Abilene Reporter News, June 10, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

June 10, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 10, 1938, Abilene, Texas "i Wyt SWlew Reporter- "WITHOUT. OR OFFENSE TD rrjnpMnc nu iWp VOL. LVIII, NO. 13. WITH OFFENSE TO FKfENDS OR TOES. SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS. FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 10, PAGES Unlltd fitu lir> President Maps Stumping Tour Speech Supporting Barkley Expected In Kentucky; To Stop In Fort Worth WASHINGTON, June Roosevelt arranged today (or a transcontinental stumping tour during which lie Is expected to light )ils program and put in some Xlnd words for certain demo- cratic tcup.tovs up Jor renomlnalton. One speech will be given a', Covington, Ky. It would be a com- plete surpiise to all political strategists here If the president failed to include in that address some words of praise for Senator Barkley, Eennte leader. Baiklcy Is in a hot fiEht for renomlnalion. h'-s opponent being Gov. Way Laid Open For Intervention Kentucky Situation Promises Drama If Probe Passes Bj KIRKE L. SIMPSON WASHINGTON. June A. B. Chandler. As early as last January, the president boosted Barkley In u letter read at a tes- timonial dinner in Louisville. SPEECH IN COLORADO White House officials announced i that. If conditions permitted the' chief executive would leave here July 7 to speak in Marietta, Ohio, at the 150th anniversary celebra- tion of the Northwest territory. That speech will be in the morn- f Ing of July 8. From there the presidential special will go to Cov- inglou for an afternoon address, probably from the rear platform. The tentative schedule from then on includes stops in Tennessee, probably at Memphis for some re- marks about TVA; at Oklahoma City; and Fort Worth, Texas, thence the president will travel to the coast, probably making some stops en route. One speech may be made in Colorado. _ PLAXS rismxo CHUISE At Oklahoma City the president is expected to speak in the pres- ence of Senator Thomas, who is being opposed by Gov. B. W. Mar- land, Rep. Gomer Smith and oth- ers. Before taking a cruiser on the Pacific coast for a fishing vacation off the West coast of South Am- erica, the president probably will speak in California, where Senator McAdoo has a renomination cam- paign on. f On the return trip to Washing- ton the toiiring chief executive may stop for a speech in Georgia. The president has four eastern sneaking engagements before starting west Including July 3 at the 75th anniversary of the batlle of Gettysburg at Gettysburg. Pa. Ballinger Well Scores Strike Blows In After Acidization In Palo Pinto Lime BALL1NGER. .Tune Acidized today with gallons. Homer Price and others' No. 1 J. C. Bedrio. four miles northeast of Ballmger. blew in almost immediate- ly, spraying oil with a strong show- ing of gas and reportedly heading for one and a half hours. Although no accurate gauge of possible production could be made until tomorrow. Price said he be- lieved the well good for 500 bar- rels daily. Early 'this afternoon the first showing was 250.000 cubic feet of gas through feet of water and oil. The well, reported BS the best In Runnels since 1918. is the first test in the county to show oil from the Palo Pinto lime in prom- ising amounts. Last week 10 bail- ers of 40 graviy oil were recovered daily from the lime between The senatorial proposal to have roving investigators look into charges of political use of public funds comes at a time when such allegations are being made vehem- ently in Kentucky. Whatever else the 10 senate demo- crats who signed the Tydings reso- lution of Inquiry may have had In mind. It ts the situation in Ken- tucky that promises most dramatic developments In the expected event the Is authorized. COUNTER CHARGES In the Blue Grass state Senator Barkley, majority leader of the sen- ate and close co-worker of the president's, is engaged in a fight for renomlnatlon against A. B. "Happy" Chandler. News reports tell of charges that federal relief officials In the state are engaging in pro-Barkley activi- ties. Barkley has hinted, In turn, that pro-Chandler tactfcs are being pursued In connection with the Elate administration of work-mak- ing projects to which the federal government contributes. Jvjodilied by the McAdoo amend- ment to Include state as well as federal political activities, the Tyd- ings resolution' opens the way for Intervention by a senate committee in -the Kentucky party row. Such Intervention could Influence the primary results. STATE VS. NEW DEAL The primaries are set for Au- gust e. The Barkley-Chandkr con- test there, because of direct presi- dential endorsement of Barkiey, is already at fever pitch It has at- tracted more attention nationally than most of the other senatorial primary fights. A majority of the senate spon- sors of the Tydings project appear to be m the administration black books for one reason or another. McAdoo, Wagner of New York and one or two others are exceptions. Yet to all of the 10 senators it v.