Abilene Reporter News, June 20, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

June 20, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 20, 1938, Abilene, Texas -WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OK FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LVIli, NO. 23 .CAP1) ABILENE, TEXAS. MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 20, PAGES tolled PRICE 5 CENTS WITH 40 DEAD IN WORST DISASTER IN RECENT Debris Cut To Reach Last Of Cars In Train Wreck Oil Men Oppose Large Increase On Production Lifting Of 2-Day Shutdown For Fields Is Hailed AUSTIN. June state railroad commission heard arguments today on how great a _ increase should, be grantee Texas oil operators in July.; Speakers at the monthly proration meeting of the commission, while voicing gratification over the re-; cently announced decision to lift the statewide Saturday and Sun- day closings of Texas oil warned against making the increase FAST CHANGES The market demand for Texas I oil in July was estimated by the United States bureau of mines ai; barrels daily, compared with this month. i Purchasers" nominations for July reported as 1.563.593 barrels dally, a'gain of barrels over June. Railroad commission engineers j estimated the current daily allow-; able, not considering the Sunday; shut-downs, was 1.588.TS5 barrels, i but the two-day closings reduced j the average to around COMMISSION CONGRATULATED j Dewey Lawrence of Tyler, an at-' otrney who said he represented; more than 8.500 Sast Texas resi- j dents over 21 years old. congratu- j latec the majority of the commis-} sio-rs for its decision to lift Sat- j urday and Sunday restrictions. i The majority is composed of; Chairman C. V. Terrell and the) member Ernest O. Thompson. The third member is Lon Smith. Ter- rell is running for re-election and Thompson for governor. j Charles P. Roeser of Fort president of the Independent Pe- troleum. Association of America, warned against to great an incre-se in the allowance for next; month, expressing the opinion that a maj- ority of the operators would have been willing for Sunday closings to be continued. "If they are lifted." said, "the commission should make a proportionate cut in the dailv al- lowable." Harold Neely. representing the West Central Oil and Gas asso- ciation, likewise oposed any in- crease of more than bar- rels dailv. Stonewall Fete Boosters To Pay Visit Tomorrow By MURLIN B, SPENCER GREEN RIVER. Utah, June feminine ists, no exponents of the theory women can do anything men can, joined four male scientists today in preparations "pus off" on a dangerous river expe- dition through the rarely-trav- eled Grand Canyon. The party hoped to get their equipment packed and their James McDonald 3rd San Mateo. Calif., millionaire, set something of a record in Carson City. Nev.. when he mar- ried his third wife half an hour after he was divorced from his first wife. Between the time of his first divorce and his third marriage he married Doris Cun- ningham who divorced him immediately. Karl Crowiey Here Candidates In Scramble For Pension Votes Hunter Receives Endorsement By Ass'n President j By United Press The scramble for the votes of the old people of Texas was cqn- j tinued by political candidates today with Tom Hunter claiming the sup- port of the Texas Pension associa- tion. Hunter, who spent the week-end j at his home in Wichita Falls, re- j ceived a telegram from Ayers K. j Ross president of the organization, sayiiig: i "Texas Pension association en- dorsed your candidacy for governor at meeting held in Austin." j Karl A. Crowiey said in Dallas that he would make 26 speeches in i his campaign, for governor this week, "on issues that are practical i and for the benefit of all Texans j and against the monopoly influences from outside of Texas that are back of rny opponents with millions of dollars cf campaign funds." i W. Leg opened his week's schedule with a. noon address at 1 Denton. He planned to speak this j afternoon at Gainesville! and to- night at Sherman. Pierce Brooks of Dallas issued a j statement condemning mechanical cotton choppers, and spent the rest j of the day conferring with backers i of his race for lieutenant governor. I Cotton choppers, he said, were I like chain stores and syndicates. I "They are good enough. I sup- l pose, for the owners and operators, j but they throw a lot of people out j of he. said. "I am against j anything of this sort." I Walter Woodul. candidate for at- I torney general, said at Denton that