Abilene Reporter News, June 22, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

June 22, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 22, 1938, Abilene, Texas TEXAS' J "WITHOUT, OR VOL LVIII, NO. 25. OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD-EXACTLY AS fT f Railroad Held Blameless In Train Wreck Coroner's Jury Gives Verdict As Death List Rises MILE; CITV, oMnt.. June 21 coroner's jury returned to- nlght a vr.rdlcl holding no one to blame for tlie wreck of the Mil- waukee railroad's Olympian train while weary hacked their way through the twisted steel of a silt-filled sleeper in Iheir hunt for more victims of a tragedy that has listed 34 known dead so far. While (he Jury deliberated after hearing six railroad men witnesses, MILES CITY, Mont., June 21 I.1P) Searchers at Ihe seerie of the wreck of the Milwaukee train "Olympian" near here reported tonl-.ht two more bodies had been recovered from (tie submerged sleeper. The bodies were bcinj brought here by train. Previously 31 bodies of victims of (he wreck Sunday had been recovered. WEDNESLMY'MORNING, JUNE PAGES. Nazi Mouthpiece Sanctions Purge- 'VERY PRESENCE' OF JEWS IRKS GOEBBELS June ganda Minister Paul Joseph Goeb- bels tonight put the stamp of of- ficial approval on the new wave of nail anfi-semltism and roused a crowd of Berliners to hyster- ical 'cries of "out with the Jews- out with the Jews." Speaking at the annual summer solstice exercises at Olympic, stad- ium, Goeb'oels demanded, however, that the slate party rather than "the to solution of the Jewish problem. "But It Is a good thing we now know what concerns are declared the small propaganda minister referring to the recent smearing of store-fronts with "Jew" in red paint, "H'e will see to it lhat legal mea- sures are taken EO that soon Jews will have gone altogether. wrs; HERE GOF.RBELS "As far as those remaining are concerned let them remember to keep out of the public view. They beginning to be nuisance xxx. "If Ihe foreign press Invokes our human feelings, why we will be [lad to present Ihe Jews to them. "It people 'Why, the Jews aren't doing anything; I say they provoke us by their very presence." government minister's viru- lent altack came us the open cam- paign to drive some Jews from Germany had shown signs of abating. The German press today broke Us silence on the anll-semitic drive. Adolf Hitler's own Voelkhcher bachter declared the campaign was "an act of self defense by the peo- ple against Jews who are swamp- ing Berlin, especially from Austria." the body of another victim was Jour.d floating In the Yellowstone river f.i. Sidney, Mont., more than 130 miles downstream from Cus- ter creek into which the train plunged through a flood-battered brldje early Sunday. 26 JIODIES IDENTIFIED Sheriff Edgar Taylor at Miles City reported n short time later lhat the bodies of an unidentified man and n were found to- night in (he Yellowstone river al Fallen. 47 miles east of Miles City. With the three bodies recovered tonljht, railroad officials listed 25 identified cf 3! known victims. They named 16 as missing but said some of these probably were among Ihe unidentified dead. The task of identifying the dead progressed slowly. Physicians said all of the re- maining injured probably would survive. Of 26 persons in hospitals today, they said only six would re- quire more than another day or two of treatment Bids Announced On AUSTIN. June The high- way commission today announced low bids on 28 projects costing 324.945, construction of which Is ex- pected to start soon. Successful bidders on projects, by counties, included: Stephens, 1.2 miles cut-back Espballlc. concrete level Tug -up course e.nd seal coat on highway 15 from B-eckcnridge east, Cage Bros 514.109. Brown Eastland. 24.7 miles of asphalt seal coat on highways 23 and 187 from junction of highway 7 and 10 near Eirownwood to one- halt mile south of May and from Cisco northeast to highway 67, Ern- est Lovd construction, Port Worth AFTER NONINTERVENTION PARLEY- Spanish Peace Hopes Rise Evacuation Of Troops Agreed Simple Rites Held For Sen. Copeland SUFFERS, N. Y.. June 21.-W- In a brief, solemn funeral service ill the late Senator Royal S. Cope- land's old green-shuttered colonial home near here, his hnttefl politicians and grave-faced farewell to him to- day. 