Abilene Reporter News, May 20, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

May 20, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 20, 1938, Abilene, Texas 'WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FKIEXDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LVi I, NO. 360. Associated Press ABILENE, TEXAS. FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 20, 1938-SIXTEEN PAGES n PRICE 5 CENTS QUARREL STILL STUDENTS HERE FOR FESTIVAL AUTHOR WOUNDS DIRECTOR IN DUEL OVER PLAY PARIS. May Bourdet. director of La Comedie Francaise, was wounded in the right arm today by Henry Sjrnsiein. veteran olavwright and duelist, in an of honor" that failed to settle their quarrel. The principals left the duel- ing field without: reconciliation. The attending physician said the wound was not serious. Bernstein, tall, hooknosed sur- vivor of eight previous duels. and Bourcet, director of the edges. Choice of weapons was Comedie fought their made bv Bernstein, whom the affair of honor on the Fauchot- ilagncn estate at Xeuilly, a suburb northwest of Paris. It was Bourdet's first duel. Th.e contest was watched by a large gatherings of newspa- permen and who were admitted to 'he scene after climbing ever surrounding walls by ladders. They fought with epees, long pointed blades without cutting seconds had adjudged the in- jured party. I Bernstein, charging Bourdet with failing properly to re- j hearse his current play, had withdrawn that work and his established repertory from the state-owned Comedie Fran- j caise. Bourdet then had writ- j ten Bernstein, "you acted with- j out scruples, without honor and without loyalty." j 43 Bands Will Parade THESE GET CAMERA'S EYE AT NATIONAL BAND FESTIVAL PEASANT ARMY SPREAD INTO HILLS- L-Men Will War Druggist Freed Under Bond On Liquor Charge "It looks like things may get pret- ty dry around Taylor county 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 per- mit to sell whiskey and wine for medicinal purposes and there is a possibility that more may be sur- rendered. Until this week, 15 drug stores in Abilene held the permits. The extent of the dryness which may result from the move was em- phasised by Coates in citing the amount of liquor sold by the drug stores. A preliminary check-up this morning showed that one drug store had sold more than gal- lons of whiskey for medicinal pur- pose since about January i. estimated that within the 30 months during which the permits have been enforced, 50.000 gallons ol whiskey have been sold by Abi- lene druggists. This figure amounts to pints of whiskey, more than 1.000 pints each day since the per- mits have been effective. Following the voluntary surren- der of the permits, Coates pledged himself and his staff to see to it that ail liquor sold in Abilene is handled within the letter of the law. Reuben L. Lindsey, arrested last night, was released this morning S500 bond on charges of selling whiskey without a prescrip- tion. He held a permit for sale of liquor for medicinal Durocses. Coates also reported this morning thai one of the largest loads of il- legal liquor ever seized in this dis- trict was taken Wednesday night at Ranger. It consisted of 31 cases of whiskey and two cases of wine. Value of the icaci was about Ail 14 Of Dionne Family Will Live Under One Roof NORTH BAY, Ont.. May (Canadian Press) Oliva and Mamma, the quints and the seven other little Dionnes at are to live under one roof as one family. Thus will be ended the cause of much resentment by the senior Dionnes. who have-want- ed their famous five ai home with their other children sines 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 said Father Dionne's .attorney who with Judge J. A. Valin, chair- man of the quintuplet board of guardians, announced the pro- jected set-up. 7th Graders To piomas House Delays Action On RFC Roil Loans WASHINGTON, May leaders decided today to delay action on the bill :o liberalize Reconstruction Finance corporation loans to railroads. Diplomas will be presented to about 150 seventh grade graduates from rural schools of Taylor coun- ty tonight at the Fair Park andi- tc-rium. Tom McC-ehee. county su- perintendent of schools will make the awards starting at o'clock. Dean R. G. Boger of McMurry college will deliver the commence- ment address. The complete program: j Processional. Mrs. J. B. Taylor, i Invocation, Rev. Willis Ger- hart. i