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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TEX AS' NEWSKKR VOL LV1II, NO. 1. New Jones Oil SUDETEN GERMAN BEATEN BY Pool Indicated Test North Of Anson Showing Oil Saturation Possibility for the opening of another Jones county oil pool was indicated today in a showing obtain- ed by the Dunigan Brothers and Farmer Knocked Down On Failure To Show Identification Paper, Report BERLIN, May new incident in which a Sudeten Ger- man farmer m Czechoslovakia was beaten by Czech soldiers was reported today by iiie semi-official DSB news agency, quoting the I4ng news- paper Arbeiter Sutrm. The Czech soldiers asked a German farmer working his land near Kaplitz to show his identification papers, the dispatch said. The farmer said he never carried them while working and was knocked down by the WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR IDES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENING ABILENE, TEXAS. FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 27, PAGE? Catted PRICE 5 CENTS soldiers with spades and gun butts, it was alleged, and was taken to a hospital in a serious condition. The agency questioned the ac- curacy of a Czech statement charg- ing that 34 German airplanes had flown over Czech, soil. Fred Hyer of Fort Worth No. 1 J J. Gaither, wildcat four miles north The wildcat, started by Stansorj Diplomats DiSCUSS Miller of Big Spring and taker' over by the Fort Worth men weeks ago, had drilled 15 feet cf true Cook sand this morning, tte last five feet showing oil saturailoi- It was scheduled to cut four moK feet of the horizon by aftemoon. HELD AS KILLER BAILER RECOVERED The test recovered a bailer of an hour and a half after strikiig the showing, indicating it had ffflid up 40 or 50 feet, but it showed It- tie or no gas. It is located near the center of a 6.000-acre block, jointly owned by Stanton Miller and Dunigan Eyer, and in which spreads of 430 acres are owned by Humble and 320 acres by the Sun Oil company, In- dian Territory TiifiTnfoa.tmg Oil company has a block adjoining ;o the south. Top of the Cook section was found at- feet, top of the saturation afc feet and bottom of the hole this morning was feet. Eight- inch casing was set last week to 257 feet for a complete shutoff of any upper water or caving and the hole remains dry. Operators said that six-inch will probably be run before it is tested. The natural showing will be test- ed for commercial production and the wildcat will be continued on a 4.000-foot contract if it fafls to make a producer. Location is in the northwest cor- ner of section survey. DEEPEN TTE TEST Dunigan Hyer are also deepen- ing a test in the Tye pool of Tay- lor county, No. 1 A- E. Hunter. De- layed by a fishing job for more than a week, after it- had drilled to a total depth of feet, the test i was recovering tools this morning' and stripping pipe. It was" deepen- ed past the old producing horizon of the Cook at to feet Disappointment again hit the TTngren Frazier et al No. 1 J. S. McKeever. mile north outpost to the deep lime Ivy pool of north-! PRAHA, May chief i of the central European department j of the British foreign office, ex- j ploriag the possibility of posting observers in. the troubled German- Czechoslovak border region, con- i ister to Czechoslovakia, Reports of this British expert, William Strang, after here and at Berlin, are expected; to give Britain a clearer .picture o? Ger-1 man -Czechoslovak issues and guide J British policy. The prolonged suspense over a crisis that had waxed and waned for a week meanwhile, was begin- ning: to sandpaper the" nerves of this Czechoslovak capital, 12 min- utes by air from Germany. j The Czech living in Praha, fear- ful that Germany one day may at- tack to annex this nation's German minority, .cannot travel west, north, south or even due east without soon bumping into Ger- many. It is less than 100 miles from Germany to Germany right across the middle of Czechoslovakia, There have been reports all week of dozens of German warplanes circling into Czech territory, and there is a growing