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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 12, 1938, Abilene, Texas » ®f)e Abilene Reporter -Betas■■WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FR/ENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS fT COES,"-Byron VOL. LYU I, NO. 15.    ABILENE,    TEXAS.    SUNDAY    MORNING,    JUNE    12,    1938.    THIRTY-TWO    PAGES    IN    THREE    SECTIONS. C«lte4 rr»»« (Lf) PRICE 5 CENTSREPLACING STORM'S RAVAGES—Clyde, Joined By Neighbors, Cares For Needy STURDY THREE-YEAR-OLD, HERO OF CLYDE'S DARKEST HOURS, SAVES INFANT BROTHER IN DEBACLE By MAURINE F.ASTUS ROE A tear for Clyde’s orphan* pf 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 cr* through the Clyde area Friday night, leiving 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. I swept as clean aa 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 lo cling to his baby brother and how he kept up the strength to hold on is little short of miraculous. Today, he is Clyde's unanimous choice for a medal of heart-gripping heroism. Perhaps, W. E. (Red* George who 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 wind-whirled rubbish, they waded, flashlights cuttings through the pltchy- dark night. The storm cloud still obscured the moon. The telephone men were frying to detect aluminum pole numbers. Landrum’s light picked up a round i 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. “There was a little boy looking up at me. He was braced on his knee, his left arm and hand holding up an infant’s head The water was even with the baby's head, nearly even with its mouth. The little one had apparently been on ifs face; it cried when the light flashed in its eyes." George ex 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 we went along. We found a farmer to drive into town. With the little boy on one arm. I started massaging the baby with my free hand. As I rubbed him. water came out of his nose. “When we reached a point where a highway patrolman was stationed. I asked him to tell us the way to reach a doctor. He took just one peep at those two little ones in my arms, Jumped on the hood of the car and cleared the way to the drug store. “I carried the children, in back 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 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 * * * CAREER ended EFFECTING COMPROMISE— into this world, recognized them immediately. “Their parents are Mr. and Mrs. ! Jess Rutledge,” he said softly. “I horned’ both these children." The alarm that had flecked his eyes before he turned them away from the curious crowd touched off a spark. “Where are the mother and father?" Searchers w’ere off. pushing northward 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 See CHILD HERO. Pg. 18, Col. J. ♦ * * South Gains Measure Goes To House Next BRADFORD KNAPP • Oft Death Claims Tech Presidenl Leader In Farm 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. Th® educator had been in 111 health several months. He was the ton 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 execute* 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 demonstration work in the bureau plant industry of the United States Department of Agriculture from I SOQ to 1911. Dr. Knapp was the second president of Texas Tech, Dr. Paul W. Horn having served in that capacity from the opening of the college in 1923 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. Opposition Threat Of Filibustering Appears Fading WASHINGTON. June ll.—./Pi— A thoroughly compromised wage-hour bill, including pay differentials 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 predicted the bill would be approved quickly and sent to the senate, early in the week. WOULD NAME BOARDS i A filibuster threat bv Southern i senators, who fought for a geographical wage differential, appeared eliminated by the compromise. The committee, capitulating to Senators Ellender (D-La) and Pepper (D-Fla.) In writing the wage section, inserted a clause that went far toward meeting the Southerners’ objective of lower wage rates in the South than In industrial 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 Flexible Wages Bill CANDIDATES HEED PROBLEMS Woodul, Heard OF FARM, RANCH ON STUMP Accept WTCC Speech Bids Ballot Takes Shape; Demo Committee To Pass On And Certify Tomorrow By HOWARD C. MARSHALL AUSTIN, June ll.