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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               WESTTEXJtf NEWSPAPER VOL LVIII, NO.3. Pioneer Abilene Woman, 81 Dies; Mrs. James K. Duke Seriously Hi Several Years Mrs. James K. Duke, pioneer Abi- lenian, died at- her home, 402 But- ternut, this morning about 3 o'clock. She was 81. Mrs. Duke had been seriously IB several years. She recovered from an extremely critically illness in 1S34. Ella Cockrell was born near In- dependence, Missouri, December 17, 1856. She moved with her family to Austin more than 50 years ago from Sherman where the family set- tled after coming from Missouri. Her father, the late J. V. Cock- rell was congressman from the old 16th. district for many years. Miss Cockrell accompanied him to Wash- ington and from there traveled ex- tensively in the north and. east. When the family moved to Abi- j lerie Miss Cockrell taught are herej MRS. JAMES BL DUKE for several years. On Aus-ost 20. 1918, she was mar- ried to James K. Duke. Her hus- band "Mrs. Dokfr leaders. For 35 pres- ident of the Shakespeare club, old- est federated 'women study clubs in Texas, She became secretary of this club in 1898 and three years later was made president JShe held this office until the fan of 1933, when she was made honorary pres- ident for life, In 1902 she served as president of the Abilene City Federation, and was an early district president of the federation and vice-president of the state federation. She was instrumental in secur- ing a Carnegie library for Abilene and as president of the library See PIONEER, Pg. 9, CoL 6 What Is Your News I.Q.? Each question counts 20; each "part of a two-part ques-, tion, 10. A score of 60 is fair; 80, good. Answers on page. 4. 1. Identify trie premier of Czechoslovakia, shown here. 2. Can a communist hold pub- lic office in New York? 3. San Luis Pptosi is: (a) at provincial Mexican" war lord; (b) a strategic rail center in Spain; (c) a in Mexico. 4. Of what European-power is Tunisia, in north Africa, a protectorate? 5. Suchow, captured bjr'the had been China's provisional capital. True or -4" EVENING -WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS.MONDAY EVENING, MAY 30, 1938-TEN PAGES. PRICE 5 CENTS emori LEVINE BOY'S BODY YIELDED UP BY Hunt For Kidnap-Killer Begun CEREMONY SIGNIFICANT FOR WEST ANSON JONES STATUE UNVEILED BY GREAT GRAND-DAUGHTER ANSON. May a cere- mony of unique significance for West Texts, the -me- morial statue of Anson Jones, fourth and last president of the Republic of Texas, and for whom the town of Anson and the'eounty of Jones were nam- ed, was unveiled Sunday. The monument was unveiled by Mrs. Bettie Oldham of Houston, great-grand daughter of Jones. The program was opened with a band concert at with musicians frota four surround- ing towns participating. Im- mediately preceding the cere- mony, "The Eyes of Texas'" was played. W. S. Pope Jr., Anson, acted as master of ceremonies, and was presented by Max Bentley of Abilene. Pope introduced Governor Walter Wooaul, chairman of the Texas centennial cdmniission dispens- ing the voted by the legislature early in 1935. Woodul mace the presentation of the statue to the- state, and its acceptance for the county was noted by Judge Omar Burle- son of Anson. Enrico Carrachio, Houston, the sculptor; Charles E. Ashe, Houston, a grandson of Anson Jones; and Representative John Lee Smith of Throckmorion were introduced. Following the unveiling, the massed band gave 'Texas, My and a scene from the pageant of Texas history, the lowering of the last flag of the Republic, was reenacted. For probably the first time in the history of the United States, a state flag was display- ed above the national flag on the same pole. The Texas flag was lowered, symbolical of the event Feb 16, when Anson Jones with his own hands struck the tricolor of the Lone Star. Earlier in the day, he had officially retir- ed from the'Texas presidency and J. Pinckney Henderson had taken the oath as the first gov- ernor of the state, The Stamford American Leg- ion placed a wreath on the statue, and as a Memorial Day ceremony, a salute was fired, followed by taps. During the afternoon, Anson was crowded with West Texas visitors. Radio station XRBC. Abilene. had set up for a broadcast of. .the event, but