Abilene Reporter News, June 17, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1938, Abilene, Texas WUTTOAS' vi. VOL. LV111, NO. 20. OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS. FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 17, 1938.-SIXTEEN PAGES PRICE 5 CENTS WITH FILIBUSTER BALKING MINTON- Congress Wrangles To Close Of Stormy Session LINDBERGH'S ROBOT HEART 'LEARNS' HOW TO BREATHE Er JOHN LEAK NEW YORK, June Tile mechanical heart Col. Charles A Lindbergh built to keep organs alive outside the body has "learned" to breathe. That development toward ar- tificial life was reported today by Dr. Richard Blng, of the' department of surgery of Columbia university college of physicians and surgeons. Up to now, Dr. Blng wrote in the current Issue of the maga- zine Science, the Lindbergh pump" Is its technical to be fed dissolved oxygen instead of as- similating the oxygen from the blood as body tissues do. Now, he added, an assimila- tion method has been develop- ed. This breathing ability Is im- portant to the famous filer's Invention In keeping alive vital organs like kidneys, pancreas nerve- tissue, which require large amounts of oxygen for survival. The breathing of the Lind- bergh heart as Dr. Blng de- scribes It Is a simplified version of the human breathing system. Our bodies take In oxygen through the lungs, where It Is taken Into the blood, and com- bined with other substances to form hemoglobin, hemocyanin and other pigments which color the blood stream. The blood ves- sels carry these substances through the body until they reach the tissues, where the oxygen is taken out and used. In the mechanical heart, the lung function is eliminated. At first, Lindbergh and his collab- orator in the development of the heart, Dr. Alexis Carrel, tried to Introduce oxygen through red cells. This, Dr. Blng said, did not work because the cells produced methemoglo-v bin "after six or eight hours, making perfuslon for several days Impossible." When perfuslon stopped, the artificial life process stopped. So Dr. Blng set out to find an- other way. Instead of hemo- globin, he tried hemocyanin as the carrier. It, he reported today, elimi- nates the trouble. Not only does it supply more oxygen than the present, method, he .said, but it Is "superior for per- fuslon over long periods." And the organs which ore being kept alive artifically can breathe it. FOLLOWING STREAM'S SUDDEN Five Believed Dead In Plains Flood ILLNESS FOLLOWS ON HEELS OF STORM ORPHAN'S ESCAPE Sturdy Donald Rutledge Loses Round Cheeks, Cries Fretfully In His Bed By MAURINE EASTUS ROE June 16 was most unhappy for little Donald Rutledga. It was his third birthday, a day he could not share with mother and daddy, for they were among Clyde's 14 tornado victims. But more than was sick little boy. His Illness had nothing to do with the catastrophe he and baby broth- er Daryl survived last Friday night while the torn bodies of his parents were tossed down in a field a half mile away. Monday he developed a severe diarrhea. He has since grown weaker, compllcated by hem- orrhoids. Many of the visitors who called yesterday at the home of his grand- parents in Clyde, where the little orphans ot the storm are being cared for, were turned away at the door of the bedroom where Donald was suffering. .Many of them bore gifts-in-the Forger Admits Banks LGS Jane Fcdc.'al cf. announced today the arrest confession of a "master .forger1" here, which they said, cleaned up a two-man combine thst has rob- bed-between 400 and 500 banks of several hundred thousand dollars. Clarence E. Mahaffcy, 33. son o! i Kno.vyille. minister, was arrested in a Hollywood bungalow last night, after a nationwide search since March 1. 