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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 15, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TEXAS Ariodatet tltH VOL. LVIII, NO. 18. ADJOURNMENT DUE "WITHOUT. OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY MORN ING, JUNE 15, 1938.-TWELVE PAGES VctM frtu ILT) PRICE 5 CENTS Congress Sends JVgge-Hour Bill To The President Notables Arrive For Dedication Of WTCC Home Manager Bandeen And Staff Pronounce Complete Preparations For Day's Guests Everybody who is anybody in the West Texas chamber of commerce will be in Abilene today for the formal opening and dedication of the organization's new headquarters building and resource and museum institute. In addition there will be a lot of "somebodies1' of the region and state who are not directly or actively connected with the WTCC. D. A, Bandeen, general manager of the organization, expects at least 300 out of town visitors during the day. Most of these will either take part in or attend various sectional conferences on schedule during the morning and afternoon, or the afternoon dedication program. Bandeen and his headquarters staff busied .themselves last night checking and rechecking today's program. They pro- nounced all in readiness for one of the most eventful days in history of the body that serves the vast empire called West Texas. PRESIDENT ARRIVES Arrivals yesterday of many WTCC officials, Including H. H. Hllburn of Plainview, president: a number of district directors, and assurances by telegraph and telephone that oth- ers will arrive early this morning left Bandeen ant! his staff confi- dent that the day will be In real- ity i highlight In the path trod by (he organization In Its rise to a place of respect and power in the af- fairs of the area. Walter Woodul. Texas Heut- entant-governor, is to be prin- speaker at today's West Texas chamber of commerce to morning! t Three Escaped Convicts Taken 9 Girl Who Assisted Break From Pen Also Is Captured C1ONZALES, June _ escaped Texas convicts and the pretty Altus, Okla., girl who alleg- edly engineered their break from Harlem prison farm yesterday, were loaded into a prison truck with the bloodhounds that tracked them down and started lonight for Rich- mond. The girl was found hiding in a tree and two of the convicts, James Smith. 18. of Dallas, and Claude Jett, 20, of Atlanta. Tex., cower- f) ed bcncalh, it as the bloodhound pack came upon them. Ira McCoy, 18, of Lake Victor, Texas, the third convict, was captured on the high- way near Conzalcs. Capt. A. N. Owens of the Harlem farm, who captured the girl and two of the escaped convicts, said Ihe girl would be placed In jail at Richmond. Texas, on a charge of trio of felons were scheduled to be returned to the prison farm near Sugarland. Hilburn arrived early yesterday afternoon. After thorough Inspec- tion of Ihe new headquarters build- ing and a discussion of today's program he placed his unqualified approval on scheduled activities. The WTCC president was confident the organization, operating Jrom its new, spacious and centrally located headquarters, will be able to render even bsttor service to West Texas "TODAY Lie'ut.-Oov! Walter VAkidul 'prin- cipal speaker for the dedicatory services at 2 o'clock this afternoon, will arrive early this morning by train. Others on the day's pro- gram also have notified Bandeen that they will be here st hours des- ignated for their appearances. Chamber of commerce managers from throughout the area, dally and weekly newspaper editors, county judges and commissioners, farm and ranch leaders and officials of vari- ous agricultural agencies of .West Texas, and legislators representing the section in state affairs at Aus- tin will join the parade of West Texans here today. Those who had registered last night Included Pete Smith, man- ager of the Plainview chamber of commerce; Dean J. Thomas Davis of John Tarleion college. Stcphen- ville; Capt. E. H. Simons, manager of Ihe El Paso chamber of com- merce; E. R. Tanner, manager of the traffic bureau of the El Paso chamber; James D. Hamlln. Par- well. District Two director; Hamlin Y. Overstreet, Texico. District Seven director; G. H. Has ward. Big Spring; C. A. Studer, Canadian. District One director; and T. A. Singer, Dimmitt outstanding director of the WTCC during the past year. CITY RESIDENTS INVITED Charlie Cotton, trade extension charman of the Port Worth cham- ber, notified Bnndeen last night a party of five or more would arrive from his city today. Henry Love, manager of Hotel Texas, and James vl ui jiuiti lu.xas, ana James afning the convicts to c.scape. The C. Record, managing editor of the Port Worth Star-Telegram, will be in the party. Bandeen said he was most anxious i.niiuucn said ne was most anxious A posse of 50 officers and citizens 1lnat Abilene's citizens visit the headquarters building, resource and museum institute, to be open from 3 to 10 o'clock