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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 12, 1938, Abilene, Texas Mi MMBMMMMMM rn 7 rn    a®f)t iStrilcnc Reporter ~Be\us__“WITHOUT,    OR    WI    TH    OFFENSE    TO    FRIENDS    OR    FOES,    WE    SKETCH    YOUR    WORLD    EXACT    LY    AS    IT    GOES,"-Byron nmmaamoBmamamm VOL. LVIII, NO. 15.    pit* ..p. ABILENE, TEXAS. SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 12, 1938. REPLACING STORM'S RAVAGES— THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS. _    PRICE    5    CENTS Clyde, Joined By Neighbors, Cares For Needy STURDY THREE-YEAR-OLD, HERO OF CLYDE'S DARKEST HOURS, SAVES INFANT BROTHE!? IN DFBACIF Search Fails By MAURINE EASTUS ROE A tear for Clyde’s orphans of the storm—and a medal of heroism for three-year-old Donald Rutledge who asks in bewildered tones for “Mother” and “Daddy” while his infant brother, Daryl, coos or cries as other babes do. For nearly two hours after a twister cut through the Clyde area Friday nigh leaving death and debris in its wake, the life of little Daryl literally was held in Donald’s chubby left hand. The two were found in a barrow ditch of swiftly rising red water, the three-year-old holding the infant's head above the current’s level. Far across an 80-acre Wheatfield, sweet as clean as a well scrubbed floor, lay the bodies of the children's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Rutledge; an uncle, 28-year-old James Harris Johnson; and a neighbor, Melvin Kniffen. They had hoped to reach the safety of a storm cellar before the twister swept across the path of their automobiles. That hope was in vain—only the little storm orphans remain. Sorrow', thrilled, amazed, a thousand tongues repeat the story. Child Donald's heroism is regarded as something touching on things mere man cannot explain; how he could have known to cling to his baby brother and how he kept up the strength to hold on is a medal of heart-gripping heroism. Perhaps, W. E. (Red) George w’ho found the babes in the water, has best explained it. “It was more than that little boy just holding on,” he said in hushed tone. George, repairman for the Southwestern Bell Telephone company, and two crew members, R. Z. Landrum and W S. Lawson were checking damage to American Telegraph and Telephone company lines. They found 19 key lines down. But that was little in comparison to the discovery they made on a lane four miles northwest of Clyde. Through the mud and slush, around felled trees and wlnd- dark night. The storm cloud still obscured the moon. The telephone men were trying to detect aluminum pole numbers. Landrum's light picked up a round little head in the roadside ditch. With a cry, he inadvertently swept the flash upward. Then George's light moved in—not one small head, but two; two babies were in the water. plained. “We lifted them up. The baby had on only a diaper—it was a deathly cold. I striped off a short and sweat shirt and wrapped him up. The little boy had on a little blouse, thoroughly wet. “We had to walk a half-mile back to a car, taking off more clothing to warm the children as little short of miraculous. Today, I whirled rubbish, they waded, flash-he is Clyde's unanimous choice for I lights cuttings through the pitchy- ,    . *e    we;it «lon8- We    found a farmer There    was    a little    boy looking    , to    drive into town.    With the little up at me, He was braced on his | boy on one arm, I started massag-knee, his left arm and hand hold- I ing the baby with my free hand. As mg up an infants head. The water j I rubbed him, water came out of his was even with the baby’s head. nose. nearly even with lls mouth. The :    “When we reached a point where little one had apparently been on a highway patrolman was stationing face;    it cried when the light    j ed,    I asked him to    tell us the way flashed in its    eyes,”    George ex-| to    reach a doctor.    He took Just one peep at those two little ones in .into this world, recognized them my arms, jumped on the hood of! immediately. the car and cleared the way to the j “Their parents are Mr. and Mrs drug store.    jess Rutledge,” he said softly. “I I carried the children, in back ‘horned* both these children.