Abilene Reporter News, June 23, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

June 23, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 23, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS7 VOL. LV111, NO. 26. "WITHOUT, OR OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR l-OKS WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT SPRAWLS CHALLENGER THRICE IN TWO MINUTES- ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY JUNE 23, 1938.-SIXTEEN.PAGES ClUlM rttM (LT, PRICE 5 CENTS Louis Blasts Schmeling Por First Round Knockout IN LONG TAILS Seldom k Relchfuerher Adolf Hitler, No. 1 Brownshlrt of Ger- many seen wearing anything but a simple corporal's uniform and trench coat. But he went quite formal for recent visiting diplomatic envoys, as shown above where he Is pictured in full evening dress leaving the chancellory !n Berlin. J! Oiler At Hamby Completes Jest PoUiitial gause of 80 oil per day was returned WedneS-' on the L R.'Terry et Rl No. 1 J. O. BarLlett, pool discovery well on the Jones-Stackclford county Hix. near Hainby eight miles north- east of Abilene. No.. 1 Bartlett pumped asiount of oil in 24 hours through two-inch tubing from a shallow sand of the Tannchill section at 1.590-92 1-2 feet, total depth. Cas- ing was not cemented, and the production was natural. The wildcat is located about tt mile northeast of Hamby, onty 150 feet of the Jones- Shackelford county line, and In the southeast corner of sec- tion 59-11-Ti-P survey. On 'first production te-st June 5, it had swabbed 65 barrels of oil In four and n half hours through eight-inch casing. Dewey Fox of Abilene and D. H. P.udd of Dallas, formerly of Abi- Jene. were rigging up Wednesday after moving machine to the south- east, of a diagonal offset on the P. W. Shotwell farm. The offset will be in Shackclford county, and is staked 15p feet out of the north- west corner of the Shotwell 80- acre tract lying In sections 9, BAL survey, and survey. In western Fisher county, test- Ins of a cement squeeze plug in the bottom four feet of the Forest De- velopment Corporation and Daube No. 1 L. G. Bennett, wildcat dis- covery three miles southwest of Rotan, to determine whether It will be effective. Saturation had been cored at 3.685-95 feet tn Noorllo lime with bottom of the hole at 3699 County Assures Farmers Aid In War On Hoppers Court Votes To Bear Portion Of Poison Expense Taylor county farmers yesterday were assured the support of the commissioners court In a fight to finish against the season's most serious grasshopper threat. After visiting infested areas, the court voted to help defray expenses in securing poison used In killing the hoppers. This hcip came at a time when all other agencies en- gaged In the business were "snowed under." The court will furnish labor to mix poison and will underwrite expenses to cut the cost in half for fanners. Where farmers were pay- ing 40 cents for 50 pounds of dry mix, they will pay only 20 cents now. it was explained. This move was made to make it possible to ecure more poison, the county bearing the extra cost. RAIDING ROW CROPS (lying kind raided young row crops aft- er beinj driven Irom fields of grain by harvest. Heretofore most of the damage has been from jumbo hop- pers. Kr.ox Parr, county agent, explain- ed that it is best to put out poison curly in the morning, preferablv from daylight to 8 a. m. He said the poison .should be sowed broad- cast from five to 10 pounds per over strips 75 to 100 yards wide. DALHART.. June tional federal aid is being-thrown into the IMH against the grass- hopper menace hi four northeast- ern panhandle counties, it was an- nounced today. Emergency state'aid is. being con-, tinned- 'i. Miller, federal entomologist, said the government would furnish sawdust and cottonseed hulls for mixing with federal-furnished bran and scdium arsrnite to make bait. Lt. Col. Nat Perrine, of the ad- jutant general's office at Austin, announced {he use of 40 national guard trucks that came to this area two weeks would be con- tinued until July 2. Hcckney Given Office (n State Police Body EL PASO, June J. Lacy, Houston crimlnologist, suc- ceeded R. T. Redies of Abilene as president of division of the International Association for