Salutatorian's address. Nancy Fay Sstes. Elmdale. i Dust. Elsie Roberts and Ola Belle Wattes. Kamby. Address. Dean Bcger. Valedictorian's address. Darlene Simmons. Buffalo Gap. i Presentation of diplomas. McGe- bee. Recessional. Mrs. Taylor. Mrs. Causseaux. rural school supervisor. announced yesterday that about SO seventh grade grad- uates will leave Abilene next week for a three-cay tour through Cen- tral and South Texas. They will leave Monday and return Thursday. or Battle Revolt Laid To San Luis Chief j Federal Cavalry Being Moved In To Boost Forces I SAN LUIS POTOSI, Mexico, (May i quick-moving ex-army General j Saturnine) CediHo spread ids peasant army into the hills to- Iday to prepare for guerilla warfare with the army of Pres- ident Lazaro Cardenas. i READY TO FIGET He would not start it but he was ready with arms to repel "all ag- gression." said Cediilo, 45-year-old Mexican Indian, rightist political opponent of Cardenas and for 20 years the dominant power of San Luis. Cediilo was plotting rebellion, charged Garden-as, 42-year-old rad- ical leader of the nation's program of socialization cf "Mexico for Mex- icans" which was exemplified on March 18 by government expropria- tion of foreign-owned oil properties. 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 Ceclillistas fixed their num- ber at to Cardenas, in- vading San Luis in person to estab- ITsn calm, had troops in the state. Two regiments of cavalry were on the way from Chihuahua, ten observation-combat planes land- ed here yesterday, and probably 20.- 000 troops could be brought quickly from nearby states. Cediilo said he had Today Marching Event "i At H-SU Stadium Parade To Move Through Abilene's Business Section i j Bands in the hotels, bands on j the streets, bands in private homes, Fair Park alive with musicians. That's a picture of Abilens today. The city has been invad- sd by units from 40 cities and towns of New Mexico, Texas ind Oklahoma, all vieing for national honor ratings in na- tional festival competition that continues right on throngh Sat- urday. The high school band- sters total around as many of the nnits have around 100. Spectacular will be the down- town parade at This afternoon The Reporter-News camera went to the National Band Tes-- tival. and found: Two champion drum Gerry Sutton M. (left) and Virginia Shaff- i ner of Temple Many times champion snare drummer, Fred Hoey of Brack- enridge high Ban Antonio (top i au-v- .Aucvey Zoeller, I Daughter of Band Director Otto Zoeller of Brackenridge. Young Hoey has more than a score of medals, including the national championship at St Louis last month, res, he iot rating here yesterday, too. Albert Wilde (bottom clarinet soloist of Austin high school's crack band of 88 mem- bers saying "dubs? on one p-f the .gold, and ivory "trophies of- fered- to bands by the Abilene chamber of commerce. Seek Divorce PERu, Inc., May One month before their golden wedding anniversary, Mrs. Ira Mclntosh filed suit, for divorce, charging her hus- band treated her cruelly and bar- red her from their home. They were married June 18. 1S6S. Atlantic Refining To Spend Millions PHILADELPHIA, May A S28.000.000 expansion and devel- opment program for 1938. was an- r.otlnced today by Board Chairman J. W. Van Dyke of the Atlantic Re- fining: company. Included in the program. Van Dyke said, are additions to the tanker fleet, improvement of oper- ations at the company's refineries a: Philadelphia and Arteco, Tex.. and acquisition of additional prop- erties. See MEXICO, 15, CoL 3 Coogon Gets High i Paying Stage Job i 1 HOLLYWOOD. May 1 Jackie Coogan. the penniless j lionaire. figuratively sang "Laugh Laugh" on the vaudeville stage today for money with which to press his I court fight against his mother and stepfather, the Arthur Bemsteins. I The Bernst-sins' refusal to give I Jackie any of the money that he I earned as a child movie star and his subsequent- legal fight to coi- lect, turned into a back-handed blessing for the 23-year-old Jackie, i Two months ago he was a fizzle as i a movie actor, his career apparently ended. Then came the suit, the big headlines, and now he's set. for a i least, to equal his income i as 'The Kid" more than 10 years i ago. He's1 in San Francisco now. for a week of cracking jokes about his troubles and getting the feel of the i stage again. Next month he will go i east; for a big-time vaudeville tour with