Abilene Reporter News, May 25, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

May 25, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1938, Abilene, Texas Sfaflene Reporter VOL LVI I, NO. 364. Aasoi iateft 4AT) WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOLK WORLD EXACTLY AS IT TEXAS. WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY PAGES PRICE 5 CENTS .German Envoy AS DEFENSE FOR YOUTH OPENS Cites Violations Of Nazi Border PACT SLAYER ASKED 'LORD TO KILL HIM', BROTHER TESTIFIES Czechoslovakia Tense At Nazis Honor 'Martyrs' PRAHAf, May The Ger- man minister. Dr. Ernst Eisenlohr, has called the attention of Foreign Kamil Krofta to what he termed recent violations of the Ger- By Marr Elizabeth. Plummer NEW YORK, May 25 _A ixw-headed "boy of 13 came to his "older brother's defense tcday as the state rested its first- degree murder case against 16-year- old Donald CaiToll, accused of kill- ing his Charlotte Mit- thiesen, 18, la.-ft March in an un- completed suicide pact. The first witness, Doatfas Carrol? marched to the stand and gravely told of com- ing home from r-chool on the of the shooting and hear- ing Donald crying. "He was praying >r the Lord to kill said Douglas. When he entered tlie living room of their Jackson Heights home, the youngster said, hfj- noticed his fath- frontier by Czechoslovak mili- tary planes. NOT FORMAL PROTEST A foreign office spokesman said er's army pistol Ijting on the itoday that Sisenlohr, in a visit to the foreign office last night, em- phasized that he was not making a formal protest but was merely call- ing Krofta's attention to the'situa- tion. Krofta assured Eisenlohr that "I didn't thinic that was a very safe place for it." he said, "so I j means of marrying. The witness said Donald told him Donald's parents sat beside the! girl's parents, bewildered with re-1 took it inw the kitchen and put it that Charlotte had suggested ail- how short a time it xSs" m but --I the boy on trial was playing n't see why she should take the rap {with tin soldiers _ imagining the 1 on a shelf. Assistant District Attorney Joseph V Loscalzo rested his case 25 min- utes after the second day's testi- mony began. for everything'.1 Another school mate, Leonard j Stemberg, 16, said Donald gave him Defense counsel said he would call j his school bag the day before the the dead girl's parents, who have i shooting with the remark that he expressed a desire to help the boy j "wouldn't be needing it any more." who killed their daughter. "It is so easy said Mrs. Thomas Beanan, 16 year old} Fred Matthiesen, see how this friend, testified that Carroll dis- j happened." cussed his troubles with him the day before the shooting. He quoted Carroll as saving he and the Msiihiesen jirl were "just kids having a swell time" when they suddenly found themselves facing the prospect of parenthood without the That was after a harrowing session when she had seen the gun that killed her daughter, heard the trijfer click in the prosecutor's hands, and heard from a medical examiner that Charlotte was an expectant mother. bullets in his fatherVservice revol- ver were big shells, in a mock war. It was the "big shells" of his for- mer playthings, according to statement he purportedly made yes- terday to District Attorney Charles P. Sullivan, that he and the girl thought of when life seemed to have become too complex for them. "She told me she had been looking- for.some way to commit said the statement in- troduced by the prosecution. "I said it would be better If we both did. She said It would See TRIAL, Pg 13, Col 5 already had been taken to r prevent recurrence of such inci- dents. U. 5: Keeps Out PARIS, May 25. States Ambassador William C. Buliitt flatly denied today that ..France had asked the United" -Istates to join her and Great Britain in preserving peace in Czechoslovak crisis. -Sources close the foreign -office had said Georges Bonnet, French foreign minister, sought American support of "pacific efforts" in central Europe. Diplomatic circles considered w'Bonnet's reported appeal had jnet with a cool reception and one report said Eullitt had an- swered with a definite refusal in line with American policy of noninterference in European Haskell Wildcat Second: Paiictjf> Try Drilling Pay To Extend NIJW Pool Pipe was freed in yatheastem Haskell county-s Active pool discovery well, Oil corporation and p. endrick No. 1 T. G. Hendrick, la; yesterday and sis-inch last night to a lime seat 1 or a complete shutoff of upper rwati r.' Operators were bal ing out fluid whose deaths in a frontier shooting last Saturday provoked a grave na- fctfonal crisis. T" The nation was tense, and. among BEFORE CONGRESSIONAL Morgan Accuses TVA Directors 'Of Report Charge Pipe Freed In THEY FAIL TO BREAK THE ROCK' Czech" patriots there was of presentment