today. "Abilene worked for the head- quarters office, obtained it and we sincerely hope Abllcnians will visit our plant during the afternoon and he said. Highlight of the day's program will be the radio tour of West Texas at 2 o'clock this afternoon. It will be followed by Ihe dedicatory serv- ices. The radio tour, to be broad- cast over a seven-station hookup from the exhibit hall, will carry See DEDICATION, Tf. Col G had combed the sandy hills near town for the fugitives alter slate patrolmen forced Ihelr automobile down a dead end lane and the four had tnkcn to Ihe woods. McCoy, the first to De recaptured, was taken by Deputy Constable Red Robinson of Gonzales, who picked up Ihe convict as he walked down Ihe highway. None of the fugitives was nrmcd. The three men escaped from the prison farm yesterday rooming by braving the gunfire of guards and speeding away in driven by the girl. an automobile GIVEN NO Three Mowed Down By Gang Machine Guns; One Dies Attempting To Name His Slayers TAMAQUA. Pa.. June machine gun cut down three men today in Ihe dusty ballroom of a deserted roadhouse. One victim might have told why. He collapsed and died, dtfperatcly trying to speak. Neither he nor his two compan- ions was "given a. chsnce." County Detective Louis Buono said he was certain of that after ho and slate police pieced loguthcr what they be- lieved took place In the dim light of dawn. "A gang killing." Buono raid. Two of tlic bodies were crammed Into a small cloakroom opening off the dance floor. The third man struggled to a lea room 300 yards Away. "Oh, he muttered, then died. All three were tentatively Identi- fied as The detective said the slayers ap- parently <sc.tped in nn automobile one in which the victims were Inken on a death ride. Bitono said two of the men were Identified as Peter Bisciottl. 25. and GtiMInc Starace. 37. of Philadelphia. Police sought to identify the third. THIS BOOTH TYPICAL IN WTCC RESOURCES INSTITUTE plan of resource booths in the West Texas cham- ber of commerce Institute Is Il- lustrated by this picture of the cotton "and feeds display. Ex- tending from the floor almort to the celling, top space of each booth is taken by a map of the sponsoring district, and out- standing information regarding the section's products. Then comes trie label for the booth, Ihe display itself, a map of West Texas showing sections where the Illustrated resource Is produced and photographs il- lustrating production. Each booth is flanked by town panels. TO IMPROVE WATER SUPPLY- City Asks Grant Mayor Signs Application Made After Conference Of Lake Committee The city; of Abilene Tuesday ask- ed the' federal government for a Public Works administra- tion grant to improve the city's water supply. The request was made in form of an application for a PWA grant, signed by Mayor W. W. Hair and two members" of the city commis- sion after a conference with en- gineers and the chamber of com- merce's Phantom Hill lake commit- tee. PROJECT FOR In the application, the city pro- posed a project, of which Abilene would furnish and PWA It would not necessitate the. spending of that amount Imme- diately, however. The project Is divided Into five unite, which would be constructed In order of Import- ance and as need was met and fi- nances obtained. The five units, in probable order of fulfillment; building of a pump stalion. at the Phantom Hill lake site. S23.100. Laying of a pipe-line (18-Inch) from the lake lo the Lake Kirby filtration plant southeast of Abilene, Laying of in Improved distribution system with- in the city, Building of a spillway and levee at the lake site Building of a new filtra- tion plant, or extensive enlarge- ment and improvement of present facilities, ENGINEER PRESENTS Other costs would include: Con- lingenclcs. legal, admlnis- Iralive and overhead costs, H.S56; interest on bonds, adver- lising. The project application. Includ- ing plans for the entire system, was prepared by the Fort Worth con- sulting engineering firm of Haw- ley, Frcese and Nichols with assist- ance of Robert C. Hoppe, resident engineer on the Phantom Hill pro- ject. It was presented to Ihe city com- mission and the chamber of com- TIEJTCC committee at the chamber if commerce Tuesday by Murvln Nichols of the Fort Worth firm. COMMISSIONERS .IOIN George L. Mlnler, chairman of the Phantom Hill committee, pre- sided for the session. After lenglhy discussion, the committee voied lo recommend lo the commission thai the applicallon be made. Immediately Mayor Hair asked for a pen to sign the application. He was joined by Commissioners Lucian Webb and Oeorge E. Mor- ris, only other commissioners at- tending the meeting. Mem'jcrs ot the committee pre- sent were former Mayor C. J. Johnson. J. c. Hunter, T. N Cars- well. Mintcr nnd J E. GrlWn. Mso sitting In Ihe mcellng wore 7 Grimes, water supc and. Nichols. ires tation: Now If Gels Credit For Gave SANTA JTE, N. M., June Director Robert Fech- ner oj the