was prevented by last minute technical difficulties. U. S. MUTES CHATTER TO PAY REVERENCE TO ITS WAR DEAD Vandenberg Speaks To Veterans Of AH Wars At Gettysburg Shrine By The Associated Press The nation muted the clatter of business and industry today to rev- erence the memoir of the men who fell in its battles. In traditional" fashion; Americans devoted much of Ebe seventieth observance of .Memorial to solemn services at the graves of war dead and to parades commemorating deeds of United States armies, navies and auxiliary" services- cities, towns BREAKING ALL Snyder Speedway Lead Race Spectator Killed By Wheel arms cracked. Boy Burned To Death In Wreck Auto Turns Into Inferno After Hitting Bridge PEGOS, May Lyie, nine years old, of San Simon, burned to death late yes- the automobile in j which he was riding with" his moth- pr and five other persons. WAS wrecked and burned. .The child's body-was made unrecognizable ;by the flames when he was pinned un- der the overturned aatompbile. The car turned into an inferno after cement bridge DRAMA OF TWO MOTHERS Abilene's Mercury Reading Is Fifth Highest In State Record shattering May tempera- tures of 106 degrees at Midland and 104 at both Lubbock and Big Spring were recorded yesterday. The mre- cury climbed into the nineties at ether Texas points. Third highest mark was at Ver- non, where 99 degrees was record- so Wichita Palls had 97 degrees. Amarillo and Abilene 96. Corsicana ?5, El Paso 94. Fort Worth 93, San Antonio 92, and Dallas 91. Most of the marks were-the highest of the 'present season. Presiaenl; Roosevelt re- laxing day at his Hyde Park, NVY- hoine, receiving but one scheduled visitor and making two short motor tripS. He will return to Washing- ton tonight .At historic site of crucial battle bfThe war tween the Senator Arthur H. Tan'denberg (Mich-Eep) was the ceremonial speaker. School children placed roses at the headstones stippling the Gettys- burg cemetery. Veterans of all wars took part in the services at the na-. tional shrine. Grave Ceremonies Mark Day In Texas By The Associated Press. Memorial Day brought solemn grave-side ceremonies in memory of war dead in many Texas cities, while others commemorated the-occasion with services yesterday Bows of white crosses simulating Flanders field dotted the west cor- ner of the capitol grounds in Aus- tin. Flowers were strewn by Spanish War veterans on Galveston bay in memory of soldiers and sailors who died at sea, Galveston veterans of foreign wars also held services. Ends In Tragedy e Neff- 14 Drowned In Tank On Plaster Farm COLORADO, May The first vacation outing, for Colo- rado school children, held yester- day, became a tragic one when Catherine Elizabeth- Kef f, 14, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs.- W.- (Pat) Neff of Colorado, drowned in a tank at the Jim Plaster farm, nine miles south of here. The girl, a Colorado high school sophomore, became strangled whfle playing with five companions around an inflated inner tube. She sank unnoticed in the tank thai A. J. Bisbee, Arizv to iipeat to someone in the rear .seat and momentarily lost control of the car, survivors saM. All occupants .of the .car were in- jured- They were: A. Lyle, 45, mother of the dead child; Doro- thy Lyle. 12; Mrs- Joe Duffey; 37, Beaton. Ark.; Joe Duffey, Jr., 13; Norris Duffey, 10, Nor- Duffer _ancL Dorothy caped with minor burns and cuts. The others had severe facial and head lacerations. AH were in Peeps hospital- The party was enroute to Dallas. The highway patrol investigated- Pecos funeral home held the body of the boy. Some of the employe of a local refinery. Banks received severe lacerations tneir hold on the was 15 feet deep, swimmers lost tube during the tussle, nearly sink- ing. Mrs. E. A. Durham of Colo- Checks to Winners In 'Stork Derby' TORONTO. May 30 (Canadian mothers designated as of the fantastic Mffijvr "Stork Derby" were enriched today by checks for each. Executors of the estate of Char- les Vance MQlar, eccentric lawyer who instigated the with his will, said checks given to the four women represented cnly a "first Part, of the estate re- mains to be liquidated. The payments went to Mrs. Xath- raco, who had taken the group for j the outing, ordered them out Cath- i erine was missing. The body was recovered an hour and a half