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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               m 'WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL 16. Press tAF> ABILENE, TEXAS. MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 13, 1938-TEN PAGES. PRICE 5 CENTS Commissioners ENVOY TO SWEDEN Discuss Budget For Fiscal Year Department Heads Present Estimates On Needed Funds Running the city of Abilene is a business. That, lor operations of the various depart- ments including police, fire, -prater, parks, heaith, executive, etc. How to balance expenditures n gainst anticipated income is the problem under discussion this aft- ernoon in the commission chamber of the city hall. The specific dis- cussion is budget for the fiscal year which began May 1. Department heads were attending the session at the request of Mayor Will W. Kair zr-c. Commissioners Webb, Sadler, Morris and Beasiey. Tentative budgets were on the table estimates of the various de- cartment heads for operations dur- in gthe next 11 months and the month pust closed. Also sitting in at the meeting was to be L. E. Dudley, superintendent ci the city school system. Estimates cf the public school needs are sev- cial thousand dollars higher than year. Mayor Hair didn't hope to com- piete the budget in the one sluing, tiespite the study which already has been made. "It's probably too large a he said. "However, we ex- pect to make GAUGE FOR WORK The budget which the city adopts each year is merely a gauge but one for department heads and officials to work by. Income may or may not come up to figures set. 'down on the black side of the books, and in the end it is this item and not the budget which looms largest in the city finance picture. Likewise, any year brings situations in which expenditures not antici- pated must be made. Last year, there was. lor example, the airport improvements and the West Texas See COMMISSION, ?S- CoL 7 Son Of 'Baby Of Alamo' Dies WITH TWO DEATHS IN LOCAL TO Aid of ciyde Clyde Tornado Toll Rises To 14 WASHINGTON, June Roosevelt nominat- ed Frederick A. Sterling of Texas (above) to day to be minister to Sweden. Sterling, 61-year-cld career diplomat, now is in Washington. His last assignment was as minister to Estonia end Latvia. Westfall Asks To Quit Race Demo Committee Yet To Act On Three Requests Storm Sufferers Cash Donations From Abilenians Stand At Abilenians and residents of Cal- i lahan county, along with citizens in other scattered points, were rallying I to the aid of stricken Clyde storm I sufferers in convincing style today. Contributions to the Red Cross i fund in Abilene were coming from so many different sources so fast. I and were being received at so many j different places that it was impos- sible this morning for Treasurer E. i E. Hoiiingshead to give an authori- i total. i As best determined by a tabula- ticn made by the Reporter-Xews, I however, the cash contributions j from Abilenians stood at about j 000 at noon. That appears to be the i unofficial total of donations re- j ceived at the Citizens National bank. Farmers and Merchants Ka- tional bank, Reporter-News, and j I Montgomery's drug store over the j i weekend and today. I Hoiiingshead said he understood a contribution of mere than S300 I would come from the First Baptist i church, to add to the approximate i total which already includes large sums from many of the I churches in Abilene and surround- ing area. Because the list of donors is yet incomplete, it will not be carried" in this afternoon's Reporter-News. A complete, official list will appear in the Tuesday morning and Tuesday afternoon issues, supplementing that appearing in Sunday's paijer. TRAGEDY INVADES CHARMED CIRCLE OF RATION FIRE CREW NEW IBERIA, La., June had invaded the "charmed circle" 01 H. L. Pat- ton's famed oil well firefighters today, .leaving Patton without one arm, his brother dead, and a. third member of the crew missing. I'atton, of Houston lost his right arm yesterday in a vain attempt to save the life of his brother. Will Patton of Tex. Edward Rich- ardson. 