Civilian Conservation corps might find It a bit dUflcult to answer this one: "The Carlsbad caverns are Just too a woman visitor to the world-famed underground earns in New Mexico told Joseph A. Bursty, a state official. "Were they built by the CCC3" MEDICAL LEADERS DENOUNCE 'SOCIALIZING' OF PROFESSION Representative Of Government Sounds .Warning Of Needing For Treating Poor me government spokesman today warned the American Medical association that the public would act to supply the masses of indigent and underprivileged with adequate medi- Ch Profession "self quickly offered "procrcsslvc. leader- ship to help solve the problem. The message was delivered lo the association's house of delegates by Dr. Warren F. Draper, an assistant surgeon general representing the government's interdepartmental committee to coordinate health and welfare acllvtlics. OPPOSE 'STATE' MEDICINE Dr. Draper's warning landed in Ihe foreground of discussions as I what the medical association and Ihe government might do about "so- cializing" or financing with public funds the medical treatment of eco- nomically submerged individuals. Already the association's leader- ship had gone on record as opposed to "state medicine" and had re- peatedly asserted that organized medicine would act on the medical care question as soon as it complet ed an ambitious survey, started sev- eral months ago. embracing every county in the nation. It had acknowledged that the de mand of indigent and underprivi- leged for free medical service had become too great for the profession to bear. It recognized the scattered pro posals among groups within the as- sociation Itself, for approaching the problem In ways as su gesllvc of "socialized" treatment. On the heels of these proposals and in view of the persistence of talk about possible government ac tton, the association's house of dele gates voted to give Intensive consid- eration to suggestions lhat It equip the profession with press agents and legislative counsel. The delegates authorized three committees to consider Jointly Fire Dead's Kin Go To Funeral Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Terry, 1225 Sycamore, with a son, Truman, left yesterday to attend the fun- eral of two nephews, W. L. Thomp- son. 16, and Donald Ray Thomp- son. 4. They were killed In 'Ama- rlllo when fire destroyed a 24-room two-story apartment house yester- day. Mrs. Terry's sister. Mrs. W. L. Thompson, mother ol Ihe Iwo boys, Jumped from a second story win- dow with her sevcn-months-old baby. Both her legs were broken and the baby suffered critical In- juries. The father received bruises and severe bums. Also killed in the lire was Mrs. W .James. 16. None of the ther 30 persons asleep in the house was seriously injured. They fied when 10-year-old Gene Malone awakened, saw the flames and gave the Funeral arrangements for the blaze victims were Incomplete last night. More than firemen were in for their state conven- Amarlllo Uon. Lindbergh Guarded ST BRIEUC. France. June gendarmes today pa- trolled the northern tip of the Bre- ton coast guarding Charles A. Lindbergh's Island refuse after the famous filer received what police described as new menacing lelters from America. Inalienable Right NEW YORK. June H Inalienable right of a woman to A. weep as long and as noisily as she she desires. WAS (upheld today In Bridge Pita court. many proposals those projects directed toward Britain Defaults On War Payment WASHINGTON. June Great Britain paid nothing today lo the United States on the June Installment of Its war debt bul "gain proclaimed willingness to "reopen discussions- at some future date. A note transmitted by the Brit ish embassy acknowledged receipt of Ihe United States' request for payment of the tS5.670.765.05 in- stallment and the of accr.icd total More Donations To Storm Fund Relief Needed Estimates Twice Given Is Total Required Contributions to Clyde storm re- lief passed the mark Tues- day, but the total needed was far from reached. Robert T. Bridge, of the Ameri- can Red Cross disaster staff, made an urgent appeal for further cash contributions. An exact figure for relief needs had not been fixed, but It was estimated at or more. TWO LEAVE HOSPITAL Meanwhile the last of the storm's 14 victims was burled. Funeral for T. W. Brlscoe was held at Clyde Baptist church. Burial was In the cemetery there. Two boys, orphaned by the storm when their mother, Mrs. Margaret Ross, was killed, were released from Grlggs hospital at Balrd. Joe Ross. 17. was brought to the home of an uncle, J. B. Clement, at 856 Grand avenue, Abilene. Jimmy, eight, was taken to the home of an aunt, Mrs. Ted Goble, in Balrd. A tabulation of donations made by the Reporter-News last night showed a total of already turned In and other funds being formed. Since money Is being con- tributed at many different points. this tabulation was subject to omissions duplications, how- ever. LOOTING OCCURS At Clyde, relief headquarters