-as undoubtedly clear that the Ken- tucky contest was ripening up as probably the most important field lo date for such an Inquiry. The administration and the presi- dent in person have more at stake in the way of party prestige in Kentucky than elsewhere in the 1938 primaries. There is. also more risk involved for the White Houss 398 and 3.515 feet. Acidization was Iln the llght of what haPPenlxl in at 3.498 feet. Most acreage around the well al- ready has been leased. Beat Off Crickets i BILLINGS. Mont.. June 9 Fire spitting pressure burners manned throughout lasl niglit by guards at two bridges over the Yellowstone river turned back hordes of Mormon crickets threat- ening to invade Billings. County Agent Keith Sime said today "we believe now we have the Insects trapped between tin barriers and the river." Pennsylvania and Iowa. Chandler's state organization Is pitted against Barkley. And the lesson Impressed by I he outcome in Pennsylvania and Iowa ts that state organizations are hard fo beat in party primaries, even with admin- istration airt from Washington. Theft Suspect Held DAI.HART. June Sheriff John Rotan said tonight the Dalhart sheriffs office was hold- ing Earl Gilbert. 22-yrar-olrt Idaho man wanted for Stealing a plane in that state last month. STILL Oil Man Confines lo Spend Riches On Phone Calls To Exhort Foreign Leaders To Peace WASHINGTON, My- Abe Pickus of Cleveland, who spent thousands of rtollais telephoning world statesmen in a fruitless ef- fort to outlaw war. has decided to try facc-to-f.ice persuasion. He has come to Washington lo exert his influence on the White House, the state department and From his Cleveland home he put In calls lo Japanese. Italian British imd other leaders. The fa'ct that ho usually got merely their secre- taries on the line has not discour- aged him. Once, he actually got General Franco on the phone. "I advised him to make peace." Pickus said, "and he lold me he was in favor of pcr.cc. I told him to call a general election, and he said he couldn't understand me as he w.i.s .1 mile de.if." He was less successful In calling Germany. When he told one of Killer's secretaries that Germany would 'oc "ivipc.1 off the map'' it (he started another war, (he Eccre- tsry turns up on him. When he told the Japanese am- basjaclor to abandon the conquest of China he was informed, he said, the the Japancre people desire peace with all their hearts. 'The Japanese give you nice words." he said, "but they won't put them In writing." So far. Pickus' Washington yen- lure has been no move than his use of the telephone. He Kai-Shek Pleads For Foreign Powers' Aid Churchmen Stay As Chinese Flee From Chengchow SHANGHAI, June eialissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, leader of war-loin China, called upon friendly powers today "to fulfill their treaty obligations by giving China positive assistance." Chiang made the plea in a for- mal statement Issued last night at Hankow, provisional Chinese capi- (fti, as his people fled before the invading Japanese, evacuating their homes In three cities in one of the gieatcst msss exoduses in recent his- tory. REFUGEES CROWD ROADS While the generalissimo declared Onina still was confident of "ulti- mate he aiked all friendly nations to aid China by economic sanctions, arms embargoes and trade boycotts against Japan. As Chang made his appeal the roads were black with slowly plod- ding refugees fleeing Chengchow, nrateglc. Honan province railway junction, while civilians also fled fiom Hankow, south on the Yangtze river, and Canton, big port of South China. Prepared to blast out what Chi- nese defenses remain In Cheng- chow, the Japanese hauled up field artillery as they maintained a steady airplane bombing of the area. MISSIONARIES STAY Twenty-one foreigners, including several American missionaries, re- mained In Chengchow, from which the main Chinese defenses have ceen withdrawn. Strongly entrenched Chinese Jorces south of Chengchow were re- ported to have beaten off repeated Japanese attempts to cut the north- south Peiping-Hankow railway !Ine. Chinese reports also asserted that i two-day Japanese effort to land s'zeable loices from warships on both banks of the Yangtze river 130 miles southwest of Nanking had iijled despite heavy bombardment by ene.my destroyers. The. Chinese said their rear guard action along the Lunghai was suc- cessfully slewing up .the Japanese Dtsault on Chengchow. Col. Thompson Speaks Tonight Spends Night In Abilene Before Flying To Pampo Col. Ernest .O. Thompson, mem- ter of the railroad commission and candidate for governor, will make b campaign appearance on Abilene's federal lawn at 8 o'clock tonight. Thompson arrived in Abilene late test night, and is to leave by air ;his morning for Pampa, where he Till make an afternoon address. Re- turn to Abilene will be made by air- plane Immediately after the Pampa appearance Thompson met and conferred with with a group