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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1938, Abilene, Texas WESTJfXAS' NEWSPAPER Che -WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES; WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LVi I, NO. 361. fitm ABILENE, TEXAS. SATURDAY EVEN ING, MAY 21, PAGES (CT) PRICE 5 CENTS ON EVE OF MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS- Europe Tensed As Czechs Mobolize Army Reserve Band Contest Awards Close Festival Tonight Senior Judge Of Events Wi Give Address Research Director Warns Youths Not To Believe AH That They Are Taught Band Parade And Marching Contest Highlight Meet Closing a three day music competition festival during, which, thousands of high school band members have visited Abilene, contest results -will be announced and awards Dre- sented at tonight at Fair Park auditorium. FORMAL CEREMONY The presentation will be made !n formal ceremony, after which Dr. Prank Simon of the Cincinnati Conservatory -of Music "Kill address -the young musicians. Dr. Simon, a charter member of the American Bandmasters association, twice its president, and director of the fa- mous ARMCO band is senior judge of the events "today. He made a special trip from Ohio to Abilene to judge the festival. PHILADELPHIA. Pa.. May 21. men and women were Trained today to not believe too much of what their science professors teach as facis. Dr. Willis R. "Whitney, director of research of the General Electric company, speaking at the closing symposium, of a three- day ceremony dedicating the Benjamin Franklin memorial, de- clared the minds of youth should not be cluttered up and pre- fashioned according to the ideas of their elders. "It's called he said in discussing America's prin- Dr. Whitney declared, Benjamin Franklin's first experiments in electricity were made more tnanloO years ago, he added, but even today "it offers more room for the imagination of youthful minds than ever and the pioneer. Abels Wolman. professor of sanitary engineering the Hopkins university.- Baltimore, endorse Dr. wStnevI Declara- saying that, i _____ ueciara- tne future holds new hopes for a new kind of Animated Letter On Air Today Two Flights Round Out Observance Of Air Mail Week Abilenes celebration of National (Air Mail Week, closing today, will Yesterday was one of the most hate dual form this Afternoon as colorful days of the celebration, be- i two planes tour the surrounding Ing highlighted by a mammoth j territory to pick .up air mail in a feeder demonstration and an ani- mated letter is transported from Big Spring to Abilene. .The aaimated -letter wai be Mrs- downtown parade by all of the competing bands and a band contest lasi night at Har- r of- SKBC's staff, "she went to Big Spring last night car- rying with her a huge air mail let- The Abilene chamber of com- merce had prepared four special trophies for the parading srcuns. Trophy for Class A bands in the parade went to the hi.eh rchool band of Wewoka, Okla. Trochy for Class B went to Altos, Okla_ and trophy in Class C went to Pecos high school. South junior high of Waco carried off honors :n the junior high school division. Abilene, as host, did compete. EAGLE BAND SCORES For the marching contest last night, Abilene high school won first division honors with Wewoka. Waco. Austin and Weslaco. Other ratings were: Division iiigh. Okla- homa City, Division lo. San Angelo. Class B bands: Division Fairfax and Altus. and Mexia. Division Stephen F. Austin high of Bryan. Palestine, Cisco. Wink. Division ahans-Wickett. Class C bands: Division cos. Union Grove high of Glade- water. Division White Oak high cf Longview. Sinton. Panhandle. Division public school, Oklahoma. Class E bands: Division South junior high. Division junior high_ Lubbock. Amarillo and Central high were each penalized one division for be- ins: on the field past the deadline. Today. Class A and B bands were ter addressed to the Abilene sta- tion. With the letter cancelled and marked with the Big Spring air mail cachet, Mrs. Dean win board the airliner at this afternoon for Abilene. At she is sched- uled to begin a short wave bread- cast to the local station giving de- tailed description of the flight and mail handling procedure. The short wave broadcast from the pilot to the airport will also be broadcast as the airliner man- euvers for landing. Approval of the program was expected this mom- ing from the federal