Abilene Reporter News, June 16, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

June 16, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 16, 1938, Abilene, Texas WOTTCXAtf >WM VOL LVIII, NO. 19. "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR TOES.WESKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS JT WestTexans Throng WTCC For Dedication Headquarters Is Jammed By 500 From Wide Area (See raft 2 for Rifjstralloa WTCC Ceremonies.) West Texans from Fort Worth to El Paso and Del Rio to Canadlai jammed the new headquarters home of the West Texas chamber ol com- merce Wednesday as it was dedi- cated to the service ol the vast em- pire It centers. A memorable day combining bus- iness sessions and dedicatory acti- vities culminated in an open house from 3 to 10 o'clock, when WTCC staff members were hosts to Ahi lenlans. An estimated 500 persons filed through the building during the reception period to view the re- source and museum institute and office quarters of the organization BROAUCAST CLIMAX at the open house saw not only the exhibits, but moving pictures ol 40 West Texas towns as well. The day-long program reached Its climax in one-hour dedication ceremonies from 2 to 3 o'clock broadcast over a seven-station Wesl Texas radio network. Max Bent- ley, WTCC editorial board chairman and manager of Radio Station KRBC in Abilene, was master of ceremonies. Opened by a half-hour "radio tour" of the resource exhibit, in which speakers from each of the chamber s 10 districts described their respective booths, the broadcast al- so featured dedicatory and accep- tance speeches by Abilene civic lead- ers and WTCC executives. E'rincipal address was by Lieut.' Gov. Walter Woodul, who command' ed West Texas on the big regional chamber which he termed a "cham- pion" or the area's rights and "spokesman" for Its opportunities. MCCARTY ACCEPTS Woodul described West as "an empire within Itself x x x the answer to the dream of the hardy pioneer desiring cheap and fertile land, superior climate, a home among white Anglo-Saxons, a place room." Abilene's official rpoke-naa on the broadcast was Mayor Will Hair, who welcomed visitors and present- ed the building to the WTCC as a gift from the city. was glad to selected as headquarters for this great reg- ional Mayor Hair said, "but we would not haw been nearly so happy if we had not felt that the selection was also .tor the good of the West Texas chamber of commerce and area it serves. We believe x x x that It will be of more and more service to all of West he concluded. The WTCC's immediate post president, Milburn McCarty of East- land, accepted the building as re- gional headquarters. IIUN'TIiR DEDICATES Ray Nichols of Vernon, accepting the structure as the home of tlie WTCC resource and museum insti- tute, declared "the West Texas chamber of commerce is in position not only to tell but also to show the world what we. have here in West Tixas. J. C. Hunter, president of the Abilene chamber of commerce, ded- icated the building for Abilene and West Texas, describing it. as "a big building for a big organization." Herbert S. Hilburn, president of the WTCC, declared the organiza- tion would now be In bolter posi- tion to serve in its spacious new quarters. "We know the organization will now launch an era of service greater Sec DEDICATION, 2. CoL 6 Canton Bombed CAXTON, July (Thurs- day) (API Japanese bombers raider! Canton again lod.iy In a series of attacks be- ttinning before dawn and add- ing new hivoc to China's largest southern city. U ivas btlievtd heavy loss 0( Iffe was caused. More than casualties have been rauscd by similar Jipancsc raids of the pail weeks. The aerial invaders defied a curtain of anlt-jirr i ft gun- fire which proved Ineffectual. ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 16, 1938. -FOURTEEN PAGES Vrtti (UP> Heiress Sails On Honeymoon With Husband Forbidden Her BY Irate Ship-Owner Father ColepnHost To Ex-Rangers Andrea Luckenbach, 13, tleman rider and saddle sales- daufhter of Edgar P. Lucken- man. whom she married in de- bach shpplng magnate, puts a fiance of her father, She is JS: buttonhole of Wll- heiress to Ham Dobbs, 25-year-old gen- TO INHERIT AT 21 "Let him cut us off." Dobbs said, referring to reports that the-com- modore would disinherit his pretty, vivacious, blonde daughter. "We'll get along somehow." Even In that event, however, the prospects were bound'ta be brighter in three years, when Bubbles comes into about; SLQOO.OOO from :the 'es- tate of her mother; the fbrmef- An- Marie Fenwick of Toronto. The ceremony was performed at the Great Neck home of Mrs. Ade- laide Garni, wife of the vice-presi- dent of the Grace steamship lines, competitor of the Htckcnback con- cern. Mrs. Garni has befriended the couple- many times in the four years they have been sweetheart. She had helped them find a min- ister and then get a supreme court