Abilene Reporter News, May 26, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

May 26, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 26, 1938, Abilene, Texas WOT" TEXAS' OWM NEWSPAPER 'WITHOUT, OK WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH TOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS [T ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 26, 1938-TWELVE PAGES Cnite4 fnm (CP) PRICE 5 CENTS IN SPEECH AT U, S. NAZI CAMP- SEARCH FOR BODIES IN BURN ING WRECKAGE OF AIRLINER Says FDR's Death Urged Dies Fails To Name Speaker For Committee Data On Nazi Move 'Shocking7 Texan Declares WASHDCaTQN, May (AP) Eepresentative Dies (D-Tex) advised the house to- day he had information that a member of the German-Ameri- can bund, in a- speech at one of the main camps in country, had advocated assassination of President Roosevelt. NOT CONGRESSMAN Reporters in the press gallery un- derstood Dies to say a member of congress had made the speech and at first Dies confirmed that un- derstanding in reply to a note sent to him on house floor. Later, however, he told newsmen he had stated a bund member had urged assassination. He explained he had misread the note of inquiry. .The Texan did not identify the member or amplify the charge- He made it at the start of debate on his resolution .to authorize .an investigation by a seven-man house committee of the extent, character and objectives of un-American pro- paganda in the United States. Dies said he was an alarmist but that he had had "shocking" in- formation supplied to Hm ing the extent of a Nazi movement intthis countrv. 2S CAMPS IN If. S- He said there were 32 Nazi .camps in the nation which claimed a mem- bership of and that he had seen photographs showing men "marching and saluting -the swas- tika." "I have Dies added, "that certain" individuals and groups have contributed funds for the pur- pose of Fascist'- or Nazi movemen Firemen and policemen are shown delving into the burning wreckage of a twin-motored airliner in a search for bodies after the large "transport plum- meted inexplicably to earth near -Cleveland, carrying ten persons _to their deaths. The craft, bound from Newark to Chicago, fell only eight miles-from the land where" it was scheduled to land. Trent Pioneer, not the AmerfcarL people; JSfes :Uunertel; casse "there is off citizen, generally. He added Ms Own mother was a -German, 'Nor, he added, would the gation in any way abridge the right of a person to "express an honest conviction and enjoy freedom -of speech." Members of the so-called liberal bloc quickly offered criticism of the resolution. .Representative Johnson CFl-Minn) wanted to know why, if Dies had in- formation about Nazi camps, he did not attempt; to obtain passage of a bill by Representative Voorhis (D- Calif to forbid military activities in this country other than those of the regular armed forces of the govern- ment Fight Postponed :XEW YORK, May 26. The 15-round welterweight title fight between Champion Barney Ross and Henry Armstrong to- day was postponed nntii tomor- row night because of rain. The Weather and vicinity: Unsettled to- and Friday, probably scattered tlmnelershowers tooigat. WES? TEXAS: Partly clocdy, probably tinnder stiotreis" in extreme south- east portion tonight and Friday. EAST TEXAS: Unsettled, probably scattered thundershowers in and aortn-central portions tonight and in east soatn portions Friday PRECIWTATIOX 24 hrs ending a.m_ .01 inch Since first of year ..........15.31 inches Same period last vear 4.95 inches JTonaal since first of year 8.32 inches Highest temperature yesterday ___91 temperature ths morning ..62 TEMPSRATCHES Wed. Thurs. Funeral Today For -William Sidney Burton TRENT, May 'Wil- liam Sidney Burton, resident of Trent. 23 years, died last night at the farm home a mile west of here following a long illness that became critical 10 days ago. He was 84 years old. Mr. Burton had been blind the past 30 years. He was born in Orange county, N. C., January 26, 1855. He came to Texas in 1871, but returned to Orange county to be married to Mary E. Cooper on December 15, 188L He first settled in Dallas county and came to Jones county in 1906. He moved from there to the pres- ent home in 1915. Mr. Burton had been a member of the Methodist church over 50 years. Funeral was set for 2 p. m. to- day at the Trent Methodist church with the Rev. A. E. Carlton, pas- tor, in. .charge assisted by Mr. Burton's son-in-law, the Rev. D. G. Reid, Baptist pastor at Roby. Burial is to be in the Stith cem- etery under the direction of Bar- row Funeral home. Merkel. His wife and six children were an present when death came. His children are: sons, W. L. of Mer- kel, H. B of -Abilene, Osie of Clyde, and the Rev. M. T. Burton of Fredericksburg; two daughters, Mrs. Laura Reid of Roby and Mrs. Lizsie Ross of Trent A brother, Dave of Coleman. seven grand- children and two great-grandchild- ren, also survive. Courthouse Refreshment Stand To Add txmrt house lobby refreshment stand :is- to .