'ilie funeral cars drove then to MnhwBh, K. J.. where the body was buried in the Copland family plot. Barrows Wins GOP Election In Maine PORTLAND. Me., June Governor Lewis O. Barrows' ava- lanche of voles which buried State Senator Roy L. Fernald's bid lor republican gubernatorial nomina- tion, stood nt nearly 50.000 tonight. Virtually complete returns in yes- terday's primary gave Barrows 12 830. FcrnaM 24.381. Conferees Break Stymie, Accept British Proposal LONDON. June 21 The prospect of curbing or even end- ing Spain's destructive civil war be- came more promising tonight than at any time since the first shot was fired July 18, 1936. Nine major European powers endfng a long deadlock, agreed al a nonintervention subcommittee meeting on steps to remove foreign fighters from the conflict. Friday the subcommittee will meet again to dlscufs the cost of the non- intervention plan and a full session of the 27-natIon group is to be held shortly to approve the complete scheme. Britain sought the. aid of France and Italy, whose sympathies' r7" with opposite sides In the conflict, to obtain a lull In hostilities while evacuation commissions could oper- ate. ARMISTICE IMMINENT In the house of commons British Prime Minister Chamberlain Indi- cated an armistice was the only practical way to end International difficulties. It is considered unlikely that In- surgent General Franco would agree to any cessation of hostilities ex- cept on his own terms. Thus much depends upon his heaviest backer, Premier Mussolini oi Italy, and how far II Duce would be willing to go to obtain a durable friendship with Britain. Agreement of the British proposal to send evacuation commissions to Spain in an effort to remove fore- ign troops came when Soviet Rus- sia, which heretofore had opposed the plan, bowed to the will of the other powers. Judge Acquits Woman For Taking Money From Hubby's Pants, Advises More Raids stole the from Cecil Swain relief PR ICE 5 CENTS Rebels, Loyalists Fight To Deadlock HENDAYE, Prance, (at the Span- ish June ish insurgent nnd government troops fought to a deadlock today in hand-to-hand battling under a broiling sun In the vital Civstellon sector of easterr. Spain. Twelve hours of heavy fighting found still unsettled the fate oi hills holding up the insurgent advance on Valencia, some 35 miles to the south. Men. horses, tanks and planes struggled without gain to either side. BENSON PULLS AWAY FROM PETERSON IN LATE COUNT Minnesota Governor Tops Opponent Votes On Farm-Labor Ticket Cowboy Ball Dancers Added To '49 Parly Floor Srow For Carnival Slated The 16 members of the Cowboys' ChrhtniHS Ball dancing troup 'of Anscn arc to present a special floor fhou- al the Saturday night pre- sentation of the carnival. L. B. Jackson. of Ihe Trav- chfle Men's association, announced last nicht. Tlie traveling men are to present Ihe Wcrs carnival Friday night. Snturday afternoon and Saturday nltht to rafcc mor.ry for various chanty organizations. They arc complciln.c arr.insfmriils for a va- riety program that will be changed nt each performance. "We're finding a lot. of Interest In this typo of entertainment." larkson MM. sales arc running higher than we expected and the association members are advertising the show all over 'the territory. We're expecting not 3nly but rqmwntnUvcs '.mm Kweelwatcr. Anson. Stamford. ollirr West Texas townr (o join with us for one or more ot the YOUR ROUTE CARRIER a "Little He buys his papers at whole- sale rate, delivers them morning, ivcnlng and Sunday, makes his :ollcctions on FRIDAY and SATURDAY morning, and pays his paper bill each Saturday aft- ernoon. -City carriers are required to place all papers behind the cus- tomer's screen door (or at such place as you If you lo not gel the desired delivery please phone 7271 and call for "Circulation Depart- ment." -PLEASE PAY YOUR CAR- RIER OH FRIDAY or SATUR- DAY MORNING. You may pay as many weeks In advance as you wish. GET A RECEIPT FOB YOUR MONEY. YOUR CO-OPERATION IS APPRECIATED. ABILENE REPORTER-HEWS Cimilallon IVparlmenl. Phone 1271 Aspermont Bids City To Jubilee Stonewall Fete Opens Thursday For Three Days An open invitation (o all Abi- lenians lo go to Aspermont Thurs- day, Friday and Saturday was Is- sued Tuesday afternoon by a group of 50 Aspermont citizens here to boost the Stonewall County Golden Jubilee. Led by Fred Stockdale and Coun- :y Judge Roy G. Anderson, the boosters arrived at the federal lawn about 3 o'clock. They were escorted 'rom (he Swectwater highway west of the city limits by representatives of the Abilene chamber of com- nerce and motorcycle patrolmen from the city police department. For approximately a half hour. :hey entertained a growing group of Abilene spectators and broadcast :helr Invitation over radio station SRBC. J. c. Hunter, president of he chamber of commerce, and J. P. Stlnson welcomed the visitors to Abilene. Stlnson Is scheduled to ap- pear on the golden jubilee pro- gram Thursday. BAND ENTERTAINS The Aspermont Luncheon club band played a number of selections as the crowd gathered and later for Ihe broadcast. Official Invita- tion from Stonewall county was given by Judge Anderson and In- vitation from the general arrange- ments committee by Stockdale. A free barbecue Thursday, ro- deos, fishing, swimming. both square and round dancing and general entertainment are to be features of the program. The Abilene appearance ended three riays of booster tripping tor the group. had a lead, ol from returns of 3.058 of 3 739 precincts The vote was