waiver on the three-day marriage law after the Rev. Dr. William Grime' of St. Paul's Episcopal church withdrew his original offer to marry them. It was reported that he was ban-aged with protests from members of his fashionalitc congregation and friends of the commodore. With the help of friends, how- ever, they enlisted the services of the Rev Richard Hegarty. rector of the Methodist Episcopal church here. After a gala "cake and cham- pagne" reception at the Garni home, the newlyweds came here and boarded the yacht "Islam Mo- owned by the bride's half- brother, Lewis Luckenbach. June Gray Raired men, who served :L; In Texas' colorful peace officers' or- ganization half a century ago, will gather in Coleman tomorrow to swap yarns and be entertained by a pro- fram arranged for the annual con- vention of the Ex-Rangers' associa- tion It will be a three-day meet, open- ng in the morning at Camp Colo- rado replica, in city park. Thursday's program, announced ay a chamber of commerce com- mittee in charge, follows: Registra- tion; business session at which com- mittees will be appointed by Major jcorge Black of Comanche, head of ;he Ex-Rangers' association; wcl- :ome address by Mayor E. p. Scar- borough of Coleman; recognition of visitors with Mrs. R. C. Gay of San- i Anna making the Introduction. Addresses arc scheduled Friday by Col. L. C. Ctlmmins of San Antonio; and Capt. Jack Elgin, pioneer Tex- an, also from San Antonio, Colonel Crimmtns will tell of interesting events that occurred in and around old Camp Colorado. Some of his experiences while coming through :hls section In Us pioneer days wlil be related by Captain Elgin. Former Texas Ranger N. J. Jones of Archer City, who has been vtsit- ng in Coleman and Santa Anna the last several days, will tell history of Uie rangers. Texan Confirmed As Swedish Envoy WASHINGTON. June The senate confirmed today the appointment of Frederick A. Stori- ng of Texas to be minister to Sweden, succeeding Fred Morris Bearing. Sterling formerly was minister to Estonia and Latvia. FBI Chief In Crash WASHINGTON, June 15. -w- J. Edgar Hoover, director ol the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Clyde Tolson, assistant direc- :or, were slightly bruised in an au- tomobile accident tonight. Two Airmen Hurt HOUSTON June M. Rosier, 38. of Houston, and John A. of Spencer, la., were injured early tonight when an airplane crashed In a pasture at the edge of Houston. Woods To Appear At Trent Dedication TRENT, June I4-L. A. Woods, state superintendent of public in- struction, will be main speaker at dedication of Trent's new school nnd gymnasium Friday night. Also on the program is J. Bryan Bradbury, state representative for the Abilene district. Immediately following the dedi- cation, the new plant will be opened and lighted for inspection by visi- ors. "Lighting, convenient arrange- ment and pleasing Deaurv of this new school Is gaining for it Ihc name of being one of the best small school plants in this section of said Sups. R. L. Fortune in announcing (he program. VFW Pick Amarillo WACO, June Veterans of Foreign Wars selected Amarillo for their 19th annual en- campment, installed new officials and adjourned their meeting here today. D. A. Dunlavey of Port Arthur was elected departmental commander. AT ODDS ON DEFICIENCY BILL- PRICE 5 CENTS Congress Unable To Adjourn Further Trusts Established For Storm Orphans Gifts To General Tornado Aid Fund Fail To Increase Trust funds for Jess ledge, three-year-old. hero of the Clyde tornado, and Ills three- month-old brother, Darvl, .are growing on at least three fronts. The first began when an ano'nyr mous person sent one dollar to the Reporter-News. That fund had grown to S3.50 last night, contri- butors Wednesday including Wanda Lou Pruitt 25 cents, Terry Stewart Dorsett 25 cents, Mrs. Ella Howell of Coleman SI. B. C. Howel! of Coleman "A Friend" 60 Donald Dreanen Mrs. R. Lf Weeks 25 cents, George Sewell JrJ 25 cents, cash 50 cents, Earl a Hays Jl, Mr. and Mrs. H. "Lewis 50 cents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Smith 50 cents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe B. Lewis 50 cents. START TRUST FUND A former Abilene woman now liv- ing in Port Worth sent the Tint National bank at Balrd to be held in trust, and T. E Powell, pio- neer merchant and retired banker of Baird added another 15. JMr- ther contributions were asked. Yesterday it was announced two fine Hereford heifers and beginnings of a cattle donated at Merkel. Meanwhile contributions to the general storm relief fund dropped to almost nothing. The grand total rose less than J500 Wednesday. It now stands at But the needed total was Jar from reached. Ten to fifteen thous- and dollars was greatly- needed. Announcement was made Wed- nesday of a benefit amateur boxing show to be staged at the Sporta- torium in Abilene Monday night. All proceeds will