communica- Washington. is net received before time tions If it __ for the flight, Mrs. Doan will give her description of the flight on the regular air mail broadcast tonight The feeder demonstration is to be completed before the American Air- lines ships land here this afternoon. Two planes, one piloted by C. J. Collier and the other fay T. J. Wil- No Reduction In WPA Rolfs Assignment Clerk Has Received No Order For A Cut No reduction has been made in Taylor county's WPA rolls within the past month and none has been ordered for fee near future, rec- ords of the Abilene area office Te- vealed this morning. A static quota for WPA workers was set up May 6, and the number of workers has beeg kept to this PAuUne Van Horn, area assignment clerk, Hess Leading In Oregon Nip And Tuck Poll New Dealer Takes 1430 Vote Lead Over Governor PORTLAND, Ore., May The influence of the new deal and organized labor teetered back onto tho ascendary today when Henry L, Hess gained a lead over Governor Charles H. Martin- in the Oregon primary for dem- ocratic nomination as governor. Returns from of the state's precincts gave Hess and Martin 38.S75. It was the first time since Martin a sensa- tional stand in the agricultural counties last night that Hess had regained his earlier advantage. The changing vote came pri- marily from Clackamas and Mult- nomah counties, lumber industrial areas figuring in the Martin fight against labor violence. Hess, described by Martin as a John L- Lewis CIO candidate, look- ed to reports from 210 missing pre- cincts in labor's chief strongholds to draw aim back toward the 200- vote leadership he once neldi. Mar- tin hoped for additional 'strength in 179 missing precincts in the "well- populated farming country. Other missing precincts were scattered and minor. Hess, supported by Senator George W. Norris, Nebraska independent, and in effect by Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes, who censur- ed Martin as not a new dealer "at CZECHOSLOVAKIA 'READY FOR EVERYTHING', PRESIDENT SAYS said. The number of workers employ- ed in Taylor county. May 6, when the static quota was established, was 862. The number employed as of yesterday was 874, a slight in- crease rather a cut of the rolls. "Whenever a person is removed from the WPA rolls, either be- cause of inability to do a day's work or for .other said Miss Van Horn, "he is Immediately replaced by another :man who has been sent to us by the welfare as- sociation and has been approved for WPA work. We are under a static quota and cannot increase the number of people we now em- ploy, but we are not reducing that Some question regarding the stat- us of WPA employment in the coun- ty ,.was raised yesterday wnen County Judge Lee K. York and J. Bryan Braabury wired Congress- man Clyde E. Garrett protesting removal of several men from WPA, kinson, are to pick up mail from j EMPLOYABLES ONLY nine towns. The mail will be con- j Tilis Doming, B. C. Rogers, area centrated here for transfer to the j engineer, explained that the WPA i i from the lumbering counties. SENATORIAL RESULTS In the, senatorial races, Willis .E. Ma honey had a comfortable lead., over tr. S. Attorney Carl G. angh for the democratic nomina- Jion and.. Buf us C. j treasurer, apparenvy republican nomination over form- er senator Robert N. The republican race for the gu-. bernatoriai nomination was a run- away for Charles A. Sprague, pub lisher of a Salem newspaper, who ;has votes to less than for Sam H. Brown, farmer, closest of his six opponents. Crisis Most Critical Since World War Benes Declares PRAGUE, May deJit Eduard Benes, in a speech at Tabor today, said that the present! crisis was the most critical since j the World the republic added: "We must conduct ourselves in a manner that permits no errors. We must guard peace and keep steady eyes and a clear goal." "We must not permit ourselves to be disunited but must stick togeth- er and complete our national unity. "We are not afraid of the days ahead. We are not afraid at all We are prepared for everything." The president, who was the coun- try's foreign minister for 17 years end is considered one of Europe's most skilled diplomats, said he hop- ed a war could be averted. Germany Accepts Czech Call Calmly BERLIN, May circles in Berlin said that there was no reason for alarm today at the decision of the Czechoslovak gov- ernment to call some army reserves tc the colors. In nazi circles, the idea that any sort of German action in line with that of the Czechoslovak cabinet was possible was deprecated. It was denied that there was any truth in reports of mobilization or concentration of German troops in Silesia or Bavaria. It was even that Fuehrer Adolf Blitler had undertaken a week- end automobile trip from his moun- tain at Berchtesgaden, in Ba- and that he would be at Munich tomorrow noon to turn the -first spade of earth for the new Jsubway system, there. 