that the evidence German Fuehrer Hitler sent wreaths for the TWO coffins, and that two German officers were picked to alaoe them. The Czechs fear Hitler-; day may "March his army into- tion to try'to the Geman.. minority into his greater Germany. Thai the focus for today was on Eger turned back phe history pages 300 years to something of a parallel. For there on Feb. 25, 1634, Was slain the famous General Wallen- stein, who dreamed and planned for a great Germanic empire of which he would be the ruling pow- WaUenstein was slain by officers loyal to the Archduke Ferdinand, when it became apparent he was preparing to desert the emperor. JThe two Germans honored today were Georg Hoffman and Nikolas feoehm. They were shot when they sped past a police barracks near the German frontier, after, police See CRISIS, Pg 13, CoL 8 Adams Branch lime feet which showed fretiMf and -gas last week. As the six-incli f.vas being pulled Saturday, the frozs to eight- inch pipe. Both cat angs were pulled at the same tia ae, "however, and .sma'jler pipe was re- run to a total 6i pth of 2.667 feet, seated in a grilled through, at "The Green SsiOK-ers. of and" is located in railway stferssy No, 104, eigst JsHes, east of southern BrjBkeJTs pool northeast of the7 Ivy" deep: producing and Avoca anil areas. Second for southern Haskell Paxdue pool, Forest Corporation No.. 2 Thomas K. Limerick shot fatally when he-at- tempted with two other prison- ers to escape from AlcatSaz: prison JmrSariritancisco- Jafaes couniys Developmfint A, K PadMue, was slated to com- of Adams Branch tr ion this afternoon. NoL'fitt western Shackelford coun- See OIL, Pg 13, Col 8 Bond Set Jn Assault Case Elbert Asks REA Cecil Guffev was placed under Ciirvov S1.500 bond tods? on charges of JUfVey SSS May 25 of an affray last night two shots from a pistol were fired TAe at Buck Maxwell. Bonds of Throckmorton chamber were set on each charge after 'ex-' iL working when the shots a rural electrification project. District Manager Monk of the of Cisco said a survey would be made Thursday to secure the approxi- Roe found the limp body. Seven Meet Violent -That West Texans pack a wallop of dynamite that exploded where it lands, has never been denied. Both good and they are right in the'middle of things. The latest feud at far-away Alcatraz federal prison which left a warden and prisoner dead and two inmates fac- ing murder charges, had its setting in this country. R. C. Cline, 36, senior custodial officer at the penitentiary for hard- ened criminals, who died yesterday cf injuries suffered in the attempt- ed break, was the son of Mitchell county parents, living at Westbrook, Leading the assault on prison tee; elaborating on charges.he had made previously against the other two directors. x After making-a general charge that "collusion, conspiracy and mismanagement" had characterized the-administration of TVA. flie tall, gray-haired former chairman said Lilienthal made a "persistcat at- to convince the public that commonwealth and arbitrarilv refusing. sell Its erties." Wendell L, Willkle, tts president; L and southern, repeatedly -offered to sell "any or all" of its: properties, Mor- gan said. DESCRIBES NEGOTIATIONS He testified at length regarding negotiations with the_ -company, which h- said were carried on largely fay Lilienthal. After a meeting of the TVA board last January, the former chairman said, Lffienthal issued a news release which "gave a very false and inaccurate impression" of Wfflkie's position. "The news release was an ex- plicit falsification, the natural re- sult of which was to deceive the public on a vital issue, to engender increased public bitterness toward the bitterness toward the utilities and to substitute conflict and Mexico Sends Fresh Troops Into San Luis Federals Act To Cut Off Cedilla's Retreat To North MEXICO CITS; May 25 The Mexican government today or- dered fresh troops into San Luis Fotcsi state and acted to cut off retreat of the rebel Gen- eral Saturnino Cedillo, northward through Tamalipas. At the same time President La- zaro Cardenas issued a proclama- tion asserting the "revolution lacks justification" and urging rebellious Cedilllstas to lay down their arms under frill guarantees if they re- turned to "a life of honesty." Division General Antonio Guer- rero, commander of the'Tamaulipas garrison, left Tampico with Gover- nor Marte Gomez for Antiguo Morelos near the Tamaulipas bor- der, to inspect federal troops and checkmate Cedillo in that dlrec- j taon. i Although government -spokesmen continued to vie with one another in discounting importance of the re- volt, several developments counter- acted their assurances that only 000 rebels.were in the field. These included: L The defense ministry asked the Mexican railway to lend "it ten flat- cars, presumably to transport light artillery. 