Bob Hope, the singing come- dian. Then he figures on taking a dance band on the road and making a movie. He will earn more in a I week than most- Americans do in a Youth Gives Up i In Plane Theft Surrender Ends I Three Days Of Hiking In Idaho PRESTON. Idaho. May Roland (RecD Hail. 19. of Preston, sought throughout- southeastern i Idaho's rugged hills since the Tuesday morning theft of an air- plane at Ogcen Utah, surrendered to officers today. i Suffering from badly frozen feet and weary from three clays of hik- j ing through rugged terrain, young Hall, hobbled into McCammon, Ida- ho. last night. i He went to the home cf a rela- i tive. who notified the youth's fat-h- er in Preston. The father, accom- panied by State Officer Mose Gec- j des and Sheriff William D. Head i of Preston, drove to McCammon ana returned the fugitive here. i Officer Grades said young: Hall admitted he and Ear! Gilbert. 23- year-eld Idaho ex-convict, stole the plane from an Ogcen hangar and later crashed into a grove of trees into the hills. i Both escaped injury, however, and fled into the hills. Days and nights of walking fol- lowed. The pair eluded posses, who encircled the mountainous sections i between Inkom, Preston and Ban- croft. tf NATE COMMITTEE INCREASES WORK RELIEF APPROPRIAT Southern Solons Demand Junking Of WPA Differentials On Wages May senate appropriations subcommit- tee decided tentatively today to increase from to 000 the work relief aporoorlation in. the administration's saencine-'end- ing bill. Chairman Adams (D-CokO said that the increase would finance tne WPA for eight months instead cf seven. The house voted to carry- on work 1 lo .ne.xt. February l. Adams told reporters the subcommittee" thought it cesiraole to provide funds for an additional month in order that the (Rebels, Foreign i Allies At Odds I Franco Refuses Attacks Against Spanish Cities LONDON. May eign advisers to nationalist Abilene Christian college, through John Stevens, presi- dent of the student's body, and Harrison Mathews, president of the ACC Wildcat band, has in- vited, all visiting band mem- bers and directors to attend a special chapel program Satur- day morning at 10 o'clock.. This program, in the Sewell auditorium will consist of sev- eral numbers by the Wewoka, Okla. band aoid several novelty and solo selections. Bands on the program are being invited by D. W. Grain, director of the ACC Wildcat band. Members of the ACC band are also extending per- sonal invitations from the ACC booth at Fair Park. Abilene's Own Band, The Host-Pictured In New Uniforms Costing S3, plemental WPA appropriation. ferentiais in WPA pay in" the event congress enacts a nation-wide min- imum wage. southern legislators have criticized the wage-hour bill which the house will debate Monday be- cause it does not provide a "lower wage scale for the south. The WPA. they pointed out. has a generailv loiter rate for that area. Their informal discussion of an amendment to standardize WPA pay schedules if the house Dili pass- es came as a senate appropriations subcommittee gathered tocav to prove the S3.000.000.000 relief and public work? bill. The subcommittee meeting follow- ed a press conference statement by Harry L. Hopkins. WPA adminis- trator, that there was an immedi- Nail Feeder Demonstration Set Saturday The air mail feeder demonstration postponed yesterday because of rain is to be held tomorrow afternoon. Eugene Peserce. superintendent of mails, said this morning. Postmas- ters of all towns of the territory to be covered have been notified of the change and are to have their the Abilene planes for dispatch from here late in the afternoon. pickup made yesterday was from Sweetwater. where the condi- te need to increase WPA rolls in stop possible, Pearce said. Because all industrial cities. of yesterday's stop. Sweetwarer will "We are going to have a serious not be included in the service to- relief problem in the near future." morrow. Hopkins said, explaining that many Or.'y .schedule change from those persons who lost- their jobs a few previcuslv published y -'or v.