——Problems of farmers and ranchmen received j attention in campaign speeches of gubernatorial candidates today as one of the more important weeks of the pre-election period in Texas politics this year drew to a close. Opening hia campaign at Corsicana, James A Ferguson, a cousin of ! former Gov. James E. Ferguson, advocated state and federal cooperation In selling tenant farmers homes on easy terms. At Brownsville and other points in the lower valley of the Rio Grande William McCraw said that lf elected he would call farmers and ranchmen to the council tible to work out a program of betterment for rural life. Speaking at Harlingen. Kart Crowley said politics, was destroying the profits of fruit and produce growers »—-   -I-___» J and advocated greater taxes on “foreign monopolies’’ *c make available loans to farmers at. low interest. J-F.LF TO OPEN DRIVE t Ernest O. Thompson, earning his ! I campaign to Coleman and Santa Anna, likewise discussed agricultural j,problems, citing the part he played :    a    memfcer    of    the    railroad com- i mission in obtaining reduced freight j tf*tes on feed for drouth stricken areas. At Brenham, Tom F Hunter said $15,000,000 could be whacked off expenses of state government, largely through eliminating useless branches. Thomas Self coupled an announce IZ'T thi“hvmi.ch,iec"Luinc"'tS!ia.'    K™?    .«<    »■*    ?»»•»«« must pay. tjwn of Crockett Monday with a declaration he would favor abolition  __ In arriving a*. *hese minima the state elective officers except the toward Regional Chamber Set For Dedication Rites Wednesday Lieutenant - Governor Walter Woodul and M. E. Heard of Lubbock. head of the textile department at Texas Tech. yesterday accepted invitations to speak on programs for formal opening and dedication Wednesday of the West Texas chamber of commerce headquarters building and resource and museum institute here Wednesday. Acceptances of the additional speakers were announced by D. A. Bnndeen. WTCC manager, who said ail details for the day s activities are being completed. RADIO HOOKUP Woodul will represent the state of Texas as speaker on the dedication program at 2:30 p. rn. Heard will speak at a meeting of the agricultural board at 9 a. rn. He will tell about recent conference of Texas representatives with federal of-Out of the storm area itself, but j finals in Washington on plans for Just as absorbed in the frantic ef- I establishment of a federal agricul-fort to save lives of the injured of tural research laboratory, the Clyde tornado disaster was a Other speakers on the dedication In program will be Mayor W. W. Hair, Baird hospital Friday night I Abilene; Milburn McCarty, East-R. L. Hurst. Abilene, was driving I land; Ray Nichols, Vernon; H. S. Baird Scene Of fight For Lives Doctor Exhausted By Valiant Fight For DeSpain Boy boards will not be permitted to fix the pay rate solely on the geo- 1 graphical basks, but must consider i also transportation costs, prevailing ! wages, taxes, operating costs and other economic factors. BEDROCK 23 CENTS There were hints the American platform. Federation of Labor might not be agreeable to the wage section and might provoke a The wage controversy in the committee 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 advancing to 30 cents the second. Thereafter an administrator in the labor department would appoint boards for each interstate Industry to increase the minimum wage to 40 cents an hour as rapidly as possible. The boards would classify each governor, who would appoint a cab met. Another campaign opening also will take place Monday in Waco, that of W. Lee O’Daniel. Fort Worth flour mercnant. The ten commandments constitute his announced Baird, leaving the Clyde city limits when he heard the roar and clatter of the storm on 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-year-old brother, from a barbed a rt d .    . I wire fence. His eyes were closed III “STTZ:    ib> severe bruises- He 10014 WiUiam fight on it later. Ln,tTI mnmv in ^ Dane D^pain, six, found nearby. rn min Im n? f? and carried him to Baird with the rnment. moved into Dallas after ^ ^ in hu car    j working * Lufkin, Jacksonville and other East Texas towns earlier in toe week. 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 all persons are asked to contribute something to the fund. BALLOT TAKES FORM Clarence E. Farmer of Fort Worth told voters at Denton it was Texas’ cuty to provide full pensions for all ever 65 and also care for dependent children and needj blind m and cd by the people " The past week assumed unusual import because it witnessed the Inearly-final shaping of the state bal-V for the first democratic primary July 23 and the people obtained a c’earer view of the candidates' lineup. The DeSpain child had a two-inch piece of wood driven into his head. Although his condition was hopeless. Mr. R. L. Griggs, Dr. Ray 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 as “de- minutes later, Hurst related yes-I terday, 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 short-1 ly but was thoroughly fatigued. The DeSpain boy was the first Search Fails To Disclose More Bodies Donations Pour In To Assist In Task Of Rehabilitation CLYDE. June ll.—(Bpi.)—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 were badly Injured, two critically. LITTLE INSURANCE The survey made by a relief commission here revealed property loss represented by destruction of homes would amount to $86,815. Previous estimates had placed it as high as 1200.000. 