atmosphere of uncertainty. Disclose Sinking Of German Minelayer May sink- ing, of the German minelayer "Tri- ton, with four of her crew missing, announced today at Kiel, the German navy's great base. The cause and locality of the sinking were not disclosed. Three aviators were killed when Campaigners For C-C Raiie Third Of Qujrta City Sales Airny Members Report At Breakfast. Arnold Johnson 33- year-old organizer for a Minn- eapolis drivers union, confessed, Police Chief Frank Forestal said, that he shot to death William Brown, president of the union, as they drove about the city arguing about union, funds. western Jones county, after it had new mail plane making test drilled into salt water. Testing a showing of oil, thought See OIL, Pg. 13, CoL 5 Negro Attacks, Slays Woman CHICAGO, May (JP) Mrs. Florence Johnson, wife of a city fireman, was assaulted and brutally beaten to death early today by a negro who entered her South Side apartment through a window. Her body was found on the bed- room floor with a paving brick near- bj. Her sister. Miss Margaret Witten, 25, who was sleeping in an adjoin- ing room, said she saw the negro scurrying through the hallway aaii jumped out of a window. A few minutes later police seized a negro near the building. He iden- tified himself as Thomas Crosby, IS, an automobile washer. Sergt. Harold Fogarty said Crosby's hand bore scratches and his clothing was bloodstained. WhatlsYoiir News I. tt? flights crashed near the island of Langeroog, off Germany's North sea. Assassination Threat Proof Is Promised WASHINGTON, May whc wffl con- duct a house investigation of 'un- American." organizations and fore- ign propaganda said to day that they would produce affidavits to prove that threats had been made to assassinate President Boose- velt. Overwhelmingly and without a record vote, the itouse created a seven-member special committee yesterday to investigate the acti- vities of the German-American bund, communists and any groups suspected of opposing the American form of government. Speaker William B. Bankhead Diplomas To 250 Students to Have Full Charge Final Exercises Without benefit of an adult guest main speaker, the 250 members of Abilene high school's 50th graduat- ing class will their final bow as city school students tonight in a program to "Fifty- Years of Cultural and Economic DevpJop- j meni." Approximately one thxl of the to be raised by jthe City Sales Army through ingle voting memberships in tie Abilene -chamber of commerce ws reported already subscribed this mfcoing. The reports -were made at a re- port breaMast for the crny held jat this morning in jhe Hilton j hotel, just one Cay alter begin- jning of the drive yestercay mom- ling. Both J. C- Hunterj.president I of the chamber, and Jasys Blythe, special director, gratifi- cation over the initial report They jhad estimated that aboit i should be reported this mining. i June Frost, sponsor division j 1, majored by Jim Shelton was -win-' i ner of two prizes this moning. First j prize was awarded the sionsor be- cause 19 of the 24 memttrs of the I division present nor ihe break- j fast. The other divisions- had 17, i and 13 members preseat respec- An additional jpcize -was 1 awarded Miss Frost bemuse divi- ision 1 reported subjcribed, to top the army in that respjct. j Special mention was Wally jAfcin, -who has been acting major jior division 2 in the plate of Rus- sell Stephens, who has out of the city for the past tspo days. High money team for the morn- ing report was that ol Don Wad- dington, -with S212 subscribed. Wad- dington is a captain ia division 4. High money teams for the other di- visions were under C. W. Gffl of division 2, reponed; Wally Akin of division 2, reported; and E. H. Moore, division 1, reported. At the close of the reports, W. J. Fulwiler reported that an ad- ditional- had subscribed by the activities fund committee, and promised that tfceir quota would be, completed before the nest report, breakfist Tuesday morning. Present status of the fund is subscribed, bringing WITHOUT PRESIDENT'S Tax Bill To Become Law FDR Discloses His Decision At School Program PINNSYLVANIANS GET ROOSEVELT'S PROMISE OF HELP in aaoviai mooci were victors in the Jitter democratic faction- al priiary in Pennsylvania as they merged from the White House with President Roose- velt's promise of support lor their ticket in the coming cam- paign. Left to right they are, Governor George H. Earle; senatorial nominee; Charles Jones, gubernatorial nominee, tod Davli it, Lawrence, state chairman. BELEVED DROPPED BY REBEL Bombs Hit French Town Mayor Demands More Protection LArER'S OFFER drive. 