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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 22, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS' NEWSPAPER Abilene Reporter -WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES; WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY 'AS IT VOL LV! I, NO. 362. fZYM> ABILENE, TEXAS. SUNDAY MORNING, 'MAY 22, 1938 THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS. dated PRICE 5 CENTS PARTS Air Bombs Miss Cardenas' Home Pilots Drop Manifestos Declaring Government No Longer Recognized Opening, Closing In REGIONAL BAND MEET ENDS WITH EAGLES AGAIN RATED JOP DIVISION FOR PLAYING Rain ushered in the tri-state band contests here Thursday morn- ing, and it was rain again that to an abrupt halt All contests in the national re- By JOSE FERNANDEZ RO JAS SAN LtTIS POTOSI, Mexico, May high-fly- ing1 white airplane dropped four bombs today less than 100 __ __ _____ yards from the temporary residence of President Lazaro Card- j gioaai competition were completed, enas, whose federal troops clashed with rebels in an outbreak of iDut torrential downpour that warfare at Eio Ysrde. The white plane resembled the two fleet transport-bombing: craft known to be in the possession of Gen Satnrnino Cedillo, leader of the uprising in this state against Cardenas' govern- Mexican Held In Child's Death South Texas Girl Throttled, Raped Along School Cardenas was not in the re-u PLOBBSVILLS, May A middle-aged Mexican was held in Wilson county jail tonight while officers pushed investigation of the brutal strangulation slaying and ravishment of Hope Elizondo, 12- year-old sixth grade schoolgirL Sheriff George Booth of Wilson county still detained a negro but said he planned to release him. He said he woril charge the .other man Monday. BEATEN WITH CLUB The child's body, disrobed and cruelly beaten, was found at dawn today in a clump of weeds near Lavenia. The slayer dragged the child from the path she used to walk to school, clubbed her with. a. three- foot stick an inch thick and then choked her to death. Welts, covered the girl's body. Underclothing and one shoe "were. missing. Sheriff Booth, said- feelisgs suppressed and no attempt had been made to reach the arrested pair. Dr. R. G. Martin, who examined the child's body, said death was caused by "strangulation; probable brain concussion." He aded criminal attack was probable. Decomposition of the body prevented iraediate con- j elusions. SEARCH THROUGH NIGHT Parents of the slain child, Mr. and Mrs. Pablo Elizondo, said their daughter left home about 7 a. m. yesterday to walk to school. She carried her schoolbooks and a nickeL Her absence from school started a search and 150 men, including of- ficers, CCC enrollees and private citizens, hunted throughout the night. Today, at dawn, Oscar Tewes and Richard Wells came upon the schoolbooks and the nickel in the sidence when the bombs drop- ped. REBEL BAND SMASHED Apparently 25-pounders, the pro- jectiles fell on the edges of the army flying field just behind the house in which. Cardenas, here to direct operations against Cedillo, is liv- ing. Federal government troops smash- ed a rebel band at Rio Verde in the j first clash, with 22 rebels reported killed. 15 wounded, and 80 captur- ed. One federal, captain and two j privates were killed in the break, which brought to a head a rightist- leftist dispute many had feared might spread throughout the na- tion. No damage was done by the bombs which fell near the flying field three miles from. San Luis city proper. Two army pursuit planes took the air quickly to at- tack the raiding plane, but were soon outdistanced. The attacking plane dropped copies of a manifesto signed by Gov. Hernandez Netro, of this state, and .four San. Luis state legislators. It declared they no longer recogniz- ed the Cardenas government. DOCUMENTS INCRIMINATE Hernandez Netro has been.' miss- ing from San Luis Potosi since yesterday. In Mexico City a high govern- ment official said the government sec in at dusk, forced cancellation i of the scheduled announcement of awards and an address by Dr. John Simons of the Cincinnati Conser- i vatory of Music. Of paramount interest to Abi- lenians is that their band the high school Eagle ded a first division (highest-) rat- ing in concert playing Saturday evening to other honors it gather- ed in the contests. Friday night the band won