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Publication: Abilene Reporter News June 19, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 19, 1938, Abilene, Texas Fifth Of State Undecided’, Dark Horse Vote May Elect Governor • Editor’s Note: This Is the first of three pre-primary polls In the governor's race, conducted by this and several cooperating newspapers widely scattered over Texas. Others will follow July 3 and July 17.) (Copyright, 1938) By RAYMOND BROOKS AUSTIN. June 18 —Texas has dark-horse voters, as well as dark-horse candidates—enough of them to decide the governor s race in July. During the past week, as the campaign shifted from apathy to fervor, the outstanding disclosure of a check in many sections was that, with all the talk, at least a fifth of the voters have not made up their minds. That represents a bloc of around 200,000 voters, and a highly significant factor in the outcome July 23. A sfraw' poll, made by a number of cooperating newspapers, dealing with the governor’s race only, has been evaluated to the basis of IO per cent of the expected vote in each area It represnts a basis of 10.000 ballots—roughly I per cent of an expected 1.000.000 votes in the primary. Before the result is outlined, this important qualification    is    made clear. The pell covers neither the rural sections nor any    of the    five    big gest cities of Texas. It was limited to the areas of the in-betwcen-size cities such as Waco, Port Arthur. Austin, Wichita Falls, so as to strike a balance beween the two extremes, and so the returns would be comparable. The result has been that the home-town strength of Tom Hunter at Wichita Falls may run somewhat disproportionately high The home-county strength of Mayor P. D. Renfro of Beaumont -the Jefferson county poll list as a whole was tested—reflects unduly high as a basis for state-wide estimation. To the figures: Old man Undecided Voter has a firm grip on second    place. Where he goes will be mighty important in July. William McCraw is reflected slightly ahead. Ernest Thompson Is indicated about 6 per cent behind him Surprisingly bunched close up with Thompson in these returns, are Lee O’Daniel and Tom Hunter, with the new runner, O’Daniel, less than one-half of one per cent ahead of the veteran campaigner from Wichita Falls Karl Crowley, the federal flash, was far back down the stretch, with an indicated 2 votes out of the IOO. Renfro of Beaumont was running about 4 to the hundred. Clarence Farmer, the Fort Worth big-pension man, was indicated with less than i one vote out of the IOO sampled in this state poll. His home strength at Fort Worth may save him from an utter whitewash. Hunter’s big bundle OI votes was from the five-county Wichita Falls area, when he was high with O’Daniel Just below him, Ernest Thompson crowding O’Daniel. McCraw with two-thirds’ Thompson's -atio, and the number of •’undecided'' votes much lower in percentage than in other I places    4    , As was to be expected. Thompson held a substantial first p.are rar: in the Panhandle and Plains area, with the Hillbilly bandman trailing McCraw for second place, and Hunter not far behind O Daniel. Elsew’here. McCraw- stood In front, all the way from a fractional percentage to the impressive record in the McLennan county area where he was the choice of 60 3 per cent of all the people polled. And the poll, there as elsewhere, was strictly “spot,” taking the voters on a hit-and-miss oasis, with no opportunity for any campaign worker to rig the results. In that area, where the poll was taken immediately after O Darners Waco speech, O’Daniel held a narrow lead over Thompson, Out of 1,000 votes polled, 135 hadn’t made up their minds. Fifty-four said they were for Tom Hunter. Obviously, so limited a poll cannot be accurate for the entire state as an index of the total votes, and it is not so represented. Further, the undecided vote indicates possible extensive realignment. Counter- currents of rural and big-city vote will affect the actual ballot. But. on the theory that these 10,000 ballots approximate the voters* response of I per cent of the electorate, as it stands now, the state-wide See POLITICS, Pf. 2. Col. 2 OWN NEWSPAPER ®jje Abilene Reporter ~\vn UUU T. OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKE I CH YOUR WO RLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES,"-Biron VOL. LVI11, NO. 22. AtiotltM Pre aa (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS. SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 19, 1938 THIRTY-SIX PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS. fnltM Preaa (IPI PRICE 5 CENTS EXTENDING OVER ALL GERMANYMob 'EVERYBODY WORKS BUT FATHER' RELEGATED IO TIMBO TODAY-II S FATHERS' DAY rvwtd rier'dei that it was time to    I    Some    of those son* will    be wear-I    in    at    their side or into their shoes I brothers    still carry    on    In    fact,    | half    century    ago    going bs buggv ........ ,    quit^malting a ^oke out^f tother!    infthe    white rose for their fathers    !    in    business.    I    they    are    the third    generation,    their    | through    the    country    ™ What* a tribute    on    any    day,    par-1    The observance was her protest    —men    who founded not    only the T- ticuiarly on    Fathers’    Day.    What    J    against such songs as “Everybdy    I    business in which their    boys are Bv MAI RINE ROE Like father, like son! In the medical profession:    Grandfather    HollLs    having been a Like father, like son. there are doctor in the Civil War days. «    a    nrmiH    fa»h#r    Works    But    Father”    and    "Father,    I    still    carrying    on    but    the    city    itself,    many doctors In Abilene. For 45    Dr. Jack Estes Jr., Is ann    aer low in his footsteps? Father’s Day. like Mother-in-law dav made famous by Amarillos Gene Howe had Its origin in a serious effort to erase .est* a? persons who. after all, are pretty people to have around Now" which were enjoying a cer tain popularity in that day. Just look around. Doctor, lawyer, merchant, preacher, baker, teacher, tailor—in almost nice every profession and line of business sons in Abilene are paying father who is living: a w-hite one for the father who is dead, is Just as appropriate as the floral insignias which have long been associated with Mothers’ Day. There are likewise some Abi me ill* of West Texans of this section. In 1913, hi* eldest son. Dr L. W. Hollis. Jr., Joined him in the profession: then h*s second son, a young lieutentnt Just out of the lene mothers who probably are navy, completed his work in mrdi- It started in 1910, in Spokane. I their highest Wash,, when Mrs. John Bruce j fathers. tributes to their happy over sms who have chosen cine. It was rDht back rn Abilene -*<j---• - -........ --    vithvdi*    mv    r, ? r„i 2 i to honor their father* by stepping for Dr. Scott W. Hollis, too. The Dr. H H. Ramsey was a dentist    ’ automobile accident last October. But he had seen his son practicing since 1930, advising and working with him; and likewise a dentist son. Dr. Bob Estes, practicing since 1933. The Ramseys, four out of five anyway, wear a Dr on their name*. from Fort Stockton to the Menard area to minister to his patients. He is no longer active as a dentist, but two son*. Dr. M T. Ramsey and Dr David Ramsey, have their Abilene offices, and a third son, Dr. W. R Ramsey, is a physician and surgeon here That fourth son—he Just didn’t happen to make a doctor or dentist. Dr. W. B Adamson's father is a BECAUSE OF BITTER TASTE—    /    1    Merkel    Oil    Man , Three Tots Escape Poison Deaths Killed In Crash Farmer Mixes, ’ Drinks Potion LANDING GEAR LOCKS. PLANE IS 'MAROONED' Secret Police Rout Families From Homes Gentiles Afraid To Sell Food As Camps Are Filled BERLIN. June I*—UPV-A merciless official campaign against Jews. reinforced by mob action, was extended to all Germany today by secret police orders. Jews were in panic. Foreign con- J 5aid 1-12 feet’ YOUTHS SAVE WOMAN FROM WATERY DEATH Mrs. W. R. Trice, 2736 South Fifth, went under the waters of Lytle creek, north of the Bankhead highway, twice yesterday afternoon but effort* of her son, Ernest, 14, and his friend. Victor West, 15, saved her from drowning. Mrs. Trice and the two boys were having a race across the 12-foot creek. In the middle of the stream, Mrs. Trice commented to an unknown lad who was also swimming, I that “it Is about eight feet deep here.-    , “Eight feet, nothing!** the boy VACATION TIME AND SWIMMING DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN -rn Suicide Is Verdict In Strobic Death Near Benjamin . Bv HARPY HOLT ' (Staff Writer) BENJAMIN, June 18. — Three children of Julian Stroble 38-vear-old tenant farmer of the Vera community. 