later by Arval Colson of Colorado. Puunotors from Colorado and Sweetwater were .used more than an hour to no avail. Members of the group were Har- vey and Dorothy Durham, Francis Blassingame, Jack Henderson, and Crystal Neff. Catherine Neff was born Septem- ber 2, 1923. She is survived by her parents, five brothers, Rush, W. L. Jr., Jack, Tom and Joe Neff; and two sisters, Crystel and Fanny, all of Colorado. Three Injured In Mishap Near Baircl BAIRD, May a col- lision miles west of Baird late yesterday, three persons were in- jured- They were brought to a1 lo- cal hospital and hone was in se- rious condition. The injured are: Mr. and Mrs. Otis Glethorn, the former a truckman, and Bill Banks, The son pf; one- Mned the., daughter .of. the other, and yet Mrs. Donald CarrolL- left, and Mrs. Pred: Msthiesen eia- brace in a "storm, of emotional "relief-after Mrs. -CtfrolTs- son Donald Of charges he kffled Charlotte "Mathiesen, 18. Both parents of-the slain girl battled -for Donald's freedom. on Air Raid-Alarm Two Airplanes Cruise Along Western Coast TOKYO, May Haskell Outpost Rated At Barrels Per Day ...A daily potential rating of Two airplanes believed to be Chi- barrels was given on the Humble nese last night cruised along the entire length .of the -western coast of Kyushu and caused declaration of a state of alarm for western Ja- was not ended until about the face and a knee injury. Glethorn sustained hip injuries and UTJ.CUUU1U U-Lj VU..LVO i nrirV. His wife was cut about the legs. An Oil Refining company No- 9 J W. -Hollums, inside producer for the Avoca field of northeastern Jones county, in reports today to the Ab- ilene office of the railroad com- mission. The well established that poten- parectly they ended .their recon-j tial on a basic flow of 427 barrels of mornmg a. m., Monday, C. S. An available reports agreed the planes dropped no bombs, and ap- infant of the Glethoms was The cars were practically demol- ished. Blinding lights were.believ- ed ,to be cause .of the wreck: oil f our Andres Is Injured As Auto Strikes Wall At Turn SPEEpWAY, INDIANAPOLIS, May Breaking aH speed- way records, Jimmy Snyder, fanner Chicago .milkman, had regained the lead kt" "100 miles of the 500 "mile automobile race today. One.spec- tator was killed by a wheel which flew off a crashing racer. Everett Spence. 33, Terre BJiute, kflled when a 'wheel flew the car which Chica- go, drove into1 a lower retaining Residents Join Sound Search Police And G-Men Seek Approximate J Scene Of Death NEW EOCHELLE, N. Y., May hundred local police ind G-men searcn- ed nearby shores today for remnants of the body of kid- naped 12-year-old Peter Le- Yines whose -wire-trussed, head- jess torso was yielded tip last night by the waters of Long Island sound after three tragic months. DREAD CONFIRMED Scores of irate residents joined in" the search. Dozens of small volun- teer boats patrolled the coast, seeking evidence-that might point somehow 'to the killer; Detective Lieutenant George Reif- enfaerger -expressed belief that- the boy, cruelly cut by the wire that bound the body, had been tossed into the alive or a boat, perhaus in the of Rye or Mamarpneck, eh miles above New Rochelle. Police and lederal agents, headed by J. Edgar Hoover, FBI chief, and Reed Vetterli, veteran head of his New Tfork staff, spent the night studying charts-of' wind and tide movements, trying thus to locate the approximate scene of death. Discovery of the body, identzied by clothing; was the first develop- ment in the case in several weeks and confirmed the growing dread in his family that he wfluld -never be returned alivei .Ransom notes had been found and answered; Murray Levine, the father, had publicly offered to pay when, taken to a At the halfway mark, ten of the .original 33 starters were out of the race because of motor trouble and accidents." Andres, rushed to a hos- pital, suffered-a broken nose and a possible brain concussion. Spencer was reported to be stand- ing on top of a truck, watching the Mice., when Andres5 car crashed in- to the wall, turning three times. Spencer was 33 years old. mfles, Floyd Roberts, Van Nuys, California, had snatched the lead from Jimmy Snyder, Chicago, when Snyder stopped at the pits to change tires and take on gas. Roberts had covered the distance in to average smashed