1937. January 3 ifahaffey's parlnjr, Edward Lcb Davis, was captured at Wautoma, Wis. John H. Hanson, agent In charge of the FBI office here, said the swindle of the NT, National Trust and Savings bank on March I, 1937, was typical of suc- cessful operations of the pair ex- tending over several years. Hanson said Davis, using an alias, presented a check drawn on an Albuquerque attorney. The tel- ler telephoned to the attorney's of- fice and was advised the check was genuine. It Inter developed that Mahaftcy, under an alias, had made an appointment for (he at- torney to be out of town, and was in the attorney's office and had telephoned that the good. check was Hanson said he had been told the two men operated in every state but Maine. Delaware, Vermont and New Hampshire." Hanson said the two men con- ceived their scheme while inmalcs of the New Hampshire state prison seven years ago. "Mahaffey has been residing in Los Angeles since the fall of 1937. durlnc which time he would travel to adjoining states to engage in criminal activities, his most recent activities having taken place at Aroarlllo. Tex., and Reno, Nev." Garner Checks Out for the adjournment of congress tonight. He boarded a train for Texas at p. m. leaving the reins of the senate In the bunds of Senator Pittmnn (D-Kcv) the president pro tern. _, hope of making the day'happier; there...jsas W4 In money which had beeri contributed through the Re- porter-News it the suggestion of someone who sent in SI as a birth- day girt and signed only "A Child there was even a birthday caVce. None of these could cheer a sick little boy. TUMMY HURTS' The few visitors who jaw him found their hearts toucned anew with tears. He had changed from, the round-faced youngster whd faced callers and the Reporter-News camera with a bewildered .--mile Isst Saturday morning. His face was thinner, and so were his arms and legs, ivhlch K'ere quite sturdy six days ago. His brow was hot to the hand late yesterday. He cried end cried even when Mrs. R. .J. John- son, his maternal grandmother, gathered him in her arms and slow- ly walked back and forth across the room, trying to ease his discom- fort. Nor was his paternal grand- mother. Mrs. E. P. Rutledge, who also lives at Clyde, any more suc- cessful In quieting him. She also was in attendance at his bixiside. Eased for n few moments, the lit- tle boy lay tense on the bed. "My tummy he mumblpd over and over. His eyelids half closed over clouded blue eyes. CAKE PUT AWAY Three representatives from the Reporter-News went to Clyde yes- terday afternoon to take the gifts which had been sent to the news- paper tor Donald. They couldn't cheer him even with V gay striped sunsult which Flo Harper, PBX operator, had car- ried as a gift. Daryl, however gur- gled nnd smiled over a string of and white wooden beads which Flo had thoughtfully brought along. The grandparents, with wan but ve smiles, spoke their yesterday. Besides the S2< In money, there had been cloth- ing snd fruit sent from Merkel, toys which ordinarily would have BIRTHDAY, 3, Col. 6. Train Hurtles Info Red River Brakeman, Chest Crushed, Swims Out Of Torrent By The Associated Press Streams surging upward on swift rises caused by torrential downpours In the eastern Texas Panhandle Thursday were feared to have claimed five lives. Highway bridges were washed out. railway lines carried away, and roads badly damaged In heavy scat- tered downpours along the Texas- Oklahoma border of the Panhandle. FIND FIREMAN'S BODY A family of three Identified as Mr. and Mrs. Bert Freeman and three-year-old son of Wichita Falls apparently were swept to death from a bridge over treacherous east Leila Lake creek near Claren- don. Their auto'1 mobile, a pair of.shoes and a pair btftnnkstrs were" all searchers had been able to find. Swift current ot the usually-dry Salt Fork of the Red river near Wellington balked rescue workers seeking M. V. Grlggs, engineer ol a Port Worth and Denver freight train which dropped 60 feet into the stream through a washed-out bridge at o'clock Thursday morning. The body of C.. E. Burton, fire- man on the train, was found late Thursday half submerged on a sand bar In the Salt Fork 13 miles northeast of Hollls, OMs. J. W. ot Brownwood, who went to Hollis thinking the body might be that of Grlggs. his father-in-law made the identifi- cation. BRAKEMAN HURT BADLT The body was found 25 miles downstream from the wreck. Most of the clothing had been torn from It by (he current's force. After an extensive search, high- way department workers and vol- unteers considered remote the pos- sibility that three automobiles, re- ported seen heading for a washed out bridge between Wellington and Shamrock, had plunged through into the flood waters. The bridge, a slruclme, collapsed when flood waters under- mined piling about midnight. Oldtimers at