Identification and Port Worth was selected as the 1933 convention site at the closing session of the asso- ciation convention Wednesday aft- ernoon. Dallas was named the convention city for the -fist annual meeting of the city marshals and chiefs of police union of Texas Wednesday, morning at the closing session of the 40th meeting of the union held here. Chief of Police L. B. Maddox of Beaumont was elected president to succeed J. M. Rooney of Golves- ton. Oilier officers electee! includ- ed: Chief of Police T. A. Hackney of Abilene, third vice president, and I Chief of Police George C. Flourney 1 of Stamford, sergeant-at-arms. As Jubilee I h ABILENE PAYS TRIBUTE JO STONEWALL COUNTY Abilene salutes Stonewall Today marks the opening of Stonewall county's Golden An- niversary celebration in Asper- mont. Three days will be bill- ed with a varied program thai, will bring fun and entertain- ment to all West Texans. It commemorates the 50th year of Sbmetran county as an organiz- ed governmental unit. The merchants of Abilene, in this Issue of The Reporter News SALUTE STONEWALL COUNTY In their advertising. The people of Abilene and all of West Texas salute the peo- ple of that county. The Re- porter-News West Texas' Own this Interesting, steadily developing county whose history Is so typ- ically West Texas, and pi-edict tor stonewall': second half- century development greater than that already jhown. On Pages 9. 10, 11 and 16 of this Issue of The Reporter- News will be found the story of Stonewall county's beginning, and growth; of things happen- ing today in Aspermont, Old Glory, Swenson and Peacock; the life stories of some of the county's earliest and tta program for these three days of fun and felbwshtp. AS NEW DEAL SPENDING Business Rise Forecast 'ECONOMIC SKIES DEFINITELY CLEARING; ROPER OBSERVES Commerce Department Survey Shows Wholesale inventories Below 1937 WASHINGTON, June of better buslnest won were Issued today by administration officials while the lendlng-spenritne program's first big scoops full of federal cash were ladled out-to'hun- dreds of cities and towns by the Public Works Administration "The economic skies are definitely said Secretary'of Com- merce Roper. He asserted that business statistics indicated up- ABILENE MEN HOPEFUL FDR DIAGNOSIS OK feet. CITY Vour rouie carrier Is required quired lo pay his pnpcr bill each week on Saturday afternoon. He will make his collections each week from Friday morning until Saturday noon. When he calls on you, PLEXSE PAV HIM. You may pay tor as weeks in advance as you wish. BE SURE YOU GET RECEIPT FOR YOUR MONEY. We will appreciate your co- operation so that your carrier can give routine service to YOU and Hie company. ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS Circulation Department Phone 7J71 Cooling Showers Fall In West Texas Light showers and easterly breezes brought relief to central West Texas heat sufferers Wed- nesday. Winds blowing over Abilene from a shower cast of Abilene caused the temperature at Ihe weather bureau to drop from 96 degrees at 2 o'clock (o 87 at 3 o'clock. At the airport weather station. .03 inch of precipitation was rec- orded, although none was received in Abilene. Showers were visible In several other areas, observers at the airport reported. At Stamford an estimated one- half Inch rain was received, bene- fiting row and feed crops. Ihe Weather By BROOKS FEDEX If there has been any national improvement in business conditions recently it hasn't made appearance in Abilene yet, and where there has been improvement it has not been ,due.: to' fte or other government efforts. Those opinions are the consensus-Jjofeva cross section pi Abilene business men Interviewed yesterday. The local business men were in- terviewed after President Roosevelt had stated to a press conference In Hyde Park.that Industrial and agri- cultural conditions were improved. The men interviewed were unani- mous In the opinion that there has been no perceptible change in con- ditions here recently. They were also unanimous in expecting bene- ficial results from thj gigantic gov- ernment spending campaign. David S. Castle, architect who works both in Abilene and surround- ing districts, commented that it was too early yet