Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS' OWM MEWSMKR VOL. LVI11, NO. 24. -WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT rrtM IAD ABILENE, TEXAS. TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 21, PAGES U nl ltd frtil PRICE 5 CENTS France Joins Move lo End Spanish War Will Send Mission To Rebels After Closing Frontier LONDON, June dealt a sharp blow to government Spain today as -she fell (nto step 1 tvilh Great Britain and Italy In ef- forls to end the civil The French government was re- ported In Paris to have decided to send a diplomatic mlsEio.i to the Spanish insurgent regime JoHowincj sealing of the frontier against, aid to Barcelona, This came on tlie eve oi a meet- Ing of the subcommittee of the In- ternational "haiids-off Spain" com- mittee where Britain will make a supreme effort to start evacuation of foreign fighters from Spain mill where the question of mediation in (he civil war wilt he raised. BLOW FOR LOYALISTS A Spanish government source in commenting on the French action declared: "This might be disastrous lor us, "But then France has the prlvl- 'leEe of changing her mind again If the non-intervention plan to evac- uate foreign volunteers fnlls." The French move was Interpret- ed us an important concession to Prime Minister Neville Chamber- lain's European appeasement pro gram. This was based on the Anglo- Kalian friendship pact which in turn was contingent or a "settle- ment" in Spain. Soviet Russia remains Jhe main obstacle to the nonintervention scheme and there was no indication of what line she would take tomor row. Paris dispatches said the French frontier was closed against aid to the Spanish government nearly throe weeks ago and the decision to send a diplomatic mission to in- surgent Spain was decided upon several days ago but kept secret un- til after parliament adjourned last Friday until November. Wesrex Delegates Ask Road Projects AUSTIN, June half a hnudvd delegations, one numbering more than 400, paraded before the sUte highway commis- sion today seeking construction oi reads In (heir areas. The commission failed to issue a single order but assured each group full consideration of its petition. Delegations, by counties, and their presentations included: of farm to- market road from state highway TO about 12 miles south of Sweetwater southeast to connect with state highway 15S. Young and posed designation of a road from Graham through Loving to Jean. of highway 208 from Robert Lee north to the county line. Abilene Is Awarded '39 Safely Conclave Oil Belt Affiliates With Nat'! Body EASTLAND. June of the Oil Belt Safely Conference tonight selected Abilene to be host for Ihc 1939 conference. A two-day program was approved. May -t and 5 were set as tentative dates. L. H. Taylor. Ranger, president, appointed J. C. Watson, Abilene, as secretary-treasurer. Watson Is assistant to the president of the West Central Texas oil and Gas association. We will handle opera- tion delails of the conference. The Abilene Chamber of Commerce will have the task of financing and arranging the program of the con- ference meeting next spring, Tlie board voted to affiliate with the National Saftey Council. An- other action-was assessment of In- dividual directors for SI each for an Initial business fund. Still an- other action was to ask payment of J5 each by tos-as In the 13-county district designated for conference terrilory which have organized chambers of commerce: tills to form a fund lo transact routine business snd also cure for affiliation with the national council. WHERE TRAIN PLUNGED PASSENGERS TO WATERY GRAVES The Weather and OKLAHOMA: an.) Orntlr to MKMrm Portly tlmntr Mini lhanjrr'hnvirr crntml pflrUnni II1IV fh.infp In Inrr, of fniprnunrr jrjtrrilsi HOT H I ;i "The crack pas- senger train of the Milwaukee railroad, plunged through a. crumpling bridge early Sunday rylng at least 27 to their deaths Into a seething flooded creek and injuring about 65. Above is near Miles City, Montana, car- shown 8 pileup of four cars which hurtled Into the stream and against the opposite bank. (W) Picture.) AFTER FATAL PLUNGE INTO RIVER- 29 Victims Of Train Wreck Found is s T." f, I rn t f! <1 m ___...... ?fl 11 Survrt sunitl Others Feared In Debris 4 Victims Swept Downstream From Scene Of Wreck MILES CITY, Mont., June 29 bodies cluding five that hali been swept miles down the Yellowstone exhausted crews searched tonight for additional victims of the wreck of a fast Milwaukee railroad train In Custer creek-, 26 milts east of here. Thirteen todies were recovered to- day, seven of them from a car that had been submerged for 3S hours, and four from (he Yellowstone river near Terry, about 15 miles from the scene of the wreck. Fifteen bodies were taken from the wreckage yes- terday and last