first division rank in marching among Class A bands. Earlier in the festival, the Abi- lene elementary honor band rated first division in playing. Both are directed by R. T. Bynum. In addition, five Abilene solo per- formers won first division in the three-day competition. They were S. L. Friedsam, French horn; Bill Sanders, drum majoring; Saretta Morrow, Dorothy and Alma Jane Page, violin. Class A and B bands played in Saturday's contests. Other Class A band ratings were: First Central of Oklahoma City, Weslaco and We- woka, Okla. Second and Am- arillo. Third Class B band ratings were: First Mexia, Bristow, Okla. Second Cisco, Wink. Third Mona- hans-Wickett, Union Grove of Gladewater. Judges to band concert playing yesterday were Dr. Simons, CoL Earl D. Irons of North Texas Ag- ricultural college at Arlington, and See BAND MEET, Fg. 10, CoL 8 Martin Loses Reelection Bid In Oregon Race HEIGHTENING WAR SCARE- Poles Join Nazi Demands Bradbury Asks Special Project Proposal Designed To Provide Work For Older Jobless A special WPA project for Tay- lor county, designated for the em- ployment of men ..between 45 and had in its possession documents in- j 65 years cf age was advocated Sat- dieting: Cedillo had sought j mrday afternoon by Rep J. Bryan of the expropriated foreign oil in- dustry in carrying out his revolu- tion against Cardenas. He said the documents showed that Cedillo had promised the oil companies return of their proper- See MEXICO, PS. 10, CoL S North Park District Votes School Bonds By a majority of eight votes, vot- ers of the North Park independent school district approved a bond issue yesterday for the con- struction of a new school building. With 160 persons voting, there were 84 votes for and 76 votes against the bond. The bond issue puts the school board in the position to ap- ply for a WPA grant. If the ioan is secured, the two sums, along with materials from the old dust of the schoolhouse path. Near- j building will be used for a one- by. in the clump of weeds, only a story, concrete structure. few hundred yards from, her home, they found Hope's bruised and Bradbury. "The discussion of roll cutting in my opinion is beside the Bradbury commented. "My attitude is one of cooperation rather than, criticism, but I do feel that these men, mostly between the ages of given some France, Committed To Aid Czechs, Appeals To England For Support LONDON, May Germany, aided by Poland and apparently heedless to British, pleas, whipped fearful Europe "into a war scare today with a warning to harassed Czechoslovakia to grant autonomy demands of her German, minority. In a tone as violent as the ultimatum to Austria which preceded German annexation of that country, Field Marshal Hermann Wilhelm Goering-'s newspaper thundered a "Last, urgent appeal" to Czechoslovakia, where two nazis were killed .yesterday. The field marshal's newspaper, the Essen National Zietung, appeared to forgotten German as- surances that Czechoslovakia would not suffer Austria's fate. KTJSSIA Poland, in turn, demanded expla- nation'of reports Czechs were massing troops near-the Polish bor- Endorsed By Both AFL, CIO, Hess Conceded Victory PORTLAND, Ore., May Catclaw Creek Rises In Homes Abilene Christian College Marooned; Snyder, Hit By Hail, Also Flood Site 4.091 1.63 Driving rains struck at Abilene late yesterday evening, hesitated momentarily, then whirled back in a torrential four- inch downpour that flooded the town as splitting lightning blazed away. The three-hour "cloudburst" left the town temporarily GOV. Charles H. Martin, 74, who Traffic was halted in every direction, highways brought to the executive chair of! Oregon a personality that affected deeply the state's history, lost his office today, vanquished by 48-year- j old Henry L. Hess. The democratic retired from a brilliant army career a decade ago, went down to defeat in Oregon's primary election after a spectacular battle. I-ABOR ISSUE PRIME Today as he saw a lead for Hess grow to votes with only 332 snail precincts missing, Martin conceded victory to Hess. Thus ended a campaign which, governor, who vigorous entry through Marian's into the Northwest's labor troubles and his barrage upon certain Roosevelt functions and function- aries, drew a number one billing on the nation's political stage. The vote on which Martin sur- rendered was votes for Hess, TEAR January February March. April July August October November December TOTALS data .45! 