15 miles east of here, are alive at their home because they drank little of a bitter-tasting milkshake prepared by their father. Stroble died an hour after he emptied one of the four glasses filled with pirk-looking milk. according to A H Sams. Justice of, ♦he peace, who returned a verdict cf suicide ( IIH OREN RECOVER Funeral for the victim was held at IO 30 o'clock this morning in the Vera community. The Rev diaries Jarratt, pastor of the Primitive Baptist church, officiated. The children. Lola Jean, 8. Joe Wayne. 4, and Cedi Jeannette. 3. Teetered in a Seymour hospital, where they were rushed by Clifford Roberson. They had complained of “tummy ache." Tile two smaller children recovered quickly Lola Jean was severely ill several hour? According to County Attorney J. C. Patterson, one of the investigators of the case, when the children complained of pains In the stomach, Stroble told his wife he had given them poison and for her to get help quick. She rushed to the home of Ike Shipman, an uncle of the victim, a quarter of a mile away to secure aki. That was shortly after dusk Friday. Mrs Stroble told officers she and her husband has been working in the field all day. She had been shocking feed and went to drive in turkeys while Stroble went in to turn his teams loose. As the woman approached the house, the older daughter, suffering pain, ran to her mother and complained. When questioned if she had eaten anything, Lola Jean said she hadn't, but said her daddy had given her a milkshake. Patterson related that Stroble Struck By Auto While Standing By Side Of Road KANSAS CITY, June 18—MV-Naval Pilot Robert Slye. whoae scout bomber carrying one passenger was “marooned" over an airport for nearly four hours with a sulfates were besieged by men and women trying despairingly to get permission to go to other countriea. CAN’T BEY FOOD In Worms, famed as Martin Luther’* home, Jews had difficulty getting food because Gentiles were afraid to sell R to them. Eyewitnesses in Frankfurt said out of the way, skidded along on the grass at Fairfax airport, then as it lost speed turned up slightly on its nose and came to a atop without serious damage. Pilot Stye previously had dropped In the good old summer time it's time to play. Vacation days can be as pleasant at home in West Texas as far away, and these two mermaids are just two of the hundreds who are making the most of recreation that is at hand every day, That s Jeanelle Green on the diving board; June Brahaney just descending into the water at the Abilene Country club pool. Inviting— isnt it? The Reporter-News annual Vacation Section is included in this issue. Read it and learn how you can enjoy a vacation within a few minutes’ or a few hours' drive. SWEETWATER, June 16—(Spl.) —Dave W. Harris, 46. of Merkel, oil company employe, was killed Instantly in an automobile accident west of Trent, Just over the line in Nolan county at I a rn. today. According to reports given the sheriffs department, Harris, traveling east, had parked hts automobile at the right, off the highway. He had crossed the road and was standing beside another car, headed west, said to have beer, from Goodwin. An autorhobile driven by William L, Johnson of Abilene, traveling east, crashed into the west bound car, killing Harris and demolishing both machines. (At Abilene it was learned that I Johnson attributed the crash to tire blowout on his car,) Occupants of both the wrecked atuos escaped injury. Harris’ body was brought to Sweetwater in a Yates ambulance Funeral is to be held here tomorrow at 1:30 p. rn. at the Yates chapel, with the Rev. E. D. Dunlap, pastor of the First Baptist church, „mT, officiating. The body then will be than SOO accident deaths by the end ..Ken ovarEand ,o San Angelo tor j    J**" mles on the north central front to Harris was a resident of Merkel, j retreat today, but spent part of his time at Crane Invading forces which had been jammed landing gear, landed his —    » craft safely today without injury to old ref peelable families were rout-either occupant    cd from their bed* and taken to The plane, both wheels pulled up police headquarters police officially hitherto were confined to Berlin where they were called officially a drive to “capture anti-social and criminal elements.’