night, and the body of a woman passenger was taken from the Yellowstone river near Glendive. about 50 miles from the wreck. Custer creek is a tributary of the Yellowstone river. Workers said they believed several more victims may be burled in or beneath the seven cars ot the 11- car train. "Olympian." that plunged Into the roaring creek' shortly after midnight Sunday after a "flash following a cloudburst, weakened a 180-foot trestle. The finding of the four bodies in the Yellowstone river late today led to (he belief more passengers may hove been swept away by the rampaging almost the bodies may not be re- covered for days. The Montana state highway patrol reported sight- ing 9 body late today In the river nine miles below the wreck, but it had not yet been recovered. Train porters said five or sis passengers had been swept away. Five of the 65 Injured, brought to the Holy Rosary hospital iiere. were in serious condition. Most others were treated and released. Seven bodies were taken today from sleeper B; tourist car in the See TRAIN WRECK, S, Col. 4. Judge Rules Ring Is Girl's For Keeps, Even Though She Weds'Mtfher Mar hers He explained this theory to Bernard Berg, 29, who had" filed n S400 damage suit against. Mrs. Udelle Saundcr. 23. to whom he rave the ring in March, 1937 when she was still Miss Udelle tickles later she married another man. "When a lover gives his sweetheart a present" the court laid "he's taking his own chances that ererything will turn out till right. Let's see the ring." "I used it as collateral for a loan." said the Rirl. CLEARING BERLIN OF JEWS BELIEVED OBJECT OF PURGE Those Able To Emigrate Released; Extermination Feared For Others Rivals-Papers Soys Opponents Backed By Oil Firms. Utilities BT LOUIS P. T.OCIINEn BERLIN, June Berlin of its Jews seemed more clearly than ever tonight to be the ultimate aim of'continuing anti- Semitic persecution. Jews among the estimated seized in raids said anybody who declared his willingness to emigrate soon was released almost imme- diately from police custody. Preferred treatment was shown also to those Jewish sliopowners who readily promised authorities they would close their stores and give up their businesses. Jesvs who had been arrested and later released cautious- ly assirteci. EXPELLED FHO.M TRADING It was apparently taken for granted that such Jews, having re- nounced nil rights to making a liv- ing, must inevitably leave. Jews in suburban Weissensce dis- covered today they were forbidden to buy food from Aryans. Large red placards were affixed to non-Jewish fhop windows, apparently without Ihe owners' knowledge, reading "We don't sell to Jews." The economics ministry issued an order expelling Jews from stock and other exchanges throughout Ger- many and decreeing that brokers must engage non-Jewish agents henceforth for business on the ex- Aspermont Trippers To Pay Abilene Visit Good-will tourists, advertising the Stonewall County Golden Anniver- sary celebration will reach Abilene at 3 p. m. Tuesday. A band and 25 or 30 automobile loads of citizens will be included. Peg Springer, one of the leaders of the celebration, announced the visit. The celebration will be held Thurs- day. Friday and Saturday at Aspcr- mont. The Reporter-News will issue on Thursday morning and evening a special section in which Abilene and her merchants will salute Stonewall county. See JEWS, PR. .i. Col. 7. AFTER SON'S FDR Wades Into Work, Signs 36 Bills, Vetoes? By JOSEPH H. SHORT HYDE PARK, N. J.. June Roosevelt. Invigorated by Salt air and sun, waded today into work piled up since the days ot congress. The result by laic afternoon was 36 bills signed and seven vetoed. Among those signed was one in- creasing Ihe 1939 wheat acreage al- lotments under this year's farm act from to 55.000.000. Another measure approved was a bill authorizing the construction of 52 rivers and harbors projects, es- timated lo cost and the survey by army engineers oi 66 more projects, the surveys to cos! not more than The president vetoed two bills af- fccling war veterans. One of tlicw, on which the first work. year's cost estimated was would have Increased from to the monthly allowance for per- manently and totally disabled vet- Wednesday or Thursday night erans whofe ailments were not at- 'or Washington. Karl CroR'ley of Fort Worth made his Abilene speech in his. race fo governor last night before a large crowd. He was vivid in his description of "the sham, battle between Tap Dsncing Willy McCraw and hi sparring mate. Oily Ernest Thomp son, backed by Sammy Insul am his newspapers." The outspoken former solicitor general of the postolfice dcpartmen used no restraint In saying what h came to say. Principal object o attack in his speech was the allege depredations being made on Texas resources by "foreign" financial In levests. Crowley asserted that "Oily Thompson was being backed by twi million dollars contributed by th oil and that behlm "Playboy" McCraw Is the Insull utll Hies chain. Back of both, he said are practi cally .all newspapers, Including tin Abilene Reporter-News. DIVIDE ALLEGIANCE "In Austin." he said, "are twi newspapers, the American and th Statesman. Both are owned by tin Marsh-Fc'ntress chain, and one o the papers, is backing McCraw, the other Thompson." He termed McCraw and Thomp' son as two Charli n increase of for the fls cal year thus fur. Last year's In- crease 'wid that of 1 Receipts from tloiis so fir this year (the June 15 collections have still to show on the treasury's boots) were 000 as against for the equivalent period a year ago; mis- cellaneous Internal revenue totaled as against last year, and total receipts are as compared with NOT CANDIDATE JOSEPH P. KEN'NEDV NEW YORK, June The United Slates' plain-spoken ambassador to the court of St. James, Joseph P. Kennedy to- day disavowed any presi- dential aspirations and said If he had his eye on another job It would be a "breach of faith" with President Roosevelt. 11 Herefords Bring 18, Midland Man Is Heavy Buyer At Lewis Auction By HARRY BOLT SWEETWATEB, June Texas- buyers paid a total or 852.16 for 12 bulls and 66 at auction today by Charles W. of the herd that Is observing Its 50th anniversary, George Glass of Midland was the .heaviest buyer of top cows ottered Uktng seven for'an average of >I83. He bought the. top animal, Benson Ahead In Minnesota Voting MINNEAPOLIS, June Governor Elmer A. Benson of Minnesota led Kjalmar Petersen to- night as returns mounted in a pri- mary election .gubernatorial race with farmer-labor party leadership and new deal support at stake. When 236 of the slate's 3739 pre- cincts in today's primary were tabu- lated Benson had an advantage over Petersen, state railroad and ware- house commissioner who campaign- ed on a promise to "drive the po- litical racketeers from Capitol Hill." The vote was Benson Pe- tersen An active supporter of President Roosevelt, Governor Benson carried the endorsement of the state farm- er-labor convention which refused to consider Petersen. Irish Give De Valero Sweep In Election DUBLIN. June 20. Prime Minister Eamon de Valera achieved a long-standing ambition of gaining an absolute general elec- tion majority tonight as Incomplete returns gave his party 16 out of the 138 seats In (he house of rcpre- sentalives. Pill Rollers Convene FORT WORTH. June The fifty-ninth annual convention of the Texas Pharmaceutical asso- ciation opened here tonight with Jack Collier, Fort Worth general chairman, in charge of the program. 7th, calved for GniSSOM BUYER Ernest Grissom of Abilene was a consistent bidder, taking seven cows to add to his herd at Bear Cove ranch. Among the top animals he bought were Superior Ann 64th calved Nov. 14, 1932, Belle Stanway 8th, calved May 6, 1934 and Miss Superior 4th, calvec Feb. 10, 1935. Other buyers from the Abilene area included John Smallwood of Lawn and Mrs. Rupert Harkrlder of Abilene. Both bought sevcra1 young cows. Cal Hamner of Trent was another buyer. Bob Herrin, owner of the Hill- top' ranch at New Braunfels, took a liberal supply of cattle offered E. G. Hillman of San Saba also was a heavy buyer. Gus Farrar of the state comptrol- ler's office, Austin, bought eighl cows for his Maryneal ranch, pay- Ing a top of lor Sapphire 37th, a heifer calved April I, 1931. BULLS AVERAGE 5125 The six bulls offered averaged the top being paid bj Halbert Hogjett of Mertzon for the herd sire, Superior Diamond 4th calved June 6, 1931. An aver- age' of was paid for the 66 cows. Other buyers included the White Hat ranch, Blackwell; Winston Bros.. Snyder; Walter Soothe Sweetwater; Diamond M. ranch Snyder; H. G. Cross, Stanton; J D. Pepper Son, Swcetwater; D F. Kerby Son, Roscoe; W. J Harvey Jr., Abilene; Elmer Jordan Blackwcli; and n. B. Kirk. Black- well, The sale was conducted at the fair grounds pavilion by Earl Gar- tin, auctioneer, and representatives of the livestock magazines. Heads Of Ring SelievedloBe Nazi Officials Several Germans Charged In Trio Of Indictments NEW YORK, June government's first intensive spy in- restlgatlan since' the world war was climaxed today with the naming of 18 including several Ger- man officials. In three indictments charging conspiracy and espionage. Amar Hardy, federal district at- torney, said "the directing heads of the spy ring reside in Germany and are connected with the government or that SECRET CODE STOLEN In the general indictment the 18 person.! are charged with forming; a conspiracy for the procurement and transmission to Germany of secret information on aircraft, ves- sels and coast defenses of the XJn- Ited States. Four