Abilene Reporter News, June 23, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

June 23, 1938

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 23, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TOCA# OWN MWSMPER VOL. LVHI, NO. 26. Hilt Abilene Reporter -Nellis “WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR ROES WE SKETCH YO VR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES,’’—Byron Anton air (I fffH lAPt ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 23, 1938.-SIXTEEN PAGES (RIM I'rfM (LTl PRICE 5 CENTS SPRAWLS CHALLENGER THRICE IN TWO MINUTES—Louis Blasts Schmeling For First Round Knockout IN LONG TAILS Seldom is Reichfuerher Adolf Hitler, No. I Brownshirt of der* many seen wearing anything but a simple corporal s uniform and trench coat. But he went quite formal for recent visiting diplomatic envoys, as is shown above where he is pictured in full evening dress leaving the chancellory in Berlin. Oiler At Hamby •tes lest County Assures Farmers Aid In War On Hoppers Court Votes To Bear Portion Of Poison Expense I 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 I I the hoppers. This help came at a 1 time when all other agencies en-I gaged in the business were “snowed I under.” The court will furnish labor to j mix poison and will underwrite expenses to cut the cost in half for I farmers Where farmers were pay-in? 40 cents for 50 pounds of dry mix. they will pay only 20 cents now, it was explained. This move J was made to make it possible to secure more poison, tho county bearin'? the extra cost. RAIDING ROH CROPS Grasshoopers—mostly flying kind —have raided young row crops aft-I er being driven from fields of grain bv harvest. Heretofore most of the damage has been from jumbo hop-j per i. Knox Parr, county agent, explained that It is brst to put out poison I early in the morning, preferable trim davlight to 8 a rn. He said the poison should be sowed broad-, cast from five to IO pounds per aero over strips 75 to IOO yards wide. As Jubilee Opens— ABILENE PAYS TRIBUTE TO STONEWALL COUNTY Abilene salutes Stonewall County! Today marks the opening of Stonewall county's Golden Anniversary celebration in Aspermont. Three days will be billed with a varied program that will bring fun and entertainment to all West Texans. It commemorates the 50th year of Stonewall county as an organized 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 people of that county. The Report er-News — West Texas* Own Newspaper—salutes this interesting, steadily developing county whose history is so typically West Texas, and predict for Stonewall'* second half- century development greater than that already shown. On Pages 9. IO. ll and 16 of this issue of The Reporter-New* will be found the story of Stonewall county’s beginning, and growth; of things happening today in Aspermont, Old Glory. Swenson and Peacock; the life stories of some of the county's earliest settlers—and th** program for these three days of fun and fellowship. Death Penalty Assessed Black n Crag Slaying Jury Deliberates Thirty Minutes, Returns Verdict Negro Champ Ends Fight In Record Time German's Handlers Throw In Towel At Count Of 'Eight' On Lost Knockdown ABILENE MEN HOPEFUL FDR DIAGNOSIS OK DALHART. June 22.—UP— Additional federal aid is being thrown into the fight against the grasshopper menace in four northeast-I j    J    |    er- : i’    tie?    ;• v . on- Completes I est i - - **»• »"• -f »    I I uer day was returned^    [sawdust     for oil per day day on the L. R „ J O Bartlett, pool discovery well on the J ones -£ha ckel f ord county ha near Hamby eight miles northeast of Abilene    ^ No I Bartlett pumped that amount of oil In Cl hours through two-inch tubing from a shallow sand of the Tannehill section at 1.590-92 1-2 feet, total depth. Casing was not cemented, and the production was natural. The wildcat is located about a mile northeast of Hamby, only 150 feet west of the Jones-Sha< Kelford county line. and in the southeast corner of section 59-14-TAP survey. On first production test June 5. it had swabbed So barrels of oil in four and a half hours through eight-inch casina. Dewey Fox of Abilene and D H. Rudd of Dallas, formerly of Abilene. were rigging up Wednesday after moving machine to the southeast of a diagonal offset on the F. W. Shotwell farm. The offset will be In Shackelford county, and is staked ISO feet out of the northwest comer of the Shotwell 80-acre tract lying In sections 9, BAL survey, and 59-14-T&P survey. In western Fisher