rf friends and cam- paign aides In Eastland last night, before coming to Abilene. Arrangements for the Abilene ap- pearance are being made by a com- mittee headed by E. M. Ovc-rshiner. A reception Is 5 o'clock, preceding the speech. Introduction of Thompson will be made by Ovcrshlner and Thomas E. Hayden. Cotton Prfces Jump Over Dollar Bale NEW ORLEANS, June Cotton prices advanced slightly more than one dollar a bale here todny on active trade and commis- sion house buying and covering by shorts against a scarcity of con- tra Reports of heavy weevil emer- gence in parts of the belt which aroused fears of damage to the new crop and Washington advices saying the government planned to purchase a considerable volume of textiles for relief purposes were the principal factors behind the buying movement. Oil Workers Hear Warning On Strife HOUSTON. June 9.- Germer. who his labor work with the United Mine Workers near the beciuning of the century to- day told the oil workers conven- tnan his use of the telephone. He lion that Inlcrnal bickerings and sajs the state department advised disagreements, however trivial were mm to take up peace with con- deadly enemies to an appearance of Kress, and that, congressmen sent htm to the White House, where he learned he should go to the state department. He says mat unless he ac- llon. he Is going to take up mat- ters with the senate foreign rela- tions committee. Meanwhile, the telephone campaign has not been abandoned. "I've got money enough for plenty more phone calls." he said. "My oil business back In Cleveland takes care of that, r llilnk 111 call up the president of organized strength unless guarded behind closed doors. Dog Bites Queen COPENHAGEN. June 9...IUP) Queen Alexandrine was bitten se- verely in the left leg yesterday while defending her Iwo lilile pot doss from Ihc attack of a mongrel. It was announced today. An opera- tion was pjrformcd and anti-tetan- us serum administered II was an- nounced that the fliiccu was pro- srcsslng well. >J' UNSATISFIED CASE FULLY SOLVED- PRICE5CENTS Agents Press Cash Investigation BUT DON'T GO NEAR THE WATER JL There was a poo! and many press photographers, so young John Roosevelt and his fiancee, Arjne Lindsay Clark, agreed to provide the atmosphere for pictures it the home of thecjnolher of the bride-to-be in Nahant, Mass.SHere they are on tfitf diving board. NAHAJJT, Mass., June 9.--W; Lindsay Clark and John A. Roosevelt, youngest sou the president, today filled.out their wedding license applica- tion and paid to clerk Leon M. Delano at the town hall. The weddlngVhas been set for June 18. FBI AGENTS RUMORED PROBING KIDNAP AFTER FATAL SHOOTING WitncssJrt Coal Conspiracy Trial Is Shot ih, FighV'With Two MinersV- HARLAN, after a. union miner had been shot to death reports circulated here tonight that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents wtre checking on a report another unton leader had bsen kidnapped. Leslie Smlthers, 30, president of the United Mine Workers of Amer- ica local at Yancey, Ky., was shot to death late today In a fight with two miners at Gulston, Ky., about eight miles from here. He was a govern- ment witness in the Harlan trial at London, Ky. -George Titler, international representative of the UMWA, said tonight that John Isom, a union reported to him tonight that three men had seized him earlier today Ky., and forced t-.im into an automobile. Titler Eald Isom told him he escaped when the car stopped at a mine camp where ;he men sought to have him iden- tified. Two brothers, Verlin Fee, 29, and Clyde Fee, 27, were held tn the Har- lan Jail tonight hi connection with the Smithers' shooting. Clyde de- he haa taken part In the fight between Smithcrs and his brother, Verlin. The fight between Smithers and 'erlin occurred in front of a store c Gulston. Harlan county officials declined to say what caused it. At London, later tonight, a gov- cinment attorney, who declined use cJ his name, said he doubted the billing of Smlthers had any connec- tion with the trial. Famous Sisters' Brother Is Dead CHARLOTTESVILLE, June 9. William H. Langhorne, 55. brother of the lamed "Lang- hornc Nancy Astor pnd Mrs. Charles Dana died here todav. Methodists lo Honor Bishop Holt Pays Abilene Visit As Assembly Sessions Close Sessions of the young people's assembly and the pastor's clinic of the Northwest Texas Methodist conference will- draw to a cloje to- day as homage Is paid one of the most outstanding leaders of south- ern Methodism, Bishop Ivan Lee Holt of Dallas. V Recenlly electedjjjf'csiding bishop over Southwest Bishop Holt, will arrive in Abilene on the p. m. train for his firsl visit to the city. From 5 to 7 o'clock he will receive wests in an Informal reception at the home of Presiding Elder c. A. Bickley. 