-be- come the ranch. Announcement of-'the project, by wnich simply innumerable smaU turtles are' to join 'tiie. court house family, was made, this- morning by Audra Mae Lamb, -manager" of iae stand% and Deputy Sheriff Elmer Both were quite enth'osiastic over the 'idea. "I've had this cactus collection all winter and getting a little tired of it. It's about time we started keeping something alive around was Miss Lamb's comment. From the deputy sheriff came notification that at last he has found a ranch. 'Tve been trying to cattle ranch long said, "but I've quit looking for that now. I think ranch is going to: work just -fine." Mae West was .the cause of the whole thing, Mae being, a small turtle, with her name written.on her back, which was sent to Lowe through the mafl yesterday. He ex- hibited her to a group of the court house employees "this morning and almost Immediately the idea was completed. Other turtles' are to be gath- ered from near and far, the only limitation being that they be small and not snappers. All are to be placed in a glass house at the re- freshment stand, with some nice friendly gold fish as companions. City Sales Army Goes'Over Top' InCOfCDrive Capture Of More Than Is Attack Objective With the battle cry that the time has come for Abilene, by the united effort of its citizenship, to advance as it never has before, the City Sales Army this morning launched .a frontal, flank, mass and individ- ual charge. Objective of the assault, which is to be completed within a. week, is the capture of more than to be used by the Abilene chamber of commerce in an improvement program outlined by the city-wide series of business clinics held re- ceiitJy. Acting both as individuals and teams. 120 members of the army have each selected six persons or firms from which they expect to secure or more for single voting memberships in the cham- ber. dinner lor the army was held -last night at the Hilton, at which time the names were se- lected, sponsors introduced, and a report givenVby the special Activi- ties fund committee. Under Jesse Winters and D. G. Barrow, the army is di- vided into lour divisions, each un- der a captain and a sponsor. For dMsion 1? the sponsor is June Frost, and ttii captain is Jim Shel- tqn. Division 2 is under the spon- sorship of itargaret Ansley and captained bySRussell Stephens. Mol- lie Sears is for division 3 and Homer is captain..' Di- vision 4 is headed-by Tom Brown- lee with Louise Poote as sponsor. CHECKUP TOMORROW Early tomorrow morning, the 'Obstruction Laid To Ex-TVA Head Lilienthdl And Morgan Reply To Charges JAPAN SHAKES UP CABINET TO PRESS WAR AGAINST CHINESE Foreign, War And Finance Ministers Quit; Sino War Vet Takes Portfolio TOKYO. May foreign, war and finance ministers left the cabinet today in a drastic reorganization by which the army ap- peared to have won a stronger grip on the government, with the likeli- hood that there likely now wfll be made a new and stronger effort to the China conflict with quick victory. The departing ministers were Koki Hirota, foreign minister; General Gen Sugiyama, war, and Okinobu Kaya, finance. lit. Gen. Seishiro Itagaki, who has been-on the China front, becomes war minister, siehin Ikeda becomes minister of finance. The new foreign minister is Gen- eral Kazushige TJgakL Marquis Koichi Kido gave up his post as minister of education but remains in the cabinet in the new- ly created post of welfare minister. General Baron Sadao Aralti, a former minister of war who has pre- dicted Japan one day .may have to fight Russia as a "world becomes education minister. Siehin Ikeda, the new finance minister is Harvard educated and former governor of the Bank of Japan. The changes bring into the cab- inet three of Japan's moat powerful military leaders, two of. them, Ugaki and Authorities said the shakeup strengthened the government'and expressed belief it .would mean more vigorous prosecution of the war in China. sponsors are to of call the members to ask them how they are getting along with their work mnd; urge their at- tendance at therllist report break- fast to be at the Hil- ton. In many Bother- ways they are ta lend their support to the cam- in return are to be pre- sented with various trophies from the .members of their divfeion and from the sales'aimy, Report of the Activities fund _ _ .._ UNSETTLED 7 p-is, 7 a-ni. Dry thermometer S4 64 "Wet thermometer 63 59 Relative humidity 31 77 66 Two Kelly Fliers Plunge To Death SAN ANTONIO. May 26. KeHy Field fliers