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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 1, 1938, Abilene, Texas the Abilene VOL. NO. 5. OR WITH OFFENSE TO OR TOES, WE SKETCH WUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ONE-TIME ENEMIES UNITE FOR GETTYSBURG FLIGHT ABILENE, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 1, 1938.-TEN PAGES. This quartet of Civil war vet- two from the Union army and two Confederate soldiers, all well over 90 years old met at the Washington airport for a flight over the Gettysburg battlefield. Left to right: William H. Jackson, 94, of New Yolk, Union army vet- eran; Robert W. Wilson, 96, confederate; Col. H. C. RlKr, 94, Onion array; Peter Pierre Emith, 94, 'confederate. All but Jackscn are residents of Washington. TO SPEED ADJOURNMENT- Reorganization Scrapped Issue Looms Next Session Fight Abandoned To Hasten Action On Pump-Priming WASHINGTON, May With President Roosevelt's consent, his legislative lieutenants pigeon- holed a government reorganization bill today until the next congres- sional session. Chairman Byrnes (D-SC) and Acting Chairman Warren (D-NC) "Bf the tiid -Iio-iK. TCOfganl'- tyllon committees said in a joint statement: CONFIRMS REBUFF "No further effort will be made to pass (he reorganization bill at this session." The announcement definitely ended one of the bitterest rows of the session, smoothed the way to- ward adjournment, and confirmed a major rebuff the administration suffered last April 8 at the hands of legislators. On that date the house, by a vote of 204 to 1S6. sent the reorganize- i tlon bill back to a special commit- tee. For a lime that was believed to be the end of the measure, but more recenlly there had been re- ports the controversy would re- opened. Decision to abandon the legisla- tion for the session TVBS reached at a morning White House confer- ence attended by the president Speaker Banlchead, and Senator Barkley of Kentucky and Rcp-c- senlslive Rayburn of Texas, the two democratic leaders tOOMS NEXT TERM Earkley, informed persons said advised Roosevelt that a formal declaration of intentions would help end dilatory senate tactics against S3.000.000.ODO spendins-lendinj bill and consequently speed ad- journment. Administration leaders had ex- pressed belief some senators had been delaying the M.OOo.000.000 bill (o make certain there tvoukl be In- sufficient time thB session to re- vive the reorganization measure, Byrnes and Warren projected the reorganization problem Into the ne.xt congress as one of Its carllbst Issues. They said: "It is our opinion that the Am- erican people overwhelmingly d-- sire some kind of effective reorga- nization or our government In the Interest of greater cfficency and See BILL Tf tC Col 3 Mexican Graduate Finds Way Open To Attend College The way has been cleared (or Carmen Arroyo to attend col- lege. Carmen received her diploma from Abilene high school last wtsk, the first Mexican to achieve such distinction. She had expressed a desire to con- tinue her education in an jnsti-. tution c[ higher learning. Several women's societies of Baptist churches'. here; have rr.-.Ac bltion to be fulfilled. They are to underwrite her and next fall she will matriculate at Hardln-Slmmons university. Sadler For Sadler LOSOVIEW. May Sweetwatcr, Iws accepted the post of campaign manager In West Texas for Jerry Sadler. Long- view, who is a candidate for rail- road commissioner, the latter an- nounced today. The Weather K.WT TEXAS: Parity rforty roolrr In nntthurtt MKVIfO: fair Utllr chance tn Ir OKLAHOMA: Hlr-1 AM i-Jl petition y >nr1 l portLon Area Air Mail Increase Asked West Texans Talk To Farley's Aide On Proposed Line WASHINGTON, May Increased air mail service in West Texas was asked today by Iwo groups which conferred with Karl- Ice Branch, assistant postmaster general, on a proposed route from San Antonio to Amnrtllo. fcetween Ean Angclo and Lub- bock, the proposed route might fol- low alternate courses, one by Swcet- watcr and the other by Big or it might include both points. Representatives of SweeUaler and Big Spring civic bodies separately discussed the proposed service with Branch, but said they were not op- posing each other. A Swcetwater delegation, accom- panied by Representative Garrett of Eastiand, conferred tirst with Branch, nnd asked that city be in- cluded on Ihe new route should it be established. They said Swect- was an Important railroad center and mall concentration point. Laler. Representative South of Coleraan and Mnhon of Colorado, Tex., accompanied a group from San Antonio. San Angelo. Hibbock. Big Spring and Amarillo to see Branch. Big