all track records for the distance. Kelly Petillo, Los Angeles, was second and Wilbur Shaw, In- dianapolis, tHird. leen Nagle Mrs. Annie Smith, Mrs. j Funeral was to be held at Isabel MacLean and Mrs. Alice Tim- j o'clock this afternoon at the Colo- rado First Baptist church, with the Rev. T. A. Patterson officiating. Burial was "to be under direction of Kiker Son. Funeral Rites Held For Newspaperman PORT WORTH, May Funeral services were held here to- day f or A. H. (Monty) Montford, Jr., 27, prominent newspaperman and Attorney General William Mc- CraWs personal publicity aide in his gubernatorial campaign. Burial was at Bridgeport, where Montford was bora. Montford died at Austin yester- day, victim of pneumonia compli- 1 threatened Nippon's i a half hours through inch choke and tub- :air raid' on Japan proper in ten days, The well Cowed natural from Coming from the south.- the planes Palo Pinto lime, pay drilled from appeared first over Kagoshima, at j feet, total depth. It is lo- ae southern end which j is the western-most island of the j Japanese homeland. They flew .as] 330 feet from the east lines of the far as Fukuoka and Moji, at the is- northwest quarter of section 190- survey. A" potential of approximately 500 barrels per day was ;established i for the second producer of southern j Haskell county's "new pool in gauged I i Cows over a three-hour period Sat- j i urday, but it was understood the i j actual gauge for the railroad com-! fanious! mission will not be taken until this! week sisce sufficient storage for a j FDR To Capital HYDE PARK, N. Y., May 30. Roosevelt arranged a lazy last day at home- today be- fore returning tonight to Washing- ton. The only name on his engage- ment list was James Townsend democratic chairman of the presi- dent's home (Dutchess) county. lands1" northwestern tap, and then disappeared- Sinos Trap Famous Jap Army Division BEATTY J FOR leek, each of whom gave birth to nine children in the 10-year period after Millar's death on Oct. 31, 1536, cated by a heart attack. On leave j of absence from the Fort Worth! Star-Telegram, he had been with} McCraw since the opening of hisj campaign this spring. See SINO-JEAP, PS- 9, CoL 1 TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS SET VIOLENCE SNUFFS OUT 147 LIVES IN HOLIDAY By Dissociated Press The entrapment of a Japanese army division today. legions with complete test was no: available. j The Forest Development Corpora-1 tion No. 2 A. E. Pardue, outpost and j extension for the pool, flowed 75 j barrels the first hour and 50 barrels j the second hour through casing, was diverted through tubing on the i third hour to flow 62 1-2 barrels, j Natural gauge, taken from Adams Branch lime saturation at 2.805-16 feet, it filled available storage on] the lease. The outpost is located ia M- Callum survey No. 4. The Weather ABILEXE vicinity: Partly cloudy aad cooler toaisbt and Tuesday. West Tews: tonight and Tuesday. coofer in vest and north portions tonight, East Texas: Partly cloudy, probabiy i scattered in northeast and nortb-central portions toaisat and Tues- jpor a discerning, easy-to- read discussion of the re- lief crisis, turn to page 10, wak answer Whole- case rofv missing Peter .Levine had fceen tJl but forgotten !-imtfl, just After dusk last-night., a woman tel- ephoned the police r a-'body out NAME ON SWEATER Tfiey found what was -left Of Peter wire-bound tor- so only, the head gone, the hands and Jfcet gone, and only a patched- deeved' sweater a red windbreakei shirt, with the name "Peter Levine" stitched on it, to make, the identification certain; The body had come ashore on an estate border- ing -the sound not far from the boy's home. Dr. Amos O. Squire, Westchester county medical examiner, said it would be almost impossible to tell just what had caused Peter's death blow or add- ed that his preliminary examination indicated the boy had been slain and his body tossed into the sound, Dr. Squire and his assistants took every possibility into account. Dr. Robert Lateiner, assistant city phy- See LEVINE, Pg. 9, CoL 7 Abducted Girl, 4, Is Back At Home NORTH TONAWANDA, N. Y., May Jane Eobbs, 4, was returned to her home today. She .was abducted 20 days ago. Found Saturday at Coolvffle, O., Betty Jane was brought back by her father, Ellsworth Eobbs, a WPA