were killed today when their two-place observation ship crashed in a wheat field two nijjes west of Leon Springs. The dead were Robert J. Brown and Joe Gerald David Shannon. The plane crashed near a group of i j farmers, working in the field. I U.S. Fleet To Atlantic In '39 WASHINGTON, May The navy department announced today that the entire fleet would be moved from the Pacific to the Atlantic next year for maneuvers and to visit the New York World's Fair. Leaving its Pacific "bases early in January, the fleet will be gone probably six months. The visit to New York is scheduled for May. Confidential fleet problem num- ber 20 will be worked out during February in the West Indies and the Atlantic as least as far south as the equator, the navy said. The announcement was made without explanation but naval cir- cles recalled testimony of Admiral William D. Leahy, chief of opera- tions, before congressional com- mittees this year that the Anti- communist alliance between Ger- many.. Italy and Japan "must be taken into .consideration by Amer- ica's sea defense." Violinist Married LONDON, May Menuhin, young violin maestro, was married today to rich- red-haired Ruby Nicholas, 19-year-old daugh- ter of an'Australian spiria magnate, at the Caxton Hall register office. Pyschiatrists Close Defense In Pact Slaying Trial NEW YORK, Afcy defense in the murder trial of Donald Carroll rested today after psychiatrists testified that the 16-year-old honor stu- dent did not know the "nature and quality" of his He killed his sweetheart. The youth had testified that Charlotte Matthiesen w senlor> believed death was "the most beautiful way out" of their was an expectant that after she told him the stories of several romantic plays and oueras he thought so ,retilJ? officer, shot and Wiled his sweetheart last March 34. He had Intended to shoot himseldf, too, said, but tort his courage uid called the police instead Dr. fttawd fefb, apiycbjatriit, Mid in to a question propounded by Sydney Rosenthal, defense attorney, that the youth was mooring under such defective reasoning as not to nature quality of his acts." shock of the blast of the he said, "was sufficient to restore the defendant to his normal senses. Under cross-examination by Assistant District At- i- -y Loscalzo. Dr. Peagin said he be- ueved Charlotte, too, "was not sane at the time she died. Rosenthal sought but was denied permission to show the motion picture 'Mayerling" to the Jury. Don- ald testified yasterday that the film, suicide of a Noble Austrian couple, the model for the suicide pact into which he and Char- lotte entered. i Third Dies In Pecos Mishap PECOS, May 26. cordon eleven miles east of Pecos Monday I night claimed its third victim here {Thursday morning as Mrs. Joe Everett, 49, of Madill. died in a local hospital Mrs. Everett suffered severe head injuries as she was thrown from the car and struck the pavement. Doctors at first gave her BO chance of recovery but yesterday had re- ported her condition slightly im- proved. Mrs. Everett's death followed that c; her daughter, Novice Louise Ev- erett, 23, and J. C. Jackson, 19, who were instantly killed in crash. Winston Everett, another son, has a severe cor.cussion but not a frac- tured skull as at first feared. He is also-in a critical condition. Prances Rawlins, infantile paraly- sis, victim is in another Pecos hos- pital suffering from bad bruises and cuts. Her condition according to hos- pital attendants is painful but not serious. Bodies of J. C. Jackson and Miss Everett were returned by ambulance Tuesday and a Madill funeral com- pany coacn was en route to Pecos Thursday morning after the body of Mrs. Everett Her husband and wo other relatives who were here for a short while Wednesday had returned home. and members of the special-na- tional" firm committee promised least another to the-fund. J. C. president of the chamber, presided, for the meeting .and was given a unanimous and hegrty vote "of confidence when he offered to resign his position if public sentiment warranted such a move.- As a final challenge to the army, Pulwiler, as co-chairman of the Ac- tivities fund rommittee promised that his group would raise above its quota for every above the quota, subscribed by the army. Quota assigned the army was 250. Match Pfay On In Big Spring Tourney Rebels Threaten to Halt Loyalist Drire HFINDAYE, France (At The Spanish May Swift insurgent reinforcement Of the Catalan front threatened todaj to nalt the government's most-am- bitious -offensive .in five months. Insurgent commanders, reporting government losses estimated as high at men in, foiar days, said Barcelona iaroops-- had -i center of the tKVmfle' fine.