Abilene Reporter News, June 4, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

June 04, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 4, 1938, Abilene, Texas i WEST TEXAS' OWM HEWSMKR VOL. VOTING 60 TO "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO F1UENDS OR FOES, E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS. SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 4, 1938.-TEN PAGES., I'nlltd Iff) PRICE 5 CENTS Senate Passes HugeJSpendinq-Lending Measure Grieving Tabby Adopts Baby Jackrebbit, Dog Atones For Kitten's Tragic Death A cut for a mother and a dog for a godfather are the family connections of a weak-old Jackrabblt, Two weeks ago a white part-Persian cat belonging to the Wayne Thorntons, who live on the Albany highway, delivered n litter of three kittens. A Spite dog of the household was as proud as father. He spent, mcst of the time playing with the kit- One day he accidentally killed one of them. Relations between the cat and dog were strained Last Sunday (he dog appeared with a tiny Jackrabbit in his mouth and laid It down beside the cat. Now all ts happy at the Thornton's again. The cat accepted the rabbit In place1 of her kitten, and mothers it Just like the others. Tlie dog plays guardian to his adopted family. Louis Spurns Unions Survey CIO Chieftain Refuses To Join In Study Of British System, Agreed To By AFL WASHINGTON, June sooner had President Roosevelt announced a study of the British trade union act today than John L. Lewis refused to have anything to do with the inquiry. Anxiety lest the study be used to bring about changes in the Wagner labor relations act led to the refusal the CIO leader Indicated He stuck to his "boycott" ot the investigation despite a specific denial by President Roosevelt that Jt would have anything to do with possible changes In the Wagner act, which many business men have critldrcd as being one-sided. Roosevelt told reporters the study, to be made by a special com- mission, Is designed to clear up misinformation In this country about the British law. The American Federation of La- bor, arch enemy of the CIO, also was invited to participate in the study, and agreed to do so. Its leaders chose Robert Watt of Mass- achusetts to be commission mem- ber. Roosevelt dW not announce "the personnel of the commission be- cause, he said, its membership'was incomplete. The president said It was his own'idea io send the commission to England to get a clear and sim- -pie- report on, the, -British statute. The of labor tlons was an evolutionary one, he told reporters who asked if he was satisfied with the Wagner act. And, he ftdtfed, England was far In front in the development of legislation in this Held. Labor department experts jald the British act has four principal provisions: makes "sympathetic'' slrU.es and lock-outs illegal, al- though legalizing other particu- lar types of strikes and lock- outs, picketing to restrict- ed. UM of trade union funds b restricted. limits the affiliation of elfll with trade union orfaniiatlons. Registration trade unions In England Is voluntary, but, once they have registered, the law Im- poses upon them a legal responsi- bility. Schuschnigg Weds Countess By Proxy VIENNA, June 3 (.T) Kurt Schuschnleg, former chancellor of Austria whose fate at the hands of nazl captors sttll Is uncertain, was married to beautiful Countess Vera rugger von today nt i ceremony he could not even at- tend. Dr. Arthur Schuscrinlgg, hts brother, took the place of the form- er chancellor as proxy at the wed- Schuschnlsg. champion o[ Aus- tria's lost Independence nnd a foe of nazllsm, has been detained by the nazl authorities since Germany an- nexed Austria March 13. He disappeared May 28 from Bel- vedere castle. His platinum blonde bride Is 34 years old and Is considered one of the most beautiful women of Vienna. But today, It was believed, even she did not know where her hus- band was. It was reported she re- ceived a letter from Ihe bridegroom, dated only Vienna, which raid: "By Ihls time we should be man wife. This makes me e.xlreme- happy. Kurt." A thousand kisses. City Dads Start Budget Studies Commission Votes