schools will make the awards starting at 8:15 o’rlock. Dean R Cr Boger of McMurry college will deliver the commencement address. The complete program: Processional. Mrs. J B Taylor, Invocation, Rev. Willis P. Gerhart. Salutatorian's address. Nancy Fay Estes. Elmdale. Dust. Elsie Roberts and Ola Belle Wattes, Hamby Add res', Dean Boger. Valedictorian’s address. Darlene Simmons. Buffalo Gap. Presentation of diplomas. McGehee. Recessional. Mrs. Taylor. Mrs. Kft’a Causseaux, rural school supervisor, announced yesterday, that about 80 seventh grade grad- ( uates v ill leave Abilene next week for a three-day tour through Cen-1 tral and South Texas. They will leave Monday and return Thursday Seek Divorce PERU, Ind , May 20.-A4P) - One month before their golden wadding anniversary. Mrs. Ira McIntosh filed suit for divorce, charging her husband treated her cruelly and barred he) from their home. They were married June 18. 1888. Atlantic Refining To Spend Millions PHILADELPHIA. May 20    ? - A $28.000 000 expansion and development program for 1938, was announced today by Board Chairman J. W Van Dyke of the Atlantic Refining company. Included in the program. Van D.\ke said, are additions to the lanker fleet, improvement of operations at the company's refineries at Philadelphia and Arteco, Tex., and acquisition of additional properties. Revolt Laid To San Luis Chief Federal Cavalry Being Moved In To Boost Forces SAN LUIS POTOSI, Mexico, May 20—(AP)—Slow-talking, quick-moving ex-army General Saturnine Cedillo spread his peasant army into the hills to-| day to prepare for guerilla warfare with the army of Pres-i ident Lazaro Cardenas, READY TO FIGHT He would not start it but he was ready with arms to repel "all aggression." said Cedillo. 45-year-old Mexican Indian, rightist political opponent of Cardenas and for 20 years the dominant power of Ran , Luts. Cedillo was plotting rebellion, charged Cardenas, 42-year-old radical leader of the nation’s program of socialization of "Mexico for Mexicans'’ which was exemplified on March 18 by government expropria-I lion of foreign-owned oil properties I Their dispute was that between the right and the left, and many feared that if fighting began it might spread through the nation and make of Mexico another Spain The CedillJsta* fixed their number at 18.000 to 20,000. Cardenas, invading San Luis in person to establish calm, had 10,000 troops in the state. Two regiments of cavalry’ were on the way from Chihuahua, ten observation-combat planes landed here yesterday, and probably 20,-000 troops could be brought quickly from nearby states. Cedillo said he had "trustworthy” See MEXICO, Pf. 15, Col. 3 Coogan Gets High Paying Stage Job HOLLYWOOD, May 20 (UP) — Jackie Coogan, the penniless billionaire. figuratively sang "Laugh Laugh" on the vaudeville stage today for money with which to press his court fight against his mother and stepfather, the Arthur Bernsteins. The Bernsteins’ refusal to give Jackie any of the money that he earned as a child movie star and his subsequent legal fight to collect. turned into a back-handed blessing for the 23-year-old Jackie. Two months ago he was a fizzle as a movie actor, his career apparently ended. Then came the suit, the big headlines, and now hag set, for a time a1 least, to equal his income as ’The Kid" more than IO years ago. hey in San Francisco now. for a week of (’racking jokes about his troubles and getting the feel of the nage again. Next month hp will go east for a big-time vaudeville tour w ith Bob Hope, the singing comedian. Then he figures on taking a dance band on the road and making a movie. He will earn more in a week than most Americans do in a year. Tile Reporter-New? camera went to the National Band festival and found: Tw’o champion drum majora— Gerry Sutton J* Mmmgordo, N. M. deft) and Virginia Shaft- Youth Gives Up In Plane Theft Surrender Ends Three Days Of Hiking In Idaho ner of Temple fright). Many times champion snare drummer. Fred Hoey of Brackenridge high .San Antonio (top cf **r) ar * Auf ay Zoeller, daughter of Band Director Otto Zoeller of Brackenridge. Young Hoey has more than a score of medals, including the national championship at St. I anis la t month. i’es, he :-at national rating here yesterday, too. PRESTON. Idaho, May 20- Roland (Red) Hall. 19, of Preston, sought throughout southeastern Idaho’s rugged hills since the Tuesday morning theft of an airplane at Ogden Utah, surrendered to officers today. Suffering from badly frozen feet and wearv from three days of hiking through rugged terrain, young Hall, hobbled into McCammon, Ida-i ho. last night. I He went to the home of a relative. who notified the youth's father in Preston. The father, accompanied by State Officer Mast Ged-j des and Sheriff William D. Head i of Preston, drove to McCammon and returned the fugitive here. Officer Geddes said young Hall admitted he and Earl Gilbert, 23-year-eld Idaho ex-convict, stole the plane from an Ogden hangar and later crashed into a grove of trees into the hills Both escaped injuiv. however, and fled into the hills. Da vs and nights of walking followed The pair eluded posses, who : encircled the mountainous sections between Inkom, Preston and Bancroft SENATE COMMITTEE INCREASES WORK RELIEF APPROPRIATION Southern Solons Demand Junking Of WPA Differentials On Wages WASHINGTON May 20. —I’—A sedate appropriations subcommittee decided tentatively today to increase from $1,250 000.000 to $1,425,000,-000 the work relief appropre lion in the administration* spending-lending bill. Chairman Adams (D-Colo) said that the Increase would finance the WPA for eight months instead of seven. The house voted $1 250.000,000 to carry on work relief from July I to next Febrmuv I. Adams told reporter^ the subcommittee thought it desirable to provide funds for an < —    —     *_ Air Mail Feeder Demonstration i me event .    _ -«* min- Saturday Abilene’s Own Band, The Host-Pictured In New Uniforms Costing S3,OOO additional month in order that the next session of congress would have more time in which to make a supplemental WPA appropriation. Southern senators, meanwhile, demanded elimination of regional differentials in WPA pav in the event congress enacts a nation imum wage. Many southern legislators have [hPbli! which The    feeder demonstration she house will debate Mend av be- rw * j    . cause it does not provide a lower ^    yesterday    because    of    rain v age scale for tile south. The WPA.    :s to **    tomorrow afternoon, they pointed out, has a generally Eugene Peaerce, superintendent of l0”r L°r ““J «**    malls s«ld this morning, retinas- Their informal discussion of an    ,,    ,    ,    * amendment to standardize WPA    ot    the territory pay schedules if the house bill pass- t0 be covered have b»en notified es came as a senate appropriations of the change and are to have their subcommittee gathered todav to ap-    air    mail reariv in hr    n prove tho »3 OOO 000.000 relief and    "7.    .7,    P    1 public works bill.    p    Abilene planes    for    dispatch The subcommittee meeting follow-    from    in the npcrnoon. ed a press conference statement by    Pickup made yesterday was Harry L. Hopkins, WPA ariminis- fmm Sweetwater, where the eondi-trator. that there was an immedi- flon of the landing field made the ate need to increase WPA rolls in st<)P possible. Pearce said Because all large industrial cities.    of yesterday's stop, Sweetwater will We are going to have a serious not be Included in the service to-:elief problem in the near future,” morrow. Hopkins said, explaining that many Only schedule change from thase persons who last their Jobs a few previously published will be tor weeks or months ago have exhaust- Hamlin, where the Abilene plane n    n . d    W,,lt 5t0P ma;:    1 SS Pf 15, Col. 7 The Weather udy to ABILENE and v’ciniiy Partly a1 Moot: U'nijchi and Saturday 'VEST TEXAS Partly cloudy tonne-ana ba turd*). shower* in Panhandle Saturday; cooler m north ponton Saturday afternoon    * KAST TEX ss Partly child? to cloudy tonight ani Saturday RUNK Al,!, 2*1 hr* ending 6 Since first of j, Same period )&j Normal ainee fir Highest tem c c ar tempera ROS Ttvir» CLOUDY h - 7 p rn. 7 a. rn 12:SD p ’n Pry thermometer    ii    72    st Wet Iherrnome -r    Ti    To    74 KclaUva {tumidity    80    at    ss 40 Sino Divisions Trapped, Jap Says JAPANESE ARMY HEADQUARTERS SOUTH OF SUCKOW May 20 ijp — The general commanding 1 Hie Japanese armies which advanced from the south to the capture of sti atopic Suchow told this writer I tonight that 40 Chinese divisions I were surrounded in the Suchow area without a chance of escape He said most of these troops were provincial levies »w hich average roughly 4.000 men to a division) and we re inside Japanese lines enclosing ar' area roughly 25 miles bv 15. Immediately after greeting a small party of correspondents who had flown by Japanese army plane 350 miles from Shanghai, the general declared the magnitude of Japans victory at Suchow, nerve center of China's central front resistance, were not yet generally apparent. He would not permit his name to be disclosed The Japanese army announced complete occupation of Suchow early today.    '    | Albert Wilde (bottom center), clarinet soloist of Austin high schools crack band of 88 members saying “dubs’’ on one pf the gold and ivory trophies offered to winning bands by the Abilene chamber of commerce. Rebels, Foreign Allies At Odds Franco Refuses Attacks Against Spanish Cities LONDON, May 20—(UP)—Foreign advisers to nationalist Spain have demanded direct assaults against Barcelona, Valencia, and Madrid, which Generalissimo Francisco Franco refused, causing the most “serious differences.’’ a reliable source said here today. These advisers Insisted that Franco bring the war to a speedy conclusion by launching offensives against the three important loyalist strongholds. This he refused to do on the grounds that It might involve frightful casualties and total des’ruction of the cities. This difference of opinion. It was said, constituted the real background and explanation for the present crisis regarding Spain and involving Paris. Rome and London, Paul Reynaul, French minister of justice, conferred with Lord Halifax, British foreign secretary, in London today. However an authoritative source said that the talks did not concern the international negotiations because Reynaud was without a mandate to conduct 6uch talks. Judge Atwell To Speak At Atwell BAIRD. May 20— <Spl )—A dele gallon of Baird business men w meet the Sunshine Special at 5 ’ this afternoon to welcome I District Judge W. H Atwell of ru Worth who will tonight deliver th commencement address for the Ai- . well public schools. In the greying I party will be Judge J. M. Wag.