to expect results from the new government money. have been working on quite a num- ber of projects in anticipation of federal grants, but we haven't had time to get actual construction start- ed he said. "I do believe that we will feel very definite benefits from the program within a few months." EXPECT FALL GAINS F. C. Hughes, automobile distribu- tor, said "I just hops he (Roose- velt) is right, but >e felt anything yet. There has been no de- finite change in either direction re- cently. Naturally, we are expecting some improvement in the fall, but I don't know whether or not that will be due to the government." Banker Henry James agreed that there has been Improvement In the financial situation of this section re- cently, but was not sure that It had any bearing on the national condi- tion. "The wheat harvest has put some new money into circulation." he satd. "It seems tmusualy busy this year and has brought a definite Improvement considering the sea- son. But that Is purely local and doesn't seem directly connected with the national picture. expect a more decided pick up In the fall, when other crops will be coming tn." H. J. Morcland. owner of a bottling company here. Is another who definite improvement, but does not credit It to national Improvement "We arc having a nice increase over last year's business." he comment- ed, "but I think we're Just working harder than we have been.'' IN HARDWARE LINE John Pcchacck, hardware mer- chant, said "things are still pretty quiet In this business. They haven't Set OPINIONS, Pf. 2. Col. 3 Atlll.KNK and TTiamday pirtTr rlonjy. Varlly flnndy Than- day aM Krldsv. K.IST f.irlly rlndrfj Thtm- ami I'tlrtiy, prnMbly Minu- rrt In tnmTi portion Hrnllr In frfyh tnnth nn thf rent. RKI.MtOM.V: Vjirll) rTnndy In nntrllled jsn.1 -N'F.U1 .llE.VtrO: rfrtiMj- day mid rrlrtajr. nnrth ffnlrAl rcrlton; IIMir rhflnsr ft Irmr-fralnrr noi n 71 is :i 51 HI S7 .11 31 Illthtti 10 II MMnktil sunrise Ditl lodn. turn by fail, If not A commerce department survey showed, he said, that wholesale in- ventories had dropped nine per cent since February, arid were 24.5 per cent lower than a year ago. SOFT PEDAL PBOBE At the word was passed that administration advisers were taking steps to see that the expected business, improvement ihould not be hampered by the coming investigation of monopo- listic practices. Jerome Prank, who will represent the securities and exchange com'mission on trie com- mittee of; disclosed i that- have held conferences with Industrial leaders and-'assuredi them- that no anti- trust "witch-hunt" was in prospect. Senator Hatch also pre- dicted much better business by fall, meanwhile got behind the fre- quently heard proposal that the federal government keep always ready a program of public works to be put Into operation whenever em- ployment begins to lag. The pro- posal will be given detailed consid- eration when the senate unemploy- ment committee meets In the fall, Hatch said. Only .1 tew hours after the spendlng-lending bill was signed by President Roosevelt. PWA announced day the first of a series of al- lotments for construction work. I.oans nnd grants totaling SM.SZS were made for 590 pro- jects, estimated to cost a total of counting local contributions. Between now and Saturday, PWA expects to allot 5113.000.000 more. Later, still further loans and grants will be made. PWA has for this purpose. Three Allotments For West Texas Three public works administra- tion allotments in West Texas were announced Wednesday. They included a waterworks pro- ject at Big Spring. S225.000 grant: Hoskcll. S45.COO and Winters school. grant and 000 loan. Construction work on the Haslcell project was slarted several months ago on alternate plans that will permit planned additions and more complete equipment made possible by the PWA grant. The county had voted a bond issue last sum- mer to finance Us pan of the hos- pital. Blonton Mystery Clew T'-sipated BROWNSVILLE. June Another lead in the Blanton disap- pearance mystery apparently blew up today when members o! the fam- ily failed to Identify a skeleton found near San Benito as that of either Luther or John Blanton. A Mexican laborer found the skeleton late yesterday. 