- Battling to shore the insurgents beck across the Pallaresa rivers throw a mon key wrench into "insurgent of- fensive scheduled to be resumed upon Barcelona, government forces repulsed a counter-attack-northeast of- Tremp. Southeast, they were within five miles of Tremp. He s Back Home From Journeys-- Ta Recuperate SPBING, May 26. Match play, lots under way this j morning- as; golfers teed off in the.; annual Big Spring women's in- vitational tourney. Medalist was Mrs. Gordon PhD- lips. of Big Spring, who shot esie under par, 38, to defeat Mrs. Theorn Hicks, Odessa, in a nine-hole playoff round after the two had tied with irTs. Mrs. Phillips, listed as a co- favorite in the meet with the de- fending CGainpion, Miss Elinor Jones of Albuquerque, N. M, opposed Mrs. Sam O'Neal of Odessa in her first match. Miss Jones was paired with Mrs. Sonny Earkrider of Midland. First North Texas Wheat Marketed SEYMOUR, May first load of new wheat in North Texas was sold here yesterday after- noon by Adolph Octricil, acsrthwest Baylor county fanner. The grain tested 58 pounds and brought 64 cents a bushel. Sunshine following rains last week-end has sent hundreds of combines into wheat fields and the harvest is gathering speed through- out the area. Japs Deny Boats Off Alaska Coast TOKYO, May govern- ment spokesman today denied any Japanese cod fishing in Bristol bay off Alaska where American fisher- men reported a Japanese invasion of the Bering sea codfish banks. "There is only one ship in the Bering sea taking: crabs and that is declared the spokesman, a member of tiie Japanese bureau of fisheries. -He insisted Japanese fishermen, followers of one of Japan's greatest industries in far-flung international waters, rigidly were respecting the recent agreement with the United States to stay away from Alaska. ANADARKO. May D. Whisennunt -was back home here today and glad of it The Anadarko funeral.home operator received a telephone message from Kansas City the other day informing him that his wife was at the -point of death in a nospital, there. He boarded a plane. But he no sooner reached Ms- wife than an Anadarko friend telephoned. Said the friend: "Your baby daughter's whoop- ing cough is worse and you bet- ter hurry home if you want to see her alive." Whisenhunt' bought airway tickets for an immediate return. He was delayed when a pick- pocket at Kansas City au-port lifted his billfold, containing the tickets and all his cash. Finally arriving at Oklahoma City, he stepped from his plane into a landing field hole and fractured his foot and sprain- ed his ankle. At Anadarko he found his daughter better and learned his wife was worse. He flew back to Kansas City, where he de- veloped a toothache that re- quired a trip to the dentist, was stricken with ptomaine poi- soning, necessitating a doctor's attention, and suffered a fin- ger infection. His wife and daughter were recuperating today. So was he. KOKT HIROTA Oil Health Unit Officiafs Hear State Leader Motion to hold further investiga- tion of the possibility of a dty- county- health unit with county and city the Taylor- Jones county medical society, ani a special committee was made and passed this morning at the close or a group discussion of the prob- lem. Meeting in the county courtroom, both" city and county commissioners, Mayor Hair, Judge. York, welfare workers, and members of the-Par- ent-Teacher council heard Dr. Lucky make a talk on general uses oi health units and their financing. Dr. Lucky is .field director of health units under the state department of health. Also appearing as guest speaker for the group was Dr. G. A. Gray of Sweetwater, director of the No- Jan county health unit who gave a description or the unit workings in iiis county. At the close of these talks, Mayor Hair and Judge York gave their views of the practicability "of install- ing such a, system, in Taylor county. Both men said .that they favored the plan, but did not see yet how r could be arranged in the light- of financial conditions. "We are paying each year tor the city health department alone, End I don't see 'how we could pay any Hair said. He pointed cut that the general state of the county was good and that the city had been free from epidemics of an See HEALTH, Pg. U, CoL 6 Placards Display Wcstcx Attractions Placards advertising the- various iHmmer entertainments .ia West Texas are being displayed in many Abilene "business firms' show win- dows. One of the latest cards on display that boosting the Stonewall bunty Golden Jubilee at Asper- nont, June 23, 24 and 25. In cele- bration of that county's 50th anni- versary, one of the biggest affairs ever held there is planned. Went Beyond Proper Limits Chairman Says WASHINGTON, May (AP) David E. lalicnthal, Tennessee Valley authority di- rector, testified before a txra- gressional committee