nation's chief protection I against fascism and cornmunism is its public school system." SADLER AT BALLINGER j during the time it is in session, j Jerry Sadler, speaking at BaOlin- j However, the returns become matter j ger on Saturday, made silk shirts an I of public record as soon as the polls j in the campaign 'for -railroad closed and we r commissioner. Referring to Coin- TO BOTANIZE COLORADO WOMEN SCIENTISTS ON DARING TOUR THROUGH GRAND CANYON From Wreck Of Passenger Flier three boats launched in the Green river here before noon. Southward 120 miles the boats, drifting into the turbulent Col- orado river, will slip into the lonely mile-deep rapids that lead, 500 miles arid perhaps 30 days beyond, into Lake Mead behind Boulder Dam, Nev, "The fact I'm going indicates I think the trip's feasible." said freckle-faced, tanned Lois Jot- ter. 25-year-old University of Michigan botanist. Added her fellow faculty member, bespectacled Elzada Clover: "I want it understood I don't think; woman can do every thing- man can do. You must remem- ber the river never before has been is the big 'n cr ;5 No woman ever has success- fully negotiated the trip, al- though several men have sur- vived it. Other members of the group are Norman D. Nevills of Mexi- can Hat, Utrh. guide; Eugene Atkinson, University of Michi- gan zoologist; W. C. Gibson, San Francisco artist, and Don Karris of the U. S. Geological survey. WARNING GIVEN NEUTRAL POWE Japan To Expand War Sector Evacuation Of Citizens Asked Instructions On Primary Given County Candidates Assessed For Poll Expense Taylor executive commit- j tee of the democratic party met this j morning in the county courtroom to i receive final instructions for con-1 ducting the first party primary elec- tion July 23, draw lots for order j cf names on the ballot, and assess 55 candidates a total of for election expenses. James P. Stinson. county chair- man, presided for the meeting. He particularly urged all committee- men to select, competant help in tabulating the election returns promptly and accurately. "I want you all to understand." Stinson said, "that it is against the law to give out any information re- garding the progress of the election FIRST PHOTO OF NO. 1 NEWLYWEDS missioner C. V. Terrell, who is seeking reelection, he said: "Terrell's high-priced press agent sent out a story saying that he wore a silk shirt in a parade. His own propaganda department is proud of the fact that he is a. silk-shirted boy. Jerry Sadler is perfectly will- See POLITICS. 10, Col. 1 Stonewall county's srooc-wili tour- ists will reach Abilene about 3 r> T Tuesday. With a band and 25 to 30 automo- bile-loads of citizens, the motorcade will be advertising Stonewall Coun- ty Golden Anniversary Celebration. It will be held inursday. Fridav and Saturday of this week at Asuer- rnont. Peg Springer, one of the leaders in the county-wide movement TO celebrate the 50th anniversary of trie county's organization, informed the chamber of commerce this morning of the visit tomorrow. Reporter-News will issue on Thursday morning and evening a special section in which Abilene and her merchants will salute Stonewa1! i county. I FDR Plunges Into Work At Hyde Park j HYDE PARK, N. Y.. June and in gay mood from j a week-end cruise down the New England coast and up the Hud-1 son river. Roosevelt I plungec today into a mass of work! mostly concerned with bills passed by congress in its dosing! Tonight Speeches Set At Breck And Albany During Afternoon Karl Crowiey. candidate for gov- ernor, launches his campaign, in West Texas today. The Fort Worth man speaks here tonight at S o'clock on the federal lawn. He will be introduced by Dal- las Scarborough. Abilene attorney. Crowiey spoke this morning at Weatherford and Mineral Weils and was to talk at Palo Pinto at p. m.. at Breckenridge at p. m. and at Albany at 5 p. m. His itinerary for tomorrow will be Arson. 