5.S9! .54! 4.37J 4.S5J -09J10.53! -40! -86! 7.32! 1.S2! 2.22! .71! 1-5213.28! 6-2S110.21J .34! .391 .IS! 2.25i 2.70! .681 T. .49! .50! 1.331 3.4SI .01! 2.70! 2.45! 1.19! .621 .801 5.69! .36! .831 .14! 2.43i 1.95! 4.321 1.64! .39i .49 .771 2.89 Hitherto on the fence, Poland toot action apparently paralleling Ger- many's despite recent urgent French and British efforts to rally Warsaw behind London and Paris. The-Soviet Union was ominously silent. France, committed to fighting for Czechoslovakia in case of unpro- voked aggression against her, looked and 65 should be form of employment. "I think it would help their morale and be more businesslike for! to London for support, them to be employed than to be i In Whitehall, wearied Viscount on a straight dole. j Halifax, British foreign secretary, "I hope that within the near fu- in touch with Europe's capi- ture, with the cooperation of all tals into the early morning hours. London and Paris still refused to parties, some special project can be designated for these men. believe, however, that Germany "My interest in this matter has provoke a war which was vir- been" prompted by the fact thatitua3Iv certain to range Britain, many of these men have 'called by France and Russia against her. They swollen body. Finger marks were on her throat. Marks on the path indicated the 70-pound youngster attempted to fight her attacker and was dragged into the brush. The projected building will house i nine -classrooms. my office in the past few days with their discharge slips in their hands, wanting to know what they should do next. All of them have families to support and some have very pitiful stories." Bradbury stated further, that in opinion Abilene, had not re- felt she would take any chance of gaining her ends in Czechoslovakia by peaceful intimidation. troops C2.Q6S COUP thrust reserve behind barbed wire bam- Rainfall Cancels Raids By L-Men an auditorium, gymnasium and ceived the amount of WPA work the eve ana, troop municipal elections sent i which it should have had. He ex- Rain Traps Lions At Albany Club ALBANY, May annual Lion's club homecoming of the local organization showed signs of be- coming an all-night affair early to- night. Scheduled for Saturday afternoon were a bridge party for the women in the Lake DeLafosse clubhouse and a stag party fcr the men on the other side of the lake. These two events went off til right. About dark the parties converged in the club house for a barbecue. It started to rain. At o'clock it was still rain- ing and townspeople, predicted the party would have to stay at the clubhouse all night A creek be- tween the clubhouse and town was uncrossable. There was no tele- phone in the clubhouse. The golf tourney scheduled for Sunday was cancelled. EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS of the new Moselle school building Monday. religious service Tuesday, May 24, at the First Me- thodist church, commemorating 200th anniversary of Aldersgate Re- treat of comple- tion of Lake Talpa, Friday, May 27. Colorado" Ri- ver Authority's board meets Mon- day morning, May 23. to map work for the remainder of the year. CAMP Com- pcree of the boy scouts of the Chis- holm Trail area at the scout camp near Lake Abilene, May 30-31 and June 1. 4, 5, and 6, ninth annual Texas Cowboy Reun- ion. HERMLEIGH Old-fashioned basket dinner, Hermleigh school, Friday, May 27. a wave of alarm through Europe. Diplomats were apprehensive of j violence today during balloting in jects could be obtained if proper }which nazified Sudeten Ger- applications were made. Ifs an ill rain or flood that brings no good. And last night's .downpour was no exception. It may have done damage to streets, growing crops, gardens and what not, in fact extent of damage done had not been determined early to- day. But it did bring a lull in Abi- lene's red-hot liquor war as be- ing carried on by the Texas liquor control board. As a result a flock of Abilene beer peddlers went undisturbed during the night. The liquor board members and the consta- ble's force had planned a series of raids at about the hour the rain started. They soon decided that any- thing they might do would not make Abilene any drier. As a result they went wherever offi- cers go when not working. precincts. This threw Hess, a com- parative unknown in many parts Oregon, into the November gen- _, "ie