Special Funds Warrants Of '38 Municipal financial mailers again furrowed foreheads of citv commissioners yesterday afternoon as they sought once more to solve the question of outstanding bonds and a' depleted treasury! A special'session ot tlie commis- sion will be called nest week to es- tablish a city budget'for the com- ing year and possibly a general re- funding program to take care of bonds. VOTE FUNDING WARRANTS Mayor W. Hair presented a tentative budget to the commis- sioners yesterday for their approv- al and suggestions. He intimated all departments of city government would undergo minor salshes in finances. Highlighting yesterday's business was (he voting of special funding warrants of 1938. The warrants will put into the 1920 res- ervoir and pipe line sinking fund, and from that will be drawn money needed to pay interest on out- standing bonds. A lax levy of 10 cents was set by commissioners on taxable property until the warrants are retired. The warrants will draw two percent in- terest. Following passage of the ordin- ance establishing the warrants, a voucher was ordered Issued for to pay Interest due on 20 school bonds of 1921. payable June 6. Entire Interest on the bonds was W.OOO, but the sinking fund already contained TO BUILD INCINERATOR Commissioners next ratified pay- ment of S1873 and S1000 from the newly established warrants for in- terest due on the 1920 sewer and the 1924 street improvement bonds, respectively.. At the beginning of the after- noon meeting the bo.1y heard a proposition from County Julge Omar Burleson and Countv Com- missioner Irvln Sanders of Jones county concerning a washed-out bridge on the Abilene-Nugcnt road. The crossing washed out will be in the basin of the Fort Phantom Hill reservoir when completed. The Jones countlans proposed to move the bridge to the Dead Man crossing, also washed out In the last rain, provided the city of Abilene would salvage the bridge from the creek bed. Commissioners tabled the matter until they could get estimates from a contractor. A 10-year contract was let to D E. Cozart for the building of a sal- vage plant and incinerator at the city dump grounds, without cost of any kind to Hie city, Cozart: proposed to put up the machinery that will press and tin cans See BUDGET STUDY, Tf. 3, Cot. 5 Feeders Hail Spur Field Day Great Success Attended By Attention Centers On Stock Results By IMRRY HOLT (Staff Writer) SPUR, June 000 agriculturists from all West Texas gathered at the Spur Ex- periment station today for the first field day since and one that was termed the most successful, There was no "set" program. County agents, vocational agricul- ture teachers, farmers, ranchers and agriculture experts spent the morning visiting. Special attention was paid to the livestock feeding project at the station, of which R. E. DIckson is superintendent. FINANCIAL SUCCESS John Jones, animal husbandry- nian of the extension service, ex- plained that of the seven lots of 10 steers each, the most economical and best gain was made from a ration of silage and pounds of cottonseed meal. The steers were selected from the SMS ranch. The feeding demonstration prov- ed a financial success, as all above eight cents per pound was said to be profit. T. A. Nored, Fort Worth commission man, said the steers would bring not less than nine cents when placed on the market. They will be shipped Monday. Norcd said there was little differ- ence in the three pens of steers, but the ones receiving seven pounds of cottonseed meal daily carried more finish. J. K. Rlggs was in charge of the feeding demonstration to check for so-called cottonseed meal poisoning. He said it had been found blind- ness was caused by lack of Vitamin A 'and was found In feed pens where there was a deficiency, re- gardless of the ration used. PRAISES EXPERIMENTS Jt has been found In the feed- ing demonstrations, started in 1934, that one pound of alfalfa added to the ration will care for the defic- iency. Dee Burns of the West Texas Cottonoil company, Abilene, said alfalfa is now being used by practi- cally all commercial feeders. He pointed out it was needed whether the ration be cottonseed