10 a. m.: Stamford, a. m.; Seymour, p. m.; and Wichita Falls. S p. m. Ke moves in- to North and Central Texas Wednesday. Crowiey says he will continue to make from three to six speeches daily, going into every section of j ied at Lingleville. Texas, and will advance his candi- information as soon as oossible, URGES SPEED For most precincts, the returns should be complete within less than an hour after the closing time. They can be completed that soon if you have alert, competent assistants. It has been the policy of the com- mittee to give such returns to the Reporter-News as soon as they are See COUNTY, Pg. 9, Col. 4 Property Marking Also Urged By Foreign Minister TOKYO. June today notified neutral powers that the China war zone would be con- siderably expanded and warned them to take precautionary meas- ures in a, vast area extending some 7CO miles inland from China's coasts. General Xazushige Ugaki. for- eign minister, conveyed the warn- ing in a circular statement to all foreign embassies and legations in Tokyo which said: "Japan sincerely desires to avoid possible damage to the lives and property of foreign nationals and advises taking adequate measures alone the following lines: "First, foreign nationals and foreign vessels should evacuate the i 1 area south of the Yellow river and east of a line linking Sian, Ichang and Hengyang. "Second, -aerial and landmarks should he placed en foreign prw- erty in the and mediate information should be given the Japanese authorities concerning such Workers Abandon Attempt To Raise Car By Cranes MILES CITY, Mont., June creek, where the Milwaukee railroad's i4 hosiptals. Jlaaci-'g1 Oe dead were five- mem- bers of the train's crew. The rest were passengers. Some had been crushed, but most had been drowned when the coaches plunged into the J. W. Carr, 1 Claimed By Illness j Funeral Set For 5 Today I Mrs. J. W. Carr, 80. Abilene res- ident for the past 12 years, died of a lingering illness shortly after rnid- i night. She lived with a son, C. H. j Carr. one mile east of the city on the Albany highway. Mary Parnell Mitchell was bom in Mississippi September 28. 1S57, and canie to Texas when six years old with her parents, settling in i Fannin county. They moved to j Erath county and she was married j to J W Carr in 1878 there. Her i husband died in 1926 and was bur- The Weather dacy "on issues that are practical and for the benefit of ail Texans and against, the monopoly influ- ences from outside of Texas that are back of my opponents with mil- lions of dollars of campaign funds." Philippine Volcano Again In Eruption LEGASPI. P. I.. June 20 i Mayon volcano, after five days of loud rumbling but little activity, roared into action again today with a heavy eruption lasting from p.m. to p.m. a.rn. to a.m. EST'. The eruption accompanied by a heavy outpouring of smoke which cast a murky shadow over the en- tire countryside, struck panic among those who had ventured back to their homes near the base of the mountain. I Mrs. Carr had been a member of the Church of Christ since 1886. i Ker son here is a brother-in-law of I President J. F. Cox of Abilene Christian college. Ten children were bom to Mr. and Mrs. Carr, four of whom sur- 1 vive. They are C. K. Carr; Otto, of i Des Moines_ New Mexico: Arthur. i of Des Moiries, Iowa, and Homer of i San Benito. Calif. A brother. W. S- I Mitchell of Fort Worth, and 11 i grandchildren also survive. Funeral is tentatively set for 5 p. rn. today at Elliott's chapel. Fol- lowing the services the body will be taken overland to Longieville where another service will be held Tues- day at 9 a. m. Burial will be beside her husband. Nazis Execute 4 BERLIN. June 20. I men and one woman were execut- ed today for high treason and 1 espionage. Throckmorton Try To Test Oil Show Operators prepared today to test a showing of oil in the Jones Stas- ney et ai No. 1 C. T. Brockman. southwestern Throckmorton county wildcat. The test picked top of the satu- ration at 4.301 feet in the Caddo. Bend series, and was reported show- ing about half a bailer of free oil per run. The wildcat was to oe deepened for further testing. It is located 660 feet from the south and east lines of section 95. Comanche Indian Re- serve. Northwestern Stonewall county's deep test. Stonewall Oil company No. I Carlile. was drilling ahead to- day past 4.645 feet in shale above expected top of the Adams Branch lime. It is about six miles north- west of Swenson in section 2S3-D- survev. John And Anne On Isle For Honeymoon CAMPOBELLO ISLAND. N. June pair of hon eymooning Roosevelts found refuge today on this Canadian island where the president spent much of his youth. John Roosevelt, fourth and young- est son of the president, and his bride, the former Anne Lindsay Clark, followed the course taken a year ago by Frar.klin. Jr.. and Et- hel Du Pont Roosevelt, in corning to the seclusion o: the president's rambling cottage. John and Anne asked and got the privacy they wanted after the tu- mult of a fashionable wedding at Nahant, Mass. Here is the first picture of John Roosevelt and his bride. the former Anne Clark, taken the moment they appeared out- side the Union church in Na- hant, Mass.. afier their marri- age. John and Anne were hon- eymooning today in Canada. creek usually is a dry bed i but at the time of the disaster was i brlming from bank to bank with See WKECK, fg. S, Col 2 Three Indicted In Spy Probe NEW June Three indictments naming 18 per- sons were returned today by the federal grand jury which has been engaged in the government's first intensive espionage investigation since the world war. The indictments were based on four weeks of closed hearings, dur- ing which scores of men and women were questioned, and several months of inquiry. Two surprise Hofmann. 