*' CAREER ENDED • • EFFECTING COMPROMISE- South Gains Flexible Wages Bill Measure Goes To House Next into a dressing station in the back of the store. There something happened to me. The little boy clung to my neck. He didnt want to turn me loose. There I was with the baby on one arm too , . “Red’ almost choked at this point; he like many others had been northward moved by the young heroism of the night. Four farmers had failed to identify the storm children as the telephone men had carried them to the automobile. But Dr. J. D. Bailey, who had officiated at their advent ♦ * * The alarm that had flecked his1 eyes before he turned them away from the curious crowd touched off: a spark. “Where are the mother and father?” Searchers were off, pushing over slippery roads. Frantically they pushed the machines through mudholes which were too tenacious to allow the cars to pass on on their own power. Beams of flashlights again cut To Disclose More Bodies Donations Pour In To Assist In Task Of Rehabilitation See CHILD HERO, Pf. 16, Col. 3. * * * Opposition Threat Of Filibustering Appears Fading CANDIDATES HEED PROBLEMS OF FARM, RANCH ON STUMP June ll.—iJPW- u, compromised wage- J???!1™ 2    s**e5he'\0/*ubcrnatorial candidates today as one J bill, including pay differed fuULUI>    pre-election    period in Texas politics; BRADFORD KNAPP Death Claims Tech Presidenl WASHINGTON A thoroughly hour tials within a given industry, received unanimous approval of a Joint congressional committee today. Chairman Thomas (D-Utah) said conferees would draft a formal report tomorrow, so it could be taken up in the house Monday. Advocates Ballot Takes Shape; Demo Committee To Pass On And Certify Tomorrow By HOWARD C. MARSHALL AUSTIN June ll.—-Problems of farmers and ranchmen received Regional Chamber Set For Dedication Rites Wednesday Lieutenant Governor Walter <9 i n r a. rn Leader Education Dies Of Heart Attack LUBBOCK, June ll. —<*>)— Dr. Bradford Knapp. 67, president of Texas Technological college and outstanding in agricultural education circles, died today of heart disease. The educator had been in ill health several months. He was the son of the late Dr. Seaman A, Knapp, known as the "father of extension work” in the United States. Dr. Knapp became president of Texas Technological college in 1932. when he resigned the presidency of Alabama Polytechnic institute at Auburn, where he had been chief executive four years. Previously, he had been president of Oklahoma A. and M. college at Stillwater from 1923 to 1928, and dean of the college of agriculture at the University of Arkansas. He was associated with his father several years in agricultural work in the south. He served as assistant to his father during the elder Knapp's service as special agent in farmers’ co-operative de tails year drew to a close. Opening his campaign at Corsicana, James A. Ferguson, a cousin of former Gov. James E. Ferguson, advocated state and federal cooperation In telling tenant farmers homes on easy terms.    ________ At Brownsville and other points in the lower valley of the Rio Grande Woodul and M. E~ Heard of Lubl William McCraw said that if elected he would call farmers and ranch- I bock head of th« textUe depart-men to the council table to w-ork out a program of betterment for rural ment at Texas Tech- yesterday ac-llfe    cepted invitations to speak on pro- predicted the bill would be approv-1    Harlinf1«•    Karl Crowley said politics was destroying the gram5 (?,r form,al °Penin« and ‘^died nuirkiv Mnt ♦„ th. .It, profits of fruit and produce growers------------ —_ cation Wednesday of the West Tex- on “for-1    as chamber of commerce head- t un monopolies" to make available H _ * lf    AF    quarters building and resource and museum institute here Wednesday. Acceptances of the Additional speakers were announced b“ r A. Handeen. WTCC manager, who said all details for the day's activities are being completed, RADIO HOOKUP Woodul will represent the state of Texas as weaker on the dedication program at 2:30 p. m. Heard will speak at a meeting of the agricultural board ai 9 a. rn. He will tell about recent conference of Texas representatives with federal of-of the storm area itself, but Belate ir* Washington on plans for ed quickly and sent to the senate, c«riv in th.    and “uvoeated greater taxes worm vn,r    monopolies”    to    make    available W OI LD NAME BOARDS    loans to farmers af low interest. A filibuster threat bv Southern SELF TO OPEN DRIVE senators, who fought for a geo- I . _ _ ‘ rrrphtetJ e differential appar- Ernest °’    carrying    his ed eliminated by the compromise. I campaign to Coleman and Santa The committee, capitulating to Anna, likewise discussed agricultural Senators Ellender (D-La) and Pep- problems, citing the part he played per (D-Fla ) In writing the wage a* a member of the railroad com-section. inserted a clause that went ! mission in obtaining reduced freight far toward meeting the Southern-1 r.