of those named were alleged to have transmitted a restricted code used for communica- tion between United States military aircraft and their stations. One defendant was charged with transmitting information regarding the construction of army aircraft. He Is Otto Hermann Voss, an avia- tion mechanic who Is In custody. Among those named in the in- dictments were Lieut. Commanders Udo Von Bonln and Herman Men- zel, believed to be residents of Ber- lin, both of whom are connected with the defense office .of the Reich air ministry, counter-espionage section. SUSPECTS LISTED Others were: Ernest Mueller, be- lieved to be resident of Hamburg; Capt. Lieutenant Erich Pleiffer, be- lieved to be of Bremen; Mrs. Jessie Jordan, recently sentenced to a four term in Bigland; Johuuw Holmann. hitaliwwr on .the Korth Dr. IgMlx -Thebdor, GrJebl, an American citizen .who fled to Germany during the In- quiry; Werner Gf'Gudehberg, who followed Grleby fugitive; Pri- vate Glaser, corps' Mitchel Tield, to custody; Guenther Gustave Bum- rich, O. S. army sergeant who de- serted his post In Missoula, Mont.; William Lnkowskl, Karl Schluter, Theodor Schulelz, Herbert Jaenlc- hen, Karl Eitel, and Schmidt and Sanders, first names unknown, all believed to be German residents. The Indictment said It was of the conspiracy for certain of the defendants to establish communica- tion with agents at Bremen, and Hamburg and receive instructions relating to the procurement of documents, code books, signal boots, blueprints, maps, models, notes and Information on United Slates na- tional defense secrets to transmis- sion to other agents. Quake Recorded PASADENA. Calif.. June Carnegie seismological lab oratory reported an earthquate to- day at P. M.r about 7.000 miles distant. Wall Street Stocks In Impressive Rally NEW YORK, June big- gest trading In two months brought Joy to the stock exchange loday, where for weeks the market had been drifting Indecisively !n some of the dullest trading In 20 years. Active bidding at the opening gong soon lifted many leading issues to or more a share, and although buying was sporadic, final prices were around the best.' The day's turnover rolled up to 1.0S7.050 shares, largest since April 22. The average price of 60 repre- sentative Issues was lifted S1.GO to which was above the 1938 low reached last March. Launches Campaign SAN ANTONIO, June 18-WV- Congressman Maury Maverick re- turned home from Washington to- day and opened his campaign for re-election with a speech from the rear platform of the train. His op- ponent Is Paul J. Ktlday, former as- sistant district; attorney. MERELY A FORMALITY- Summer Begins Today, Far Behind Heat's Arrival By BROOKS PEDES Regardless of what Abllenians may have been thinking for the past few weeks, summer docs not begin until this morning. Assurance on this point was given last night by W. H. Green Rt the local office of the weather bureau. The fact that many persons have been mistakenly raying "well. It looks like summer Is for sev- eral days was explained by the weather observer by citing that temperatures for the last week were somewhat above normal. Even so, highest temperatures of the year have not been recorded recently. The seasonal high was set at 99 de- grees May 29 and that record was equaled May 30 and June 3. Indications are that the summer heat propaganda which has been noticeably circulating during the I past week Is merely the annual demonstration of the citizenship in general. Now that a person can say "Well, summer is here." and not leave nny implied question, the phrase will probably be abandoned. In its stead will come the old standby; "it it hot enoush for "It's not the heat, it's n't It been hot "Bet you could fry an egg on the pave- and various others. Now if air conditioning salesmen win just use as a part of their sales talk the argument that Installation of air conditioning is guaranteed to eliminate 50 per cent, of the UlSt about summer weather, he should double his volume of sales. Another general mistaken opinion which was corrected by the weath- er man's report last night Is that today is the longest of the year. It is not. On the official weather bulletin, correct only to the nearest whole degree, June 19, 20. 21 and 23 are all the same length. The sun rises at and sets at June 23 is the longest, with sun- rise scheduled for and sunset not due until Probably sev- eral seconds longer on the preced- ing days. Anyway, the few seconds won't make much difference to people in general. They will be too busy talking about Ihe heat. Today will probably be Just as hoi as yester- day, when the maximum tempera- ture was 96, and before the end of the month the thin red in the thermometer may pass 100. On June 3D, IPM, the Ihermoni- clcr registered 110. That M enough for anyone.