26. red-haired hairdresser on the North German Lloyd liner Europea and Private Erich Glaser. attached to the army air corps at Mitchel called before the grand jury shortly before the indictments were retumd. Each is now held in bail on com- plaints alleging espionage activities. Neither had previously appeared be- fore the grand jury. Girls Swept To Death In River MOTHER OF SIX Claims Child Birth Painless Under Hypnotic Spe 'I' W.- SMPERATURE AM 75; "4i 73: 71 I CLOUDY ury t TherTTiorr.p-.or Relative Humidity am 69 S4 S3 pm j 9D i LOS ANGELES. June 20 Ethel Pardie Gay- nor, 45. cradled an eight-pound baby girl in her arms today, and insisted it was born painlessly while she "dozed" in an hypnot- ic spell. She was put into the trance by her husband. Two medical doctors delivered the baby and attested to the apparent pain- lessness of the birth. A few minutes after the birth, she was chatting cheer- fully, "I can truthfully say tlat this was what might bt accu- rately termed a painless birth." she said. "I have known the throes of pain a mother endures in childbirth. I have had five others. "During the birth well, it seems like I dozed off a mo- ment, then there was a lot of excitement around my bed and the baby was over on the op- erating table. I don't think I lost complete consciousness, but T may have. At any rate, what discomfort I experienced was not to be compared wiU what I went through when my other children were She is the wife of Royal Le- roy Gaynor, a practitioner in hypnosis, therapeutics and psy- choanalysis. With the aid of an associate. R. A. Oilman, a veteran stage hypnotist, he put Mrs. Gaynor into a state of what he calls "post-hypnotic suggestion" three weeks ago. Since then, he claims to have bombarded her constantly with suggestions tha. the birth would be painless. Saturday night the hynotist- husband repeated the rormula for the last time, and then turned his wife over to Dr. C. P. Kalionzes and Dr. Grant Gold Speer. Knox Youths Killed In Highway Mishap SEYMOUR. June youths from Goree. Kr.ox county. were desd today after their speed- ing automobile overturned near Dundee. Archer county, as they re- turned home from Wichita Falls. The dead youths were James Moore. IT. and Luther O. Chamber- lain. 21. Moore died soon after the acci- dent last night. Two other Goree Hutchins. 18. and Boyd Moore, 19 were injured slightly. Jury To Investigate Election Charges PHILADELPHIA. June grand jury investigation of political graft and coercion charges acainst Governor George K. Enrle and 13 Others high in Pennsylvania demo- cratic ranks was authorized today by the state supreme court. The court named Judge Paul M. Schaeffer of Berks county to sit in the grand jury inquiry. Most of the charges upon which the grana jury inquiry was asked were made in the bitter democratic primary campaign in by former Attorney General Charles J. Margiotti, an unsuccessful candi- date for the gubernatorial nomina- tion, who was fired by Governor Earle. Two Mexican girls were drowned at the Chappia Crossing of the Colorado river, near Rockwood. yes- terday afternoon and their two sis- ters and mother were rescued by three Hockwood boys. The dead were Semoura Randon- ado. 10. and her sister. Andrea. 