go..to; the-Clyde fund. j -i-'. .f Mervin Barackman, owner of the arena, donated'his services and use of the plant.. Ray Crowell. presi- dent or the Abilene boxing club and a leader in promoting amateur sports, will aid Barackman in lin- See STORM RELIEF, Pg. 2_ Col 3 President- Prepares For Son's Wedding NAHANT, Mass., June Secret service men of the White House detail moved quietly through this sea-girt town today in final preparation for President Roose- velt's arrival for the Saturday wed- ding of his youngest son, John, and Anne Lindsay Clark. When John and Anne set out to- night to fill part of their crammed social calendar, plans had been completed for the chief executive to land from the yacht Potomac at (he historic seaport of Salem, not far distant, just in time to motor to the wedding ceremony. Hurt By Falling Rig ELECTRA. June ald Gillutn. 28, of Electra was taken to a Wichita Palls hospital suffer- ing from serious injuries received today when an oil derrick collapsed on a lease 16 miles south of here. The Weather ABII.ENT, and rarity flondy today. WEST TEXAS: Partly and Krlrtav, aormwh.i; In north HAST TKXAS: MctMty cFon.ty. probably .VKU .MKXK'O: Tardy fMndy lodtr nj Krlday; liltlt rhnntr In Irmpfralurf. OK1.AXOMA: (louily lo partly rlondy anrt HOMES RAZED BY JAP AIR BOMBS fine home In th< Tungshan district of Canton, China, this house presents Its ruined facade for the hall of death and destruction that had pouring canton for etrly two weeks. The air- man's bomb made quite an ar- tistic effect when it left these balconies hanging down for- lornly. QUELL RELIEF UPRISING AMID CRIES 'WE ARE HUNGRY' Cleveland's Welfare Director Warns Troublemakers' May Lose All Aid CLEVELAND, June quickly-subdued disturbance in a city relief office today brought a warning from, Fred W. Ramsey, city welfare director, that "trouble-makers" would be deprived of all aid A milling group of 75 persons shouted "we want food 'orders" and threatened to break Into administrative quarters. Policemen restored order. Joseph Mullarkey, police sergeant, was bitten on the hand as he arrested Mrs. Celia Maryn, 37, on a charge of scratching a woman re- lief Investigator's face. Another woman client slapped a relief visitor yesterday, officials said. "We going to protect our staff and prosecute anyone attacking re- tef staff declared Ram- sey. City officials have said emergency [unds made available last week by :he state legislature would last only :he remainder of this month, on a restricted basis, because of neces- sary payments of back rent, utilities bills and administrative salaries. R.1I AM Snnsrl :3Zi sn of lion; I J r.M MWixUht anj faurM lo 9 ttfirinj, SI and tame dale jto, and ;i. BRIGADE COMMANDER QUITS SPAIN PRAISING AMERICANS By ROBERT OKIN BARCELONA. Spain. June IS Col. Vladlmor Co- plc. for almost 16 months com- mander of the 15th Interna- tional brigade tn the Spanish war. uttered as his valedictory tonight the belief that his American volunteers made ex- cellent, if naive and Inexperi- enced, soldiers. Typical of Hie American fighters under him, he faid, was their action In training, when they wJuld shout cheer during mock attacks "like chiton." "But I like ihcm." continued the quiet, sturdy, close-clipped Yugoslav officer, who prepared today to leave Spain after lead- ing the govtmment's 15th bri- includes most of the American soldiers practically since its beginning. "The Americans arc good people. Their preparation ira.5 not good, but despite their weaknesses they worked well "Considering they had no mil- itary experience, they made ex- cellent records. They lacked trained officers and were somc- vwl about discipline. They thought when they were not fighting they needed no a good soldier must be prepared before opera- tions begin. "Take the manual of arms. The French, Czechs, Germans, Slavs, nnd Bulgarians all came with elementary knowledge of now to handle a gun. But the English and Americans had to be taught from Ihe beginning. "In action, the Americans were excellent in attack, but they haven't do you say UJ-wdurancc." Colonel Coplc has turned over his command to a Spanish officer, and Ihe remodelled Spanish army now takes full control of all the government's armed forces. The important thing for Americans, he said, is Ihe role they could play in the Amer- ican army In any future war. Lessons from the Spanish conflict, Coplc said, are that morale and people are more import.ini than arms, and that preparation for war before H actually starts Is very Impor- tant, O'Daniel Packs 'Em In At Colorado COLORADO, June )I the bigecst crowds to throng Colorado's streets in recent years Oil Output Due Further Slash AUSTIN, June oil production allowance, Increased since June 1 by well completions, wil be cut tomorrow to almost as low as at the start of the month. The reduction will be in pur- suance of the state railroad com- mission's new policy to discourage unnecessary drilling. Unlll June 1, the per well allowables had left unchanged for an entire month regardless of the number of new producers completed. The policy now in effect requires the same aggregate allowance to each field _ on the 16th of the month as on gathered here today to hear W. 