former school teacher, Charles A. Sprague, who is editor of the capital's morning newspaper, the Salem Statesman. Martin's was a battle on a cam- paign based upon suppression of labor violence., fealty to the presi- without "rubber stamp" sub- no quarter for radi- mission, cals. _FORTLAJfD TURNS -r-Hess claimed Roosevelt adminis- tration support and Clo and APL endorsement, the only time the two unions have agreed in Oregon "The governor lost his battle" pri- marily in Multnomah county (Port- land) home of a third of the state's population and bitterest scene of the -feH in the labor industry Willis Mahoney, -former Klamath Falls mayor, outstripped United States Attorney Carj Donaugh for the democratic senatorial nomina- tion, to in 2 029 nre- cincts. Sprague ran away -with an eight- man contest for the republican gubernatorial contest, topping nearest opponent, Sam Brown Gerrais farmer, to 16.355 in 975 precincts. The incumbent congressmen, Manhood Honeyman. Portland democrat; Walter Pierce, L Grange democrat; and James W. Mott, Sa- lein republican, were winning com- ortably. j In the republican senatorial race, Rufus Holman, state treasurer had no trouble deefating Robert Stan- field, once Oregon's senator, 65625 to in 1919 precincts. The Bcheduled Abilene rodeo for today will be postponed one week because the rain. WOUNDED IN DUEL! flooded. At midnight, however, water had receded in most local- ities and stall dropping. Catclaw creek went on a rampage, its waters running over the banks and across Highway 80, eight to nine inches deep, and rising to the floor of some houses. Johnson's service sta- tion on the Sweetwater high- way stood in water several feet deep. LAKES CATCH UTTLE Communication with the outside world to the south was cut-off at McMurry on the Buffalo Gap road and Butterfield highway. Water the Butterfield road several blocks weei of Sayles boulevard. Abilene Christian college could be approached by the Albany Edouard Bourdet' French playwright, was wound- the arm by Henry Bern- stein, also a playwright, in- a duel with, swords in Paris. Their quarrel flamed to the fighting stage when Bourdet publicly rebuked Bernstein for withdrawing a play from rer hearsal. Education Fee Case Defendant Freed Mai A Travis county district court jury deliber- ated six minutes today to acquit Miss Edger Ellen Wilson, assistant state superintendent of education, of a charge of misapplying public funds. She had been accused of convert- ing to her own use in fees collected by the education depart-! See CRISIS, IPg. 10, CoL S Pounds Westex Wool Sold SWEETWATER, May 21 An- other wool sale was made here to- night by the Central Wool Mo- hair company as E. O. Oglesby of Hills Oglesby bought ment for giving college entrance 11 pounds for prices ranging from 15 and other examinations to school! stuaents. Miss Wilson entered" a, plea of to 20 cents. Announcement of the sale was by Ollie Cox, manager. Oglesby has been one of the big Martin County Votes On Bonds STAXTO3Sr, May 21 Returns from six of the 12 boxes of Martin county, with 323 votes tabulated late tonight, indicated the road bond issue was given the re- quired two-thirds majority in bal- loting today. With Stantons vote included, the count was 232 for, 91 against the proposed bonds. The Weather highway during peak of the rain, The district at North 13th and Pine streets was inundated. ..Traffic was halted on the highway. While the towusite was being <irenched, the watershed of both Lakes Abilene" and? Kirby remained semi-arid and little- additional water was expected to De caught. Buffalo Gap reported only a shower and not that much. in. direction of the lake or to the south. Most of the run-off was on direction of Port Phanton hill, where a huge w i _ I.