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. Rawllng, R. B. Men-ga, E. B. Rogers, J. B. Easterling, T. H. Dix, Mrs. J. T. Bledsoe. Dale Fitzhugh, T. J. Dockery, E. O. Con-lee. M. E. Sullivan. T. W. Briscoe, J. E Graham. Mrs. Margaret Ross, Ward DeSpain. O. O. South, Earl Slater, and Mrs. Etta Payne. RED CROSS IN LEAD Robert T. Bridge, disaster relief director for the midwestern and southwestern states, sa*r: ffi biMta-toi. ot Hi- *-omfl«w wmlQ -km Monday. Arthur Fifer    re‘Iona! staff of the Red Cross, from 2 n Angelo, arrived today and Kathryn 3. Monroe of the national staff from St. . Louis will arrive Sunday about noon. Both will assist in caring for j the homeless and helping them re-; construct homes. Early todav members of the Red , Cross and citizens of Clyde met in i the office of Mayor John W. Rob-I bins and organized the relief commission. The Rev. T. S. Tierce will I have charge of arranging housing j 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 I charge of burial of victims, R. B. exhibits, each sponsored by > WTCC of    nLTelMn30    bV    "’f    F*™1*11 ,nd H K Tayl0r were **' district, to tell -he story ot , major | °D’tT No'L'uiiUes we™ ^r>d ‘    h'™    «-    I The town was plunged into darkness and telephone communication was cut off. The wind, blowing straight, tore down telephone poles for approximately three-quarters of a mile. Porches were blown off. garages and bams overturned and small houses moved. The highway west of town was under water. Melvin    Haynle, former    Abilenlan    who    took    charge    of    a filling    station today    on    the east    side of    town,    watched    the    front    of    hts    business I storm    were doing everything in their power to help friends and rel TMKF3L. B TTmrt —- -amorph ans of the Clyde tornado, and the outstanding hero, are shown here. Donald Rutledge, who will be thro® 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. Hilburn, Plainview, WTCC presi- j dent 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 j and listeners will be carried to IO 1 Rainy Gale Does Stanton Damage Five-Inch Deluge Falls In Half Hour; Similar Storm Strikes At Stamford West Texas resource CLINE TO LEAD OFF Exhibits will be explained by the 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 carry the tour and dedication programs are See WTCC. Pg. 16. Col. 4. DONATIONS MADE More than $200 was donated in Clyde today to care for needy, and from Abilene and close by towns came more than $1500 in contributions to relieve suffering. Clyde citizens untouched by the Sex* WAGE-HOUR, Tg. 16. Col. 4. China Shuts Door To Jap Embassy TOKYO, June ll—The Chicly ISS a *vea /after * Oi e° start    ^“c^es    I    P~Ke .oda.\, noarl> a year after the .start imr>n tt    u    —    w<nn    thf    Koss    boys    and    others    Dr.    Griggs The ballot will be finally passed F^ced on the operating table when upon and certified to counties by I:ne lnJur<*d reached the hospital. A me State democratic executive com-1 ouanUt>P^oso was administered mittee meeting here next Monday. " ease child s pain While ©th or the Chinese Japanese conflict, and Y. C. Yang, charge d affaires. and his staff of nine left for China. Yang described the closing of the embassy as “merely a temporary suspension of business.” China's ambassador to Tokyo, Hsu Shih-Ylng. was recalled January 20. Tadahisa Matsudaira. former Japanese counsel general at Hankow, who left there hastily last August. was on hand to bid goodbye. upon it, including 14 seeking A protest against listing as a can- worked witn the most .seriously hurt, the DeSpa<n boy. At least one mcm- fii'^nirShlS ,Wl}ewlhS deadllne for bel of the. staff was with him fling passed last Munday (Dilate for governor a Dallas garage operator who originally filed as ’.’ernest O. Thompson has been brought by Everett L Looney of Austin, a member of the cominit-’ee and Myron G. Blalock of Mar-:hall, committee chairman has sum- Yang moned Thompson to show why the ' protest should not be sustained. through the hours until he died. In an article in the Saturday morning issue of the Rrporter-News a statement incorrect^ inferred that the. child was not attended at all times. This has been found to have been an entirely incorrect impression. The doctors were aided by their wives and the nurses and I kept constant vigil over the boy. I 50,000-Pound Wool Sale Is Recorded SWEETWATER, June ll—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 for 19 cents per pound and the rest for 15. 16 and 17 cents. Cox saki. Cox said that approximately 400 -OOO pounds of wool had been sold by the company this season. Still on hand is 450.000 pounds. A government grader is due in Sweetwater Monday morning, the manager added. Five Lose Lives In Plane Crash WORLAND. Wyo., June ll — AP —Four men and a killed today when a by William O. Brashaw, 34. Seattle, crashed on a farm near Worland, in North Central Wyoming. The dead in addition to Bashaw were    I Bra ti us.    