hulls and meal, or grain sorghums. "Farmers and ranchers of West Texas are on the right track said C. L. Jennings, of the National Cottonseed Producers company, in pointing out the feeding projects being carried on in the area. He said the cost work ever done in the section is going on now. "And why not." he asked, "since we have the cattle, climate; and roughage? We don't need the expensive equip- ment found in the corn beit states." he said. He paid tribute to proces- sors of cottonseed, who have saved this country millions of dollars since 1932. TALK MESqUITF, KILLI.N'G J. M. Jones, chief of range ani- mal husbandry of Texas A. M.. recalled the first feeders' day held at the station here. That was in 1918. He said there was only a handful of rficep on feed, and only a handful of visitors. Jones said the problems of feeding for far- mers hardly have been touched. One of the serious problems of today for ranchmen in this section and to the eact, is eradication of mesquttc trees. Joe' Brldwcll of Wichita Falls, who has done rmich work along this line, believes grass Sec FIELD DAY, fg. 3, Col. 6 May Lift Saturday Oil Well Shutdown AUSTIN, June strong hint that state-wide Saturday oil Held shutdowns will be lifted at the end of this month came today from official circles. Indications were given at the same time that the Sunday shutdowns probably will continue Indefinitely. Railroad Commissioner Ernest O. Thompson said it was too early to determine definitely whether "this was the last month of Saturday shut-ins. He pointed out. however, that they were ordered as an emer- gency measure and said the men- ace ot overaupply was not nearly as great as it was a month ago. Promising Grazing TESIS PROVE DESERT CAN BE RECLOTHED By HO WAD W. BLAKESI.EE Associated Sckncr Wrtter TUCSON, Ariz., June method for making the great American desert areas In the Southwest useful for grazing was described here today at the desert laboratory of the Carnegie insll- tutfon of Washington. The laboratory has taken a cen- sus of every tuft of grass and plant has appeared In the last 30 years on sample plots of 840- hillside near Tucson. The cen- sus shows first Will unlrrlgalcd desert land can be made lo give continuous support to a limited number or herds. Second, lhat It will take many years to condition the desert, but no ex- pense. The laboratory Mauds In an area sparsely covered by cactia, low bushes and a few species of grasses that grow In small clumps. Until 30 years ago horses, raltlc and turros from Tucson occasionally grazed there. The laboratory then frncrd Ihe area and found that the whole 840 acres would probably not support more than one or two cows. FVtr 30 years the tract has bctn left en- tirely to nature. In the first 22 years. Dr. Forrest Shrove, director ot the labors lory, said today, there was a gradual In- crease in the number of iibnts. By 1929 It was estimated that this (iejcrt section had reclothed Itself, for grazing purposes, to the maxi- mum. But in eight years since then Ihe recovery has been greater than In Ml the preceding 22 years. Rainfall. Dr. Shrevc said, Mil little to do with the recovery. Much of It hap- pened during recent drought years the aid of fallen twigs and leaves which were allowed to re- main In place year utter year, and aim Increase In shade from bushes Set DESERT, Tg. 3, Col. 6 FOUR LOSE LIVES IN BLAZING IN FERNO AFTER STEPHENVILLE WRECK In this flaming funeral pyre, four persons met their deaths near StephonviHe, when a bus carrying 24. members of an or- chestra and an empty ..cattle truck crashed truck was attempting to pass another vehicle on a hill. Tne gasoline tank 'on the bus ex- ploded and showered the wreck- age with flaming fluid. Two girl members of the Prances Valez and Flora Gar- cia; W. W. Matthews, trie bus driver, and Herman Lemon, the truck driver, were burned to death. AU of the other 22 musicians were Injured, six critically. (NBA Fish Turn Tables, People WASHINGTON, .June 3-Wj Orslnger, director of Ihe bureau of fisheries aquarium, advanced the theory today that fish get as much fun looking nt people as people do looking at fish. "I've been observing