'he first except for exempted pools. tft OTfcinlel, candidate for gov- ernor, in a campaign speech. The crowd began gathering mid-afternoon for an appearance scheduled at t p. m. When it was learned that O'Danlcl had been de- layed, the group remained in town until his arrival at 7 p. m. Speaking at the Ruddick park amphitheater, was heard by persons, Impartial ob- servers reported. Attending the rally were residents from a thirty- mile radius of Colorado. Hague Spurns CIO, Labor Party's Aid NEWARK, N. J.. June Support of the democratic parly by CIO unions and the American La- bor party was repudiated today by Mayor Frank Hague of Jersey City. vice-chairman of the democratic national committee. Explaining In federal court that he spoke only for himself, he said he would spurn campaign contri- butions from both groups because they fell in the class he has label- ed "undesirables'' and communistic. Crushed By Magnet TEXAS CITY. June Frank Paster. M. employed as hoisting engineer, was killed today when a huge electric magnet used for lifting scrap Iron fell from where it was suspended above him. He was standing on a railroad track the time, handling scrap Iron for ejport. Rodtwa and Eas; Texas will be exempted from the cutback, the former because of Its tri-state char- acter. The proration factor for each East Texas well has not bctn changed in many months. The commission will determine the proration policy for July after ths monthly hearing here next Monday. With crude oil stocks low- er than a year ago. Indications have been given that the statewide Saturday field shutdowns will be lifted. Six-Year-Old Saves Tot From Drowning LOXGVIEW. June Six- year-old boy dived into Lake Levy south of Longvitw today and res- cued his two-year-old playmate from drowning. Hollls Boyeit. 6. was walking with Sonny Day, 2, when a dog ran between them and knocked the smaller lad into the lake. Hollis. a good swimmer for his age, plung- ed in. pulled his playmate to the surface and dragged him to the bank. Hitchhikers Admit Beating, Robbery HOT SPRINGS. Art. June arrival of an El Paso officer today to take Into custody a young couple who they said had admitted beating and rob- bing William Woodward, 30, of El Paso after he had given them a Hde in his automobile June 7. House Passes Farm Loan Bill Over FDR Veto Rail Unemploymenf- Compensation Bill Sent To President WASHINGTON, June 15. Efforts to bring the 75th congress to a close tonight failed when sen- ate and house differed on a com- paratively minor deficiency bill carrying a to eke put funds of several government agencies. The chambers will meet again tomorrow, when leaders will make another effort to wind up legisla- tive affairs, OVERRIDE FDR's VETO Late today the house rebelled against President Roosevelt's lead- ership on a farm question. It voted 244 to 87, to over-ride his veto of Day In Washington By the Associated Press Differences over a deficiency bill blocked efforts of administration leaders to ad- journ congress. Both houses wilt convene again Thursday. The house over-rode a veto by President Roosevelt of legisla- tion continuing cut-rate Inter- est rates on certain federal land bank loans on farm lands. The vote was 244 to 81. Congress approved a system of unemployment compensation for railroad workers. The house rebuffed John L. Lewis, CIO the sec- ond time this -week, when lead- ers refused to force a vote on a labor standards bill he desired passed. BAKER CLAIMS GAS STENCH RUINS BREAD BAIRD, June tout smells are bound to get Into trouble if they just keep float- ing around long enough. Sometime ago the Commun- ity Natural Gas company adopted the practice of put- ting a chemical "stink" Into Its gas. The purpose, sweet-smell- ing enough, was to make gas leaks more easily detectable thus preventing fires and ex- plosions. But now J..L. Moore, former operator of a bakery in -Baird has filed suit against the gas' company for damages He alleges the gas leaked from the pipes, got into his ovens, and so vilely scented his bread that his thriving business was ruined. The suit is set for trial Thurs. day at Balrd. No doubt the truth and justice will be smell- ed out of the stench. a measure continuing low interest on certain loam made on e on farm land by 'on products' 'by banks, and land bank commissioners. Senator Barkley of Kentucky, the major leader, predicted the senate would over-ride the veto. A senate-house conference com- mittee settled today the touchy question of distributing 000 in benefit payments among farmers, principally growers of cot- ton, com and wheat. Each