Wellington said it was the most sudden and damaging rise In 35 years. Two other bridges in addition to the one at Wellington went out when the pounding drift- wood drove the pilings from under them. Dick Brown, brakemnn on the wrecked train, went down into the driving current of the river with the locomotive but struggled to safety, half swimming and clinging to a log. five miles downstream. He dragged himself from the and made his way to the farm home of Andy Bell, who summoned an ambulance which carried Brown to a Shamrock hospital. He had See FLOOD, Tg. 3, Col. J. PULCHRITUDE IN ABSENTIA- CITY'S IN JAM AWlene's pretty girls should make themselves known at the chamber of commerce office. Manager T. N. Carswell frankly admitted Thursday that he was facing a shortage of beauties to supply demands for Abilene sponsors at various celebrations In West Texas this summer. He didn't mean to Insinuate that Abilene doesn't have plenty girls of the good-looking vari- ety. But the chamber of com- merce needs to know just who they are. A bathing beauty is needed right fact today, to- morrow and enter the beauty contest at Ftet. Stockton's annual summer wa- ter sponsored by that city's churiber'.-ofx commerce. A ..24, 25 and sponsor Is needed to represent Abllene's pulchritude at the summer rodeo and cele- bration at Hectra. Invitation has been extended by Glen Clark, manager of the chamber of commerce. July 13, 14, 15 and IB, Cole- man will stage a big celebra- tion and rodeo. It is expecting a sponsor from Abilene." Then there Is the Texas Cow- boy Reunion at Stamford for three days including July 4. It Is Imperative that Abilene be represented at this event. Cactus Prick Fatal To Dunn Resident COLORADO, June A cactus prick which she received In her finger Sunday afternoon proved fatal to Mrs. V. M. Elliott. 47. of near Dunn at Thursday morn- Ing. Mrs. Elliott was brought to the Colorado hospital a few hours be- fore her death. Bood poisoning was given as the cause of death. Survivors include the husband and three children, William Reid, 19, Virgil, and Onie Sue. The funeral will be held Friday at 3 pm. at the First Methodist church here. It Is to be conducted by the Rev. c. E. Jameson, pastor. KING GUST AY 80 STOCKHOLM, June gave a tumultuous ovation today to tall, benign King Gustav V., the world's oldest ruling monarch. In cele- bration of his 80th birthday. Tears came to his eyes when his people presented to him a check for kroner a gift to help the na- tion's fight on Infantile paraly- sis. The check was In a chest Inlaid with gleaming sapphires, gold-and silver. Heiress Weds Clerk, Defying Her Parents ROCHESTER, N. Y.. June MV-Love conquered riches In storybook romance today when pretty, socially prominent Rose- mary Webster gave up a million- dollar inheritance to marry a a week clerk in a county welfare home. Miss' Webster. 21-year-old debu- tante daughter of Dr. and Mrs. David H. Webster of New York and Stamford, Conn., defied her par- ents to Marry Paul 23. son of a Cnnton. N. Y.. tailor. The wed- ding culminated a four-months college romance. M'Murry Drive Methodist leaders of Abilene named Robert B, Wylia Thursday as chairman for a 550.000 McMurry college endowment drive in the Abilene Methodist district. Procedure to be followed and date of launching of the campaign will be decided by Monday, Wylle said. The local drive Is a part of a endowment campaign of- ficially launched Sunday in all churches in the Northwest Texas Methodist conference. Methodists of the Abilene district will raise 8150.000. but of that has been conditionally pledged by five Abilene men, leaving but to be raised. Remainder of the Northwest Texas conference Ls allotted the re- maining Attending the meeting Thursday, at which Wylie was elected, were Sterling Woolen, named secretary of the campaign: Dr. T. W. Brab- ham, president of J. Ar- He Garner. Mrs. L. M. Touchstone, Presiding Elder C. A. Blckley. the Rev. c. A. Long, the Rev. "j. H. Hamblen. the Rev. C. A. Williams, E. R. McDaniel, S. M. Jay, Victor Womack. O. P. Thrane, C E. Hicks and Wylie. Thinned Ranks Of Ex-Rangers At Convention Only 18 Register For First Day Of Coleman Session COLEMAN, June inks of the Texas Ex-Ranger's association arrived In Coleman Thursday for opening of their an- nual