Spring delegates told Branch their cily was on an Im- portant transcontinental cast and west air mail route. Both groups declared a area of West Texas now had no north and south air mail service, and that Ihe volume cf business to be expected over such a rout? would more than Justify its establishment. Sweetwatcr citizens accompany- ing Garrelt wcre George Barber J H, Jr.. Mrs. Thelma. Bowen. and her husband, Joe Besides South and Mabon. those in Ihe other group were Charles Maedscn. Labbock; J. G. Greene Big Spring; Tom Gotten. Amarillo: Fred Harmon. San Antonio; and Culberson Deal. San Anjelo. M'Craw Speech Pleads Economy Candidate Lashes Inefficiency Of Administration Economy In government and ful- fillment of the social security pro- gram were pledged last night by Wilfiam McCraw, who spoke here in behalf of his candidacy for gov- ernor. The persons hearing the ad- dress noticed a- shortage of Me- Craw's usual humor.es the attorney- general assumed a more serious de- meanor and discussed state govem- nental problems. He first assailed the inefficiency of state administrative machinery', that he planned (o cut PR ICE 5 CENTS TO HASTEN'SKEEGIE'S' RETURN- Kidnap Roused Mob Disperses Exes, Grads And High Seniors lo Gather At.McM Varied Two-Day Program Marks School Year End Alumni and exes, of the college's 1938 graduating class, and high school seniors of the North- west Texas Methodist conference will mingle on the McMurry college reservation today. Occasion will be the opening of a versatile two-day program consist- Ing of annual spring homecoming and commencement ac'lvl'le-s, mrf inauguration of the annual high school senior day. Festivities will begin with regis- tration of, high Hhool seniors at 3 o'clock'in the administration build- ing, with Informal reception after- ward. -At 4 o'clock the seniors will Join In skating at the college gym- nasium, and at 7 o'clock will ba guests for a picnic supper on th.i lawn.of President hall. Final en- tertainment for the visitors will bo offered in the opera, "The Bartered to be presented at 8 o'clock on the college terrace. Estimate on the number of seni- ors likely to visit the college was unavailable. They will be brought to Ihe campus by Methodist pastors of the conference. While high school grads are In their reception, alumni will be. viewing one another's offspring In a baby ever to be staged In connection with homecoming. It will begin at 3 o'clock, with Mrs. H. G. Burman. head of the home eco- nomics department, and her stu- dents in charge. A special reward to exes for bringing their babies to homecoming will be In the form ol a certificate entitling the youngster to credit on tuition at the col- lege in the far distant future. About seventy five babies are ex- pected 'lo 'be shown, acbrdinj hi Registrar Iris Graham.' :A round of class'reunions will be- gin at former students of Anglo-Saxon English gather at the college. The dass of '33 will be guests of the sponsor, Beth Myatt, In a reception at o'clock at King Of Cambodia Fires Dancing Girls WASHING10N, May Sisowath Mcnlvo Cambodia, has n dancing-girl fired. The act as an economy He- still has cording to society. The ex tectorate to Sla are let, king of :1 of his '111 be token French pro- is. next-door Jobless. They i Cambodian bal- In Austin.' "It can't be done without disturbing some of the boys (icwn he said. "But I'm go-iiig to disturb them. I might even have lo send some of your Tavlor county folks back home." Specifically, McCras- promised to eliminate "public relations which he term "political press agents." KEDUCE EXTRA SESSIONS After a thorough denunciation of the use of special sessions of the legislature, he promised that, if elected, he would not call that body to-gtlher except in grave emergency. "The constitution provides a term cf 120 days every two Mc-Craw said. "And the legislature csn pass enough laws In that time 10 confuse every citizen of the-state and snow under every court for i lifetime." In criticizing the work of special sessions, he averted that one session, which cost the state resulted in the of only a dove proieclion law. In regard to revenue. McCraw declared himself unalterably opposed to any form of sales lax. McCraw outlined a policy of opposition to any sort of new revenue for carrying out the social security program, should additional funds be needed. TENSION TRAVESTY' "We've made a of old age pensions.'' he declared. Sarcasm edged bls voice as he discussed political Implications of the present pension law. "We've looked under the ted and between the covers, shook Aunt Masgie's extra dress, looked to sec if Uncle Jim had an