them for a long he said, "and I've come to the conclusion that the average captive fish gets whale of a kick out of the og- ling human race." Pointing out that the pisca- torial prisoners have lots of time on Iheir fins, Orsinger said it was only natural that they should go in for visual enter- tainment. In Kidnap Hunt INDIANOPLTS. June State police and federal agents to- night searched Northwestern In- diana after receiving reports that kidnaped five-year-old James B. (Skeegle) Cash Jr., son of -a Prince- ton (Fla.) filling station owner, had been seen at Fowler in Benton county, Indiana. Mrs. Ben Ladd of Fowler reported to Sheriff Amos Senesac of Benton county she saw a boy who she said resembled photographs of the min- ing Cash child, with a "dark-com- ple.xioned man who seemed to be a foreigner" this morning. Although investlsators said there appeared lo be "only a slim chance" the child was the Cash boy, they broadcast the information by radio over a wide area. PRINCETON. Fla.. June Federal agents fruitlessly ran down half a dozen leads tn the kidnap- ing of little Jimmy Cash today as search for Ihe boy extended south' to the tangled morasses of the mangrove keys. Naval planes joined the hunt- in and the case appeared far I from solution as Ihe federal bureau I of Investigation released three mcni who had been questioned. i MISSING 1 Bolt Kills Two On Links Tragedy Halts Tourney Play Lightning Throws Others To Earth On Rainy Course KANSAS CITY, June 3 (AP) Lightning' struck dead two spectators six others, one in a spec- tacular storm that blotted out the first round of Kansas City's golf tournament today. William D. Borle, 60, widely known contractor, and E. M Critchfield, 38.; a credit manager, were killed near the ninth green of the Hillcrest country club course. Thomas J. Cunningham, a board of trade employe, was severely burned FLASH, THEX CH.'.SH The tr.ig.edy occurred mtdwav of the afternoon while the nation's "big names" of golf were driving through a downpour of rain. Boyle, Critchfield, Cunningham and Lester Allen were standing with a separate group of about 15 spectators hard by the ninth green, watching a threesome made up of Horton Smith, Chicago; Leonard Dodson, Springfield, Mo., and Le- land Gibson, Kansas City, all pros, cams up the ninth fairway. There was a vivid flash which one witness called a great mass of green fire, and a tremendous crash. The victims dropped as If shot. Boyle was killed instantly. Heroic work on the part of George Combs, a Bov Scout, failed to revive Critchfield. Rain had replaced sunshine an hour before. Hundreds of liardy spectators covered themselves as best they could and pushed across the fairways. PLAYERS BARF.I.V ESCAPE Then from the darkened skies came a crash 0( thunder and a streak of lightning. Smith was holding an cmbrella. It blew out of his hands. Dodson danced around on one foot. At first he believed the bolt had slruci his other foot. The varl-colored knot of specta- tors which held the victims swayed as If struck by a high wind. A half dozen clad in cream-colored flickers sank to the ground. Cunningham's coat sleeve and collar were ripped apart. Allen was singed and thrown to Ihe ground. Joseph Alice, a radio engineer, was burned on the hand by a -kick- back" from the bolt. He was ho'.d- headphones for a broadcast and 'Or a moment he could not release the metal contact. HOUSE-SENATE CONFEREES PEG MINIMUM WAGE AT25CENTS Committee Votes Against 'Oppressive' Child Labor In Interstate Commerce June Joint congressional committee de- _.