convention. Only 18 fo the picturesque of- ficers who belonged to the most respected law organization the Southwest has ever known regis- tered today. The convention Is be- ing held at the replica of the famous Camp Colorado, and will continue through Friday and Sat- urday, Major George B. Black, Com- presided at the meeting. S. W. Cooper, secretary of the Cole- man chamber of commerce made the address of welcome and Major Black gave the response. Mrs. R. C. Gay of Santa Anna Introduced all ex-rangers present and C. H. Hufford, Coleman school superintendent, offered a toast to the Rangers. Judge J. K. Baker, Coleman at tomey, paid tribute to the ex-Ran- gers and Col. M. L. Crlmmlns of San Antonio delivered an address on old Camp Colorado. He told of the visits of Fitshugh Lee, Gen. Robert E. Lee and Capt. Jack Hayes to the old fort. During the evening ttie former Rangers heard s. concert by the Coleman high school band, a negro quartet, ftn orchestra, and a floor show arranged by Ellen Beck of Coleman. Committee appointments Include: Hadley Roberts of Albany, Noah Armstrong of Cole- man and s. N. Sparks of Milburn Oklahoma; M. Orady of Brownwood, Tom Dunagan Dallas Allen Wewlou' of Del Rio, F. B. CarmkhaeC'o'f Abilene uid John T. Oliver at Dal- las. Others registered vert J. E. Tucker of Sunset, A. T. Mitchell of Lampasas, W. H. Roberts of Llano, John Mengus of Slaton, T. J, Wood of Brady, J. J. Green of Spur, ,M. R. Cheatham of Rock- wood, Capt. John R. Hughes of El Paso and Lee Knight of Lometa. India Counts Bead From Cholera LUCKNOW. India. June Porty-four out of 48 district's in the united were reported to- night to have been affected by one of the worst cholera epidemics In recent years, Yesterday's estimate of 12.000 deaths In the seven-wecks-old out- break was raised to 15.000 out of cases. Entire villages have been wiped out as the disease spread Ihrough the united provinces. Senators Applaud Fight On Arms Race WASHINGTON, Jun? Several prominent senators indicat- ed today they would favor some move to halt the "mad armament race." However, there was no Indication the administration considers the time ripe for such an attempt. Sec- retary of State Hull, commenting after the question was discussed in the British house of commons to- day. Informed reporters the United Slates government had not ap- proached any other nation on the subject. WAGE-HOUR, CROP CONTROL, SPENDING RESULTS HAILED Burke Charges Designs On Freedom Of Press In Opposing Lobby Funds WASHINGTON, June 75th congress, which came In like lamb In January, 1937, went out jomethlng like a lion tonight with Roosevelt friends and Roosevelt foes quarreling to the last Before the senate knocked off work for the year p. in cen- tral Standard time, an angry filibuster defeated an attempt V Senator Mlnton administration supporter, to obtain more ;'or his senate lobby committee, a center of furious controversy The house, too fas the scene of much hard feeling almost until the final gavel. But members there did manage to put on somelhlnp nr a "love feast" at the very last. Chairman O'Connor (D-NY) of the house rules committee arose to praise Representative Snell the minority leader SneJl praised Speaker Bankhead. Bankhead praised Snell. and then' broad, c.ntA ram-irlfe trt tl'sa In IVla it Texans Take Leading Roles Congress' Affairs Handled Ably By Lone Star Solons WASHINGTON, June Eyes of the nation, as well as Tex- as, were on the Lone star state's congressional delegation and on Its' No. 1 Nance Gamer the 75th congress was In his remarks to lake In the whole house. FDR PRAISES RESULTS "You cannot find anywhere In America a finer cross section of patriotism, intelligence, devotion to duty and high character than you will find In the house of represen- he said. A cheer went up, and a short time later the chamber adjourned, at p. m. Previously President Roosevelt had sent a message saying that the session had "resulted In much con- structive legislation for the benefit of the people." he said, "we are making progress in meeting the many new problems which confront us." He apparently referred, other things, to passage of wage- hour legislation, crop control and a renewal of the administration's spending lending program, for which congress voted today. CRITICS