Abilene Reporter News, June 11, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

June 11, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1938, Abilene, Texas 9 jf WIST TEXAS' oVrw HEWSMPER Abilene porter 14. OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, tEXAS. SATURDAY MORNING, 11, 1938, -TEN PAGES. PRICE 5 CENTS ISTER CLAIMS LIVES OF FIVE ZES TWO DOZEN CLYDE HOMES Signs ion To Cash Kidnaping Funeral For Child Held As Attorney Seeks Indictments MIAMI, PI a., June J Edgar Hoover, director oj the Fed- eral Bureau of an- nounced Franklin Pierce McCal: signed today detailed confession that he kidnaped and killed Jame: Bailey Cash Jr. Hoover named the Si-year-old truck driver Bs the single-handed kidnaper and killer, said the police Investigation was closed and turned the case over to state prosecutor today, less than two weeks after the crime. The FBI chief said the eight-page confession was signed shortly be- fore the victim's parents attended funeral services ior their five-year- old only child. Previously S t a t e Attorney George Worley said he would seek both murder arid" kidnaping indict- ments against the young ministers son, who once roorned in the Cash home at Princeton and frequentlv played with the boy hei accused o date t >nr am M m. Ronsfl snnrlse ImUr, Kcmel todnv. RntnUri for 21 Kovrs tftdLBC It t HE SOUGHT 'BETTER THINGS OF LIFE' Franklin Pierce JI- year-okl Princeton, F3 a driver, yesterday signed a full confession to the.kidnap mur- der of James Bailey Cash -Jr. He was quoted by FBI Di- rector J. Edgar Hover as say- ing he abducted-the child in an effort "to get some of the belter things of life" for him- self. CONFEREES STRIVE TO BREAK DEADLOCK ON WAGE-HOUR BILL Unnamed Senator Reports Filibuster Plan Even If Compromise Is Effected this :ompromise .mum decided to by a Thompson Bids For Area Votes Drawing frequent rounds of ap- plause and cheering with advocacy Of his prosperity program and Jibes at his opponents, Ernest Thompson, candidate for governor, brought his campaign here Friday night. Thompson's speech, made from (he federal building lawn, also was broadcast. The occasion was his West Texas opening and at Uie outset drew a crowd of more than 2.000 persons. Thompson had just gotten well into ils speech when a asking him to announce a call for doc-tors and nurses to go to tornado-wrack- ed Clyde was sent to him on the speaker's stood. The announcement which Thompson promptly made, took many from the audience, but sever- al hundred remained to cheer loud- y the vigorous, red-headed railroad commissioner's talk. Thompson was Introduced to the audience by Thomas E. Hayde.i Jr., a classmate and war buddy. Hay- den paid tribute to the candidate's sen-Ice In the war, when he was >romotcd on the field of battle to the youngest lieutenant colonel n the A.E.P, his work us .mayor of Amarlllo in cutting every utility rate In the town and his ecrvicc during the past sis years as rail- roar! commissioner In regulating See THOMFSON, Tf. 3, fol. S. committee it in the t, the whole- theory of wage-hour legislation. As the bill stood tonight, the con- ferees had agreed to a formula ac- ceptable to the southerners In all respect save one. It called for a 2o-cent minimum wage the first year and thirty cents the second. During this.Umc (here would be no geographical differentials After the second year the rates would be fixed between 30 and cents the recommendation of for each Indus- could consider prevailing r. 3, Col. 5. boards appointed try. The boards southern living costs. WAGE-HOUR When Army Ship Crashes Bomber Breaks Up, Scattering Broken Bodies DELAVAN. 111., June A storm-tossed army bombing plane burst into flame and plunged into a farm field today, scattering the broken bodies of its full crew of soldiers over the rain-drench- ed prairie. The huge craft, caught 1ft the onslaught of lightning, thunder, rain and buffeting winds, crashed to the ground with terrific force. Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Hodges of Abilene expressed relief Jasf nljhi on leaminr (hat a brother of Mr. Hodges, Robert Hodsw of Crockett, was not aboard the army bombing plane that crashed in Illinois. Robert Hedges, of Crockett, k a mechanic for the plane and maie numerous flights with its Carey Youle, who witnessed the tragedy on his father's farm, re- Ported (he big bomber exploded, bounced high In the. air and spew- ed bits of debris over a half mile area. Victims of one of thermos: ap- palling plane ifllsisters fa recent army records were! Capt. Waunakee: Wfs. First Lieut. Norman H. Ives, 31, Los Angeles. Second Lieut. Thomas Lang- ben, 27, Galveston, Tex. Staff Egt. Edward F. Murah, 32, Denver: Corp. William H. Housley 30 Stlllwater, okla. Private Philip J. Truitt 23, Galox. Va. Private Max W. Myser 21, Villa Grove, III. Private George L. Huntsman, 23, Kankakee, III. Lieut. O. E. Henderson of the army's