extra pair of sox. walked over his old washed-out acres, discovered they had a grandson In Arkansas nnd told them they See fthCRAtr. Ff. 10, CoL Sayles boulevard. Oth reclass reunions with their sponsors are scheduled as- follows 31 and 'SS with Jennie Tfcte; '37 with Vergle Newman; '30 and '3' with Willie Mae Christopher; '30 with Mrs. R. M. Medley; '2s and '28 with Julia Luker; and '29 with Mis Helen Latham Reeves. Annual election of alumni assoct-See MeMURRY, tf. 5, Col. 4 Rumored Ready To Give Up MEXICO CITY. Msy Indications that Rebel Leader Sa-turnino Cedillo may be arranging his sister as go-between to surrender to President Lazaro Car-oVnas developed In the capilal tonight. Dispatches from Ean Luis Potosl, ip.volt-torn slate the insurgent chief had ruled as agrarian overlord, said liiat Hlginia Cedillo, his sister, visited President Cardenas there yes-Icrday. Gen, Juan Barragau al (he war ministry confirmed the reports of Ihe meeting, but said he tlU not Know whether Senorlta Cedillo was authorized to negotiate for her brother. S. Offers Canada Great Lakes Treaty WASHINGTON, May 31 The United Stales offered Canada tonight a comprehensive treaty for Ihe planned development and use of the Great Lakcs-St. Lawrence basin. The treaty contemplates a 27-foot channel through which oceangoing vessels may reach the heart of both countries and ato a huge nydro-clcctrlc power project WAR ON 'HOPPERS SPEEDS UP Hundreds of these "Big Ber- thas" were loaded up as North- east New Mexico and North- west Texas speeded up the war on grasshoppers, hoping to kill the pests while.they ere young and before extensive damage can be done. This machine Is being loaded near Dalhart with poisoned mash, which it will .spread over Infested areas. ENRAGED COUNCILMAN LIKENS MAYOR LAGUARDIA TO HITLER I red At Summons To Special Session, City Fathers Walk Out On His Speech NIS May Fiorello H. LaGuardia, who once suggested that a wax figure of Adolf Hitler should be placed In a "cham- ber of horrors at the 1939 New York World's fair, came In for compari- son with the German fuehrer himself today. Irate city cpuncilmen, called back from their holidays by the mayor to attend an assertedly "Illegal" speiial session, adjourned in turmoil C-CNear Goal Reports Slated This Morning At Third Breakfast Tabulatlon.ot figures at the third report breakfast today of Abilene's forward business finance drive is expected to show the chamber of commerce past its mini- mum goal of Yesterday morning at the second report breakfast It was revealed that had already been sub- scribed. That figure within itself made a new recoid. for the chamber of commerce has not had as much as 516.000 to operate on in years- "isually the figure Is nearer Tuesday's report showed that 404 had been subscribed since last Friday. Mack Eplen was captain of the high team, while Russell Stephens' division led. Of this amount, Sl.OOO was raised by Ihe activities fund committee, while 4.04 was brought In by the city sales "Tiny. Today's breakfast Is scheduled at o'clock In the wooten. A vic- tory dinner is slated for Thursday not evening, climaxing the drive. Official Here To Discuss Benefits Clarification of the liberalized provision regarding death compen- sation for benefit of widows and I >r.lnor children of deceased World use' Oraj; supeni office tin. He Abilene dis- flate Service In Aus- "aylor County vall today and r questions and visions approved Capsule Full Of Eye-Resting Vitamins May Prevent Night Highway Accident May That procedure was hinted today In automobile in the Ohio Medical journal The capsule is filled with carotene-in-o mln A. whtch Improves vision in the dark fatigue, two big causes of motor smashups Use of the capsule as "safe driving m rcctly by the experimenters: Dr. Mansfield. Ohio, nnd Dr. 0. H. Shelt of the Westtnghousc Electric com The Ohio journal article Wj concern of the types Industrial workers an health capacity for work. As a by-product of tl discovered an appreciable Another by-product, article, was the A number of cm dreaded night drivl Ing no longer s In r i of Vita- i'strain snd Indicated Indl- spcclallst of >1 department My to the primary Igue among certain <.the workers' general :lt laid, the experimenters the workers' health. in connection with the Jht driving. reported lhat whereas they had the capsules, Ihcy found motor- ihc medicine. Hits 90 Straight Day fashion, lempera- soared slightly above 90 de- yesterday afternoon about 4 'clock boosted the seasonal record of consecwlvc days of 90- degree-and-above weather'to seven. Hottest days of the "heat wave" were recorded Sunday and Monday wllh the mercury