'The drive is Thursday, in time lor Tfctory dinner Thursday nigat. Neit re- port is due at" another breakfast Tuesday morning at at the Wooten. AND EPISCOPAL MERGER ACTION OKEHED HERE Action- of the. general assembly order to present JL more united and of the of ,the effective witness. The program, scheduled to begin at tonight at the Eagle sta- dium, will be conducted entirely by the students- Only adults on tie program will be Supi. L_ E. Dudley, who will present the diplomas, and Principal Byron England, who wOl avard scholarships to -honor grai- nates. The program w21 be. opened Jy Barkley, D.. Ky., carried in his pocket statement, authorized by the president, pledging fair deal- the Eagle band playing, ings with the private utility indus- sional, "The Pilgrim" Othrr j try and asking wide latitude in car- music for the program wffl be tvo rying out his policies. He will read songs by the boys' quartet, Joe the statement to the senate when rison, Connell Taylor, Charles Ma-- j the Hale amendment, prohibiting shall and Edward Beasley; and tie i PWA grants and loans for munic- recessional "Bravura" played by tlejipal power plants that would com- i pete with private utilities, is the First speaker of the program pending question, be Martha Pearce, saiutatoriax j------------------------------------------- the grand total so far to- of in accepting .fee ln- the minimum- bisiget-- set -Protestant ion betroen our respecWe es" waimet with of churh leaders The ssembly, in session ai.PJiil- adelphi; adopted a resolution de- claring "its earnest and prayerful purposeto cooperate with the'Prot- estant episcopal church .In the TJ. S. A. a the study and formation of sue.' plans as may make-pos- sible tie union contemplated." TheSev. Willis Gerhart. .rector of the Heavenly Rest Episcopal churci said: are coming to a new day and te need of a church union is gret because of the organised onslauht against. Christianity. "Thi time has arrived for us to forgeour differences and give up pet icas that keep us apart in1 ;have> elements FDR, Senators At Odds On Relief Bill WASHINGTON, May President Boosevelt and senate op- ponents who are determined to curb his power were at issue today on publi; power policy and discretion in spending the in the recovery bill Senate Majority Leader Alben W. .Also, elated over, the- mote was the Rev. t. B. Surface, pastor of the Central Presbyterian (IT. S. A.) church.. J'Our churches have always look- ed with favor on organic union with Protestant said the Rev. Surface. "We have also looked with favor on the union of all teiian churches. I should be very glad to see the move' approximat- ed." The Rev, Gerhart recalled that there was no debate and that .the action was taken unanimously to extend the invitation to the Presby- terians at the general convention of the Episcopal church in Cincin- nati last October. The Rev, Gerhart was a delegate to the-conclave. Two Hurt, Three Houses Dcirnaged By Detonations PERPIGNAN, will appoint the members who will who will discuss 'Tne Abilene higi j _ oe empowered to sit anywhere in j school of 1888." George Dodgen. wl! DOY S Defense Asks the United States during the con- describe "Fifty Years of Growth n! gressional recess and to sabpena the Abilene the leaders of sive" groups. allegedly sabpena "sibVer- 'Tavern In Town' Wrong Song For Temperance Meet Each question counts 20: each part of. a two-part question. 10. A score of 60 is fair; 80, good. Answers on Page 9. 