24, also of Splendora, was missing. H. L, Patten's daredevil crew of seven wild well fighters, who spend their lives on "borrowed time." had just finished capping the Texas company's No. B-2 gasser, uhich had roared un- controlled the last 10 days in Vermiliior bay, 32 miles south of here. They prepared to finish their routine job by stopping a con- nection leak. Suddenly, the manifold blew from the casing head, striking the head of Will Patton and knocking him and Richardson into seven feet of j water. j H. L. Patton plunged into the water, reaching for his brother. A piece of heavy machinery j struck hib ami nearly severing it. Charles W. Richardson, fath- er of the missing man, and oth- er members of the crew dived into the water from the drilling oarge but failed to locate the body. K. L. Patton's arm was am- putated in a hospital here. Six other workers on the barge at the time of the explo- sion escaped injury as did a crew of 20 quartered in a bunk- house 300 yards away. O. L. Patton, son of K. L. Patton, and Charles, W. Rich- ardson, lather of Edward Rich- ardson, saved themselves by jumping into the water. O. L. Patton returned to the scene of the blast late yester- day and made arrangements to complete the capping work to- day. SPEEDING Rail Aid Scrapped For Session Leaders Confer With President AUSTIN. June state democratic executive meeting here today received the requests of three j OTHER TOWNS DONATE men that their names be withdrawn j Surrounding towns were doing as candidates in the primary July j their bit for the Clyde sufferers. Dr. Sealy Goes To Mayo Clinic Prominent Area Physician Will Have Treatment Abilene Traveling Men To Stage Unique 49-ers Charity Carnival June 24 And 25 23. The names were those of Will M. Martin of Hillsboro, Morris F. Smith AUSTIN, June sub-group of the state demo- cratic executive committee today unanimously voted to ban the names Vemest O- Thompson or V. O. Thompson from the ballot of the party primary July Anson, Winters and Baird contrib- xted Saturday, and promised more to come. Rotan citizens sent SS0.12 to the Abilene chamber of com- rcerce this morning to be used in rieJief work. It could no- be learned how much more was raised at Baird rudav. Clebume tand JSTestf all had for SANTA ANNA. June 12 Dr. T. I Richard Sealy, prominent West Tex- j as surgeon and founder cf the Sealy j hospital in Santa Anna, left Sun- J day night for the Mayo clinic in Rochester. Miss., to undergo com- plete examination and treatment. Dr. Sealy, 59, has had a collapse j following many years of overwork, has developed a bad heart con- dition. Friends said he was very weak when he began his trip north it, Meth- night. Responding to pleadings in the :hout the himself The gold rush of '49 maqe travelers of hundreds; no doubt there were many salesmen who trekked out to California. Where it was this idea, or the "gold" or the mere color which his- tory has lent to the rush westward which inspired the Abilene Travel- ing Men's association to stage a-49-ers Charity Carnival here June 24 and 25 was not announced today. But the rush is on. Committees are working on plans for the fete; there will be plenty of color, they assure; and they hope to end up with much "gold." all for charity work. Starting the raising of the charity fund members of the Travel- ers' auxiliary Tuesday morning- will open the sale of script, with which the carnival goers will do their celebrating. The Guitar building at Cedar and North first be the scene of the carnival. Mrs. T. O. Pearson and Mrs. Nelson DeWolf are di- recting the advance sale of scrip for the auxiliary. C. F. Christian, chairman of the fete, and L. B. Jackson, president of the Traveling Men's club are completing organization of committees and plans for conducting' further "campaigns this week. "AH proceeds will go to charity work, including the Parent-Teacher association milk fund, said AUSTIN, June marion Dickenscn Griffith, son of the "baby of the died here today one month after his 85th birthday. It was Griffith's mother, An- gelina Arabella Dickenson, who was carried as a baby from the beleaguered Alamo by her mother .the wife of jLieut. Al- marion Dickenson. Some Texas historians believe the and were the only persons to es- cape from the fortress. Funeral services will be con- ducted here tomorrow morning. Girl's Death Leap Being investigated TEMPLE. June The death of Bonnie Toby. 17. of Belton. following her leap from a moving tutomobiie. wai investigated today. Doris Cocksey, 15. also of Belton. told authorities that; s man picked them up here Saturday night, of- fering to take them to Belton. The driver refused to take them home, said, and Miss Toby jumped