re- sembled a dry goods store, so great was the supply of clothing and bedrom linens. A distinct short- age of underwear for boys and men was reported by Mrs. Tee Baulch, In charge of the store- room. Also needed were plllo; cases, dishes and cooking utentU f Paramount theater announced'thal a benefit show would be given Sat- urday at proceeds going to the Clyde relief fund. Little looting of wrecked, homes was reported to Sheriff R. u Ed- wards after the tornado. Deputy Clarence Nordyke reported a few persons picked up valuables, but they were returned and :no arrests were made. Harry p. Drought, state admin Istrator for Works Progress admin istratton, had assured the com munlty of.oiyde that WPA would give immediate attention to a pro Ject to rebuild the, school. Investigations necessarily will be made Into the type of building needed, relief labor, and other details, but Drought pro- mised the project would be given quick handling. AID ALSO GIVEN STANTON His word came In a telegram sent Senator Morris Sheppard, who had been wired by the Abilene law firm of Scarborough and Ely relative to the tornado. Adding to the burden of the Red Cross in administering relief at Clyde was the heavy wind that did damage In the Stanton and Big Spring area Saturday night. A disaster staff worker from the St. Louis Red Cross office Ann Mc- Mechan, arrived In Abilene yester- day to take over work In that area. A preliminary survey was made Monday by Kathryn Monroe, an- See STORM RELIEF, Pf. 12, Col. 4 PILOT'S NOSE SAVES THREE FROM BLAST ST. LOUIS, June Three airplane taking their first their lives tonight to the sharp eye and keen sense of smell of veteran .Pilot Orvllle E. Scott. While on a brief sight-seeing flight, Scott noticed smoke at his feet. Exhaust smolce? His nose him differently. He smiled at the unsuspecting pas- sengers, banked his plane and headed back to the field. LESS than two minutes after they alighted, two gasoline tanlts destroying the plane. But no one was hurt. Briton Rejects Active Warfare Vessels Warned To Leave Danger Zones Off Spain June Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain re- fused today lo use any of Great Britain's new armaments to halt the repeated bombing of British ships in Spanish ports. He told a critical house of cm- mons effective protection oould not be guaranteed British ships calling at war zone ports unless British were "prepared to take active part In hostilities." His government, he said, felt It could not recommend action "which might well result in a spread of the conflict beyond its present limits." Chamberlain warned shipowners ,to keep. out. of the danger Rail Legislation Session's Lone Uncertainty Left Senate Turns To House-Approved Spending-Lending WASHINGTON, June 14 (AP) The wage-hour bill, bruised, battered but triumph- ant, received final congression- al approval today and congress, thinking of home, rest and campaign worries, hustled along toward adjournment. Most informed legislators said the final gavel would fall some- time tomorrow HOTTEST FIGHT IN YEARS One uncertainty remained and that was railroad leglslation-a bill the carriers by liberalizing P-fO loan requirements, and a measure establisliing an unemploy- ment Insurance system for railroad workers. Some labor leaders were holding out against the loan bill. At a, press conference, President Roosevelt said that If congress could pass any railroad legislation before adjourning, it would be help. ful. F Otherwise, only the- adoption by the senate of a compromise con- ference report on the lendlng-spending bill, 'approval of the second deficiency bill, housa action on the investigation ot monopolistic .practices asked by President Roosevelt, senate action on a proposed investigation of poli- cies in relief, and minor Issues re- mained to be considered. The wage-hour bill, which now goes to the White House for Presi- dent Roosevelt's certain signature reached that status after encoun- tering more tribulations than al- m.OEt any. piece of legislation that lias, harassed congress in years. working on two plains to haltVthe bombings which sank or seriously damaged, eleven of the 33 British vessels attacked in Spanish gov- ernment ports, apparently by in- surgent craft, since April 11. One scheme would involve crea- tion -of neutral zones for British ships within Spanish gveornment ports. The other, suggested by the In- surgents themselves, would be the deslsnation of a Spanish govern- ment port, out of the war zone as a point of entry for British ships with an international commission stationed there to see no war ma- terials were brought in. The opposition was angered by what It regarded as Chamberlain's jcalm acceptance of the bombings, and announced it would seek early- debate on the subject. Alter disposing temporarily of the Spanish question, the prime mlnUter expressed hope both Czechoslovakia and Germany would show "patience and restraint" In their