Renton. ho wax traveling with Bard, 28, Spokane, War Fought, War Brewing— EDEN REBUKES GREAT BRITAIN'S 'APPEASEMENT' REGIME By the Associated Frexs 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 danger spots. Meanwhile in China's conflict, Japan launched what she announced was a "general attack" upon Hankow, a provisional seat of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek’s chinese government. Eden spoke more forcefully at Leamington than at any time since he quit Urn cabinet February 20 in protest against Prime Minister Neville Chamberlains “realistic’’ foreign policy. Eden demanded a “clear stand" against nazi-fascist 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 bombings of open towns and deliberate sinking of British merchant ships.” This was ' \ken as a thinly-veiled slap at Chamberlains efforts for an understanding with Germany and Italy at a time when many think Germany and Italian planes are the backbone of the Spanish air raid campaign and Adolf Hitler is determined to cow Czechoslovakia into submission. The climax in the explosive issue between Czechoslovakia and her statute was expected to be received next week Today Czechaslo\akia will hold the third and la.^t of a series of municipal elections expected to give an index to the strength of the Sudeten Germans The situation in Czechoslovakia admittedly was potentially danger SBH,KSK and x'Ctnltj »n<1 nmmwr today. WK ST TKA AS:    {‘artly    Houri >    today anil Monday. I SMT I I VAS: Pari Iv rloadv, priilwhh «ratlrr»d tltimdrr«h»M*r« In rant portion rxrvpt near lower roaal warmer In north except extreme Meat portion today; Mon-dav partly cloudy. N t It MKV H O:    ('artly    <    loud*    today and Mood rn ; little    rhance In    temperature. OKLAHOMA:    lair. warmer today; Monday mostly cloudy It tnee of temperature yesterday: Helm Wash., Bashaw Lloyd Paris, 28. Worland pilot. Wesley Wash. W. B. Bledsoe, Valley Falls, Has. Sheriff John Nicola said reDorts from witnesses to the crash indicated the plane’s motor failed and caused it to go into a nose dive and crash onto a cellar on the house blow away. The wind came rn from the south, elided around the town and then left, headed west Most of the 1,000 population in (he Martin county seat were indoors and this probably saved several lives. At IO o’-'ock tonight a sandstorm was blowing at Midland, just west woman were of here. plane piloted The Big Spring Hi raid reported a three-inch rain fell in that city Water wau running over the Texas A Pacific railroad tracks, but agents said 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 ' school gymnasium and turned over atlves. All of the homeless were lodged in homes in the city last 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. J. Legionnaires Open Coleman Session Dance Tops Off First-Day Events COLEMAN. June ll. — ifipl.l — First day of the weekend convention of American legionnaires from .everal .anis in that vicinity. None over t^e jarge 21st district offered was injured.    as    ^ ^ 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 Hospital In Dark Several Hours STAMFORD. June ll.— (SpD — Stamford hospital was thrown into  ____ _  __  w    darkness    several    hojrs    tonight    as    a    t/tMv I'xriiy rkt«d> farm of Charles Cavanaugh at the * civy rain and windstorm swept the Coleman Rodeo asociation autonomy-demanding minority of ous but it was believed not nearly 3,500,000 Sudeten Germans may come soon. A Sudeten German party communique declared the government’s draft of the proposed nationalities as menacing as it was three weeks ago when Britain threw her whole diplomatic weight in the path of w’hat many believed to be a Hitler plan to march into Czecohslovakia. AM Ta ii ... 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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. He had not yet made plans for an inquest. Airport attendants said Bashaw attempt to restore light to the hos-and his companions planned only pdal. a short ride over the city.    *    There    were    no    injuries    reported. c,f-v-    I    More    than    IOO    legionnaires    had Home ot Dr Ike Hudson, across gathered here this afternoon, and of the street from the hospital, was carnaged slightly by fire starting Horn an electric line wnich had been blown down Plate glass windows were blown from three downtown stores and ne rehandle was damaged bv the driving rain. Nurses v Stamford hospital filled F.urence Nightingale loles, doing tneir work with the aid of candles. Complications were caused by the •act that five newly bom babies were rn the hospital The stoim descended at 7:30 o’c’pck. A IO j clock inesmen were stMi working on electrical lines in attendance of members and their wives is expei ted to reach 300 by Sunday noon. Registration began today at IO am ; at 2:30 pm 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. A ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: June 12, 1938