worker, who with two policemen went to the Ohio village by auto- mobile. A neighbor of the Hobbs family, Mrs. Anna Legare, 45, was held on kidnaping, charges sworn out by Betty Jane's mother, and will be given a hearing tomorrow. Mrs. Legare was arrested when she approached a policeman here Saturday and announced that she had taken the golden-haired chfid to Ohio on May 20, and left her with a sister. Although Mrs. Legare, mother of a 19-year-old son, insisted that Mrs. Hobbs had given her permission to take Betty Jane on a trip. The lit- tle girl's mother denied it. By United Press, Violence snuffed out at least H7 lives throughout the nation during the first 48 hours of the year's first triple holiday week-end, a survey showed today. Reports from 29 states showed that traffic accidents alone took more lives than drownings, mur- ders, suicides and other miscellan- eous accidents combined. There were 75 deaths on highways and 72 various other fatalities. tor Memorial Day observances were certain to swell the total. On the basis of eai'ly figures, however, it appeared the nation's death toll would be far below that of the 193? Manorial Day holiday week end when 500 persons died violently. Pennsylvania had the greatest rumber of violent deaths according to a preliminarj1 Close behind was Illinois with 15, fol- lowed by Texas with 12. Oklahoma with 11, and California 10. Five of Pennsylvania's total re- su'ted from traffic accidents. Three of its 13 miscellaneous came and one miscellaneous. Three giii? and two boys, all high school students, were killed at-Zion, 111., when their automobile crashed into a freight train and was thrown Into the path of'a freight passing in the opposite direction. At Louisville. Ky.. MeMn Wilde, 18, shot and kuled his IC-year-old sweetheart- Marie Williams, then Klled himself. They had obtained i norui-ceiJirjii day coolor In aorth-west portion tonight. land in northwest, and nortH por- tions Tuesday. Hiehest temperature yesteraay .t temperature this-------- from gas explosion in a marriage license Saturday night, at McClure, where Herbert Weader, 1 Relatives could ascribe no motive hi? wife and their 22-year-old son the act. Glen, were burned fatally. Their fanr house was wrecked by the ex- flosion. Eleven 01 the 15 Illinois deaths on highways. California had nice traffic -During the Pacific International races at Oakland, CaL, Sunday. Gus Gotch 40, Hollywood was killed when his plane crashed into San Francisco bay and buried it- Mlf deep into the mud. .99 .74 TEMPSRATUKES j Sun- Mon. 1.31. p.m. Thermometer Wet thertnomf ter Jap Planes Bomb Canton Third Time Fifty Film Extras Saved By Life Guards in Attempt To Swim Their Way To Jobs CANTON. China. May (Japanese air raiders roared over TS canton for the third time within T7 j 48 hours today adding to casualties 7i conservatively estimated to total 75 1 mere thw; 1.000 dead and j wounded. 75! New broke ouf in sections of ;S i the city by raids Saturday wiand Sunday Refugees fled to the comparative safety of the water SoUront near the international settle- ndent in the Shameen district The Taid apparently was directed At the civic center in the rurt- Af ritv noruierE pars 01 city. HOLLYWOOD. May movie extras who had hoped to "bluff their way into jobs by pretending to be strong swimmers were recovering today from exhaustion and exposure after being rescued by lifeguards. Jim Thorpe, the famous Indian athlete, was among them. Metro-Ooldwyn-Mayer studio officials arranged a mass swim- ming test of 500 extras at Hennosa beach yesterday to select 300 who would get parts in the latest Myrna Loy-Clark Gable picture, 'Too Hot to Handle." All the extras assured officials that they could swim. They were instructed to; swim out through the surf, paddle around the end of the pier and swim back through the breakers. Some were women, others were college swimming stars and all were dressed in street clothes as they will have to be in playing the parts in the picture. All the women swam through safely, but 50 of the men foundered and shouted for help. None -of them was in danger of drowning because precautions had been taken. In the picture the 300 extras wul thrown into the ocean, in dress suits and evening gowns; from a burning boat.   

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