crisis over the demands for autonomy by the nEzi-supported Sudeten German minority In Czechoslovakia. He added the British minister to Praha "has continued to empha- size" to the Praha government "the urgent Importance of reach- ing a comprehensive and lasting settlement by negotiation with the Sudeten party." Cedillo Reported Flown To Texas DALLAS. June erico C. Perez, who said he'was an unofficial representative of sev- eral members of the Mexican sen- ate, said today that Gen. Saturn- ino Cedllto, leader of the recent revolt In Mexico, had fled to San Antonio. He said Cedillo left Mexico three weeks ago last Saturday. Perez said that he. hlnuelf. was In this country attempting to ne-. goilatc a deal between United Stales oil companies and the gov- ernment of Mexico for the market- Ing of oil which Mexico expropri- ated from foreign-owned concerns. He said that a deal in- volving 31 companies was near- Ing completion after four weeks of negotiations. The Weather ABILENE and ikMly: (toady, rontlnntd warm today WEST TEXAS: Partly roofer In nirth and rxlrrnv uesl portion today; TfrV'day partly cloudy. KAST TKAAS: CloWy to partly cloudy, probably trallrrrd In tilrctnc fast portion loday anil NMV MKMCO: Partly cloudy loday and htiMrtay; little (haute In IrmptratDrr. OKUIIIO.MA: Tartly (lowly lo unbilled Tharcday. of Ifmprntnrt r.H. si............. 10 _ M II _ Noon MldnlsM HlEhrtt and InwtM Ifmpf ralarrs lo 9 p. m. jrilrrday. 9- and 11. dalr a ?rar aco 93 and 12. Santrl jnlrnUy :M; today today Th lish, wage minima and hour manlmi' for much of Interstate industry.'. When presented to congress in compromise from today, almost all opposition had disappeared. The house cheered when even South- erners who led previous opposition to the measure voted for It in its; present form. The final tally TM 290 to 69. In the senate, tome Southerners questioned its constitutionality but It soon passed that chamber also, without a record vote. The bill would provide a minimum pay rate of 25 cents the first year and 30 cents the second from tha start, boards appointed for each In- dustry would study the situation and recommend higher pay levels up to a maximum of 40 cents, U found feasible. HOUSE PASSES SPENDING BILL They would, however, be empow- ered to make exemptions for parts of an Industry in which unemploy- ment would result and they could take Into consideration such lac- tors as local wage scales, freight rates and the like. After seven years, the 40-cent rate would be mandatory, except that exemptions could be made upon a positive showing that unemployment would result. This satisfied the longstanding Southern opposition to the bill, which demanded lower minima la Ihe South than elsewhere, despite the fact that the compromise meas- ure says exemptions shall not bo granted on a geographical basis. After approving the measure, and while the senate wrestled with It, the house took up the lending-' spending bill. By a vote of 231 to 128, it approved a senate amendment calling for additional farm benefit payments. Then It ac- cepted the conference report In its entirety. Food Lowered To f Trapped Man, Son ASHLAND. Pa., June A retelle crew forced an Iron pipe down the rock-choked slope of a mountain coal hole tonight and low- ered food and water to a father and his 17-year-old son, trapped since early Monday. The cave-in trapped them about 300 feet down the sloped and near- ly 100 feet beneath the surface ol the ground. Using Flashlight For Task- SURGEON DESCRIBES SHADOWS OF CANCER SANT FRAN'CISCO. June lhat foretell cancer ot the breast were described to the American Medical association to- day in Its scientific eNhlbit. With a little pencll-sUc flash- light, its rays slanting over a breast. Dr. A. C. Scolt of the Scott and White clinic. Temple, Texas, dem- onstrated In movies how It Is done. The problem Is to discover breast cancer in Its early stages, when the physician Is in doubt whether the "lump" he can feel is benign I and harmless or malignant. If Ihe former, it can be removed without a disfiguring cosmetic ope- ration. Since cancerous tissue Is fibrous, Dr. ScoSt explained, it will cause the smooth skin of the breast (o dimple in peculiar ways If lit- tle pressure is applied with the hand. Slanling rays of the little flash- light clearly showed these dimples. The pictures showed how to out- line the size of the hidden cancer, by marking the shadows. Dr. Scott also exhibited a hot knife method of operating for cer. which he had demonstrated, previously to the American Medical association. The hot knife. Its temperature about 135 Fahrenheit, kills Ihe cancer cells it .touches. In this way. Dr. White explained, there is little or no risk of loosened cancer cells following the knife, to lodge in healthy tissues and later start a new cancer. He indicated that with the shad- ow diagnosis and the hot kalfe It is sometimes safe to remove a breast cancer without taking off the entire organ.