___ 23 cfints an hour the lowsst wage sllowcd by law The to between the house and buVvotcd- also -labor in occupations linked to Interstate- After agrgclng-'to'inake 25 bottom" for 'wages, the fumed (o the task of erecting a legislative stair- vay toward a second wage floor of Wheat Begins Arriving Here The 1938 wheat of heigh weight test and good protein Abilene. started moving in Local grain dealers Friday bought several tnickloads, after the market was scratched by a few sales Thurs- day. Peak of the harvesting season is expected next week. Prevailing price for wheat was 51 cents per bushel, depending on quality. Oats continued to bring rcport- 15 and IS cents, with ed slow. All grain buyers said wheat was of 60-pound-pcr-bushcl weight and totter. Sixty pounds is the standard. Little "wet" or green gain has been offered. Vying for first sale honors were those of T. J. Hinds of Tye to Canon Grain company and U. V. McGrew of southern Jone.5 county to Dabney Harvey. Both were made Thursday morning. Although this year's crop Is ap- provimatcly equal in size to last year's record yield in Ihe Abilene area, market movement is expected to be slower. Numerous farmers to hold grain off the market in view of extremely low prices. Agitation has been siarted for a "wire-your-conercjsrnsn" campaign to urge provision ot parity loans on wheat. The farm bill provides for three lo.inj. but machinery for their distribution has not been set up. Loans would be similar to made on cotton, and probably would amount to 85 cents per bushel. 40 cents an hour. CHILD LABOIt RULES HOLD A cleavage of opinion developed at this point. Senate conferees urged that the 40-cent wage mini- mum be imposed at once .and a board created to grant exceptions, none of which would be for wages of less than 25 cents. House conferees stood by their visws that the minimum should start at 25 cents and be increased periodically until it reached 40 cents. They favored applying this graduated minimum uniformly throughout the country, without ex- ceptions. In adopting house provisions gov- erning child labor, the conferees cuula junked more complicated language Of next week of the senate bill. Under the provisions agreed upon, children under 16 could not bold regular full-time jobs in In- terstate industries, although those M and 15 could work outside school age could work in a "hazardous1 Interstate occupation. None of these child labor prohl- bitioas would apply to children em- ployed by their parent or guard- ians in occupations other thar manufacturing or mining. Senator Thomas ID-Utah) group would take up tomorrow th< controversial question of wage dif- ferentials. Season Heat Mark, 99, Again Equalled Climbing above the 90 degree I mark for the tenth consecutive day. the mercury touched 99 degrees -spc.iMng engagement. The Weather Cotton Takes Rise NEW ORLEANS, July 3- _ Cotton spurted M cents to a dollar a bale net higher here today under trade speculative buying Induced by reports that the time limit on fed- eral loans had been extended In- delinttcly. July contracts closed at 8.16 a October at 8.1S cents and March at 826 cents, or 85 to. 95 cents a bale a'oove the previous dose. ildnltjr: rarity Six Die In Mine Riot MEXICO CITY. June Dispatches from Coyngtv de Cata- lan, slafe of GiHrro. suld today lhat six persons were Wild. Includ- ng a niuc-year-olrl In a dis- pute among workers U Pompoya mine. TKXAS: In portion. In nlvrlh and porttn dav Kmrratly fair. TF.XAS: cloudy. In north portion, rrolrr In rnrthnMl and norln-frnlrjil to. Sinday purilv snnxwhat on- irlllrd In tooth MKMKO: l-mllf tlondy miMlkdj und pcrtlon Ranxr nf jotfrdAj: AM iioi n rvi 10 11 N.mn MldnlsM and trnip-nitnrr tn fjtrnlsj. ant] fJiSinw dMe fo, fnn1 ft. I mnrhe Itxliy, i Cailahan Districts To Vote On Merger CLYDE. Jiir.cS Questions of will be voted on by residents of Clyde, Fall-view and Lone Oak school districts in lahan county Saturday. Under the proposed plan. Fair- view and Lone Oak schools would merge with the Clyde system. At present students of the Iwo smaller districts attend Clyde schools under contract. Voting boxes will be at each of Ihe Ihrce school houses. To effect the merger, a majority vote must be cast in each district in favor of the move. Properly valuations of F.ilrvicw and Lone O.ik districts are assessed at S180.COO, Overrule New Trial Plea In Padlocking JuSsc Mil burn S. long or 42d dis- trict court Friday overruled a mo- tion for nrw trial presented by at- torneys for Mrs. Jack Cunningham and Mrs. Helen Jones, whose cafe at 1618 Walnut street was padlock- ed Thursday by the court's orders. yesterday about 5 p. m. to equal t SKison record. Last Sunday and Monday both boasted readings of M degrees. A brisk shower of .20 inch Thurs- day night