1225 Sayles. All the pastors and laymen of the conference were invited last night to call on the at these hours. At o'clock he will speak Colonel Lnnghornc was born at briefly at the vesper service of (he Richmond, one of the eight talent- Methodist youth assembly In the children of Chtswell Dabncy rock garden at McMiirry college. Langhornc and Nannie Witchcr BANQUET AT GVM I anghorr.e. He lived the life of ft j xt 8 country gentleman and was a mem- lier of the Virginia house of dele- gates In 1320. The Wealher finally TKVAS: Saturday Intal Hiandrr- IMST Tartly HonHy, Wil nndtrthnntrn In lynrltirvt Bnd ar sppf r Tix1s> Saturday parll) Irtca! Is otrrmr tonight an estimat- ed 300 leaders and pastors of the Northwest Texas conference will be present at a banquet in the gym- _____ iiasium of McMurry to honor Bishop Holt. The bishop himself will be principal speaker of the j evening. -------j President T. W. Brabham of Mc- tte..ir Murry last night extended a cor- dial Imitation lo all preachers and -1 Wl7es "nd laymen and their Southern Fight On Pay Scales Delays Senate Conferees Reopen Minimum Debate On Wages, Hours WASHINGTON, June 9. (IP) Eighteen Southern senators ap- peared to be getting results tonight 11 their fight to establish lower v.age minima for the South than the North. Their tacit threat to' talk the wage-hour bill to death unless It permitted differentials forced a senate-house conference committee to reopen the whole minimum wage question. TALK EXEMPTIONS Later Senator Ellcnder (D-La) sr.id the conferees had "virtually ac- cepted" certain suggestions of the Southerners. He acknowledged, how- ever, that no vote had been taken. Before today's ultimatum from Dixie. 11 of the 14 conferees had proved a formula under which wages In interstate commerce would be fixed, without exceptions, at 25 cents tie first year and 30 cents the sec- ond year. These conferees had agreed that from the third to the jfventh year, inclusive, the scale be fixed for each Industry, separately between 30 and 40 cents upon recommendation of special boards. After the seventh year, a general 40-cent rate would be re- quired, excepting only industries in v.hlch such a rate would clearly cause disemployment. Led by Senator Ellender. a mem- ber of the conference committee, the Southerners opposed the provision for a rigid 40-cent rate after seven years, As a basis for further iiscussion, Ellender proposed that reasom oth- er than that of probable unemploy- ment be added as a cause for ex- emptions, among ihtm local living JARRETT WINS DIVORCE FROM ACQUATICSTAR HOLLYWOOD, June Public linking of his wife. Eleanor Holm, swimming star, with Biliy Rose, theatrical producer, was a "constant source "f embarass- ntnt" to Arthur J. Jarrett. orch- estra leader, he .estlfied today in >btainlng a divorce. was not meu- foiled by Jar- either in his complaint or his but It vas brought out Art, at Mike by George Tobtn, best man at the Jarrett wedding, when he cor- roborated the orchestra leader's testimony. "Mlfs Holm told me she was go- Ing lo marry Billy Rose and that he had proposed a tremendous career for Tobin said. Rose is married to Fanny Brice the comedienne. Jarrett told ofj Miss staying away night when they lived Miami Rumor Has Two More Suspects Held M'Call Steadfastly Denies He Killed Kidnaping Victim MIAMI, June Rose's name dtove ahead with the Jimmy Cash kidnaping Investigation today, not satisfied the case had been solved York, called didn't wher left mink coat. Eleanor In his complaint Jarrett alleged he was caused humiliation and embarassment because ol Miss Holm's conduct abroad a ship when she was expelled from the 1936 Olympic swimming team and forbidden to participate In the games. The Jarretts were married !n Beverly Hills. on September 2, 1933, and separated March 30, 1937. ed prospects for an early adjourn- ment of congress. Senator BarkJey of Kentucky, the democratic sen- ate leader, predicted the legislators would go- home "about but this forecast was contingent upon some wage-hour formula sat- isfactory to the Southern senators tcing worked out. The adjournment outlook was complicated further by differences ever the lendtng- !f.ending bill. Representatives of the house and senate met for the first time to try to adjust the dif- ferences between the bill as ft Passed the two branches. One of ;hem reported it might "take some time to reach an agreement." Progress was made, howevei, on another Item of the administration's Program for this session. The sen- rite approved and sent to the house a resolution providing for an in- vestigation of monopolistic practices In business and industry HOUSE PROGRESSES The house unseated Representa- tive Jenks (R-NHI and put in his piace .Alphonse Roy. democrat, thus slitting a long election contest. The house interstate commerce committee approved a bill to permit lailroads to charge full rates for j wheat, carrying government supplies and' troops. The house rules committee decid- ed to bring before the house a OOC.OOO appropriation for army ex- riTlrr.Diits with autogyros. It also decided to call up for house consid- eration tomorrow resolutions pro- posing an Investigation of the radio Industry-. Although Chairman Warren