i'rom the automobile. She died yes- Terday of an internal hemorrhage. The driver released Miss Cooksey later. aness district. It was made up Mayo clinic. He expects to be The railroad commission and Smith i -ree will conations from sightseers I completely inactive for several West-fall for the position -1--------- Cash Kidnap juirSetetted agriculture commissioner- The committee, which met chiefly j tc pass on candidates who for months have been applying for j p'aces on the ballot, took no action j immediately on the requests. j A protest against listing the name 1 of Vernest O. Thompson, a garage i operator of Dallas, on the ballot was referred to a sub-committee. Thompson had filed as a candi- j date lor governor and a storm of j publicity and discussion followed be- j csuse of the similarity of the name of that of Ernest O. Thompson, j member of the railroad commission and another gubernatorial candi- j date. I AUSTIN, June Beaumont I -vas chosen in effect today as the site of the democratic state conven- I tion in September. j Contest For Office j Marks Guild Meet TORONTO. June A con- test for the executive vice presi- j dency of the American Newspaper guild created the sharpest issue to- j day as delegates assemoied for the .nd visitors who thronged the town. A gift came from C. A. Red- mond, 1218 Elm. street, Abilene, a See RELIEF, 9. CoL 5 Cleaner Fined In Overwork Case A fine of S63 was paid in justice court this morning by J. E. Morren. operator of Vogue cleaners, for working a female more than 54 hours in any one calendar week. Justice of the Peace Theo Ash after assessing the amount com- mented that he hoped it would be a warning to other firms of Abilene which may be working their women employes too long hours. "The case this morning was the first such complaint to come before me." Ash said, "so I was not so strict as I might have been. How- ever, S54 is no matter to be sneezed elf and the fines will be increased if other cases come up." months. j The Mayo brothers are long time friends of Dr. j Accompanying Dr. Sealy north i were his wife, a son, Dr. Burgess j I Seaiv. and an old boyhood friend, i K. Albert Shaw of Christoval. The ci Jimmy Cash, 5-year-oid Prince- trip is being made by train. The j icri? pja., boy, today was selected party is due to arrive in Rochester Tuesday morning. The younger Dr. Sealy has only j recently completed his intemeship i ned to ask the jury, composed of 18 citizens of the county in which the abduction was committed, to indict McCall on charges of kidnaping and June A special jury called to consider indictment cf Franklin Pierce Mc- Call, confessed and killer j and sworn in 25 minutes. Woman Leads Prison Break SUGARLAKD. June A young woman engineered a dar- ing break from Harlem state prison farm today and fled in a volley of gunfire with three convicts she help- ed to get away in an automobile. The young woman was waiting in Jap War Minister And Premier Talk i hour, conference organizations fuui annual com en- What Is Your News I. Q.? Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part question, 10. A score of 60 is fair; 80, good. Answers on page 8. 1. Is Lt. Gen. Kenji Doihars called the Lawrence of Chinese or a Japanese? 2. Congress, in the last'year, has steadfastly refused to in- crease the number of federal judges. True or false? 3. For what is Sigmund Freud, Austrian Jewish refugee, noted? 4. Were the war planes which bombed French territory near the Spanish border (ai loyalist; (b) insurgent or (c) not posi- tively identified? 5. What weapons were used to balk the latest attempt of so- cialist Thomas to make A speech In New Jersey? TOKYO. June A six- between Japan's ieis_ its first since affiliating with j itaraki. and Premier Prince the Committee for Industrial or- j Fumimaro Konoye today was be- ganization "i-eveo to have laic tne basis for in- secretary and or- ganizer of the guild's Chicago until 2 ajn. was the first cal. opposed the re-election of Jona- i private discussion of the undeclared than Eddy of New York, as ex- I r.