1- Who is this famous yoany musician who has married the daughter of an Australian millionaire has been announ- ced? 2. What country is using sub- marines to carry mail between cities? Why? 3. Is Harlan comity, scene of mine labor tronble, in: (a.) Pennsylvania; (b) Illinois; (c) Kentucky? 4. In the recent British cabi- net shake-up, Sir Kingsley Wood got what important post? 5. Ethiopia is a member of the League of Nations. True or false? NIAGARA FALLS. Ont. May "Now we'll all join singing No. 7 in our song the master of ceremonies told delegates to the Welland coun- ty Women's Christian Temper- ance union convention. The delegates rustled the pa- ges of their books, then gasped. The "There Is A Tavern In the Town." "It was all a the M. C. insisted. the Abilene Schools." Mabel Biii will trace the growth of Abilere "Prom Village to City." Sarmry Waldrop will have as his subjeit "Fifty Years of Cultural Develop- ment." Final talk of the evening Vvffl fe made by Eleanor Bishop, valedic- torian, who will talk about "Loot- ing to the Future-" The program tonight will mai the official end of the school yesr in Abilene. Certificates of gradus- tion from the were presented elementary schoo's last night to 3 seventh graders from Central. Trav- is and College Heights schools. As one cf the outstanding event of the seventh grade graduatior, j American Legion awards went Bfflie Jean Glass of Central, Vaij Wylie Williams of College Height! and Rose Shirley Walkow of Travis Honor graduates from each schoo were also recognized. W. R. Skaggs, principal of Alts VdsToSell Pipes Here Legion And VFW Censoring Sale On Local Streets Saurday is American Legion Popp; Day and the Veterans of Fcreipi Wars Buddy Poppy Day the United Prtieeds garnered by the Parra- mare'Post No. 57, American Legion, Sydney Boseathal, summing upland Abilene Post 2012, Veterans NEW YORK. May fense counsel demanded "the chair or nothing" today for 16-year-old Donald Carroll, who killed his sweetheart because he said she pre- ferred death to unmarried mother- hood. the evidence before a Queen county jury of middle-aged married men, nine of them fathers, declared the boy was temporarily insane when he made a death pact with 3-year- old Charlotte Matthiesen, wiom he had loved ardently for two rears. Vista school, made the principal ad- U.S. Golfer In Finals TROON. Scotland, May of Fdreign Wars will be used for ths aid of disabled war veterans in Djp, both organizations will hold tin United States, Although Monday is Memorial sea-ices Sunday starting at 3 p. m. at the Odd Fellows cemetery. Wage Foes Get Encouragement Senate Conferee Majority For Differentials WASHINGTON, May Southern congressmen fighting a nationally uniform gained encouragement today from the fact that a majority of seven senators chosen to draft "a compro- mise wage hour bill favors reg- ional differentials. Most of the prospective house members of the joint conference committee, on the other hand, are expected to fight pay concessions, Senator Harrison lead- Julieii Crusel of Cerbere -telegi-aph- ed Premier Edouard. Daiadier to- day demanding -increased protec- tion against raids by "Italo-Ger- man airplanes" as the result of. "a severe bombing attack on the French border town. 15 BOMBS DROPPED Townspeople seemed to have no doubt that two: -seaplanes which raided Cerbere last "night belonged to the" Spanish nationalists. Fifteen bombs were dropped near the railroad station. Two. persons, one a Frenchman, were reported wounded and three houses were damaged. Several railroad coaches were smashed. It was asserted that there was reason to believe that the bombs might have, been of Italian manu- facture, but this was not confirm- ed. Panic spread through Cerbere as the bombs dropped into the town during a fiesta in which 400 dancers celebrating in the market square. The dancers and others fled in terror to the railroad tunnels! and most of the people spent the night there. .The drone of airplane motors was heard over Cerbere and the search- lights of the strong anti-aircraft defense force were turned into the night sky. One of the raiding planes caught fairly in the searchlight beams. Terror of the people was in- creased because one plane dropped