Benson Peter- sen 174.573. Other votes: Republican: George Leach 50301- Martin Nelson Harson Kor- thrup Harold Stassen 106.020. Democratic: Joel Anderson 2778; Victor Anderson Thomas Gallagher Charles Lethert 3.913; Michael Murray 14 812-Fred Schilplin SURPRISES A-PLENTY It was by far the most surprise- packed gubernatorial primary In Minnesota history as Petersen, who defied Benson and the party he In- herited from the late Floyd B Ol- son, fought single-handedly a par- ly In control eight years. While Benson Is an ardent new deal supporter and champion of labor, Petersen, a member of the state railroad and warehouse com- mission, had adopted a compara- tively conservative stand by de- manding the ouster of "commu- nists" from withtn the parly and advocating stimulation of private enterprise. Directors Named By Country Club The Abilene Country club has four new governors. They are Arch Baljcr, Osvctn McCarty, Jesse Win- ters and HI G. Haynic, elected last night at the annual stockholders meeting of the club held al the club- house. The nen- governors succeed c, S Hennlng. M. M. Meek. A. S. Hawes and Lonnle King. They arc to serve for a term of two years and with J P. Bohannon. c. L. Baylor. R. B. Leach. P. w. Schrocder and J. B. Wright compose the board of gov- ernors to direct activities of the club for the coming year. Tho meeting began ai 8 o'clock with a supper stler.dcd by 50 of the club members. Election' was hied Immediately alter the meal. A gen- eral cnlcrlalnmcnt program and dancing compiled the session. Japan Reshapes War Plans At Heavy Cost SHANGHAI. June (Wednes- Japan's flood-ruined campaign for quick conquest of Cen- tral china Is being reshaped at heavy cost to challenge steadily growing Chinese strength. Troops and equipment are being shifted at great expense from the Lunghai zone, where only two weeks ago Japanese were on the verge of capturing Cnengchow, which they had planned to use as a base for a drive 300 miles south along the Pelplng-Hankow railway against Hankow. Ickes And Bride Return To U. S. NEW YORK. June retary o! the interior Harold L. Ickes arrived on the He dc Prance tonight with his red-hatred bride, the former Jane Dahlman. 23. and said. 'Tvc never come back from Europe In such a happy stale of mind." Citizens Group Approves Debt Refunding Plan CC Committee To Work Out Details With City Board A committee ot Abilene citizens, called In by the Hair administra- tion lo advise on finance problems, went on record last night as favor- Ing a program refunding city's four million dollar bonded debt.. The matter has been the subject of detailed study by Mayor Will w. Hair and the four comlssioners, for four months or longer. Since 1934, the city has been pay ing Interest but no principal, on Its bonded debt. "If Ihe city of Abi- lene can, and I believe It can, I favor paying Its debts and preserv- ing its said Hair, after pre- senting a summary of the last year's expenditures and receipts for all purposes. By acclamation, J. c. Hunter, president of the chamber of com- merce, was named chairman last night. Vote In favor of the adop- tion of a refunding plan was unani- mous, and so was lhat on Omar Radford's motion that the new chamber of commerce committee, appointed at Hair's request (o study refunding; advise with the commis- sion In working out the plan, add- ing to the committee membership ai the present members deem need- ed. Tlie members are Fleming James, O. D. Dilllngham, D. G. Barrow, C. M. Caldwell and C. L. Johnson. INTEREST TOO HIGH "Abilene should be able to work out a plan by which It can meet Its J. M. Wagstatf. "In refunding the bonds, the city should look toward reduction of In- terest. The day of five per cent municipal bonds has passed." WagsUff discussed several plans which representatives of bond com- panies hive proposed for a refund- Ing set-up. not wedded to any of he said." Me added that he believed .a bond company, by rea- of being able to Into the bond., gram through, ..would have to han- dle It. C. L. Johnson, former mayor, had he believed the city attorney and secretary could handle the pro- gram. ANNUAL NEED It was estimated that on a year the city could finance a re- funding program, taking care of both Interest and principal pay- ments, the latter being reapportlon- ed over a longer period of years. suggested a levy for bond purposes, of of the tax rate would, with an Increase In valuations, take care of a refund- ing set-up. Mayor Hair, pointing lo an anticipated 90 per cent collet- lion of taxes, estimated Tax announced: collections, because of heavy delin quent pa'yments, have run better than 100 per cent the last tivo years. Included In last .nights group were Superintendent L. E. Dudley of city schools, Barrow, Johnson, Fleming James, George S Ander- son, T. N. Carswell, Hunter, w J Fulwiltr, R. M. Wolfe, W. G. Sw'en- son. Henry James, Wagstaff P c Dlgby Roberts, David S. Castle, Omar