0' TURBQU? NEW YORK, June Federal authorities' started ac- tion today to prevent publication of .-articles by Leon G. Turrou, former ace G-man, advertised as the "authentic Inside story" of the indictment of. IS members of an alleged German spy ring." Federal Judge Murray Hulbert signed an order late today di- rectln? the New'.York Post to show cause tomorrow why it should not be restrained from printing the article.5, scheduled to begin tomorrow. For many years a star agent of 'the bureau of investigation, Turrou spent four months In- vestigating the espionage case. As soon as Indictments were re- turned, he announced hts resig- nation to wire a series of ar- ticles and join a private inves- tigating firm. Assessed Black In Crag Slaying 'Jury Deliberates Thirty Minutes, Returns Verdict By JACK B. KRUEGER ALPINE, June less than 30 minutes today a Jury of tanned West Texans found Fran- cis Marlon Black Jr.. guilty of pushing Marvin Dale Noblitt, 13, lo his death from a 400-foot cliff, and voted to send the former University of Kansas student to the electric chair. The jury upon the state's stern demand for a death penalty afler Black, 2S, confessed he pushed the tousle-haired boy to death in the lonely Big Bend mountains to collect an Insurance policy. KILLER STARS COLLAPSE Mrs. Bobble Smith, widowed mother of the boy who satd she had put her Eon In Black's care In order to find him a better home than she could provide, was not In the courtroom to hear the death verdict. She paced a hallway out- side. Black, apparently about to col- lapse, was led quickly Irom the courtroom to the nearby Brewster county Jail after the verdict was read. He stared straight ahead. He was alone when the verdict was brought in. His wife, 22-year-old Guinevere Kern and his mother, Mrs. Edna M. Black Sr., of Kincaid, Kans., were not In the courtroom. FILES APPEAL The jury of West Texas ranch- ers and small holiness men re- ceived the ease at a. m. They, took an hour for lunch, retired 1 p. m., and had their verdict ready Ixfpre There a-, Ions deltnw, ''V Attorneys for the defense said they had filed an appeal and would carry It to the last court. The date for sentencing Black Is Indefinite until the court entertains a possible motion for a new trial. Negro Champ Ends Fight In Record Time German's Handlers Throw In Towef At Count Of 'Eight' On Last Knockdown By ALAN GOULD YANKEE STADIUM, NEW YORK, June The Brown Bomber came back alt the way back with an explosion that electrified the fight world and smashed Ger- many s Max Schmeling- into a helpless, sprawling figure of de- feat in less than one round. Dusky Joe Louis waited two years to avenge the one and defeat of his professional career, but then took little more two minutes to achieve it under the Yankee stadium" ffood lights with a devastating blast that produced the quickest end- Jewish Purge Boomerangs In Berlin, Aryan Shopkeepers, Employes Victims Rotary Voices Plea For Peace SAN FRANCISCO, June from many nations stood before the international Rotary convention today and proclaimed Ihe fervent desire of their country- men for peace. But no one spoke for Germany, Japan. Italy or Russia. The nari party recently outlawed the Rotary clubs of Germany and Austria. Russia never his had a Rotary club. Premier Benito Mussolini has endorsed Rotary but Italy was not represented. There was a delegation (rom Japan but it did not participate in the peace talk that rose above all other subjects on the convention's international round lable. Czechoslovakia's representative, Frantisec Krai, drew cheers when he asserted his country was "pre- pared to defend Its democracy to the last man and the last woman." Allen Albert of Chicago, a former International past president, said the universal language of that of the common wealth-offer- ed It the opportunity lo guide hu- manity in the way of peace. Without discussion the conven- tion nominated George C. Hsger of Chicago and Allen Street of Okla- homa City for president, and re- elected Its veteran treasurer. Rufu; C. Chapin of Chicago, by accla maUon. Delegates will elect th< president tomorrow. BERLIN1. June dcnce beean to accumulate to- night that the violent antl-semi- ttc manifestations of the week were proving a boomerang. Many aryan shopkeepers and