magnesium flares which burned for an hour near the suburban vine- yards, Daiadier Orders Bombing Probe PARIS. May Daiadier today ordered the Calls Attention To 'Unwise Parts' Of Bill By Action AETHUKDALE HOME- STEADS, W. Va., May Eoosevelt an- nounced at the Arihnrdale; Homesteads school commence- ment exercises today that he would permit the five billion dollar tax bill to become law without his signature. FIRST TIME FOR COT3BSE "If I sign the Roosevelt ia his address to the Arthurdale homesteaders and to the nation over the radio, I have until" midnight tonight to sign people wffl think I approve the; abandonment of an important prin- ciple of American taxation, I veto the bin it wffl prevent many of the desirable features of it from going into effect "Therefore for the 15rst time since I liave been .president, I am going- to take the third course which is' open to me. I am going to let the act .go into effect at midnight to- night without my approval" The president said he was per- suttmg the tax. measure to become law in that way to call attention to "unwise parts" of the bill PROFITS TAX PRINCIPLE The tax measure, which thus be- comes law, contains remnant of the undistributed profits tax, reconi- mended by Roosevelt and condemn- ed by business. It completely over- hauls tormer capital gains taxes attacked by stituting flat rates for a graduated scale. ing. that the legislation. Ifce' principle of the the president saifl: "The stockholders is so two and a half percent at the most that it is doubtful whether it wfll wholly eliminate the old tax ayold- As to the adoption of the flat rate capital gains tax, the presi- dent asserted: "The abandonment of the principle of progressive tax payment in.accordance with-capac- ity to pay may encourage a small emount of capital to go into pro- ductive, enterprises but chiefly, it wffl help those who make large profits in buying and selling exist- ing stocks." FAVOKS TAX REVISIONS "I should like 'to see a revision of our tax laws which would really en- See FDR, Pfc 13, CoL 4 opponent of the legislation, tie Si nS! Cairt rhft ext-inn 'Vlii-j, UUC JiVi iim- itajy to Charley reached Yates of Atlanta today the final round <f the dress. British amateur golf champbnship by hanging on to gain a <ne-up victory in 19 holes over lector Thomson of Scotland. IN OPEN LETTER TO A. E. MORGAN CLAIMS HE'S STILL T. V. A. CHIff of ex-service men will There vdil be no pro gran Monday. Auxiliaries of both organisations said the committee's action would determine whether fight would be made later on the I floor. He indicated, however, thtf to Cotton Price Breaks Below Eight Cents NEW YORK, May Eon broke below 8 cents a pound for all deliveries through January to- day for the first time since early last December- Heavy general liquidation and foreign selling contributed to the decline which carried values .down more than a bale this week. At Liverpool the July quotation in American currency broke below the 9 cent domestic cotton loan basis for the first time. and vicinity: Generally felt toaight and Saturday. West Texas: fair tomgbt and Saturday, East Texas: Generally fair tonight arrf Spanish Saturday, sllfchtly -warmer ia portioa toKlght. Highest temperature yesterdav 90 Lowest temperature Uiia morning' "S? j necessary oe oehevec passage of some wage-i the- wn raiQ I hour Thi was inevitable. necessary for defense against fur- including dispatch number of senate conferees See BOMBING, Pf- 13, Cot 5 increased from five to seven are ffl charge of the sales of the ]ate to permit inclusion n K. Mrs, A. M. is presi- :0i two Ellen- i Pat Netf, Jr. OuitS deat of the American Legion aux- der (D-La) and Pepper I ilisry and has appointed Mrs. Lar- ry Daniel, fifth division auxiliary president, to be in charge. Mrs. Edgar Hollis. president of the Vet- I erans of Foreign Wars, is in charge WASHINGTON, May Arthur E. Morgan claimed to- day that he still is chairman of the Tennessee Valley authority. He made the claim in an open letter to Dr. Harcourt A. Morgan, whom President Roosevelt appoint- ed chairman after disposing Arthur Morgan as head of the new deal project Dr. Morgan made his claim after testimony before a joint congres- sional committee in which he charged Directors H. A. Morgan and David Lilienthal with "mis- management, deception of the pub- lic, the president and congress, and hypocrisy." H, A. Morgan und Lilienthal countered with cnargea accusinf Morgan of wildly "visionary" Of his plans other than to make schemes, of seeking dictatorial pow- it plain he still considers hmself ers over the board, and conniving chairman, to prevent tfllenthaTs re-appoint- He defended his proposl to x.