chanute field at Rantoul, 111., saici the three officers and five enlisted men left there at a. m. (central standard time) in a Douglas B 18 bomber on a "routine" flight back to their, home base at the air corps technical school at Lowry field in Denver Sparing Business District, Storm Cuts 200-Yd. Path At least five persons were killed and dozens were injured early tonight when a tor- nado struck Clyde, 15 miles east of Abilene. Twenty-five houses were demolished, according to an estimate of Dr. R. A. Web- ster, whose home was in the path of the cyclone. A swath 200 yards wide as marked across the western edge of the agricultural com- munity as the cyclone hit. The business district was spared, as the twisted moved a few blocks to the west- ward. The storm cloud first appeared to the n orth of Clyde, apparently in the vicinity of .Hamby. Many Clyde residents resorted to storm cellars. Then the cloud lifted over the town and passed southward. Dropping down to the earth, it then swept into the town from the southwest, crossing highway 80 and the Tex- as and Pacific railway. A freight train passing through Clyde was torn asunder and box cars were strewn across the right-of-way. A wrecker was ordered from Big Spring to clear the tracks. A part of the high school building was torn away, but the remainder of the building and an adjoining gram mar building were be ing used as emergency hospital quarters. Hendrick Memorial hospital sent four nurses to the scene, keeping the remainder of the staff to handle patients coming into Abilene. All available ambulances, doctors and fire apparatus from-Abilene was sent to the scene. if' The injured: f api-baby, in B aird the infant's head. Mrs. M. E. Sullivan, in Abilene hospital, with head injuries arid severe shock. Con- dition critical. TrUitt Briscoe> school principal, whose home marked the east boundary of the storm. Both arms were broken, his bac k injured, severe head in juries, llsconscious at midnight, his condition was critical at Hendrick hospital. Mrs. Truitt W. Briscoe, in the same hospital with a broken hip and severe head lac erations, was in serious but not critical con- dition. Mrs. J.H. "Grandma" Baxter, mother of the Mrs. J. B. Easterling who was killed, who was in a serious condition with a broken jaw. arrived from Denver They had yesterday. Henderson reported Ives was piloting the ship at an altitude of Icet. Langben was his co- pilot. Chanute field's last attempt to establish radio communication with the plane went unanswered at Approximately ten minutes later Set PLANE CRASH, Pr 3, Col. 5. Witness Guarded In Espionage Case NEW YORK. June The New York Post said today that an Important government witness In the espionage Investigation Is being guarded by federal agents in a secret place because of threats on her life. The witness was identified as Kate Moog Biuch, formerly em- ployed as a nurse in President Roosevelt's home, and a friend o( Dr. Ignatz T. Grtebl, prominent German physician, who fled to Germany after being Questioned Grlcbl's wife, Maria Is being held as a material witness In the In- Into the spy ring's vestlgation activities. ENTERTAINMENT ONLY- WOW Announces Area Wide Picnic June 25 Af State Park; Invitations Sent 325 Camps Members of the Woodmen of the World from all over West Texas will a picnic Saturday. June 25, at Abilene State park. E A. Ray of the arrangements committee said that 323 W. O. W. organizations had been invited to attend. These are in 50 surround- ing counties. Each member Is asked to bring enough food for his family. Ray said that men should wear overalls and women slacks. The program will open at IOM5 a. m. with a band concert by the Ros- coe W. O. W. band. The meal will be spread on the grounds at 12 p. m. A competitive field drill will be ew at 2 p. m. with allcamps rep- resented. At 4 o'clock a softbali game Is to be played. A bathing beauty review will begin at 6 p. m. Members arc urged to bring their own ice. Plenty of water will be available. Ray announced that there would be no speaking program of any kind. There will be no passing out of hand bills or use of a public address system for commercial advertising or political talks. Swimming, dar.cing. sXating, cold drinks and confections will be the only Stems of expense besides the basket lunches. The general arrangements com- mittee Is composed of Ray, Boyd Holbroolt of Winters, and Jim Simp- son and J. W. Davis, both of Bronte. British Check Drastic Action Hope Diplomatic Pressure To Halt Spanish Attacks LONDON, June British government 10. held back on drastic measures against Spanish insurgents today In the hope diplo- matic pressure still might check their widespread aerial attacks on merchant shipping. Increased demands for action and renewed attacks on Premier Neville Chamberlain's foreign policy Jailed to move the government to risk dangers involved In retaliatory mili- tary steps. A