12. State highway patrolmen. T. A. Mc- Cann and Noel C. Wilson, reported today that the bodies had not been recovered. The two girls were wading when the strong current swept them into the river. The mother and two sisters jumped in the water and at- tempted to save them. A. W. Box. Jim Rutherford and S. H. Estes of Rockwood saved the mother and two sisters. Volunteers from Coleman number- ing more than 50 person; searched the river until dark last night. Rockwood is 27 miles from Cclernan. Wheat Prices Off Abilene wheat prices were 55 cents a bushel today. George L. Paxton announced. This is a drop of three point? from the middle of last week. Friday the market drop- tied from 6S to 65. Paxtcn said. A line indicated would include. besides north China Central China areas already conquered by Japan, most of Shensi. Hupeh. Hu- nan and Kwangtung provinces and all such provinces lying- east of these as Anhwei, Kiangsi and Fu- kien. i Ygaki's statement declared that Japanese might find it necessary i for the Japanese to attack the j I Chinese even outside the outlined i There will be no murder trials at area and therefore asked all foreign j this term of 104th district court. i nationals likely to be affected to j Both the Montgomery and Ander- j communicate their whereabouts to j son cases, which were set for this i Japanese authorities immediately, j term, have been, continued until Diplomats believed the warning indicated Japanese plans starting j All criminal cases to date Murder Trials Are Continued In 104th were campaigns still larger than hitherto seen in China. 10 Held In Poker Raid On Temple called this morning by Judge W. R. j Chapman, but none are to be tried this week. Several have been set i for the week of July 11. They jury j was dismissed for this week and j Judge Chapman will deal with noa 1 jury and appearance cases. After the calling of the docket Ten morning, Lawrence Snodgrass entered a plea of guilty to driv- ing while intoxicated. Judge Chap- AUSTTN. June men were on bond today to appear in corporation court Wednesday on gaming charges after a Sunday po- i man sentenced him to 30 days in. lice rale at Labor Temple. Officers say a penny ante poker game was in progress in an upper room while church services was being held on the floor below. Labor Temple, once a Methodist church, has its audi- torium used on Sundays for services of Central Nazarene church. The raid was made so quietly worship- pers did not know a raid was being made in the same building. Air Raid Toll CANTON. June Chinese officials declared today 4.595 civil- ians were killed by Japanese air at- tacks in Kwangtung province dur- ing the nine months from August 31. 1937, to June 7. The nine-month toll, they report- ed, also included S.555 civilians in- lured and 5.027 buildings destroyed in the south China province. jail, assessed a fine and sus- pended his drivers licenses for six months. What k Your News I. tt? CELEBRATION DAY Abilene Negroes Usher In Juneteenth With Parade Through Business Section Abilene negroes ushered in June- Ricir.g on teenth today with a colorful three- by. queen block long parade through the north side of the business section. Because Emancipation Day fell on Sunday, the negroes are celebrating a cay late. Gcv. James V. Allred made the delay official with a pro- clamation. Fun for many cf the colored folk started on Saturday and will con- tinue until the wee hours tomor- row rr-.oming. Feature of the parade was Math- ew "Hardrock" Pink, who was dress- ed in an opera hat and long tails. Sporting a red neckerchief and a toy pistol. "Hardrock" helped di- rect the parade by riding behind George "Peewee" Preston on the officer's motorcycle. There were several floats in the "parade, and all cars were decorated. one was Frances Cum- of the colored school. Heading the parade was C. A. Veteto and J. D Woodward, city officers, on their motorcycles. Behind them were the Boy Scouts who were fol- lowed by the bicycle section. Five colored persons rode horses to lend dignity to the occasion. There were vehicles in the parade bearing ex-slaves, according to Leer. Jackson, an officer of the Abilene Negro Progressive league. He is in charge of arrangements for the day. SONG. EATS, RECREATION Singing, speaking, a barbecue din- ner, baseball game, dancing and a Big Apple contest are among fea- tures slated at Fair Park. The Gipsy Smith tabernacle will be the scene JUNETEENTH, Pj. 9, Col. Each question counts 20: each part of a two-part question. 10. A score of 50 is fair; 80, good. Answers on page 3. 1. Before his recent marri- age, this man was called "Amer- ica's most eligible bachelor." Who is he? 2. Where is Mayon, the vol- cano which erupted recently and drove thousands from their homes? 3. Which branch 01 congress, house or senate, wanted to spend the most money for "pump priming" to fight the new depression? 4. What state would lose some ground if the proposal went through for Canada to an- nex a piece of the United States? 5. Is Frank Hague (a) U. S. senator from New Jersey; (b) vice chairman of the democrat- ic national committee; or (c) mayor of Newark, N. J.? ;