riid little lo disperse the heat with 67 degrees as yesterday's minimum. Forecast for today c.iiis for "showers and cooler Bill Goes Next To Conference For Adjustment Passage Follows Failure To Limit Political Activities WASHINGTON, June 3 (AP) The senate passed the spending-lend- ing program tonight.' The vote was 60 to 10. The .measure, carrying almost more than a similar bill passed by the house, now goes to a Joint conference- committee lor idjustment of differences between the two chambers. DEFEAT ANTI-PWA MOVE Passage came after senate leaders had blocked two attempts to restrict "political activities" by relief em- ployes. The senate also rejected, 51 to 15 an amendment by Senator Byrd (D-Va) to strike the Public Works administration appropriation Irom the bill. Previously, it adopted by a voice vote, a Byrd amendment lim- iting the cost of administering re- lief to five per cent of the total outlay. A drive by critics of the measure, to set aside PWA funds for speci- Ilc purposes collapsed after the chamber defeated e armarklng amendments offered by Senator Copeland. Administration men had argued the president ought to have a free hand to choose projects. Copeland asked In vain, that b eprovided for flood control and river and harbor pro- jects and that be set aside for army housing projects. The senate, obviously tired, reach- ed a final vote on the measure shortly before, midnight, after a session of 12 hours and 60 minutes. Administration 'forces demonslra- strengthen every-.Import v-r tont were ..bjmdsrdqwn winners on all except ;to ..restrict political activities by relief workers. One proposal, by Senator Austin. would have imposed lines and jail sentences on employes of emergency agencies who used their positions or Influence for political purposes. It was defeated, 35 to 33. The chamber voted 33 to 32 against reconsidering an ment by .Senator Hatch amend (D-NM) providing dismissal of WPA admin- istrative employes who .participated In political campaigns. The amend- ment had been beaten yesterday. After passing the relief measure, the senate adjourned until noon Tuesday. When tonight's. sitting Majority Leader Barkley said he "still maintained the hope" (hat congress could adjourn by the end Early in today's session, critics of the spending-lendlng bill played, thejr ace lost. They failed 29 to 43, to tie up of the measure In such, a way as to make sure that the r rivers and harbors and flood con trol projects. McCrow Receives Neff Endorsement WACO. June Oov. Pat M. Neff, In a telegram to At- callerl the gubernatorial candidate tonight "the next governor of Tex- as." He addressed the message "Gov. Bill McCraw." McCraw spoke tonight at a Cen- tral Texas rally in the interest of his candidacy. Former Governor Keif sent the telegram from Mag- nolia. Ark., where he. was on a Neff broke a 15-year precedent of non-participation in state politics In welcoming McCrsw to Waco. Ex-Senator Dies WASHINGTON. June _ Former Senator Marion Butler of North Carolina died today in near- by Takoma Park, Md. He was 76. SAFE FROM Americans In San Luis Pofosi Read Papers From Unifed Stales For News Of Revolution By GARTH JOXES Americans in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, during the Cedillo uprising against tlie Cardenas government had to read their back-home news- papers to learn what was hap- pening. Gilbert M. Carter said last nicTit. Carter arrived in Abilene ]asl week from Mexico for a visit with his wife and son and friends, Dr. and Mrs. Clinton Adr.ms, Mrs. 1 Carter has been in about three months A son, Gilbert May- was bom to the couple at at Abilene hospital about a month ngo. "Practically nothing happened In the city of San Luis Potosi dur- ing the lebellion." Carter said. "The only violence we knew about was when rebel planes dropped several bombs on the government airport Ihr-rc The rest of the time we had lo read the American newspapers and listen to the San Antonio radio station. "Cedlllo's stronghold was in the mountains only about 20 or 30 miles from the city, but we saw no fighting. Being so close to Ce- dillo's place of hiding, the gov- CARTER, Pf. S, Col. 6 ;