climbing lo 99 degrees for new season maxlmums. Relief will be In order loday with a forecast last night of "parity cloudy and cooler Wednesday." ailer heaping abuse on what they described as .the dictatorial'tacUcs tlRpSE OVER SPEECH "No one can make a sllfc purse out of a sow's shouted Howard W. "There Is another gentleman K would seem that God Al- mighty created In the same pat- .he continued. T. x v And the gentleman Is named Adolf Hit- ler." The furjre arose over dla's action In sending out copies of his message to newspapers "for Immediate release" before the coun- :ilmen themselves received It. Th message explained LaGuar- c-ia's vato .to a council resolulion tfhkh criticized two municipal court judges for helping lo shield Simon W. Gerson, communist aid In the Manhallan borough president's ol- fice, from unfavorable publicity. The councllmen walked out before the clerk could read It. China, Japs Dispute Air "Battle Victory SHANGHAI June Chinese and Japan- ese claimed .victory loday In one of the greatest air battles of the war. In which more than 100 planes fought high over Hankow. A Japanese naval communique declared 30 Japanese planes raided Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek's capital and shot down 20 Chinese planer while only: one -o[ ihelr OT11 failed to return. China's aviation however, declared- headquarters, Japanes planes attempted to make Ihe raid but acre beaten off with a loss of 15 planes. Arizona Highway Job Feud Flares PHOENIX. Ariz.. May 3ov. R. c. Stanford commanded he Arizona national guard today lake over the state highway de- partment tomorrow to prevent the discharge of a number of employes who were appolnled at his direc- tion. The governor fatd the call for the t.-oops would be counlcrmanded only I Stale Engineer Howard S. Resd assured him an order to dlschargi number rescinded. Abductors Get Ransom, Fail To Free lot Neighbors Opine Child Wandering Over Redlands PRINCETON, Pla., May hundred persons who had assembled here to.search for kid- napped James Bailey Cash Jr. dlj- persed tonight upon request of the Federal Bureau of Investigation md parents of (he five-year-old child. It was feared a demonstration would frighten the abductors who took the pajama-clad boy from his father's apartment house on the Miami-Key West highway Satur- day. HOPE FOR CONTACT Cash reported he paid, early to- day, the ransom demanded. The crowd was told to be ready at daybreak If called upon to be- gin a search of the flat surround- ing farming country known as the redlands. W. P. cash, uncle of James Jr., said there was hope of making an- other contact with the kidnapers tonight. Neighbors were divided In opin- ions as.to whether a search should be made immediately, some said such a move might serve as a death warrant for the tow-headed, blue- eyed as he Is popularly known. Others believed the boy may have been released to wander in the vi- cinity. FATHER DEFIES THBEAT The worried father, hollow-eyed from Joss of sleep and hoping to make another contact with the ab- ductors, secluded hlmseli In his home .with; the shades IW- eral officers local authorities withdrew from Ihe Cashi notification of, FBI defied a death threat "against noti fying federal officers made soon after the boy was discovered to be missing. Ashmael Cash, nephew of "the boy'j father, conducted a hunt on his own In the plane from which he sprays vegetable fields. He cov- ered 75 miles but reported no sign of his missing cousin. Many gave Information they hop- ed would serve as a clue. A construction watchman asserted green sedan headed westward-with several men and a weeping chlW slowed at his project. Some per- sons reported indications the kid- napers might have use a boat. MOTHER NEAR COLLAPSE There were many In- cluding the lad's uncle, for a theory the kidnapers were local residents. The child was easily frightened by strangers but the mother, helping her husband close the' grocery for the night heard rio outcry when.he was taken. Maps which accom- panied the ransom notes reflected thorough knowledge of local geo- graphy. In accordance with Instructions given by the kidnapers, the senior Cash made a solitary drive In the misty dawn today until winking headlights gave a signal. There he tossed a bundle of small bills, mak- ing up the ransom to the roadside and returned In high spirits, reporting he expected word by noon as to where he could find his boy. "Sfceegie." As no word came, apprehensions grew. Mrs. Cash was near col- lapse. Business went on as usual in the fillinp station In front of the ftame house, however, with a youthful attendant pumping gas for a boom trade. Parking Meters Upheld In Lubbock LUBBOCK, May E. L. Pitts In 99th district court to- day ruled a city ordinance for park- Ing melers was constitutional, In the habeas corpus hearing of Homer Harrison, who sought re- lease when fined In corporation court last week, W. H. Evans, a! v I urown ana mites persons would be torney for Harrison, gave notice of of asphalt seal coat on highways annual i-.