CITE GAINS On the other hand, critics of the administration pointed to their ac- complishments, Including crushing defeat of the government reorga- nization bill, and elunl nation of til but a fragment of the tax on un- distributed profits of corporations. The senate's filibuster con- ducted upon tile frank and iinu bails of belnj Just that. Its leader was Senator Burke' ,jrho contended -Mlnton wanted to i violate The Weather and vlflnltf: Tartly cloudy today. UKST TKXAS: rarity ctoudy today and Saturday. r.AST TKXAS: 1'artly rlcody, srat- trrfd thnndfmhowfrs In extreme portion, narmfr In norlh-trnlra] portion Saturday patlly dandy. -NEW MEXICO: Fartly cloudy trtd.ty and Saturday, thnftdrrshnum north- rrnlrJI portion; Illlle rhanx? In temper- alurr. AM r.M 'J I H M a M 4 K M 15 II Noon .MldVrnl 73 MIcheM and loweH tKiiprraturn tc 9 p. m. jr'lenlay S3 and jame dati a jear atn. Aft and 61. have hearof some rtjT about filibusters Burke sald.i'The time has 'come for a practical ex- ample of a filibuster." Mlnton defended his course with an assertion the press had given un- fair treatment to the administra- tion. He contended that an inquiry into its methods would "not Invade the freedom of the press." Burke had things all his way, and finally Minton decided not to push his resolution. FARM POWER EMPHASIZED The adjournment tonight shifted to the cross-roads hamlets and crowded cities of the nation a bat- tle between the Roosevelt adminis- tration and the conservatives of the nation for control Of the direction of government. All the seals In the house and third of those In the senate will be at stake in next fall's, elections campaigns which find administra- tion officials opposing many sena- tors and house members. Including democrats who have opposed ad- ministration policies. The final day of the session served among other things, to emphasize again the strength of farm influ- ence in Washington. Congress en< acted, over the president's veto, a bill to continue cut-rate Interest on loans to farmers by the federal lane banks. One of the last barriers to ad- journment was cleared a little la- ter In the day by the negotiation of a compromise on a de- ficiency appropriation bill. LAST-MINUTE RUSH Nearness of the adjournment hour brought virtually the entire Hnate memixrEbfp 'o We floor and crowded the galleries. Many sena tors sought the floor In last-minute efforts to obtain passage of cherish- ed bills, or to set (heir record straight on a variety of Issues. In this setting, the senate approv- ed a final compromise on the 753.000.000 lendlng-spendlng bill bj which President Roosevelt hopes to promote economy recovery; over- rode the presKIenUal veto: adopted See CONGRESS, Tg. 3- Col. 7. session. Pew vice presidents have wielded, as great an Influence on the affairs of the nation as did the ruddy, white haired statesman from Uvalde as president of the senate Gamer was a silent but powerful figure In determining senate poli- cies. JONES AIDS FARMERS In the house of representatives, a little, bald man from Northeast Texas guided matters. He was Sam Rayburn, a bachelor from Bonham; As majority leader he guided con- troversial administration measures there. .It was the worie of-a MKiminR.- V; largely.'-to. the passage of the Man-In -Jones of' AfliiHllo presided over hearings that. lasted months to consider the Important legisii- Uqn. He fought for Its passage on'the floor. Later he. Introduced amend- ments to the relief bill which wers adopted, providing that farmers need not necessarily be on'relief to work on the WPA during their slack seasons. Hatton W. Summers of Dallas, chairman of the ..house judiciary committee, was one of the most Influential figures In congress. Chairman of the house rivers and harbors commlUee, which success- fully pushed through authorization of worth of waterway Improvements throughout the na- tion, was Representative Mansfield of Columbus. Fiery Maury Maverick from San Antonio was one of the most color- ful figures In the congress. Both Texas senators, Sheppard and Connaily, were among the most Influential members in their body. By reason of having served more consecutive years in the capital (house and senate) than anyone living, Sheppard was known as the "dean of congress." 