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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 

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