\tes on feed for drouth stricken areas. ers’ objective of lower wage rates s in the South than In industrial I North. Under this section, boards set up for each Industry will be empowered to classify the units of that industry as to size and other factors and set a varying scale of minimum wages which each classification must pay. In arriving at these minima the boards will not be permitted to fix the pay rate solely on the geographical basis, but must consider also transportation costs, prevailing wages, taxes, operating costs and other economic factors. BEDROCK 25 CENTS There were hints At Brenham, Tom F. Hunter said 515,000.000 could be whacked off expenses of state government, largely through eliminating branches. Thomas Self coupled an announcement he would open ar. his home town of Crockett Monday with a declaration he would favor abolition or state elective officers except the governor, who would appoint a lnet. Another campaign opening also will take place Monday in Waco, that of W. Lee O’Daniel, Fort Worth flour merchant. The ten command- Baird Scene Of r. I i r ii Doctor Exhausted By Valiant Fight For DeSpain Boy Orphans of the Clyde tornado, and the outstanding hero, are shown here. Donald Rutledge, who will be three June 16, Is holding his three- month s-old brother, Daryl, whose life he saved—believe It or not. The picture was taken yesterday morning at the home of their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Johnson, Ou* ! ments constitute his    announced the American platform. Federation of Labor might not be „ n    a agreeable to the    wage    section and L    «    »£    Beaumont, who might provoke a    fight    on it later, j    .us^ess The wage controversy    In the com- uselcss J just as absorbed in the frantic effort to save lives of the injured of the Clyde tornado disaster was a group of doctors and nurses in Baird hospital Friday night. R. L. Hurst, Abilene, was driving toward Baird, leaving the Clyde cab-1 city limits when he heard the roar and clatter of the storm cm the opposite side of town. He turned his car and dashed back to the scene. He found Joe Ross, 17, with a severe head cut and leg injuries. He pulled Jimmy Ross, Joes 8- establLshment of a federal agricultural research laboratory. Other speakers on the dedication program will be Mayor W. W. ’fair, Abilene; Milburn McCarty, Eastland; Ray Nichols, Vernon; H S. Hilbum, Plainview. WTCC president and J. C. Hunter, president of Abilene chamber of commerce. The dedicatory services will follow a radio tour of West Texas to broadcast over a seven-station hookup. beginning at 2 p. rn. Visitors and listeners will be carried to IO Rainy Gale Does Stanton Damage Five-Inch Deluge Foils In Holf Hour; Similar Storm Strikes At Stamford mittee was settled by an agreement on the following formula: A "bedrock" wage of 25 cents an hour in all interstate commerce, effective the first year and advanc- odmlnistration and economy in government, moved into Dallas after *>• monstratlon work In the bureau,. .    ... plant Industry of tne United States jinR t0 0 cents the second Department of Agriculture from 1909 to 1911. Dr. Knapp was the second president of Texas Tech, Dr. Paul W. Horn having served in that capacity from tile opening of the college in ! 1925 until his death in 1932. Mrs. Knapp and five children survive. They are: Dewitt Knapp of Lubbock: Dr. Roger Knapp of New Orleans: Bradford Knapp Jr. of Washington: Mrs. Irvin Hurst of Oklahoma City and Virginia Knapp, a senior in Texas Tech. Funeral services will be held at IO o'clock Monday morning. "working” Lufkin, Jacksonville and ether East Texas towns earlier in ut week. FULLOT TAKES FORM Clarence E. Farmer of Fort Worth told voters at Denton it was Texas' cuty to provide full pensions for all over 65 and also care for dependent children and need) blind as “de- Mayor Of Baird Asks People To Help BAIRD, June ll—From the office of Mayor H. Schwartz today came a proclamation urging that the citizens of Baird do everything in their power to relieve suffering in Clyde. A relief fund is being raised and Thereafter an administrator in the labor department would appoint boards for each interstate industry to increase the minimum wage    _    .    ., 40 cents an hour as rapidly as pas- manded by the sible.    Th*    Past    week assumed unusual The boards would classify each I irnP°rt because it witnessed the nearly-final shaping of the state bal-Sor WAGE-HOI R. Pg. 16, Col. 4.    ’(•( for the first democratic primary July 23 and the people obtained a | clearer slew of the candidates' lineup. The ballot will be finally passed upon and certified to counties by TOKYO, June JI—Opt—The Chi- the state democratic executive com-nese embassy was formally closed ndttee nieeting here next Monday, today, nearly a year after the start y*seved had aPPlled Yoe places of the Chinese Japanese conflict, uP°n H, including 14 seeking the and Y. C. Yang, charge d affaires, A protest against listing as a can-and his staff of nine left for China, j tfavemorthlp w’hen the deadline for Yang described the closing of the I -Hlng passed last Munday embassy as merely a temporary dictate for governor a Dallas garage suspension of business China s ■ cperator who originally filed as ambassador to Tokvo, Hsu Shih .ernest O. Thompson has been Yiiig. uas recalled January 20. brought by Everett L Looney of Tadahisa Matsudaira, former Austin, a member of the commit-Japanese counsel general China Shuts Door To Jap Embassy year-old brother,' from a barbed exhlbit,fa each sponsored by a WTCC district, to tell the story of a major West Texas resource CLINE TO LEAD OFF Exhibits will be explained by Hie WTCC district directors after general explanation of the entire exhibit plan has been made by Walter D Cline, Wichita Falls, chairman of the WTCC resource board Max Bentley, Abilene, chairman of the editorial board, will be master of ceremonies and announcer Stations who will carn1 the tour nnd dedication programs are See WTCC, Pf. 16, Col. 4. 50,000-Pound Wool Sale Is Recorded SWEETWATER, June 11.-Sale of 50.000 pounds of wool to E. O. Oglesby of Hills and Oglesby, Boston, was reported today by Ollie Cox of Central Wool and Mohair company, Sweetwater. Forty thousand pounds were sold wire fence. His eyes were closed by severe bruises. He took William Dane DeSpain, six. found nearby and carried him to Baird with the i Ross boys in his car The DeSpain child had a two-mch piece of wood driven into his head Although his condition was hopeless. Mr. R. L. Griggs. Dr. Ra\ Cockrell, Mrs. Griggs, Mrs. Cockrell and four nurses, with Hurst assisting worked over the little boy until he died at 1:45 a. rn. A few minutes later. Hurst related yesterday, Dr. Griggs, with several other injured in his hospital besides those brought in by Hurst, collapsed from exhaustion after hours of frantic efforts In behalf of the suffering. He revived shortly but was thoroughly fatigued The DeSpain boy was the first placed on the operating table when tne injured reached the hospital. A ouantlty of glucose was administered to ease the child’s pain While others attended the boy’s parents, the CLYDE. June ll.—(Spl.)— Restoration of the storm tortured town of Clyde began In earnest today as citizens and emergency agencies cooperated in a survey to determine the need. Another thorough search of wreckage failed to reveal more dead and the official count remained at 12 persons late tonight. Red Cross officials reported 20 homes had been destroyed and an estimated IOO homeless would need ald from relief agencies. A dozen w'ere badly Injured, two critically. LITTLE INSURANCE The survey made by a relief commission here revealed property loss represented bv destruction of homes would amount to $86,815. Previous estimates had placed it as high as 8200.00C. Of the 20 homes destroyed, only three carried windstorm insurance, amounting to $3200. Heaviest loss of the storm was to Earl Slater, whose eight-room frame residence valued at $9,500 was destroyed. He carried $1500 insurance. List of the homes irreparably destroyed by the wind, according to the relief commission, was: J. E. Bagwell, D P. Rawling, R. B. Men-ga, E, B. Rogers, J. B. Easterling, T. H. Dix, Mrs. J. T. Bledsoe, Dale I Fitzhugh, T. J. Dockery, E. G. Con-lee, M. E. Sullivan, T. W. Briscoe, J. E. Graham, Mrs. Margaret Ross, Ward DeSpain, O. G. South, Earl Slater, and Mrs. Etta Payne. RED CROSS IN LEAD I Robert T. Bridge, disaster relief director for the midwestern and .southwestern states, said rehabilitation of the homeless would begin I Monday. Arthur Fifer of the national staff I of the Red Cross, from San Angelo, arrived today and Kathryn b Monroe of the national staff from St. Louis will arrive Sunday about noon. Both will assist in caring for the homeless and helping them reconstruct homes. Early todav members of the Red Cross and citizens of Clyde met in the office of Mayor John W. Robbins and organized the relief commission, The Rev. T. 9. Tierce will have charge of arranging housing for homeless and P. S. Steen will handle clothing turned into the headquarters for distribution. Members of the committee to arrange for feeding the IOO victims are John Harris, C. M Peek, Ralph South, and Louis Crutchfield. E. G. Hampton. Charles Conley. Homer Kenard and H G. Broadfoot will handle medical cases. To take charge of burial of victims, R. B. Campbell and H K Taylor were se-]££{ DONATIONS MADE More than $200 was donated in STANTON. June ll.