county, testing of a cement squeeze plug in the bottom four feet of the Forest Development Corporation and Daube No. IL G Bennett, wildcat discovery three miles southwest of Rotan, to determine whether it will be effective. Saturation had been cored at 3.685-95 feet In Noodle Creek lime, with bottom of the hole at 3 699 feet. and cottonseed hulls for mixing with federal-furnished bren and sodium arsenite to make bait Lt Col. Nat Perrine, of the adjutant general's office at Austin announced the use of 40 national guard truck* that came to this area two weeks affo would be continued until July 2 Hccknev Given Office In State Police Body at the closing session of the association convention ernoon. Dallas was named the convention city for the 41st 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 Galveston. Other officers elected included: Chief of Police T A. Hackney AS NEW DEAL SPENDING BEGINS— Business Rise Forecast 'ECONOMIC SKIES DEFINITELY clearing; roper observes Commerce Department Survey Shows Wholesale Inventories Below 1937 WASHINGTON. June 22.—'/Pi—Predictions of better busine*# soon were issued today by administration officials while the lending-spending program's first big scoops full of federal cash were ladled out to hundreds of cities and towns by the Public Works Administration. "The economic skies are definitely clearing,” said Secretary of Commerce Roper. He asserted that business statistics indicated a sham up-*    *    *    turn    by fall, if not earlier. ! A commerce department survey showed, he said, that wholesale inventories had dropped nine per cent since February, and were 24.5 per cent lower than a year ago. SOFT PEDAL PROBE At the same time. word was passed that administration advisers were taking steps to see that the expected business improvement should not be hampered by the coming investigation of monopolistic practices. Jerome Frank, who will represent the securities and exchange commission on the committee of inquiry, disclosed that administration officials have held conferences with industrial leaders and assured them til at no antitrust witch-hunt” was in prospect. Senator Hatch (D-NM), also predicted much better business by fall, meanwhile got behind the frequently heard proposal that the federal government keep always ready a program of public works to be put into operation whenever employment begins to lag. The proposal will be given detailed consideration when the senate unemployment committee meets in the fall, Hatch said, Only a few hour* after the $3,753,000,000 spending-lending bill was signed by President Roosevelt. PIVA announced today the first of a series of allotments for construction work. Loans and grants totaling $77,-814,628 were made for 590 projects, estimated to cost a total of $148,795,895, counting local contributions. Between now and Saturdav, PW A expects to allot $173,000,000 more. Later, still further loans and grants will be made. PIVA has $965,000,000 for this purpose. By BROOKS PEDEN If there has been any national Improvement in business conditions j recently it hasn't made appearance in Abilene yet, and where there has; been improvement it has not been; due to the spending-lending bill or I Other government efforts Those opinions are the consensus of a cross section of Abilene business men interviewed yesterday. The local business men were Interviewed after President Roosevelt had stated to a press conference in I Hyde Park that industrial and agr!-1 I cultural conditions were improved, j The men interviewed were unani-| mons In the opinion that there has I been no perceptible change In conditions here recently. They were also unanimous in expecting beneficial results from th* gigantic government spending campaign. ^    David    S.    Castle,    architect    who EL PASO. June 22 m -Ge g works both in Abilene and surround-J    ^ cHmiiwlogirt, sue- lnR distrlcts commented that it was j reeded R J. RcdlM of * e * too early yet to expect results from president^ of t.ie^ I exa> division ^of new government money. "We ....    ,    A--    have bwin working on    a    nUm-    j ber of project* in anticipation of By JACK B. KRI EGER AI PINE. June 22 —opi—In less than 30 minutes today a jury of tanned West Texans found Francis Marion Black Jr., guilty of pushing Marvin Dale Noblltt. 13. to his death from a 400-foot cliff, and voted to send the former University of Kansas student to the electric chair. the International Association for Identification and Fort Worth was .    , j    UJ4    kji    V/J    VO    SSS    **    *    *    v    * va selected as the 1939 convention site fecjeraj grants, but we haven’t had J°f ass,?’ time to get actual construction start- j Wednesday aft-i-j v„, caid **i Ho believe that ed yet," 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 distributor, said "I just hope he (Roosevelt) is right, but we haven't felt anything yet. There has been no cie- Jhree Al lotmentS finite change in either direction re-    . cently. Naturally, we are expecting PqT West TeXOS some improvement in the fall. but I don’t know whether or not that will be due to the government.” LFON G. TLRROU NEW YORK. June 22—'.FI-Federal authorities started action today to prevent publication of articles by Leon G. Turrou, former ace G-man, advertised as the "authentic inside story * of the indictment of 18 members of an alleged German spy ring Federal Judge Murray Hulbert signed an order late today directing the New York Post to show cause tomorrow why it should not be restrained from printing the articles, scheduled to begin tomorrow. For many years a star agent of the bureau of investigation, Turrou spent four months investigating the espionage case. As soon as Indictments were returned, he announced hts resignation to write a series of articles and Join a private investigating firm. Rotary Voices Plea For Peace Bv ALAN GOULD YANKEE STADIUM, NEW YORK, June 22-(AP)—The Brown Bomber came back tonight—all the way back with an explosion that electrified the fight world and smashed Germany g Max Schmeling into a helpless, sprawling figure of defeat in less than one round. Dusky Joe Louis waited two years to avenge the one and only defeat of his professional career, but then took little more than two minutes to achieve it under the Yankee stadium s floodlights with a devastating blast that produced the quickest end-Jut    pU*,ll5tlc    history t0 a world heavyweight champion^ penalty after Black. 25, confessed he pushed the tousle-haired boy to The 24 year-old Alabama negro, knocked out in the same death in the lonely Big Bend    ring in 12 rounds by Schmeling - —-.................. mountains to collect an insurance    jn 1930t turned loose an attack KH i FR sr SKS TOI I irsr    of such suddenness and ferocity Mrs. Bobbie Smith, ‘widowed jthat th® German never had a mother of the boy who said she    chance, had put her son in Black's care in    NEVER HAD CHANCE 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 outside. Black, apparently about to collapse. was led quickly from 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 Black, and hts mother. Mrs. Edna M. Black Sr., of Kincaid, Kans.. were not in the courtroom. FILES APPEAL The jury of West Texas ranchers and small business men received the case at 11:55 a. rn. They took an hour for lunch, retired at I p. rn . and had their death verdict ready before 1:30. There was a long w. -t wh’te eourt attern* % its soil* defense counsel.    * 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. Opponent's Polity Stored By Stuart Rail Commission Candidate Heard Robert A. tBob) Stuart of Fort Worth launched an attack on the administration of C. V. Terrell as railroad commissioner in a campaign 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- Beaten to the first punch bf the Bombers snake-like left, Schmeling was knocked down three times and so badly battered that his handlers threw in the towel In token of defeat as the timekeeper tolled the count of "eight" on the last knockdown. The finish came after 2 minutes, 4 seconds of the first round as a howling crowd of 80,000 onlookers, thrilled by the negro’* spectacular rush to triumph, witnessed the most sensational heavyweight title finish sinre Jack Dempsey flattened Luis Angel Firpo at the Polo Grounds In .September, 1923. Dempsey’s memorable conquest came after 57 seconds of the second round, a total of only 3 minuter, 57 seconds of whirlwind ac- Schmelinf, a picture of confidence beforehand and favored by many to become the first ex-cham- G.O.P. COOES TO SOUTH'S 'REAL DEMOS' HAMILTON BIRMINGHAM, Ala. June 22 — JP —A plea for ‘ Real Southern Democrats to Join the republican party as the champion of “Jeffersonian philosophy" was voiced today by G.O.P. leader oJhn D. M. Hamilton. Speaking before i the Alabama Republican convention, the party’s national chairman ‘ made his bld for southern support In a state unwaveringly democratic in it* loyalties since reconstruction    A , BnmiLqn asses*- ed his address was j the first in the pion