'v--: Diplomas Given To 45 Winters Seniors Troop Call To Insure Peace, Czechs Say Fear Germany May Strike As France And Italy Spar Over Spanish Problem (Copyright, 1938, By United Press.) LONDON, May called to the colors today one year's contingent of its army reserve, and j sent a thrill of anxiety and alarm to every corner of Europe, It was asserted officially and emphatically that the reserves were called out to insnre peace and order in the municipal elec- tions which start tomorrow, and it was added specifically that their assembly was not aimed against anyone outside the country. But the fear was immediate an all chancelleries that the sit- uation in Europe had been made even more explosive. The great fear was that the German government might consider the call provocatory and that it might in turn increase German military precautions, ignoring the Czechoslovak assertion that the troops were to be used only to ensure a peaceful election. JOLT TO EUROPE The Czeciioslovalc. government's action hit Europe like an electric shock. It came at a time when fears ihat Adolf Hitler, the key man of Europe, might be preparing to ex- ert in Czechoslovakia the EDUABD BEXES Ravished Body Of Girl Found Negro Whisked To Floresville In :_. _ Th neat running off their final band play- ing competition. The Class B tour- nament started this morning at and was to continue through the noon hour. Class A competition was to begin at 2 o'clock this afternoon and be closed by the performance See BAND MEET, 2, CoL 4 Canedo Granted Second Reprieve June 24 Set As Death Date AUSTIN, May re- prieve until June 24 was granted today for Selanes Canedo. who was tc have been electrocuted after midnight at the Huntsville peni- tentiary as slayer of Joseph W. Daly in San Antonio. It was the second reprieve for Canedo. He had been sentenced to die April 22. A 30-day stay was granted then by Governor James V. Allred at request of Mexican Con- sul General Jose Guadalupe Pineda. That exhausted the governor's in- dividual power of clemency. Re- cently the state pardon board was that the investigators were making progress. After a consul- tation between the pardon board and governor this morning the ad- ditional time was granted. Daly was slain Nov. 26, 1936. He was convicted on the theory that the slaying was part of a robbery. Whether the killing was a hired slaying was said to be the matter under Investigation. Kad no additional clemency been ordered, the execution would have been on Sunday. Officials recall no Funeral Set For Woman EASKELL, May for Mrs. P. L. Caldwell, resident of Has- kell since 1920 who died at her home yesterday afternoon following a long illness, was set for 3 p. m. today at the First Methodist church. projects are under a program of employable people. By this method, many persons who are partly dis- abled are given opportunity to work on WPA. if the project superinten- dents report that the partly dis- abled workers are capable of doing a full day's work they are retained. If not, are not reassigned. ''Perhaps some cf these persons never have been assigned at Miss Van Kom commented. Sedric Poe Wins Student Award May tues Conditioning Success" -was top- ic of the address given by Dr. W. H- Morelock, president of Sul Ross Regardless of the Saturday holi- State, Teachers college Thursday day for school chiluren, the" North! evening a; the graduation exercises North Park Voting School Bond Issue Park school remained a busy place today as voters of the school dis- trict registered their votes for and Winters high school when 45 seniors were given diplomas. Sedric Poe was presented the against a bond issue for a Jackson-Holcomb Individual merit new school building: CUP most outstanding stu- The ballot box is located at by vote of school and J, Q. Peteet is election judge. The poll opened at S o'clock this morning and will close at 7 o'clock tonight. Under the terms of the plan be- ing submitted to the voters, a new school would be constructed and