—(Spl.)—High wind accompanied by five Inches or rain that fell in 30 minutes, damaged considerable property here tonight. No casualties were reported. Hie town was plunged into darkness    and    telephone communication    .......        ~ was cut off, The wind, blowing straight,    tore    down telephone poles for    Clyde    today    to care    for needy,    and approximately    three-quarters    of a    mile.    from Abilene and close by towns Porches were blown off,    garages and    bams overturned    and    small    came more than $1500 In contrlbu- houses moved.    The highway    west    of town was under water    tions to relieve suffering. Melvin Haynie, former Abilenlan who    took charge of a filling sta-    Clyde citizens untouched by    the tion today on the east side of town, watched    the front of his business    storm    w’ere    doing    everything    in  hcuse blow away.    tbelr P°wer to help friends and rel- ,    ,,    atives. All of the homeless were in . camp .n from    the south,    jo^ed in homes in the city last ended around the town and then left, headed west Five Lose Lives In Plane Crash WORLAND Wyo , —Four men and a killed today when a plane piloted by William O. Brashaw, 34. Seattle, crashed on a farm near Worland, Most of the 1,000 population In the Martin county >eat were indoors and this probably saved several lives. At IO o’-’ock tonight a sandstorm June ll.—/pi was blowing at Midland, just west woman were of here. The Big Spring Herald reported three-inch rain fell >n that city night without trouble So profuse were the offers of houses that the commission was forced to turn down some. A tentative plan of the commission to See DISASTER, Pg. 16. Col. 2. in North Central Wyoming.    Water was running over the Texas The dead in addition to Bashaw * Pacific railroad tracks, but agents Legionnaires Open Coleman Session Ross boys and others Dr Griggs for 18 cents per pound and the rest ,    .    ,    at    Hail-face and Mron G. Blalock of Mar- all persons are flaked to contribute!    ♦’    "h0    PIt ^ Z la*1 Au" committee chairman has sum- JJS J, th“ ted    'Sb,T    0" h‘nd ,0 “d Y»'V™>K1 TKomp,™ to show why .ho —  ---  gooQDje.    piotest    should not be sustained. worked with the most seriously hurt, he DeSpa n boy. At least one mem-i*i of the staff was with him through thv hours until he died. In an article in the Saturday int ming issue of the Reporter-News a statement incorrect^ inferred that the child was not attended at all times. This has been found to have been an entitcly incorrect impression. The doctors were aided by their wives and the nurses and kept constant vigil over the boy. for 15, 16 and 17 cents. Cox saki. Cox said that approximately 400 -°00 pounds of wool had been sold by the compaav rhi* season. Still on hand is 450.000 pounds. A government grader is due in Sweetwater Monday morning, the manager added. The Weather War Fought, War Brewing— EDEN REBUKES GREAT BRITAIN'S APPEASEMENT' REGIME lirinlly: Partly cloudy Perdy cloudy today By I he Associated Pres* Anthony Eden, the man who bulked at. dealing with dictators last night rebuked Great Britain's •appeasement’* government as Czechoslovakia and warring Spain held Europe’s attention as dancer spots. Meanwhile in Chinas conflict Japan launched what she announced was a "general attack” upon Hankow, a provisional sea* of Seneca! jasimo Chiang Kai-Shek’s 3hine.se*government. Eden spoke more forcefully at Leamington titan at any time since he quit the cabinet February 20 in protest against Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's "realistic" foreign policy. Eden demanded a “clear stand" against nail-flac 1st power politics. He said “retreat is not always the path of peace,” and “true friendship” with other nations cannot be built on foundations like "disregard of engagements, merciless bombing^ of open towns and deliberate sinking of British merchant ships.” This was ' iken as a thinly-veiled slap at Chamberlain's efforts for an understanding with Germany and Italy at a time when main think Germany and Italian planes are the backbone of the Spanish statute was expected to be rec next week. Todav Czechoslovakia will the third and last of a lived hold air raid campaign and Adolf Hitler    municipal    elections    expected    to    give is determined to cow Czechoslovak-    an    Index    to    the    strength    of    the ia into submission.    |    Sudeten Germans. The climax in the explosive issue between Czechoslovakia and her autonomy-demanding minority of 3,500,000 Sudeten Germans may come soon. A Sudeten German party communique declared the government' aal Ll: N R and and wnrmrr today vu st u:\»s. and Monday, V SNT UA \s Partly rlaud>. probably *i a11f rod ihtindrrohoMrr* In rail portion r«rrpt nrar loaar rnml warmer In north oyropt r\trrm<< wr<l portion todat : Mon do* north r loud i 'KW VI I xii ti Partly Howdy todm and Monday ; little rhanjtr In Irmperaliirr, icld It would drain off in three or four hours At Fairview, IO mile.'    north of Big Spring, the wind blew    a wall from the school building, damaged the echool gymnasium and turned over several barns in that vicinity. None was injured. Hospital In Dark Several Hours STAMFORD. June ll.—(Spl.)— cauked    it to    go    into    a    nave dive    ^'-emrord hospital was    thrown into and    crash on'o    a    cellar    on    the    jf“'rkiess se Vera hours    tonight as a were Helen Rrattus. K r n t o n, Hash., who wa* traveling with Bashaw. Lloyd Parte, 28, IV Orland pilot. Wesley Bard, 28, Spokane, Wash. W. B. Bledsoe, Valley Falls, Has, Sheriff John Nicola said reoorts from witnesses to the crash indicated the plane's motor failed and farm of charles Cavanaugh at th«* edge of Worland about 5 p. m (Central Standard Time.* “The p;ane after taking off from ,heavy rain and windstorm swept the I city. Home of Dr. Ike Hudson, across the street from the hospital, was the airport here circled over town, (-imaged slightly by fire starting of The situation in Czechoslovakia admittedly was potentially dangerous but it was believed not nearly as menacing as it was three weeks ago when Britain threw her whole diplomatic weight in the path of what ninny believed to be a Hitler OKI, A HOM V Mn-dny mn* My It-mgr AM TI TT TA ta ... 7« T7 TS ... 7» so "I at ... 14 Highest P m yr*tef(lM I air eh»ii«t». lei ipernture HOI It warmer today; and TM I ...... *7 ?    HA .....    a ............ ii 4      M a ............ a* * ........... as 7    M —    a    sa a    sn to .......  - .. ii    .    — Niton    Midnight    TS lim <«l temperature In S AS and 74; •ame date and as it passed over the postoffice I the motor sputtered and the ship went into its spin," the sheriff said The plane was flying at an altitude of about 300 feet at the time When it went out of control Bashaw out off the switch to the motor, Sheriff Nicola said. The plane did not catch fire after it crashed. Dr. L. S. Andrews Washakie county coroner, said the bodies would be held here for relatives. horn an electric line vuich had been b'own down Plate glass windows were blown from three down tov n stores and urrchandife was damaged bv the driving ram. Nurses a' Stamford hospital filled Furencf Nightingale ides, doing t*7eir work with th* alo of candles. Complications were caused by the act that five newly bom babies were rn the hospital The storm descended at 7:30 draft of the proposed nationalities , plan to march into Czecohslovakia. » J^ar ag,I, *4 *n,1 7*. Hnn*ft jMtrrriny, 7:4A; luortx Unlay, ■ •'•I »an»fi today, 7:4». ES* not yet made plans for an I (/clock At IO j cluck Inesmen were jst*li working on electrical lines in Airport attendants said Bashaw st tempt to restore light to the hos-and his companions planned only p.tai. a short ride over the city.    1    There    were    no    injuries reported. Dance Tops Off First-Day Events COLEMAN, June ll. -(Sp!.)— First day of the weekend convention of American legionnaires from over the large 21st district offered ; as its top attraction this evening a parade of several sections through downtown Coleman. In the line of march were the Coleman. Santa Anna, and Junction bands; members of the legion; Sons of the Legion; Spanish-American war veterans; members of the DAR; and members of the Coleman Rodeo asociation. More than IOO legionnaires had gathered here this afternoon, and attendance of members and their wives is expected to reach 300 by Sunday noon. Registration began today at IO am; at 2:30 p.m. there was an address by Col. Ernest O. Thompson; a band concert was heard at 3:30 and the final event on the opening day program, a dance, was held starting at 9 o’clock. Thompson told an audience of about 500- "When I am your governor, I am going to cut expenses my first term whether I am reelected or no.” Legion committee meetings and church services are scheduled Sunday morning; on the Sunday afternoon slate are a business session and meeting of the auxiliary. ;

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