__i appeal KIDNAP SUSPECT MRS. ANNA LeGARE Woman Denies Abducting Child Youngster Waves, Prattles Happily During Hearing NORTH TONAWANDA, N. Y., May Mrs. Anna LeGare, 41, buxom former tearoom hostess, pleaded not guilty (o. a kidnaping charge today, while the little girt whom she was accused of abducting smiled and waved, a blue handker- chief at her from a courtroom seat. The child, four-year-old Betty Jane Hobos, sat through the. brief court procedure Mti her parents, prattling happily. They were re-- united Sunday, nine days after Bet- typjiuddeuljr .disappeared, from-- the first to'ha've Betty found safe Saturday 'with V i family in Coolvllle, O. -Mrs.' Le- l Gare, a neighbor of the police where Betty was and claim- ed to have taken here there a with the mother's consent. Betty's parents denied, having given such permission, chief ol Po- lios Frederick A. Hoefert said. After her plea of Innocent at her arraignment today, Mrs. LeOare was ordered held without .bail pending another hearing jiaie 10. Betty Jane is one of six children of Mr. and Mrs. Hlsworth Hobbs. He is an unemployed machinist and a former WPA employe. Highway Project Plans Prepared Area Road Jobs On Tentative List AUSTIN. May department engineers today rushed preparallon of plans for 49 pro- jects, they hoped to submit lo bids June 21. Opening of bids will precede by one day a public hearing for coun- ty groups seeking additional Im- provements. Projects scheduled tentatively for the June 21 leltlng included, by counties, the following federal aid Improvements on which the state and federal government would share costs: miles flexible base and asphalt preservative on highway 207. miles flexible-base and double asphalt surface treat- ment on feeder road from 5 miles west of Winters lo approximately 5 miles east of Winters. miles grading, drainage structures and select ma- terial on secondary road near Comanche. State projects included: Terry-13 miles of asphalt seal ccat on highways 62 and 230. miles of cutback asphaltic concrete leveling up course and sea! coat on highway 15. and mites 23 and 187. Plymouth Rock's Painter Convicted PLYMOUTH. Mass, May E. Bakewrll, construction foreman of Glbsonla. Pa, whose counsel pleaded It was "only a loday was convicted of painting hls- loilc. Plymouth Rocfc. and faced a nine-month sentence In Ihe house of correction. Judge Elmer L. Brlggs tald he would pronounce sentence tonwow. FEDERAL LOAN NOT AVAILABL Oats Price Due To Be Stabi lized At 16-Cent Level Movement of oats to market in Abilene was sloirly paining momen- lum in Abilene this week, with prices standing a I IS and 16 cents Grain dealers reported yesterday that no wheat had been offered, but It Is expected to begin moving next week. Indications are that farmers are being more cautious In harvest of oats this year than last, but some green grain Is being cut. County Agtnt Kndx Parr last night gave assurance thai the price for oats would be stabilized at near the present level. He said he knejv of at least half dozen speculators who planned to buy snd store huge quantities at present prices. This will prevent prices dropping to the seven and eight cent levels reached few years ago. In answer lo questions from farmers. Parr said that there Is no way to obtain federal government loans on oats, as Is done on some other crops. The government provides for par- wheat, rice, com ily price loans on only five com- and tobacco. As yet no provision has been made for payment In 1936 of loans on wheat. Although this year's oats crop Is one of the best in history for the Abilene'territory, farmers are real- izing practlwly no profit from oats rp_ grown for sale. Combining of oats costs torn per care prabably the prevailing price. When oats are cut with binders and later threshed, costs run 75 cents per acre for cutting and 10 per cent of the yield for threshing. Most fields In the country are yielding 35 to 40 bushels of oats per acre, with some producllon In the vicinity of 60 bushels. At 15 cents per bushel, a 50 bushel per acre crop would gross per acre and much of this would be taken away in costs. However, will be worth much more to growers as teed (or their own stock.
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