3: A band of 40 rebels dynamited a repair train on the gart Luis- Tampico railway between El Gato and El Borrego, killing two train- men and injuring four. It was the first time, such traditional Cedillo tactics had succeeded, 3. The gunboat Queretaro and two coast guard cutters were as- signed to patrol the Tamaulipas j and northern Yera Cruz coasts, ap- parently to. prevent possible rein- forcements- from reaching Cedfllo by boat. v- 4. There were .reports fresh rebel activity about Chirimoya, Cerrito and other San Luis Potosi points and also in southwestern Tamaulipas. Apparently the central part the state was dotted with groupe.-: George Browne, Abilenian Since 1881, Succumbs Funeral For Resident Who Rode First T P Passenger Train Into City Is Set Tomorrow At 4 At St. Paul's Church George S. Browne, pioneer Abilene churchman, .merchant, rancher and business executive, died today. Mr. Browne, 76, succumbed at o'clock this morning at the family home, 702 Victoria street. He had been in failing health for about nine years, but his condition did not become critical until ten days ago. He came to West Texas and to in February, 1881, on what then must have been a risky adventure and a rickety DEATH VICTIM GEORGE 15. BROWNE City Sales Army Set For 'Kickoff criminailon for open and board dealings with the Morgan said, adding: re- above Mexican General Reported Ousted liable border sources reported re- ceipt. of information today that President Lazaro Cardenas .had re- moved Gen.-Rivas Gufllen from his post as commander-in-chief of Mexican, army forces seeking to qiiell the rebellion of Gen. nino Cedfflo in the state of San Luis PotosL The information said that Guil- len had been removed because of "inactivity" in controlling move- ment of the rebels. Advices from Monterrey statec that Cardenas had offered to Gen. Prospective C-C Named At Dinner Members of the City Sales JLrmy are to decide who'. Js to call otf whom in their drive lor single Juan Andreu the post o commander of army forces in the revolt zone. DALLAS, May Four per sons were drowned in Texas yes terday while lightning and "fir claimed three other lives, _ G. W. Stark, 9, of Houston, drowned in a pool in a pasture near Jasper. Joe Patterson, 10, fell ou 01 a boat and drowned while fish ing at Breckenridge, L, E. Knotts, 58, Italy farmer drowned when the automobile h and his wife had driven to the banks of a creek to spend -the eve ning fishing backed off a high levee into eight feet of water. Mrs. Eiiotts was rescued. Miss Irene Mattson, 22-year-old Maxwell took the pistol from his assailant and chased from the shop. A few minutes Guffey was arrested in his car jit North First and Victoria. He haft a 0 gp-guage shotgun with him. Investigation into the case to be made by the 104th district court grand jury. i Local Concern Gets Contract .Contract for construction building to house a smith shop, carpenter and shop, and equipment shop ftri the itate highway department lene was awarded yesterday Abi- lene Construction company. An- nouncement of the contract was made yesterday from Austin ifcy the state highway Low awards on 66 other ere also announced. Other work to be done in Taylor ccunty by the highway department is a share of 81.2 miles of seal coat to be given highways 80, 84j JL6. 120 380, and 70 in Mitchell; Scurry, 'olan, Taylor, Haskell, Shickelford id Kent counties. This contact went to Public Con- struction company of Dffiton on a of J42.351. T" city and to measure the look into the distance of mate number of customers in that stenographer, formerly of Port La- vaca, was found in the San Mar- cos river. She had been missing since Monday night. Two children of Mr. and Mrs Winifred Brooks burned to death in a farm home near Hagle Pass. Frank Handy. 17, farm laborer, war killec when struck by lightning at Alamo. such a project. A committee com- posed of J. J. Keeter and Earry W, Rice was appointed from the cham- ber of commerce to with Monk in making this survey. The entire citizenship of Elbert is in favor of this project and it is thought such a program may be possible. The Weather ABHEXE and vicinity: Fair and sjtght- ly -warmer tonight; Thursday partly WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday, slightly -warmer in ex- treme southeast portion tonight, EAST TEXAS: Fair, slightly trarmer la north and west-central portions Tonight; Thursday, partly cloudy. Highest temperature yesterday ____ S3 Lowest temperature this ,61 Woodul to Present Statue to Anson ANSON, May Woodul will present the Anson Jcnes statue to Jones county in an unveiling ceremony here Sunday. Unveiling of the statue will" be held on the south courthouse lawn at p. m. and descendants of Anson Jones have been invited and one of them will possibly unveil the statue. The statue, at a cost of was placed here at the county and town named for Dr. Anson Jones, third and last president of the Republic of Texas. 