* Official estimates of the number arested were lacking, except Revulsion Cuts Highway Deaths AUSTIN. June 18—UT*—Natural revulsion to ghastly tolls of violent death on the highways was credited by state police today for saving more than 250 lives in Texas the first five months of 1938. Traffic experts had forecast more of May, basing figures on last year's carnage and the mathematical ratio of increase. overboard an auxiliary gasoline tank a ’|'*por') givTn    1 renewed which would have been a hazard in 1    nrst    Jun. I -    anti-semitic wave started June I— Th »    i Inn a    fire Sui    above    th#    air 1 *5^86 tw0    *n Berlin resulted The    pla»e    circled    above    the    air- I m ,he* arresU of 460 Jf»s. of whom 76 were found to be “heavily incriminated," 26 were “without nationality," and 51 were foreigners “without proper papers." POE RED INTO CAMPS Some observers believed, however, •hat raids yesterday and today led to 500 arrests, and that an estimate of 1,000 In Berlin In the last three week* seemed reasonable. Besides, I OOO were estimated under arrest in the provinces. Official quarters insisted police were looking solely for “social and criminal elements." At Buchwald concentration camp, near Weimar, it was reported 65 army buses were arriving nightly from Berlin, filled with Jews. Other centers sent smaller contingents to the camp. A reliable source declared he had seen a decree signed by Relnhard Heydrich, aide of Secret Police Chief Heinrich Himmler, ordering a checkup on Jews throughout Mrs. Trice became frightened and went to the bottom. When she came up Ernest and Victor, son of Mr and Mrs R Q West, 433 Sewell, attempted to hold her up. She pushed both of them under. Finally Victor and Ernest and the other boy dragged the woman to a post that was about two feet under water. Mrs. Trice attempted to stand, but fell back in the water and went under again. The three boys finally managed to pull her to the bank. Mrs Trice said she was not un* ; conscious, but “lf I had gone under once more I would have been." The boys applied artificial respiration, and she went home shaken by the narrow escape of death. Dixie Witt also was in the party. port from shortly after noon until nearly 4 o’clock as Slye wrestled with the one wheel which would not snap into plftc* for a landing. River Forces • Japs’ Retreat Delay Increases Heavy Drain On Tokyo War Fund SHANGHAI, June 19— (Sunday• —UP —China’s mighty Yellow’ river. ..— ,---- .       ....______... ____  Greater    Germany. The "black book.’ a detailed rec- whfre he was employed by the Phil- almost at the gates of Chengchow, BEATING ON STREET WPA PROPOSES PERMANENT PROGRAM OF AID FOR PUBLIC Agency Asks 'Integrated, Perfected' Effort For Insurance, Public Work ord of accidents and their cause kept by state police staticlans. showed a total of only 656 fatalities through May. a saving of 86 lives as compared with the first five months of 1937. The May toll was 127 The work of various safety agencies together with almost incessant patrolling of "death corridors’’ high accident areas—by police also lips Petroleum company. The Weather ABILENE and vMtoit)! Mi*.(I) rlnud, today. WEST TEXAS:    Parti?    rJ««d<    rjrept Ihlind. r'hnwm and rooter In Panhandle played a pert in bringing about the todaj; Mnn*ia> parti> cloud? Pr«babi? WASHINGTON June 18— (ZP — The WPA decided today the timm-Dloyment problem is a lasting one and can be cooed with by nothing less than p permanent program of economic security, ....    ..    ....    ,    The    relief    agency, in a survey, explored the questions of technological tirst denied giving the children any- unemployment, industrial trends, prices and wages, then concluded: thing, then confessed giving the -No single procram will elimina’e ’he distress resulting from uneni-children poison and taking some olovment An integraded and perfected program of insurance, public himself He then turned to the lot, unharnessed his team, turned them reduction, police officials said • But we should not permit ourselves to relax our vigilance on account of the improvement,” Police Director H. H. Carmichael said. "There is no excuse for the slaughter of innocent lives on the highways and streets. I urge renewed and increased caution, especially with the increased traffic of summer and the vacation period." April’s toll of 92 was the lowest recorded this year in the "black ‘ book” while january, with 152, ranked highest to pasture and shut the gate, according to the county attorney. The body was found by Ike Shipman, 450 yards away from the house, face down An unsigned note was found on the person of the victim by Sheriff Louis Cartwright and Deputy O. H. Capehart. The officers said the note read as follows: "Let me lay where you find me.” Stroble, a World War veteran, had lived in the Vera community 35 years. Wheat Damaged Little By Rust WASHINGTON, June 18 — (JP) — The agriculture department, in a report on the steam rust situation in the winter wheat belt, said today the Texas crop had not been greatly damaged” but that “considerable ’ iamage may be done the Kamas crop unless weather conditions change. City To Invite Safety Parley Electrocuted work and public assistance will be necessary. "Under such a program, unem-; DALLAS June 18 r>-Allen J, ployment insurance could rare for Brown, 31, of Dallas, was electro- persons who lose their jobs for re- outed today when he came in con- latively short periods of time. Per- I tart    electric    terminals    of a ...    .    .    j    switchboard at the Highland Park sons unemployed for protracted pumplng station periods would receive incomes 1 —-—- through work programs. The most IhnndfphAHrn In north and mu! ffliiril portion* roolor    north    portion. EAST TFVAX: r*rtl> cloud* tod«\ and of Wild Water Mondo?, eirrpl thnndrr*hi»«rr* and root rr In northwmt portion Mondo). HEH    MEXICO:    Tort!) flood)    Intl*? and Monday, thondrrahonrr* In north contra! portion Monda); cooter »outhca»t portion Mondo?. OKLAHOMA:    Parti? cloud? In ri%*l. local thundr ravener* in ***-%» portion, cooler In north or* I portion loda?; Monda) probably th*ndrr*howcra, cooler In mat and *outh portion*. Kame of temperature >e»trnla> : AM    HUI    ll TA    I It ............ * ii . .......  a    ............ 7fl •............ 4    ............ 7ft ...J.. ft    ......    ■.. 7ft ........... 6    ............ 71      7    ............ 7ft .  ......... S    ............ un ...........I    s ........... Aft ............ IO    ...... HS ........... ll    ............ Kl    Moon    Midnight HI Sheaf    and    lowest    temperature* p. rn. ye*terda>. H and t(; »an»e date a tear asn.    97 and 74. sun«et ? rote rd *?,    7 47 I »unr1»e toda), ft..73; *un*et todav. 7:4ft. important Honan province railway junction, in a powerful westward drive along the Lunghai railway, were compelled to abandon newly won territory and head back eastward. The "no mans land” created by the great flood was widening steadily under continuing rains. Japanese military activities elsewhere along the Lunghai were stalemated by the devastating surge PM •ll rn 97 DK 93 9? Sd as 75 ta Although China paid a terrific nrice in casualties and flooded farmlands, she obtained from nature beneficial military results she was unable to win by arms. Every day s delay in the Japanese invasion is seen as a measure of victory for the Chinese by Increasing the already staggering cost of war to Japan. (Experts in Tokyo recently estimated the Chinese war was costing Japan 15,000.000 a day. The flood, spreading over 1,600 square miles of Chinese villages and farms, nevertheless has been costly to China Japanese army officials stated 700,000 Chinese have been driven from their homes. Japanese estimates that 50.000 Chinese have died in the floods were scaled down by some missionary and other neutral observers. Britain’s Peace Hopes Clouded Chamberlain Finds New War, Finance Problems To Face By J. C. STARK LONDON, June 18.—UPI—Problems of war and finance put new obstacles today in Great Britain’s path toward friendship with European dictators.. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was confronted with demands from both right and left political factions for firmer resistance but for different reasons. The opposition charges Chamberlain has acquiesced in the Italian-German propelled victory for Insurgent Generalissimo Francisco Franco in the Spanish civil war. London’s financial center turned on pressure with prospects of success for a strong government stand against (Germany to force her to pay off millions Britons invested in Austrian internal loans. Germany’s new drive against Jewa. in which many were arrested. Jewish homes and gathering places were raided and boycotts of Jewish stores were stiffened , and Germany’* threatened repudiation of Austrian loans checked sentiment In conservative London quarters favoring a political settlement with the Hitler government — one of the aims of Chamocrlain’s policy. The Jewish purge in Berlin largely overshadowed another vital Central European problem, Czechoslovakia's troubles with autonomy -seeking minorities, especially the Sudeten German favoring Issuance of 115,000 bonds party of Konrad Henlein. for a county-city hospital. The I Berlin kept the issue alive yester, box out is Caddo Peak, aith a vet- j day and today by charging a frontier violation by a Czechoslovak