in history to regain the heavy- P. ,*°uth *■ weight crown, never had a chance    nation after the bell rang for the first round. BETTER THAN PREDICTED Louts Justifying his own prediction of a short finish, achieved it one round sooner than he expected, with a two-fisted onslaught that Hamilton al chairman and added that al though no arrangements have been made for similar speeches elsewhere in the southern states a definite campaign was "und^i consideration." Hamilton described the New Deal as "dedicated" to an “alien philoso- left the huge crowd as excited as phy • of regimentation, and said: Schmeling was dizzy after it was all over. The champion took command on the first exchange, belted Schmeling unmercifully about the head, and quickly had the German in distress. Max was on the verge of going down within the first minute, but covered and hung grimly to the ropes, near his own corner, as he tried desperately to save himself. . _    Finally    forced into the open, ticized Terrell fen- alleged favoritism schmeling went down on his side, Continued on Page 4, Col I of Abilene, third vice president, and Banker Henry James agreed that Chief of Police George C. tourney there has been improvement in the of Stamford sergeant-at-arms. Cooling Showers Fall In West Texas ATTENTION!!!! CITY SUBSCRIBERS!! Your route carrier is required ■quired to pay his paper 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 PAY HIM You may pay for as many weeks in advance as you wish. BE SURE YOU GET A RECEIPT FOR YOUR MONEY. We will appreciate your cooperation so that your carrier can give routine service to YOU and the company. ABILENE REP0RTER-NEWS Circulation Department Phone 7271 financial situation of this section recently. but was not sure that it had any bearing on the national condition. "The wheat harvest has put some new money Into circulation.” he said. "It seems unusualy busy this year and has brought a definite improvement considering the season. But that is purely local and doesn't seem directly connected with the national picture. We expect a Light showers and easterly breezes brought relief to central West Texas heat sufferers Wednesday. Winds blowing over Abilene from a shower cast of Abilene caused more decided pick up in the fall, the temperature at the weather when other crops will be coming bureau to drop from 96 degrees at In.” J o’clock to 87 at 3 o'clock.    H. J. Moreland, owner of a bottling At the airport weather station, company here, is another who sees .03 inch of precipitation was rec- definite improvement, but does not orded. although none was received credit It to national improvement in Abilene. Showers were visible in , -we are having a nice Increase over several other areas, observers at the last year’s business," he comment-airport reported.    ed. "but I think we're just working At Stamford an estimated one- harder than we have been.’’ half inch rain was received, bene- j in HARDWARE LINE fiting row' and feed crops.    | John Pechacek, hardware mer- ----------------------------- chant, said "things are still pretty quiet in this business. They haven’t Three public works administration allotments in West Texas were announced Wednesday They Included a waterworks pro- ; jeer at Big Spring, $225,000 gram: Haskell. I (spital $45/00 (."ant; and i Winters school. $6,545 grant and $8-000 loan. Construction work on the Haskell project was started 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 $60,000 bond issue last summer to finance its part of the hos- j pital. The Weather See OPINIONS, Tg. 2. Col. 3 Blanton Mystery Clew T sipated BROWNSVILLE June 22 - L -Another lead in the Blanton disappearance mystery apparently blew up today when members of the family 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. Nill I.FN I and \lrlnll>: Th«ir*da.v partly r lowly. x\ I ST    TINXX:    Tardy    cloudy    Thura- dav and S’rldnx. I \>l    TI N\>:    Partly    cloudy    Thor*. il>\ nod Friday, probably Mitlrwl •bower* In sooth portion, (.cutie to fre«h Southeast and south wind* on the roast. RHI.AROMA: Tartly cloudy lo unsettled Thursrla 'and Fridas NEW MINKO:    Tartly    cloudy    thor* day aud    Friday,    thundershower*    north central portion; little chance In temperature. Ranee of temperature yesterday: Jewish Purge Boomerangs In Berlin, Aryan Shopkeepers, Employes Victims EAN FRANCISCO, June 22.