cabinet meeting will be held Monday to review possible measures drafted by technical experts and prepare to face certain opposition attacks when the house of com- mons resumes Its sessions Tuesday. The cabinet's decisions and the government's disclosures to parlia- ment probably -will depend largely on whether the insurgent planes continue deadly attacks en British ships during the week end. (Sixty British ships have been at- tacked and 78 British seamen kill- ed wounded since the Spanish Civil war started nearly two years ego. (An Insurgent aviator bombed the British-owned port of Candia. in Spanish government territory, again and returned to sink the British freighter Thorpehaven which was first attacked Tuesday at Alicante. Destructive raids on the British freighters Stanway and Isadora in Spanish waters were among the attacks reported Thurs- day and Friday.) France fully backs British at- tempts to find a sure weapon against these losses. Attacking what he called the "supine altitude" of the govern- ment, W. R spence. general sec- rttary of the national union of along MORBID SIGHTSEERS THRONG VILLAGE AS FIRST AID GIVEN By GARTH JONES Relatives, friends and a horde of morbid sightseers thronged the streets of the little town of Clyde last night after the storm weaved its tortuous path through the western section. Roads into the town were jammed with automobiles as more rushed to the scene. Ambulances careened down the highway and into the main street with sirens wailing. Emergency stations were set up in the City Pharmacy, the B. B. B. Drug and the L. F. Patterson Furniture company. Eight or 1C doctors rushed madly dressing wounds of injured as more appeared each moment. Off to one side was a row of cots with still forms showing under white sheets. They were the dead. Their wounds needed no dressing, A Mrs. Lulu Bonner, middle-aged, was dead. One side of the face was torn ragged. Both ears were gone. Emmett Graham, middle-aged, lay dead, broken and blue with bruises. One foot was pummeled into a. shapeless mass. Cuts and swelling bruises covered his face. Great welts where had been tangled in electric light wires showed. Mrs. J. B. Easterling, about 55, showed hardly a cut on her face and limbs. Livid bruises marred the skin. In the doctor's office in the City Pharmacy, about 50 feet from Mrs. Easterling lay, dead, Mr. Easterling, 67, was having his wounds treated. Scarcely an inch of skin showed without a cut or bruise. Writhing in pain as the doctors sewed the cuts, he told his story. "We live in the west part of town, at least we used he said. "We have lived in Clyde for 40 years. This is the only time anything like this has happened. Poor Myrtle (his DEATH LIST The dead: J. EMMETT GRAHAM. MARIAN GRAHAM, his wife. MRS. J. E. EASTERUNO. MRS. J. B. VARNEB, M. E. SULLIVAN. James Roosevelt Turns Down Draff Of Massachusetts BOSTON, June James Roosevelt, son and sec- retaryof the president, tonight rejected a citizen's committee's request that he run for lieu- tenant governor of Massach- usetts, declaring "I feel that I have an obligation above all else to remain at my duties" in Washington. "I desire, through study and experience, to develop further my knowledge of governmental affairs before considering the possibility ot elective said Roosevelt. The president's son parried questions "what about with the declaration "In Wash- ington, that's what we call an 'if question." seamen, declared that many of the organlratlon's 60.000 members were suggesting the shelling of an in- surgent Spanish port in reprisal. This course Germany adopted In bombarding the Spanish govern- ment port of Almcria a year ago following the bombing of a Ger- man McCraw Deplores Government Waste WESLACO, June ernatorial Candidate William Mc- Craw wound up a 10-tilk-tour of this vicinity today with a plea here that the government of Texas "must be turned from the relief of the politician to the relief of the pco- nV "The J150.OCO.000 state govern- ment of today might still move its slipshod, wasteful course were it not for the necessity of caring for our aged citizens, for the blind, for the dependent chil- dren and tor matching the teachers retirement fund." McCraw said. McCraw urged modernization of the government, and demanded an AN EDITORIAL A PLEA FOR CLYDE The disaster that overtook Clyde last night might have hap- pened to any community. TIic fact that it happened right at our door, to a people who are our own people, makes it doubly poignant to Abilenians. Abilene should lose no time extending whatever aid may be needed. Homes will have to be rebuilt, families will have to be clothed and fed, the scars of the storm must bi! erased as (jmcVly as possible. arc our people, bound to us by tics of blood and iieighborliuess. Ollr help our than end to "guessing' in the "IP.V need our help. of state expenses. It should be given immediately and unstintedly. ;