aryan employes In Jewish stores say they are economic victims of (he .few-batten, quite M much as the Jews themselves. Movie homes In districts where raids have been the order of tlie day complain of half- empty houses. An aryan barber compained that ills dally earnings for hair- cuts and shaves were cut exact- ly one-half of what they were before Ihe drive started. An arj-an paslry shop owner MM he was considering out of business bocansf he now was operating at a loss. In Jewlsh-owncrl rltpartmrnt storts. an overwhelming major- ity of employes was 'Aryan or had become such since I93J. These iKoplc walk about with Iniij they sec rllhri1 hsnVruptfj- abr.irl for their forms ur already hold nollcts in IKelr hands. Farmers May Get Checks By Aug. 15 WASHINGTON, June Senator Connolly (D-Trxl said to- day after a conference with Secre- tary Wallace that checks for the price adjustment pay- ments on 1937 cotton should be In the hands of farmers by August 15 He said forms already had been prepared Riirl when approved by the general accounting office would go to county for distribution to farmers. Opponent's Policy Scored By Stuart Rail Commission Candidate Heard Robert A. (Bob) 'Stuart of Fort Worth launched an attack on the administration of C. V. Terrell as railroad commissioner in a cam paign speech for that office last night In Abilene. A crowd surprisingly large In view of other attractions was on the federal lawn to hear Stuart. He cri- ticized Terrell for alleged favoritism toward big trucking companies in handling of transportation permits of keeolng the Texas oil production allowable too low to favor South American oil producers, and of al lowing "criminal waste'1 of gas ii fields. Stuart said that Teirell had served as 52 years as an offlc holder and has drawn more thai in salary and expense money from Texas. The Fort Worth man was Intro duced by E. N. Klrby. Today he wil speak In Hoscoe at 3 a. m, Snydei at Colorado at Bli, Spring at Lamesa at 3. O'Don- nell at 4. Tahoka at 5. Post at 6 and Lubbock tt 8. Area Grain Harvest Mears Completion Favorable weather of two weeks has brought the pas the whe harvest In central West Texas al- most to a finish. Farmers expect to complete com binlng of wheat fields within week. Only a little wheat is In shocks, to be threshed liter. lene Wednesday. Dais were bringing 20 cents and barley up to 30. County Agent Knox Parr reported 7 t0 a mtch championship ring- in 12 rounds by Schmeling in 1936, turned loose an attack of such suddenness and ferocity that the- German never had a chance. NEVER HAD CHANCE Beaten to the first punch bf the Bomber's snake-like left, Schmel- ing was knocked down three times and so badly battered that his handlers threw in the towel In oken of defeat as the timekeeper oiled the count of "eight" on last knockdown. th The finish came after i min- utes, 4 seconds of Ihe first round as a howling crowd of onlookers, thrilled by the negro's spectacular rush to triumph, witnessed Ihe most sensational heavyweight lllle finish since Jack Dempsey flat- tened Luis Angel Firpo at the Folo Grounds In' September, Dcmpsey's memorable conquest came after 57 seconds of the sec- ond round, a total of only 3 min- utes, 57. seconds of. whirlwind ac- picture of confi- dence and favored by many to become the first ex-cham- pion. In history to regain the heavy- weight crown, never had a chance after the bell rang for the first round. BETTEK THAN PREDICTED same HAMILTON BtRMINGHAM, Ala., June plea for "Real Southern De- join fhe 'republican, the champion of "Jeffer- sonlan philosophy" TOS voiced today by G.O.P. leader oJhn D. M. Hamil- ton. Speaking before the Alabama Re- publican conven- tion, the party's national chairman made hts bid for southern support In a state unwav- eringly democratic justifying his own predic- a short finish, achieved it Louis tion of' one round sooner than he expected, with n, two-fisted onslaught that left the huge crowd as excited as Schmeling was dizzy after It was all over. The champion look command fin the first exchange, belted Schmeling unmercifully about the head, and Quickly had the German En distress. Max wai on Ihe verge of icing down within the first mlnult, but covered and hnnt grimly to the ropes, near