i the bond would be payable j over a 20-year period. salutatorian, gave a short and interesting talk on "The Road Ahead for Girls" and Edwin Patters, valedictorian on "The Road Ahead for N. Roth, gave the invo- May 21 (UP) Searchers found the beaten and ravished body of 12-year-old Hope Elizondo tn a pasture near the banks of Cibolo creek today. She had been missing from her home since Friday morning. A 27-year-old negro suspect was arrested even before the child's body was found. Deputies whisked to the Wilson county jail at Flores- ville for safe-keeping in the face of a threat of mob violence. The child's father, Paul Eozondo. Wilson county farmer, reported that she was missing late yesterday after he had telephoned the school in Lavernia to find out why she had not returned home. School j authorities reported that she had j net been in school all dav. tective interest" ;he asserts in Ger- mans outside. Germany's frontiers. Already he had sent shivers of ap- prehension. through European for- eign offices. Diplomatic tension was at 'its highest point since Hitler's seiz- ure of Austria- There .was serious. concern in the British and French foreign offices. The Czechoslovakia municipal elections towns, which start tomorrow and which have stirred widespread clashes between Czechs and Sudeten minority Germans, suddenly brought the situation to apoint that-ojC- crisis. Diplomats, with" or son. feared that Hitler might de-r cide to" take the. opportunity, with France and Italy embroiled over intervention in the Spanish civil war and with Italian-British re- lations cooled in consequence, to impose his will upon Czechoslovak- ia, using the electoral disturbances as an excuse. INCIDENT SERIES A series of incidents which brought German-Czechoslovat re- lations to a head created an at- mosphere reminiscent of that which preceded the exertion of Germany's protective interest ia German-Aus- tria. troop movements on the Czechoslovak German general staff admitted the Britain Keeps Eye On Reich Assurance Asked As Troops Move Toward Frontiers BERLIN, May Brit- ish, Nevile Hender- son, today asked the German for- eign office the second time for as- surances that troop movements to- ward the frontiers Germany wants to expand were only routine train- ing moves. The British envoy was closeted an hour with Joachim, v The girl had started her daily to the British ambassa- two-mHe walk to school yesterday morning, her father said. A posse of officers, citizens and 50 members of the Floresville CCC eamp searched the wooded country jtround. the Elizondo farm all night. Sheriff George R, Soothe and a I dor at Berlin but asserted that they had no relation to any po- litical situation., and involved mere- ly a normal transfer of troops from winter to some quarters. Some dip- lomats pointed out that troop movements before the Austrian an- The Mgh band der the direction of R.. J. Patterson played "Blue Danube Waltz." "Lul-. The Rev. R. N. Euckabee, pastor, "But it 'is the policy to give every- is to officiate. Burial will be in the Willow cemetery under direc- tion of Holden's funeral home. Survivors are her husband. F. L. Caldwell of Gonzales; four daugh- ters, Mrs. Joe Keeton of Luling- Mrs. Sallie Shriver of Haskell; Mrs. John H. White of Bcrger: Mrs. one a chance. However, if a per- son cannot do the work, the pro- ject superintendent cannot be blamed lor wanting him, replaced. It makes the work more expensive and it is bad for the morale of the workers who are capable" Rogers cited the following let- Frank C. Wilson of Port Stockton; ter from S. S. Tucker, deputy state land of Weatherford. and Clara Martin of Paducah. Draws Life Term In Sweetheart's Slaying CORPUS CHRISTI, May 21 (UP) Fred Furst, convicted of shooting to death Ruby Mae Hill, a night club hostess and his sweet- heart, while she slept, faced a life sentence in the Texas state peni- tentiary today. Furst was sentenced at the con- clusion of his trial in criminal dis- trict court here yesterday. He ex- pressed himself as satisfied with the verdict and said that he would not appeal the case. Firemen Save 100 In Hotel Blaxe SAN FRANCISCO, May 100 scantily clad men and women were rescued by ladders and nets from a five story hotel as fire and smoke cut off the ele- vator and stair exits here early today. Fire Chief Charles Brennan said apparently no one was injured and that the flames were confined to setting the quota for the area: "Erreccive