today that Arthur JL Morgan, former TVA chairman, tried to "de- feat and obstruct the author- ity" in litigation involving its constitutionality. CAMPAIGN The 38-year-old Harvard law school graduate took the stand to answer charges made against yesterday by Morgan, Earlier, Hareourt A. Morgan, other TVA du-ector, .told the ten- man investigating committee that Arthur Morgan conducted a "cam- paign of dissent and obstruction" to discredit the TVA program. Presenting his testimony in m series of prepared statements, Litt ientfaal said the former chairman's efforts to obstruct the. authority took place in litigation before a special court in Chattanooga. He added that he would give tails on that matter and "the con-- duct of Arthur Morgan in. respect to the so-called Berry Marble Yesterday Dr. Arthur Morgan as- serted that the other two directors had engaged in -a "deliberate" tempt to "make things easy" for Senator Berry in- prose- cuting .claims against the govern- ment. v EXPRESSES RESENTMENT J 'Before .taking .upu the ousted- dK -charges in detail, LQienthal fifrirnMffl if ill m. fan had made charges, which" were interpreted as "criminal on the part 'Of the other two di- rtctora. "Arthur Morgan- now says, almost tiiree months later, that he did not intend to charge Or. Harcourt Mor- gan and myself with Lffienthal said. "But he did-1 permit that: construction, of his charges to See TVA, U, CoL Alcafraz Guard's Funeral Friday Further Word On Rites Awaited Riday has been, tentatively set as date for the funeral in water of R, C. Cline, senior cus- todial officer of Alcatraz prison, killed when convicts attempted es- cape at the prison. Cline's Hester dine, said this morning that they expected to hold the funeral Friday, but.could nof be sure of the arrangements until farther word was received from California. dine was the son of A. C. Cline of Westbrook, Besides his father and he is survived by his mother, two brothers, Irvis and Ar- dis, all of Westbrook; and another sister, Lavona White of Durant, Okla. TV N. Carswelf To Capitol Saturday T., N. Carswelf secretary-manag- er of the Abilene _chamber of com- merce, win leave Saturday to join m -Dallas a Washington-bound del- egation that is asking for the cot- research'laboratory for Texas. This announcement was made iiis morning by J. C. Hunter, pres- cient of the C-C, and C. A. Me- Gaughey, chairman of- the agricul- aire committee which recommend- ed that Abilene have a, representa- tive. Burris Jackson of Hillsboro is eadirtg the Texas, delegation. The >btnt, to be buflt in the southwest, will be a million dollar outlay. THREE WELLS HOLD AREA SEARCH FOR DEEP OIL PAY IN FOUR COUNTIES GAINS TEMPO Tempo of development in the search for Canyon series and deep- er production in the four-county area of Shack- elford, Haskell and was showing of a new speed today. Three -wells particularly held the spotlight while indication of a new Throckmorton county pool gained attention. Most closely watched by Abilene interests was the TJngren Frazier et al No. 1 J. S. McKeever, mile north outpost to Shackelford coun- ty's Ivy pool, which had indicated discovery of a second pay horizon in the Canyon lime, basal Palo FJI- to. No. 1 McKeever last night com- pleted underreaming six-inch cas- ing to the top of the lower lime section at feet and was bail- ing out fluid this morning in prep- aration for deepening and testing an oil showing found at feet, nearly 100 feet below the reg- ular producing zone of the Palo Pinto. Oil had risen feet in the hole in 11 hours, but the test carried at the time and set pipe for a shutoff. Location 1s in the southwest quarter of section 14-3- survey. In extreme southeastern Haskell county, north of the Ivy pool area, Pain-McGaha and P. S. Kendrick No. 1 T. G. Hendrick was bailing fluid from the hole after cutting two more feet of saturated sand. ,A sand line correction yesterday placed total depth of the test at feet, with top of the saturated section at feet This was cor- rected from a previously announced sand top of feet. FREE OIL RECOVERED Through 1.200 feet of mud and water in tiheJhole Wednesday, oper- ators recovered ten bailers of free oil in four hours. Pipe had been set to feet, for an apparent ahutott of upper water. Location in Indianola railway survey No. 104, about eight miles east of the Par- due pool. Forest Development Corporation No 2 A. E. Pardue, second well for the southern Haskell county pool, remained shut in today for orders after flowing through en-inch casing at a rate of more than 50 barrels per hour. Last gauge taken was 152 barrels in 2 hours, 17 minutes, through casing. Tub- ing is on the ground and is sched- uled to be run either this afternoon or tomorrow. The test is prodndnf from OB, It. 77, ;