'Spy' Squad Chief Convicted In Bombing LOS ANGELES, June Cnpt. Earle E. Kynette, former po- lice "spy" squad chief, was convict- ed today of attempting to kill Har- ry Raymond, a private detective, with a bomb. He and two fellow officers.LIeuts. Roy J. Allen and Fred A. Browne, were tried four charges, and Browne was acquitted on all of them. Kynette and Allen were convicted of malicious use of explosives, which carles a possible penalty of one year to life in prison. Kynette also was convicted of assault w.ih intent to commit murder, which carries a prison term of one to H years, and attempted murder, not more than 20 years. Fights With President Help 75th Congress W rite Political History; D emos Split On Supreme Court ie AP Future Service --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------____________ f -TI t Kress at the beninninR of the ses- _r By The AP Future Service story of the 7ith Congress Is an obituary with a moral. The moral Is that you can't tell by looking at a baby vrhat kind of a man he will become. Born January 3. 1937, the 75th congress looked for all the world like a dullard. Deceased June 16. 1938.. H has written Into the books perhaps more political history than any other congress since the Civil war. STEAMROLLER DIDN'T ROW, When the 15th congress met for Its first regular session, the demo- crats niled house and scnalc by teller than 75 per cent majorities. And Franklin D. Roosevelt, Just re-elected by the most voles ever given candidate for president, jat In the driver's scat of the deal But the steamroller didn't roll, far. Por one month all went well. The president, in his message to con- TWO MEWS ON TUB BIG CONTROVERSV Aimtntslrfttlon id illlwiulue Moving Spun" VIoUous in Ch.rltitco gress at the beginning of the ses- sion, credited the new deal with having licked the depression. He out- lined ,1 modest legislative program for continuing his There was every indication congress would give him what he wanted and get out of town before hot weather. Then, on February 5, Roo'cvelt himself tossed the first monkey proposal for enlarge- ment of lhe supreme court. Things In Washington haven't been the same since, and echoes of the court fight reverberate w-hcrcver people talk politics. FIGHT OF T11F. CKXTURY The president asked for an over- hauling of federal court procedure and personnel, spec 1 [leal ly for authority to appoint one additional supreme court Justice for every one more than 70 years old who refused to retire. From February lo August con- frress battled with increasing bit- terness. The nation joined the "leg- utlron Islative fight of the century" with "the fate of the nation at stake." Joe Robinson died on the firing line. The senate refused to tinker with the supreme court. And the president defeated, settled for a few reforms to speed up federal litigation and a law permitting su- preme court justices to retire on full pay at 10. Meanwhile, congress had done little of the work the president had planned for ft. Besides passing the two lejser Judiciary bills, it authorized a fed- eral count of the unemployed, adopted a new housing act, pro- vided money to help farm tenants buy land, closed some loopholes In the income tax taws, applied the neutrality act to the Spanish war, worked out a new scheme to aid the soft coal industry, set up a system or sugar Quotas. MATTERS LEFT HANGING But left hanging when congress adjourned August 21 were these: Spending And Taxing L'jclt Ttlb la 'ja X'crnlng wage and hour legislation, a com- prehensive farm program, govern- ment reorganization, antl-lynchtng leglslalion, expansion of the TVA idea into a nation-wide system ol regional planning. To clcr.n up the left-overs and, possibly, to revise anti-monoply legislat'lon, the president called congress back for a short special session November 15. All that meet- ing got done was to appropriate a half-billion dollars for housing. That brings our obituary of the 15th congress up to the session now second regular session, which began January 3, 1938. Bj then there were new complications; 1. The new depression. 2. Var scares. The court fight already had weakened the president's control over his democratic majority. also he was on the defensive against charges that the new deal was re- Sec CONFLICT, Tf. 3, CoL I ;