immediately, no new assignments or reassign- ments except between projects may be issued except those made in placing workers who resign or whose release is effected in accord with existing regulations. However, you are authorized to continue to employ the number now working, plus those reporting to projects for whom assignments have already been made. That is, your adjusted quota is the number you now have at work, plus the number who re- port for work in response to assign- ments or reassignments now out- standing." The letter was dated May 5. Abilenian Candidate For Patrol Vacancies AUSTIN, May teen sergeants of the Texas motor patrol will take here Tuesday in competition for two T. E. Caskey, principal of high group of deputies came upon Hope's j nextion had been denied. body this -morning. He reported to i Sudeten German his office at Floresville that she had been beaten to death and rav- laby" and "The Brownies" were ren-, oered by the Choral club under the j Deputy sheriff Charles Fuller ejection ot Mrs. C. S. Jackson. The ratVthe home of the 27-year-old minority party's abrupt refusal to high school trio composed of Ruby Nell Mosiey. Evelyn Best and Luana CoHinsworth sang "To Rose." Wild captaincies. The positions are open because of resignation of Capt. W, D. Roberts and transfer of Capt Lee Miller to the ranger sen-ice. Transfer will be made June 1 and the two men promoted will be assigned to AmarHio and Harlin- gen. M. L. Berry, now captain at Ainarillo will go to Wichita Falls and Capt. John Draper will be moved from Dallas, Wichita Falls to school presented 16 awards to mem- bers of high school band and to 16 students who have never been tar- negro cotton-picker, four from Lavernia, and arrested the nan just in time to save from lynching at the hands of a mob. Fuller questioned the negro, but v.ould'not reveal what he had learn- ed of his connection with the case. He denied that there was any threat negotiate with the Czechoslovak government regarding the proposed minorities statute long as ter- rorism continues." This statute was miles j intended to be the government's minister. yesterday by von Ribbentrop's deputy that Germany's goose-stepping warriors usually are transferred from town to country camps at this season. LONDON, May Secretary Viscount Halifax hur- riedly returned to the foreign office today to take the helm of British, foreign policy personally in the face of increasingly dangerous Ger- man-Czech incidents. Prime Minister Neville Camber- lain kept in close touch with the dangerous situation- British officials displayed con- cern over the Sudeten German mi- nority's refusal to negotiate with, the Czech government unless prior guarantees were received. This, Britons felt, would be putting the cart before the horse since suck guarantees then could not come to the negotiations. cy or missed a day of school during mob acjion past session. Miss Eddie Merle Voelker, sweet- heart of the Future Fanners was presented a white wool sweater with F.F.A. emblem from the Winters chapter. Supt. E. D. Stringer pre- sented diplomas. Sergeants who will take the tests JQp Youth Kills 27 include M. C. Myers. Aoiiene. r Snyder C-C Defers Action On Executive SNYDER, May board of directors of the Snyder chamber of commerce met last night but deferred action on elec- tion of a secretary-manager to suc- ceed J. W. Scott, who resigned several weeks ago. The Weather Abilene and vicinity: MosUv cicwdv to- and S West Texas: (west cf 100th meridian) partly cioudy tonight and prob- ably showers in Panhandle, cooler in Pas- handle tonight. East Texas (east of 100th Mostly cloudy tonight and Suiidav Highest temperature yesterday "was S4. Lowest ternptrature this morning 71. OKAYAMA, Japan, May 21. said Mutsuo Toi, 22-year-old deranged youth, was being hunted in a forest after he had killed 27 persons with a shotgun. The youth, according to po- lice, left his bed during the and went through his home town. Kamomachi, killing sleeping men, women and chil- dren. olive branch to Konrad Heniein, German minority leader. It was as- serted yesterday, also, that the government offered it not as a fiat take-it-or-leave-it offer but as a basis for negotiations. This as- sertion was made by Premier Milan I Eodsa. j HEXLEIX LEAVES PRAGUE j sudden and my- sterious departure from Prague three days before the election. The Prague right wing newspaper Nar- __ I odni Politika said he was going __., j from the Austrian Alps to visit Hit- Wilson, second assis- IQ coutnry unspe- tant state school supenntenaent; merelv he had was confident today that she would to tbe I for a almost unprecedent- School Official Is Surr Of Acquittal 12 Killed As Rebels Bombard Madrid MADRID, May least 12 persons were kflied and about 40 injured today by a pre-dawn. bombardment in which insurgent siege guns pumped more than 20 shells into Madrid's Salamanca residential district, A large- shell crashed into the j two-story Venezuelan consulate, j decapitating: Eduardo L o z a n o, brother of former Consul Isidro Lo- zanOj as he lay in bed. Three consulate servants were killed and five injured. Eight per- sons were kflied and two wounded in a building opposite the consulate. i charee that she misapplied funds. state j Only the charge to the jury and, press __ ________ j arguments by lawyers remained be- aptjarentlv directly inspired by j fore the jurors deliberate. No re- j government and splashing t ly bitter campaign in the German the Czechoslovaks, the Roil Body Slashes Oil Division's Pay AUSTIN' May statewide shutdown of Texas oil fields has necessitated a temporary five per cent salary cut for ail em- ployes of the oil and gas division of the state railroad commission. iplashing the' Commissioners pointed out today ever used a "penny" of college en- trance examination fees without au- thorisation. anti-Austrian government cam- CRISIS, Pf. 3, CoL 1 COMMISSIONERS DEFER ACTION ON CITY PROPERTY REVENUE VS. WATER RATE HIKE DEBATED Pending farther study, the city 1 Will W. Hair. "I am in favor o? i also had to borrow paid off "I am not in favor of the water Sunday closings. They said they could not reduce the force because conservation work was increasing. The five per cent cut is effective on May salary checks, which em- ployes will receive May 31. credit commission yesterday postponed ac- preserving this city's tlon on proposed increase of water its rates in Abilene. For tnore than a year, in fact, and by a special tax levy. BOND PRINCIPAL DEFAULT On the council, the proposal met strong opposition from Commission- er L. A. Sadler, who contended that property values, rather than rates, should be increased. "If Fort Phantom Hill reservoir won't increase values, we shouldn't since the Fort Phantom Hill project actually got underway with the vot- ing of a water1 revenue bond issue, there has been discus- sion of increasing revenues of the city either by raised water rates or higher valuations. There was a have started it. We have been set- j per cent value hike last year. Members of the board said they j ting by the last eight years without with a ;reapportionment of the probably would name the new sec- retary-manager from a list of eight or ten applicants within a few raising water Sadler de- i tax rate to build up bond funds clared. in order that interest might be paid "We have been getting by by not [off as due. To augment the funds Since 1934, the city has paid no bond principal. Before the end of this two-year administration, this will constitute one of the nravest requiring even more work than the Fort Phantom Hill program has required during the last year. Commissioner Sadler insisted that the burden of increasing revenue department having to run the j he added. Mayor Hair, in the general dis- cussions, pointed out that the city has only two main sources of reve- and taxes, and that Abilene has nearly four million dol- lars invested in its water system. "You cannot make rate compari- sons between he said, "with- out, taking into consideration the certs which have involved. "At San Angelo. they have river supplies at should fall on father j hand; Lubborfc has wells. Providing than on water users. "Fort Phantom Hill will mean that property in water in those two points does not Funeral At Hamlin For B. E. Sparks STAMFORD, May Funeral for B. E. Sparks of Hamlin, 80. who died yesterday at the hospital here, was set for 3 p. m. today at the First Presbyterian church, Hamlin. The pastor, the Rev. W. F. Re- gan, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Henry Littleton. Hamlin Bap- tist pastor. Burial will be in High- land cemetery beside the grave of his wife. Barrow funeral home U in charge of arrangements. Five sons survive him. They are L. S. and T. H, of Hamlin, R, T. of McAlIen, E. F. of Parks, and J. A. of Port Sulphur, La. Nine
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