-eeks or months ago have exhaust- I Sec CONGRESS. Psr. 15. Col. 7 The Weather AS: after EA tor.ic ,ST TEXAS- Psrt: and Sa-'irday. RAINF.1 wil: for a: 40 Sino Divisions Trapped, Jap Says JAPANESE ARMY HEADQUAR- itRS SOUTH OF SUCHOW. May The general commanding; rhe Japanese armies which advanc- er, from the south to the capture of .strategic Suchow told this writer tonight that -10 Chinese divisions v.cre surrounded in the Suchow area wnhcut a chance of fscapc. He said most of these troops were rrovir.cisl levies '.which average roughly 4.000 men to a and vere inside Japanese lines enclosing ?.F area roughly 25 miles bv 15. Immediately after grecuni: a small party of rorrcGpondents -crho had flown by Japanese army plane 350 miles from Shanghai, the general: declared the magnitude of Japan's victory at Suchow, nerve center of China's central front resistance, j were net yet generally apparent.; He would not permit his name to br riiscicsijd. I The Japanese army announced complete occupation of Suchow early I toe-ay. i against Barcelona, Valencia, and Madrid, which Generalissimo Pran- cisco Franco refused, causing the most "serious differences." a re- liable source said here today. These advisers insisted that Franco bring the war to a speedy conclusion by launching offensives against ihe three important loyai- ist strongholds. This he refused to do on the grounds that it might involve frightful casualties and total i destruction of the cities. This difference of opinion, it was said, constituted the real back- ground and explanation for the present: crisis regarding Spain and involving Paris. Rome and London. Paul Heynaul. French minister of j justice, conferred with Lord Hali- j fax. British foreign secretary, in London today. an tative source said that the talks did j not concern the international nego- nations because Reynaud was with- i out a mandate to conduct such I talks. j Judge Atwell To j Speak At Afwell BAIR.D. May A dele cation of Eaircl business men w meet the Sunshine Special at 5 this afternoon to welcome I District Judge W. H. Atwell of r o. Worth who will tonight deliver commencement address for the i well public schools. In the greying party will be Judge J. M. Wagstafi of Abilene and Dallas Scarborough of the same Judge Atwell will be introduced j to the Atwell school patrons and i graduates by Judge Ben L. Russell Sr. of Baird, i The little town of Atwell was' named in honor of Atwell. When he was asked to come and deliver; ;he address and informed that the j town had been named for him, he readily consented to come. j FDR 'Keeping Hands Off In Oregon Poll WASHINGTON, May President Roosevelt said today he j was taking no tfart in the Oregon democratic primary election. The President made the state- ment while explaining to newsmen tliat he would not comment upon the outcome of Tuesday's primary in Pennsyivania, when 43 high school inusic 110113 step out in their dress uniforms to show Abilenians and the hundreds of visitors the contest have brought here just what can ro. The parade will move from South Second and Chestnut, throush the underpass, down Pine to Fourth, then west to Cypress, and down Cypress to the Grace hotel. For class, the parade will even. i outclass the last West Texas cham- ber of commerce convention in Abi- lene, in 1S30, when all of West Texas' bands got together in festi- val here. This event this week-end, however, brings only units which have state ratines In. Texas, Oklahoma and 2sew Mex- ico. MARCHING EVENT Gay will be the scene at tonight at the Hardin-Simmons university stadium when 23 bands join in marching competition. Lubbock junior high and Waco south junior high will march in. class S. In class C will be Pan- handle. Hcff. Okla.: Stinton_ Union Grove from Giaaewater, White Oak of Longview and Pecos. Marching in class 3 will be Fair- fax, Okla.t Vernon, Altus, Okla.; Stephen F. Austin, Bryan: Pales- tine, Mexia. Wink and Cisco. A special feature will be a dem- onstration by the Altus high school band and drum corps. Stepping high in class A wil! be Amarillo, San Anselo. Weslaco, See FESTIVAL, PET. 10. Col. 5 What Is Your News I. tt? Each question counts 20: each part of a two-part question. 10, A score of 60 is fair; SO, good, Answers on page 9. 1. Identify this southern sen- ator who renominated on a pro-Roosevelt platform. 2. Pope Pius expressed disap- proval 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 free- dom of the press in investigating a magazine he publishes? 4. "The Late George Aplcy" won the Pulitzer prize for (a) biography, (b) novel (c) drama? -5: The Chamber of Commerce of the United States demanded repeal or dritstic modification of what act as a stimulus to busi- ness recovery? ;