-sr the p-emier and Itagaki have ecutive vice president, second most had since the latter returned from important in the movement since its inception in 1933, were in agree- ment on guild policy. Stevens' cam- paign is directed against Eddy's conduct of his office. The unopposed re-election of Hey- davs wood Broun, New York columnist, as president, was generally expect- ed. the China battlefrontb ten ago to head the war ministry While the details of their discus- sion were closely guarded, reliable sources said they talked of putting into force additional sections of the national mobilization act and con- I sidered ways of heavily reinforcing i the army. State Attorney G. A. Worley plan- j the car at dawn when the convicts were going to work with a garden in the Philadelphia General hospi- ;ai, and on July 1 will begin a three- 3-fcar fellowship in surgery at the Mayo Clinic where his father will be treated. He won the honor in competitive examination. Big Spring Girl Killed In Crash 3 Others From Odessa Injured BIG SPRING. June Miss Ha Mae Wooten. 23. was kill- ed and three persons were injured, none seriously, in sn automobile crash on the higliWay six miles west of here early today. Miss Woo- ten was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wooten who reside north of Big Spring. Those injured were Max Cohen, Miss Tiilie Cohen and Harry all of Odessa. j squad at the farm between here and I Richmond. The three convicts ran to the ca: j as guards opened fire, and drove I away. I Tlie escaped men were: Claude Jett, 20 .serving 15 years i from Harrison county for criminal Wage-Hour Bill Report To Come Up Tomorrow WASHINGTON. June Majority Leader Alben W. Barkley, D.. Ky., announced after a White House conference today that plans to enact legislation to aid the railroads would be scrapped for this session and he predicted the 75th congress would adjourn not later nan "Wednesday nigh. Barkley, afer canvassing the leg- is lative situation at the White House with Roosevelt's congression- al leaders, said that no new rail- road legislation would be offered because of imminence of adjourn- ment. His announcement apparently represented--scrapping of the to enact a three-phase program to help the rail industry solve its economic crisis. The state- ment came only a few minutes af- ter an official of the railroad labor executives association announced that labor would compromise on one phase of the legislative program in a move to enact at .least part of it before congress goes home. Barkley's brief announcement ap- parently headed congress into the final drive for the compromise conference report IT.W. Briscoe lAndMnlri. iBaxfer Victims Double Funeral j For Mother And Daughter At I Toll of the Clyde tornado rose to 14 with the deaths last j night of Mrs. J. H. Baxter, 75, and T. W. Briscoe, principal of schools at Clyde, at the Hend- rick Memorial hospital. BRISCOE KITES INCOMPLETE A double funeral wts to be held" afternoon at o'clock in Clyde for Mrs. Baxter and her daughter, Mrs. J. B. Easterling, al- rc killed in the storm of Friday right. Arrangements had not been com- peted this morning for the Briscoe rites, but the funeral is tentatively j.et for tomorrow. Mrs. Baxter died at o'clock Sunday night. At the bedside were four daughters. Mis. Jess Couch of Clyde, Mrs. Nola Marshall of Fort Worth, Mrs. Reba Wallace of We- woka, Okla., and Mrs. Paul Frame ol Odessa. Other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Cassie Baxter of Fort Worth and Mrs. George Tierce of Lockney, and a brother, Monroe Byrd of Mill- sap. Sixteen grandchildren also survive, She had resided in Clyde for the past 37 years, moving to Callahan county from Parker county. Funeral for Mrs, Baxter and Mrs. Easterling was to be held at the Clyde Church of Christ with M, G. Malphers of Haskell is charge of the rites, Lloyd Smith assisting. Mr. Briscoe also died shortly be- fore midnight. He was brought to the hospital Friday night following the storm in a serious condition at the time. He suffered a fractured right arm, Jt severe concussion ol vhe brain and crushed foot in ad- dition to numerous bruises and lac- erations. He did not regain con- 5ciousness from the time he enter- ed the hospital until his death. At the time of the storm Briscoe and his wife were in their home just south of the highway in the west sector of Clyde. The house was demolished. His wife is also in the hospital with a fractured hip and lacerations and bruises. Seven Are Buried murder. Both charges are punishable in Florida by death in the electric chair. and Sheriff D. C. Coleman believed McCall would___________________ ___ ____ plead guilty to charger returned by i ira McCoy. 