cham- ber had wanted to, divide the money differently, but conferees chose the house proposals which provide that shall go to cotton, to com and to wheat. The money Is in- cluded In the administration's big spendlng-lendlng bill, which totals When the deficiency bill came up In the senate, that chamber tacked on in various minor amendments. Thereupon conferees threw up their hands and decided not even to attempt the task until tomorrow. One measure passed today by the senate and sent to the White House would set up a system of unem- ployment compensation for railroad workers. A tax of three per cent Sw CONGRESS, ff. I, Cot 6 Cash Kidnaper Found Guilty Judge Postpones Passing Possible Death Sentence MIAMI, Ha., June _ Franklin Pierce McCall, 21, was I frmally adjudged guilty today of kidnaping James Bally Cash a crime punishable by death. Circuit Judge H. P. Atkinson de- ferred imposing sentence unlU to- morrow. Florida statutes provide electro- cution for ransom kidnaping unless a Jury recommends life imprison- ment. There was no jury because McCall pleaded guilty of abduc- Itei yes- Indicted aIsffljf murder, he was tried only cm ttie kidnaping charge he pleaded innocent -of th'e' five-year-old boy's death. MeCall, a minister's son, was only defense witness.. The state, based its case on testimony of fed- eral agents and identification by Mr. and Mrs. James Bailey Cash Sr. of the pajamas found on the child's decomposed body 12 days after he disappeared from his Princeton, Fla., home May 28. McCall explained he was tempted by visions of the ransom. He made no effort to repudiate a 10- page confession introduced by the. state. Spanish Insurgents Open Double Drive HENDAYE, France (at the Span- ish June gent armies today pressed a double drive ogsinst two widely-separated Spanish government strongholds In what appeared to be a large scale campaign to end the civil war. On the Mediterranean coast. In- surgent Generalissimo Francisco Franco's columns struck toward refugee-crowded Valencia after the fall of Castellon de la Plana gave access to the central coastal plain. In Southern Spain a sudden at- !ack on the long dormant Pennaro- ya sector northwest of. Cordoba in- dicated insurgents were starting a general offensive to put government defenders between two fires. Convict Coloradoan In Kidnaping Case BROWNWOOD, June C. Greener, M, of Colorado, Texts. was given five years here today on a charge of kidnaping Jack Lon- don, Brownwood funeral director, with Intent to extort from him. Lois Greener, wife of the con- victed man. faces similar charges as the result of events here April 6, in which two shots were fired at London as he escaped from an apartment. Greener's parents live at Blrdrflle. NLRB Plaintiff Denies 'Loafing' PONCA crry, Okla., June C. Potts, refinery employe :hose dismissal is a major dispute n a National Labor Relations board complaint against the Continental Oil company, denied In testimony today that he was discharged after repeated warnings against loafing on the Job. The question was aimed by Wil- iarn H. Ztvick, Continental counsel, as Potts went to the stand in a learing before E. R. Strcmpel, Washington, trial examiner hearing he case preparatory to an inter- mediate report. USING BACTERIA Surgeon Evolves New Technique To Prevent Peritonitis' Development Alter Operations By HOWARD W. BLAKESLEE Ajwtlalfrt Press Science Editor SAN FRAN'CISCO. June 15.- Perltonltis. the highly fatal abdomi- nal Infection, can be prevented, it was reported to the American Mcd- cal association today. The treatment Is a new principle- he use of bacteria as bait. Germs are planted at the point where perl- onitis is likely to start after an op- eration. Their presence attracts rush of phagocytes, the 'white tad- poles" which are the body's natural defenses because they eat bacteria. The phagocytes are trapped for some time at this location, and pre- peritonitis infection from get- Ing a start. The first human ases on which this unique treat- ment was used were described in he scientific exhibit Bernard Steinberg, M. D., of the Toledo hos- pital, Toledo, Ohio. There were two deaths, he said, and the causes of these were questionable. In peritonitis, he explained, germs which multiply at the site of the wound to cause the disease, produce toxins. These poisons are ultimate- ly carried to the heart, and if In large quantities their presence there causes death. By a sort of poetic Justice Dr. Steinberg uses as bait ihe same germs that cause peritonitis. He kills these germs with formaldehyde and places them In gvim tragacanth, the substance of which mucilage Is made. It prevents Ihc dead germs from being carried away by the body's fluids and holds them until the phagocytes arrive. 4 To the gum Is added xlcuronct, a type of wheat flour used for dia- betics. Its presence stimulates the human bone marrow to produce more phagocytes. ;