- studjr the ethics of rea1 estatwnen Addressing his letter to H. A., and their place in modem sciety ATCPQVl ViTTWC'alf _ _ Morgan, he signed himself as "chair- man" of the T. V. A, In the text of the letter, he referred to H. A. Mor- gan as "vice-chairman." He gave no explanation of this apparent challenge of the president's power to remove him. During the controversy, it had been reported that Morgan might resort to court action in an at: tempt to controvert President Roosevelt's order, based on charges of "contumacy." Morgan, however, gave no hint a proposal attacked yesterdsr by H A. Morgan He said that scSmes were under way to sell Noscle Shoals lots, and "the imminen ac- tivities of the TVA were beingosed as a selling argument.'' "It was a reprehensible scfcme and the necessity of immediatt ac- tion to save small investors rom exploitation by high-pressure sles- men was Morgan aid, recalling that he had warned KO- ple against the plan in a ndio of the Poppy sale. Disabled veterans are making the artificial poppies to be used in the sale. Commander Tip Anderson of the VFW and Commander A. T. Bontke of the Legion, said today. The usefulness of the poppies is threefold. First, the making of pop- pies by disabled veterans provides them with a small income; second, the sale provides money for relief of disabled veterans; third, the wearer of the poppies has a memo- rial to the memory of those Ameri- cans who died during the World war. Governor James V. Allred pro- claimed Saturday as Buddy Poppy Day in Texas, and Mayor W. W. Hair of Abilene issued a proclama- tion that Saturday was Poppy Day in Price d the poppies U ten cents or more. From Eilender came a suggestion AUSTIN, May that the wage-hour regulations pro- j Neff, Jr., 34, of as an i posed in both the senate and house i assistant .attorney general today to bills be although director" of. the centra] said he favored attaining: the ulti- mate goal of a 40-hour week and 40 cents Rii hour minimum pay. He proposed that the date "when the standards become effective might be extended to one year aft- er passage of the bffl, "to give in- dustry a chance to get ready." speakers bureau in Attorney Gen- era] William McCraw's gubemato- iDr? tiwrmoaeter rial campaign. Relative a.za. p.m. 57 90 62 SS 75 32 Cfine Funeral Ic Slated For Sunday WESTBROOK. May Body of R. C. Cline, guard at Al- catraz prison who was killed this week when convicts attempted to escape, will arrive at Sweetwater at 7 o'clock tomorrow night. Funeral is set Sunday at 3 p, m., with the Rev. Waldon Westbroofc, pastor, officiating, assisted by a Sweetwater pastor, at the Sweet- water First Methodist church. Yates Funeral home it in charge of arraogemenU. Constance Bennett Becomes Study In Anatomy For Jury In Suit On Portrait T ANGELES. May Bennett, Marquise de La Falaise De La Coudraye. became a mere study in anatomy today for a jury of hei peers. Bobbing up in a chastely-decorated Los Angeles courtroom were such delicate questions as how Miss Bennett's thigh and is she, or ts she not, pop-eyed. The questions originated in Miss Bennett's complaint that her Irfe-site portrait by Artist Willy Pogany, for which he asks aid her olonde beauty wrong. "My eyes are not looking out of the canvas. They bulge." the titled film actress said in a deposition. "My shoulders are too round. My thigh is too large and my mouth has a little curleycue 01. it." Bogany has asserted that Miss Bennett demanded certain changes in the picture ana he refused, rather nan risk impairing hii professional reputation.