85 Strike Neors End DULTJTH, Minn., May 25. Settlement, of the protracted strike at the Duluth Herald and News- Tribune was in sight today as members of "Both the other directors were deliberately and consciously parties to this The lanky. 59-year-old Morgan, called to amplify his previous charg- es against the other two TVA di- rectors, asserted the latter had not given an "honest administration of a great public trust." The other directors, H. A. Mor- guards was James C. Lucas, 26, who attended ward school at Brecken- ridge. He was sentenced to the federal prison for robbing an Albany bank in 1934. The murder charges, prelude to possible execution in California's lethal gas chamber, were to be filed today against Lucas, and Rufus Franklin, 26, who was wounded in the shoulder during the break" in which Thomas H. Limerick 36, the third prisoner, was fatally wounded. Survivors of Cline include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Cline who have lived at Westbrook 10 or 12 years; a sister, Hester Cline. 1 teacher in John R. Lewis elemen- j ANSON, May 25- tary school at Sweetwater. two! enneiiner. Anson____________ bi others, Irvis and Ardis Cline of landowner. left here Saturday night Westbrook, and another sister, La- t enroute to Europe. Heidenheimer Minor Burns From Gas Explosion Here E. G. Powell, plant employe of the Southwestern Bell Telephone company, suffered burns about this morning when gasoline fumes exploded in a tank in which he was working. Powell had entered a manhole at gan and David E. Lilienthal. were Ithe plant to make some repairs on See TUA, fg U, Col 4 Heid- merchant and vona White 'of Durant, Ofcla. His wife and four children also survive. It was believed today by Mr. and See ALCATRAZ, fg 13, CoL S will be gone for five or six weeks. In addition to 'the store here which he owns he has a store at Winters and also owns Jones county. several farms in the gasoline of the plant en- gines. He took an electric fan with him to blow out the gasoline fumes. When the fan was switched on, the electric arc of the motor ignited the fumes. Employes at the plant immedi- ately took him, to the Hendrick Memorial hospital. Hospital attend- ants said that the bums were not considered dangerous. The fire department answered a call to the plant at the time of the explosion, but reported no damage and very little fire. EXPECTED JN Ickes, Bride Elude Well-Wishers On Honepoon chamber of commerce when they meet for their "Mckoff" dinner at six o'clock tonight in the ball room of the Hilton hotel The selection of prospective members for the chamber is to be highlight of the program. Each of the 120 members of the army ex- pected to be present is to select six persons or firms from the list of-800 prospects which has been compiled. A second highlight of the meet- ing- will be the presentation of a young woman sponsor for each of the four divisions. The duties of the sponsors, aside from the inspi- ration of their presence at tonight's dinner meeting, and the three breakfast report meetings sched- first passenger trip of the Texas Pacific railway into this brawling tent town of 57 years ago. WIDOW SURVIVES Mr. Browne is survived by his wife, the former Ida Hailey; a daughter, Mrs. L. J. Gorsuch of Abilene; and two sons, Gray Browne of Abilene and Uoyd of Stamford. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Josh and Barbara Gorsuch of Abilene, and Gayle Browne of Stamford. Nieces and nephews include Mrs. E. G. Batjer, Mrs. Walter Jennings and W. G. Swenson. He was a brother the late Mrs. L, T, Young, Mrs. J. f dart ST., arid Mrs. S. J. Swenson! Funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock at the St. Paul's Methodist church "with, the Rev. C. A. Long, Methodist min- ister, assisted by the Rev. wails P- Gerhart, pastor of the Heavenly Rest Episcopal church. Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery BOKN IN SAN ANTONIO He was born i, 1862, in San Antonio, the youngest cliild of George W. Gray Browne, a Metho- dist minister, and Julia Ann chap- man both of whom had come to Texas from Virginia in 1857. When George was six months old, the family moved to Austia where he spent his boyhood and attended public schools and the Texas Military Institute. At the age of IS he went to Port Worth, had his start in the mer- witlx Singer Pictnre of the City Sales Army may be found on page 13. uled, will be to aid the division ma- jors in securing attend- Dry thermometer Wet thermometer Relative humidity p. ai. 82 88 35 the Lake Superior Guild prepared to vote p.m. today on a contract already ,29 ap- proved by the management and guild committee. LONDON, May 25. retary of Interior Icies and