-M., normal. Range of yesterday: HOUR 1 71 71 73 75 7S K 85 S7 11 MldnijrM PM S9 J; all points on the air mail feeder demonstration route out of Abilene were contacted on schedule yester- day by planes. More than 14 pounds of air mail jwas picked up and placed on the i west bound American airliner. Towns contacted were Lueders, Al- I bany, Stamford, Paint Bock, Ba-I- j linger, Winters, and Bronte, j Hamlin was the only town not i touched. N. J. Wilkins on flying a a Taylor Cub. was forced to turn back of the 50th anniversary of Ballinger town lot sale, June 29. office seeking politicians who would j York of Borden county had the destroy the reputation of an inao-} largest the cent woman in order to discredit! sale. Bill Boren of Borden county the present had pounds in the deal. Produced 'SWING' MUSIC HERE TO STAY, SAYS NOTED BANDMASTER By GARTH JONES Swing is here stay. That's the opinion of a band director featured on the Na- tional Broadcasting company's networks for the last nine years. Here in Abilene as head judge of the Til-State band festival, Dr. Jchn Simons, famed direc- tor of the Armco band of Cin- cinnati. Ohio, took a few min- utes off from band concert yesterday to air his "The dance music of he said, "is with us to stay. You can it and I guess that's just as good a name as any for it. The cause of it all is our song writers of "Our American song writers are pretty the band playing on "the stage had made a mistake. songwriters are a bunch of good business men. They're good salesmen. They take songs aod make of them, give them a name like 'swing' and sell them to the public. Even at that he admited that jazz and swing were different. Jazz, he said, was a combina- tion of distorted plain old nigger music." "Swing of today is a highly perfected arrangement of .music. It has the rhythm and color that no other music possesses." "Dance bands used to be com- posed of about tea in- enjoying bringing his son lo a band contest in Abilene, where hp had played in the Abilene city fcanfl 40 years ago. a Kas the pi- 1OI. struments. Now they are groups of instruments." He lifted his hands and inter- locked his fingers. "See. Swing of today is a clever combination of instru- ments that bring out delicate shading of tones and effects." "Oh, swing is just like a lot of other things toda3T. It has Its place and as Jong as it r-tays in that place there is no other Set SIMONS, ft. 1 Stamford Man, 30, Dies Of Attack STAMFORD, May Floyd Marshall. 30-year-old bakery employee, was found dead at his home here today, when his wife returned to prepare the noon meal. He had suffered a heart ailment for several years but death was un- expected. He had been to work earlier in the day. Funeral service will be conduct- ed from Swenson Avenue Baptist church at 5 o'clock Sunday after- noon with Rev. H. S. Hinson, pas- tor, officiating. Burial will be in Highland cemetery, under direction Mine Caretakers Trudge 14 Miles In Nude Over Snowy Landscape After Clothes Lost hotel. Principal speaker was Frank Lee Hawkins of the court of j criminal appeals, Austin. Accom- jpanying him and also a speaker oa the program was Judge Harry N. Graves, also of the court of crimin- al appeals. The invocation was given by the Rev. Russell Coatney, pastor of the First Christian church and music for the night was by Haskell high school orchestra. District Judge Dennis C. Ratliff welcomed the visitors and the re- sponse was given by Judge Char- les Coombes of Stamford. F. M. Roberson. attorney in Haskell, acted as roaster of ceremonies. Other out-of-town visitors were Lloyd W. Davidson, state attorney of Austin; Judge Clyde court of criminal appeals of East- land: Dr. J. C. Davis of Judge E. V. Hardwick of Stamford; T. E. Knight, Shackelford count? attorney and Fred Stockdale of Aspsnnont: Jim Kendall of Mun- day; Judge Milburn S. Long and Dallas Scarborough of Abilene. MARYSVTLLE. May Green and Ivy Anderson, caretakers of the Poverty Hill mine. 30 miles north of here, were recuperating today from a 14-mile hike that they were forced to make in the nude and mostly over .snow-covered ground. The pair started to hike to Scales, CaL In preparing to swim a creek, they stripped and tied their clothing in one bundle. Green made a heave toward the opposite shore. The bundle fell short and was swept away by the stream, swollen by melting snow. Green and Anderson hiked four miles to the point where they left their automobile, only to discover that they could not get in it because the keys to it were in Green's trousers. Strawberry Valley, 10 miles away, was the nearest habitation. Young Demos Pick Dallas As Next Site SAN ANTONIO. May A. "Near Pickett of Houston was re-elected president and Dallas se- lected the 1939 convention city at the final session of the Young ocratic Clubs of Texas here today. Adoption by the state legislature of adequate laws to control mutual assessment Insurance companies was urged in a resolution passed by thu body. Another resolution recom- mended that "no assessments made for taxing purposes on