19, serving two Hie grand jury. _ j years and nine months from Mc- J. Edgar Hoover, head of the fed- j culloch county for assault with at- eral bureau of investigation who tempt to rob, and J. Smith. 18. was waiting to testify before the j two-year sentence from Gregg grand jury, said that as soon as i his work here was completed he would return north to concentrate on the Peter Levine kidnaping case at New Rccheiie, N. Y. Hoover said he had kept in "close touch with the Levine and his kidnaper, and that he was re- I turning to the Levine case as soon as possible. The 12-year-old New Rochelle boy disappeared Feb. 24 while on liis way home from school his headless body was washed ashore on Long Island sound two weeks ago. on the explosive wage-hour bill to be called up in the house tomorrow J n Clyde Cemetery T i and speeay action promised subse- quently in the promised subse- senate. With Barkley in the conference, with Roosevelt were Vice President John Nance Garner, Speaker Wil- liam 3. Bankhead, Majority Leader Sam Rayburn, D.. Tex. Barkley said the only unfinished business on the agenda is the spending bill, the deficiency bill, June an esti- mated to 50.000 sightseers milled in this tornado struck fann- ing center Sunday, seven of the storm's victims were buried in the little cemetery here. Funeral rites for three others were to be held this afternoon- Double funeral for Mrs. J. H. Bax- county for felony theft. Capt. A. N. Owens, farm man- ager, organized a posse and started in pursuit of the fleeing auto which sped from the prison unit toward a paved highway. The wife of the farm manager said that the girl was driving a Plymouth sedan with a trunk on the back. Officers had not learned if the car had turned on the high- way toward Sugar Land and Hous- j ton or southward toward Richmond. the conference report on wages and j ter and her daughter Mrs, J. B. Essterling, was set for o'clock, while Mrs. Margaret; Ross win be buried at o'clock. Tee Ross funeral was postponed until today, awaiting the arrival of a, son, Paul Jean Ross, from Cali- fornia. The services will be held hours and "odds and ends." The decision to abandon the aid- to-railroads program came wliile chairmen of senate committee work- ed under pressure in a last minute drive to obtain enactment of at least a part of the plan. Chairman Robert F. Wagner. D., Damage Heavy At Pleasant Valley STAMFORD. Jure 13 (Spl> Damages from the heavy windstorm rain at Pleasant Valley Satur- day night totaled S9.000. according ic reports received here this mom- rig. The damage includes losses in livestock and poultry. Japs Apologize In I University Bombing HONGKONG, June pan today expressed regret that the j lives of American members of the staff of American-owned Lingnan university had been endangered and a Chinese employe of the university had been silled in Japanese air raids, en Canton. Earthquake Shakes Belgium Third Day BRUSSELS. June j Earthquake shocks were felt in Bel- 1 jgiua today for the third successive j day. Shocks recorded at 3.45 i a.m. and 3.53 a. mTae first shock called the senate banking currency committee to meet to- i morrow to report the prooosed lend- ing bill. j I The committee had reported that bill favorably, but opposition aroused j by the plans of the railroads ot ef- fect a 15 per cent wage reduction I caused Wagner to move to recom- init the measure. the Methodist church Survivors are foui sons Paul Jean, Joe of Clyde. J W. of Clyde and Jimmie of Clyde; her father. M. B. Clement of Clyde: three brothers, 3f Abilene, J. B. of )f Torrance. Calif.; Is Bom wwrn See DISASTER, Pg. 9, Col. 6 Lewis Tells Brother To Spurn Board luted seven seconcs. second.; June 1 3. _ up) WITHDRAWAL PROVIDED IN McNutf Predicts War In Philippines If U. S. Flag Is Hauled Down eea and felt yesterday in France, the Neth- erlands and "Belgium, originated in Belgium at a considerable distance from the surface. At Brussels ob- i servatory it estimated tha center was near Ghent at abo' 1-2 miles under ground. GENEVA. June i L. Lewis has instructed his brother. 