-ta ll I of Abilene and Dallas Scarborough I of the same p:ace. Judge Atwell will be introduced . to the Atwell school patrons and graduates by Judge Ben L. Russell1 Sr. of Baird. The little town of Atwell w’as named in honor of Atwell. When he was asked to come and deliver the Address and Informed that the town nad been named for him, he readily consented to come. FDR 'Keeping Hands Off' In Oregon Poll WASHINGTON, May 20,-(A>) — I President Roosevelt said today he was taking no pfcrt in the Oregon democratic primary election. The President made the statement while explaining to newsmen I that he would not comment upon ; the outcome of Tuesday s primary in ; Pennsylvania,    | Through Abilene's Business Section Bands in the hotels, bands on the streets, bands in private homes, Fair Park alive with musicians. That’s a picture of Abilene today. The city has been invaded by units from 40 cities and towns of New Mexico, Texas md Oklahoma, all vicing for national honor ratings in national festival competition that continues right on through Saturday. The high school bandster total around 2,500, as many of the units have around IOO. Spectacular will be the downtown parade at 5:30 this afternoon Abilene Christian college, through John Stevens, president of the student's body, and Harrison Mathews, president of the ACC Wildcat band, has invited all visiting band members and directors to attend a special chapel program Saturday morning at IO o’clock.. This program, in the Sewell auditorium will consist of several numbers by the Wewoka, Okla. band and several novelty and solo selections. Bands on the program are being invited by D. W Crain, director of the ACC Wildcat band. Members of the ACC band are also extending personal invitations from the ACC booth at Fair Park. when 43 high school music units step out in their dress uniforms lo show Abilenians and the hundreds 1 of visitors the contest have brought here just what they can do. The parade will move from South Second and Chestnut, through the underpass, dcw’n Pine to Fourth, I then west to Cypress, and down i Cypress to the Grace hotel. For class, the parade will even outclass the last West Texas chamber of commerce convention in Abilene, in 1930, when all of West Texas’ bands got together In festival here. This event this week-end, however, brings only champions— units which have state ratines in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. MARCHING EVENT Gay will be the scene at 7 30 tonight at the Hardin-Simmoni university stadium when 23 bands join in marching competition. Lubbock Junior high and Waco south tumor high will march in class E In class C will be Panhandle. Roff, Okla.: Sinton. Union Grove from Gladewater. White Oak of Longview and Pecas Marching in class b will be Fairfax. Okla.; Vernon, Altus. Okla.: Stephen F Austin, Bryan; Palestine, Mexia. Wink and Cisco. A special feature will be a demonstration by the Altus high school band and drum corps. Stepping high in class A will be Amarillo, San Angelo, Weslaco, See FESTIVAL. Pg IO. Col. 5 What Is Your News I. Q.7 Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part question, IO, A score of 60 is fair; 80, good, Answers on page 9. I. Identify this southern senator who was renominated on a pro-Roosevelt platform. J. Pope Pius expressed disapproval of the flying of swastika banners in Rome during Hitler’s visit there. True or false? 33. What Republican leader charged that the senate lobby committee infringed upon freedom of the press in investigating a magazine he publishes? 4. “The late George Apley” won the Pulitzer prize for (a) biography, (b) novel ic) drama? 5. The Chamber of Commerce of the United States demanded repeal or drastic modification of what act as a stimulus to busi-nes« recovery? 43 Bands Will Parade Today Marching Event THESE GET CAMERA'S EYE AT NATIONAL BAND FESTIVAL At H-SU Stadium At 7:30 Tonight PEASANT ARMY SPREAD INTO HILLS- Parade To Move PARIS, May 20 Edouard Bourdet, director of La Comedic Francaise, was wounded In the right arm today by Henry Bernstein, veteran playwright and duelist, in an “affair of honor” that failed to settle their quarrel. The principals left the dueling field without reconciliation. The attending physician said the wound was not serious. Bernstein, tall, hooknosed survivor of eight previous duels, and Bourdet, director of the Comedic Francaise, fought their affair of honor on the Fauchot-Magnon estate at Neuilly, a suburb northwest of Paris. It was Bourdet’s first duel. The contest was watched by a large gatherings of newspapermen and cameramen, w’ho were admitted to the scene after climbing ever surrounding walls by ladders. They fought with epees, long pointed blades without cutting edges. Choice of weapons was made by Bernstein, w’hom the seconds had adjudged the injured party. Bernstein, charging Bourdet with failing properly to rehearse his current play, had withdrawn that work and his established repertory from the state-owned Comedic Fran-caise. Bourdet then had written Bernstein, “you acted without scruples, without honor and without loyalty.” ;

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