his am corner, ms lie tried desperately to himself. Finally forced into the open, Schmeling went down on his side, Continued on Page 4, Col I ed his address was the first in the deep south by a republican nation- al chairman and added that though no arrangements have been made for similar speeches else- where In the southern states a de- finite campaign was con- sideration." Hamilton described the New Deal" as "dedicated" to an "alien philoso- phy" of regimentation, and said: "The future welfare of the south, as well as the entire country de- pends on Betting rid of the New Deal and Its spoilsmen 35 fast as W1 can." Mother Of British Queen Succumbs LONDON, June countess of Strathmore, mother of Queen Elizabeth, died early today at her London home. She was 76. Wife of the Scottish earl of Slrathmore and Klnghorne, the countess had been gravely 111 for some lime. Both King George VI and the queen were at'her bedside wnen death came. The ijuccn had remained In Lon- don near her mother during her long illness. Mexico Seeking To End Water Rows PHOENIX, Ariz.. June Mexico desires to settle the water problems of the Colorado and Rio Grande rivers together, W. E. remained at the same Anderson, Edenberg, Texas, water level of 65 cents for wheat in Abi- engineer, told a conference of rep- resentatives from seven basin states ot the Colorado today. Anderson voiced Texas' need of a that average wheat production was water treaty with Mexico, despite about 10 bushels per the telegraphed opinion of Secre- lejs than shown by pre-harvcst cstt- mates. At least 50.000 acres In Tay lor county arc planted to wheat. tary of Slate Cordclt Hull that dis cussion of such a pact was "pre mature." G.O.P. COOES TO SOUTH'S 'REAL DEMOS' In. toon.'-- Its loyalties reconstruc Farmer Slays Two Lawyers LOS ANGELES. June Arthur Emll Hansen, 38-year-old Wakonda, S. D., fanner, shot and killed two lawyers who were oppos- ing him in a civil case today in the hall of -records. Hansen's victims were J. Irving Hancock, 26, and Robert D. Mc- Laughlin, 48. "I regret nothing I did; I had nolhlnf; to Hansen (old Capt. William Penprase, sheriff- iffj captain. "Whtn I entered that courtroom and saw two zttorneys who had cheated me out o( everything I owned, and who were whispering to- gether to harass me further, I saw red. I'm glad they're dead; they can't hurl anybody else." Capt. Penprase said Hcnsen's con- fession to the shooting was made in a jury room a few doors away from the courtroom of Commission- er Kurtz Kaufman, where Hancock snd McLaughtln were shot. Hansen won a judgment of several months ago. Subsequently John Hancock, father of the slain attorney, won a judgment against Hansen and levied in Hansen'a Judgement, Druggists Elect FORT WORTH. June W. O. Paul of El Paso was eleclei president of the Texas Pharma- ceutical association tcclay. WITH 237 M.P.H, New 30-Passenger 'Queen Of Ihe Air' Planned ST. LOUIS. June new SO-passenger "quern of the air" capable of speeding through the sub-stratosphere at 237 miles an hour was announced tonight by the Curttss-Wright corporation. Tn addition to the passengers, it vrlll carry ft crew or four. Twenty berths can be made up for night fly ins. The new airliner will have two engines Instead of the four used by two other new transports, the Boeing "Stratolfner'1 find the Doug- las DC-4. Its engines, the an- nouncement .vud. develop 1.500 horsepower pach and carry "the hlshfst ratins of Ihe U. S. de- partment of commerce." Either engine, Vice-Prfsident Charles France of Curllss- WrijM's St. lor.is factory as- serted, could fly the ship over tlw highest mountain In Ihe fulled Stales, The pline's "ccUins" with one motor dead was sel at feel. A central -hold" or baggage com- partment in the bctly. below the center of gravity, replaces the (ore and aft compartments of earlier ships. It Is t mid-wing monoplane, with a fuselage shaped rr.uch like a dlrl- to withstand "pressurizallon" of the cabin to maintain normal atmosphere for passengers In the rarefied air of Its cruis- ing altitude. The wingspread will be 105 feet; nose lo tail length 76 feet and gross loaded weight pounds. The factory chief said he expect- ed first tests to be fiown here thb fall or early nexi spring. ;