1 a baby rirl to the Duke and A. D. Lewis, not to accept an ap- of Norfolk left Britain's old- j pcintment to the Roosevelt commis- Iheir today Vas bom i British labor legislation this sum- i at noon yesterday. mer, it was elamed Editors Note Jane Howard of the staff of the Honolulu Advertiser flew to the Orient on Pan-American Airways Clipper planes to obtain interviews with leading personages for her pa- per. The following dispatch is carried by the United Press through arrangement with the Honolulu Advertiser. By JAXE HOWARD Copyright, 1938. By The Honolulu Advertiser BAGUIO. Philippines, June 13 V. McNutt, U. S. high commissioner to the Philippines commonwealth, said today in an exclusive interview that warfare will come to the Philippines within a generation if the American flag is hauled down as provided in the I j p-esent basic law for the islands i which would make Filipinos inde- i pendent on July 4, 1946. The high commissioner received this correspondent in the mansion j V. McNUTT house in Bsguio. high in the moun- tains above Manila and cool after the heat of the port city. Questions and answers in the in- terview follow: comparison to the cost of ;r.aintainin? our military establish- :-r.er.t.s in the Orient do you think i United States has a commercial stake in this part of the world v.-orth trying to i view of Japan's obvious drive to I dominate eastern Asia political'." as well as commercially? i It is not certain :hat cur withdrawal from the Orient would materially reduce the cost or the size of our army.. It is worth- while to keep military stations here because their value does not neces- sarily depend upon size but upon prestige attached to the flap. As i long as the American f.ag Hies in 'he Philippines I bel.eve the islands be peaceful regardless of un- elsewhere in Asia. If the flag I comes down these islands unctoubt- edly will be a battleground within a generation. i Q- the Chinese Japanese ar affected Filipino ideas about independence? is unquestionable that they row realize the value or the r.eu- j traiity treaty provided for in the I Tydings-McDufiie (providing for complete independence in 1946''. i They have been shocked by the Chinese- Japanese It has giv- er, them cause for thought. Q- American retention of the Philippines plus a continuance in China of the American armed forces now stationed in that coun- try, eventually emboil the United j States in a war with Japan? the contrary, our leaving would upset the balance of power in the Orient. We are the only na- tion without imperialistic designs. without excessive population need- ing an outlet, and our presence in i PHILIPPINES, Pf. 9, Col, 5 The Weather ABIL-SXE Generally fair; tcr.'.Rfcr; Tuesday partly Wcrt Texas: "Partly" cloudy tonlsrjt and: probably scattered thusdersbcw- ery :n extreme -a-tst portion. i ERST Texas: Generally fair, warmer ir. centra! port'.or. tor.ight; Tuesday, j Kichesl temperature yesterday ....94 i Lowest temperature this rnor-irig .75 j MILITARY RITES iiCLYDE DEBRIS SEARCHED FOR SPANISH j AMERICAN WAR DISCHARGE OF VICTIM in the debris left by the Clyde tornado or carriel fai afield is a little scrap of Spanish-American war discharge. "it states that Morgan E. Sullivan served with honor in troop H. 12th U. S. cavalry. Yesterday, because of that service. casket bearing M. E. Sullivan tornado-torn body was taken to in ihe flag of the United States. Military bu- rial rites were to be conducted there today. For many hours yesterday, mem- bers of the grief-stricken Sullivan family searched the site of the de- molished home for his discharge. They came near, finding other pa- cers relating to his activities as a Spanish-American not the yellowed discharge. When it could not be found, af- fidavits of his service were pre- sented to Postmaster O. A. Hale, who issued the flag to be draped on the casket. There still remains the matter of the pension for Mrs. Sullivan, who is in Hendrick Me- morial hospital with grave injuries. She has both abdominal and chest Li juries, which despite the fact that rested more easily last night and early today may yet claim her life too. Her husband died of sim- ilar injuries shortly after he was rushoc to the hospital here Friday night. The pension for her can be se- c'-ued without the discharge, but it j will be a much easier process if the j paper can be located. The ParS Mil J ter camp. No. 32, Spanish War Veterans, has issued an appeal for a search for the discharge, asking that any person finding it notify their adjutant, Luther Clarke, here The discharge will carry the name, Morgan E. Sullivan, and thla serial number: C-2330153. Sullivan would have been 66 years Sec SULLIVAN, Pr- 9, CoL C   

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