his smiling red-haired bride who is 39 his junior were expect- ed in England today on a whirlwind honeymoon. The secretary's plans were not disclosed after the surprise, secrecy-surrounded wedding in Dublin yesterday, but it was believed the pressure of his duties would force a.return to Washington after a hasty trip to London and Paris. Secretary and Mrs. Icfces out- smarted everyone, however and lost themselves somewhere in the British isles on the sec- ond day of their secret honey- moon. Friends ar.d in London met Irish boat trains but went-hone -wita their wel- come speeches The bride's uncle. John Cud- ahy. United States minister to Ireland, did not attend the ceremony in a small Presby- terian church in Dublin, im- mediately afterward the 61- MRS. ICKES year-old Ickes motored to south Ireland to catch a boat for England, and did not see Cud- ahy at. an. Ickes arrived in Ire- land just before the wedding. So weH had the romantic secret been kept that even the minister knew Ickes only as an American "civil servant and blunt-spoken cabi- net member's own description of himself when he signed the marriage register. Mrs. Ickes, the sister of Mrs. Wllaiarth Ickes, widow of the secretary's step-son, was a for- mer employe in two of her husband's departments. As Miss Jane Dahlman, the 25-year-old Smith college grad- uate spent four months in the national park service gathering data on historic buildings and sites in 1935. Later she trans- ferred to the reclamation bu- reau. In Washington she will be the youngest cabinet wife. Described by former associ- ICKES, Pf 7, ML 8 ance at every report meeting. Each sponsor will receive an at- tendance, or high division: money prize at every report meeting dur- ing the campaign, J. c. Hunter president of the chamber of com- merce said today. The sponsors are June Frost, for division 1, under leadership of Jim Shelton; Margaret Ansley, division! 2, under leadership of Russell Ste- phens; Mollie Sears, division 3, un- der leadership of Homer and Jouise Foote, division 4, led by T. Brownlee. The introduction of sponsors is expected to add much life and com- setitive spirit into the campaign, Hunter said. The dinner is to begin at 6 o'- clock and be adjourned by S o'- clock. Jack Free's orchestra to olay during the meal. There will be no speeches. Hunter announced. Re- port OB the advanced work of the Activities Fund committee will be given by W. J. Fulwiler, and James A. Elyth will give a few vital in- structions to the workers. Remain- der of the time is to be allotted to the selection of prospects for the campaign. ____ that ___ Browne met Charles Goidbergv :and decided accompany the latter Abilene to mter the dry goods business. Goldberg established one of the, first stores1 in Abilene and Browne was--employed, there ror two and a. half years. Mr. Browne then, turned to ranching, working from 1883 to 886 oh the Jones and Stovatt y ranches of his- aw, John Swenson, and. S. M, and Sons. ASSOCIATED WITH T. P. For seven years, 1886 to 1893, Mr. 3rowne returned to the merchan- dising business in the employ of Sam Lapowski Brothers. The first four years were spent in Colorado, returning to Lapowski's Abilene store in 1890. He then became associated with, the Texas Pacific Railway com- pany, serving as check clerk for 18 months and as cashier for eight and a half years. He was with the H. O. Wooten Grocery company from 1903 to 1929, serving many years as "treas- urer. It was in 1929 that Mr. Browne retired from active busi- ness. Mr. Browne was married to Nan- nie Ferguson Scott on June 22, 1892, and to this union was born Nannie Louise, now Mrs. Gorsuch. He was married to Ida Hailey on See BROWSED 13, CoL 8 What Is Your Newsid? Ford's Surplus Up From 1936 Figure BOSTON, May 25. (5V-The Ford Motor today reported surplus at the end of" 1937 of compared with at the en dof 1936, an increase of In a statement of condition filed with the Massachusetts commis- sioner of corporations and taxa- tion, the Ford company listed ag- gregate assets of at .the end of 1937. compared with at the end of the pre- vious year. Cash, notes and accounts receiv- able, stocks, bonds, securities and patent rights were listed at 387395 compared with at the end of 193S. Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part question, 10. A score of 60 is fair: 80, good. Answers on page 11. 1. Who is this European dip- lomat who urged League of Nation members to recognize Italy's conquest of Ethiopia? 2. Name the first three ofl producing countries of the west- em hemisphere in order. 3. Is the new federal tax law designed to raise about: (a) (b) (c) 4. What town executed the first "blackout" ever held in connection with TJ. S. air raid maneuvers? 5. Americans can ship war materials to Japan and China. but not to Spain. True or lalit? M ;