a Radford Thomas K. Hay- den. L. A. Grimes. George Bowers, George Marsh, City Treasurer Bryan Ball, L. A. Grimes, water superintendent; Joe Etherldge, Hair and the four commissioners. ARGUMENT SLATED TODAY- Testimony Ends In Cliff Slayer's Trial DEATH INTERVENES AT ALTER Death pushed Cupid aside as Harold Landy and Evelvn Schocnfeld (above! were being married in New York. Landy, stricken with a. heart attack, dropped .at Ihe feet of his bride-to-be, and despite emer- gency resuscitation, died. PRESIDENT SIGNS BILL FOR SPENDING-LENDING Not Bad Off, Cites Figures As Proof not and has not been as bad as a lot oi people believed it to be were er gov- abov ernment estimates SPEEDY P1VA ACTION The president was waiting Jor (he newsmen when they came In. He had a sheaf of papers In his hand. With those papers as notes, he That dirt would begin to fly on of Public Works Ad- ministration projects within sixty The Weather TKXASi' ---it. -nth i) cloudy rlrxidy Wrdnndnv 1 Rfar xiatralp HVDE PARK, N. Y.. Julie 21 Roosevelt an- nounced he would deliver a fire- side radio chat la Ihe nation from Washington al p. m. (EST) Friday, June 24. He told his press conference the talk would be general. He said i( would be broadcast over ill Ihe major radio networks. ind tha il prutton; Utllr lr MIAnUM iji days, now that the big bill has been signed. the prospect tor busi- ness during 1938. based on national Income figures for the first three months of the year, was definitely Improved. he had signed 45 bills id vetoed seven and would act on ten more tonight, but still would j have 337 to pass upon after that. Roosevelt also took occasion lo say that references to the last con- gress as n congress were ridiculous In view of the fact 'Pump-Priming' iled PWA, Other U. S. Agencies Set To Act On Recession WASHINGTON. June President Roosevelt's signature to the Icndlng-spendlng bill set administrative machinery 1n motion tonight to carry out the huge, new "pump-priming" program. The public works administration indicated it would be only a matter of hours before it made its first allocations from the new funds. Other agencies announced they were set for action. Secretary Harold L. Ickes. the PWA administrator, returning from a honeymoon abroad, will get back to his desk tomorrow to direct the public works program. Ptt'A received of the huge outlay. It also was given au- thority to lend up to from its revolving fund. Biggest item in the bill, however Is for work relief Jobs under Harry Hopkins' Works Prog- ress Administration. Congress was told this would permit employment 111 uuj> wouia permit employment that a large portion of the money of up to persons during the XV.-lc fnr Inanr appropriated was for loans which See ROOSEVELT, Pjf. 3. Col. 6. Canton Bombed CANTON. June warplanes killed at least thirty persons today In a raid over Wongsha. a suburb of bomb- 1 scarred Canton. FOR GREEN CORN Last Of Texas Indians Revive Tribal Dance INDIAN VILLAGE. Polk County. Texas, June [n Texas' big thicket tonight young bucks and loolhkss old men whooped It up before blaring camp fires as they practiced the ahnost forgotten green com dance of the Alabama-Sou- shaltt Indians. Fantastic figures twisted and squirmed by the light of the pine knot fire RS Chief Tal-Cal-Shek and Ihe 321 members of his last Indians In ready for the green corn festival to be held Thursday at Livingston, 17 miles from here. The old horse Lehman Would Take Copeland's Post ALBANY, N. Y.. June New York's democratic Governor Herbert H. Lehman announced to- night he would accept the nomin- ation to succeed the late United States Senator Royal S. Copeland "If my party desires me to be a candidate." NEW YORK, June lorney General John J. Bennett Jr., tonight announced his candidacy for the democratic nomination lor governor of New York soon after Gov. Herbert Lehman made known his availability as a candidate for the senatorial post vacated by the death ol Dr. Royal S. Copeland. O'Daniei Praised At Abilene Rally Ex-Governor's Nephew Speaks W. Lee O'Danlel. candidate for governor, was boomed by a group of friends speaking on the federal lawn last night to a crowd of 500 persons. Half a dozen speakers appeared on the program, for which w. E. Martin, Abilene attorney, was chair- man. Martin supplied the public addre.ss system. Asserting that O'Danlel's candi- dacy was the first thing he and Ernest Walter Wilson, another Abi- lene attorney, ever agreed on, Mar- tin introduced the latter man as tho first speaker of the night. Joe Lee Ferguson of Haskell, brother of ex-governor James E. Ferguson, was Introduced. His son, James B. Ferguson, also of Haskell, made a brief talk In O'Daniel's be- half In which he suggested that other condldates give up and with draw. Olher speakers were Llndsey Wai- den. young attorney and former Justice of the peace; Joe Etherldge, grocer and market operator; and OKar Roberts, a Midland minister. ;