airplane, which Bavarians said flew four miles into Germany while an occupant took photographs of the border area. For the second successive night paint bucket squads applied their brushes vigorously tonight to Jewish store and cafe fronts in both the West and poor East ends of Berlin. The huge red-lettered word ‘‘Jew’’ was dabbed on windows and sidewalks. In some instances grotesque caricatures were drawn of Jews with their heads in a noose. The paint squads met no reels’a nee. One group was seen to administer a severe beating to a Jew tm Frankfurter avenue in the East end Callahan Bond Issue Cinched BAIRD. June 16—<Spl >—Seventeen of 18 boxes In Callahan coun-ty re’urned a vote of 475 to 381 na zi-supported I ins strength of less than 12. Admiral voted 6 to 17 against, Lanham ll to 0 against. Atwell 14 to 3 for, Hart 4 to 9 against, and Erath 3 to 4 against. At least three Abilenians will go important fact is that unemoioy-to Eastland Monday night to a meeting of the board of directors of the Oil Belt Safety conference when selection of a 1939 convention city will be made. The group will meet at 7:30 o'clock. Going from here will be J. C. Watson, 'Wendell Bedlchek and S. M Shelton, all members of the directorate. D. G Barrow, chairman of the chamber of commerce convention committee, said he would likely attend also. The Abiieninns will especially push their city's bid for the convention next year. Besides Abilene. Cisco, Mineral Wells, Graham and Ranger are asking for the conclave** mcnt. relief can no longer be regarded as a temporary’ problem to be trea'ed on an emergency baris " The WPA experts said the “outmoded local relief of the pre-industrial era’’ was inadequate to meet the jhock of a major depres-j sion. The survey said that in addition to the influences of business cycles | and technological Improvements on unemployment, the normal increase of labor supply must be reckoned with It estimated a 500,0)0 annual addition firm this latter source md I >aid It was likely such a ran’ of increase would continue ‘ for some I time to come.’’ LOOK AT THE RECORD, KIDNAPER, AND THINK TWICE— Statistics Show Risks Make Blood Money Least Profitable Of All Criminal Gains Bv JOHN LEAR    ;    Jimmy    Cash at Princeton, Fla    federal    agents    dig    up    $47,927    from NEW YORK Jure 18- P’-Wait He got the money- 610.000 but Jhere L£had a minute, kidnaper!    how much was Franklin    able    to He lQst g27 on the deal. Who or where vou are    there is    spend before they caught    him no way telling, but police    statistics Just five dollars-flve dollars    for and tile laws of chance    say you    a 111 tlp o°ys lift* Is it worth It, kidnaper? John Henry Seadlund Is about to die for abducting Charles S. Ross in Chicago. Seadlund wanted money for a good time He got $50,000 But how are there and are planning the next abduction. Why do you risk the chance? For money, you say? That is what Franklin McCall said The Franklin McCall v ho is about to die for stealing little Twenty-seven dollars—of his own money—for 15 days of trying to hide a helpless old man in the cruel north woods, for widowing an old lady, for a quick trip to eternity. Suppose you did get away with with all but 3 of 117 kidnapers* and the rest The little left to spend put you to death?    always turned Into a clue for the Verne Sankey got $60,000 for kid- federal agents, naping Charles Boettcher, of Den- ^ Qf th* $200,000 the gang c ollected ver. There was $10,000 to $12,000    for kidnapping Charles F Urschel, left when he saw the end of the    $124,000 was recovered. The rest trail and hanged himself. He lost    wasn*i much to divide among such most of the rest gambling in Chi-    a big bunch of cronies and there cago’s grain pits,    had to be “cuts" for lawyers ($10,- But, you say, you have a system?    OOO Went to a single attorney) and “Machine gun” Kelley’s gang had ! money changers: for guns and the    ransom,    kidnaper,    what    would    a system to sell ransom money to    ammunition and hideouts; for vou    do    with    it    before    the?    caught    brokers—$100 worth for $10 or K v A'Q lllllf*. nr fxv ft/ll A/VA' ID I IIvM \ I* I UU VV i ll I vc I VU V -••VY v CT -.4 {§, I I 4 Kern    H    V    “    "    _ _ .    mr    p    ||    f    '    ll    I I much fun did he have watching up vuUt you (they have caught up , some such arrangement—and hide See BLOOD mon*.*, i g a »»• ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: June 19, 1938