—(Ah --Men from many nations stood before the International Rotary convention today and proclaimed the fervent desire of their countrymen for peace. But no one spoke for Germany, Japan, Italy or Russia. The nazi party recently outlawed the Rotary clubs of Germany and Austria. Russia never has had a Rotary club. Premier Benito Mussolini has endorsed Rotary' but Italy was not represented. There was a delegation from Japan but it did not participate in the peace talk that rose above all other subjects on the convention’s international round table Czechoslovakia* representative Frantisec Krai, drew cheers when he asserted his country was "prepared 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 Rotary— that of the common wealth—offered It the opportunity to guide humanity in the way of peace. Without discussion the convention nominated George C. Hager of Chicago and Allen Street of Oklahoma City for president, and reelected Its veteran treasurer. Rufus C. Chapin of Chicago, by acclamation. Delegates will elect the president tomorrow. Mother Of British Queen Succumbs LONDON, June 23 —fThursday)— •AP -The countess of Strathmore. toward big trucking companies in I handling of transportation permits. of keeping the Texas oil production i allowable too low to favor South I American oil producers, and of allowing "criminal waste” of gas in fields. Stuart said that Terrell had j served as 52 years as    an    office holder and has drawn    more    than |    mo^er 0f    Queen    Elizabeth, died $250,000 in salary    and expense.    ^j-jy today    at    her London home.    I money from Texas.    I    8he was 76. The Fort Worth man was Intro-    j    0j    the    Scottish earl    of    j duced by E.N. Kirby.    Today he will    Strathmore    and    Kinghorne.    the spea,A in R^sfoe at 9 a    f?" ®countess had    been    gravely    ill for: at 10:30. Colorado at    11:30.    Big    somr tJTjr Spring at 1:30. Lamesa at 3. O'Donnell at 4. Tahoka at 5, Post at 6 j and Lubbock at 8. Area Grain Harvest' Nears Completion Favorable weather of the pas? two weeks has brought the wheat harvest in central West Texas almost to a finish. Farmera expect to complete combining of wheat fields within a week. Only a little wheat is in 1 shocks to be threshed later. Prices remained at the same J level of 65 cents for wheat in Abi-I lene Wednesday. Oats were bringing 1 20 cents and barley up to 30. County Agent Knox Parr reported Both King George VI and the queen were at her bedside wren I death came The queen had remained In Lon- I don near her mother during her long illness Mexico Seeking To End Water Rows PHOENIX, Ariz, June 22.—— Mexico desires to settle the water rights problems of the Colorado and Rio Grande rivers together, W. E. Anderson. Edenberg, Texas, water engineer, told a conference of representatives from seven basin states of the Colorado today. Anderson voiced Texas’ need of a "The future welfare of the south, as well as the entire country, depends on getting rid of the New Deal and its spoilsmen as fast as wa can.” farmer Slays Two Lawyers LOS ANGELES. June 22.— Arthur Emil Hansen, 38-year-old Wakonda, S. D„ farmer, shot and killed two lawyers who were opposing him in a civil case today in the hall of records. Hansen’s victims were J. Irving Hancock, 26, and Robert D. McLaughlin, 48. "I regret nothing I did; I had nothing to lose,” Hansen told Capt. William Penprase. sheriff-iffs captain. “When I entered that courtroom and saw those two attorneys who had cheated me out of everything I owned, and who were whispering together to harass me further, I saw red. I’m glad they’re dead; they can’t hurt anybody elscv” Capt. Penprase said Hensen’s confession to the shooting was made in a jury room a few' doors away from the courtroom of Commissioner Kurtz Kaufman, where Hancock and McLaughlin were shot Hansen won a judgment of $5,000 several months ago. Subsequently John Hancock, father of the slain ! attorney, won a judgment against Hansen and levied in Hansens judgement. that average wheat production was water treaty with Mexico, despite about IO bushels {v»r acre—decidedly the telegraphed opinion of Sireless than shown bv pre-harvest esti- tary of S'ate Cordell Hull that dis-: mates A! least 50,000 acres in Tay- I elusion of such a pact was "pre-: tor county are planted to wheat. mature. Druggists Elect FORT WORTH. June JO.—UP'— W. U. Paul of El Paso was elected president of the Texas Pharmaceutical association today. WITH 237 M.P.H. SPEED— AM IS . 71    ... 7S ... 72 73    ... 7S ... 74    ... 7K ... *7    ... S7 . . . *» •I ____ Highest HOI ll ....... I ....... a  ..........  s ....... 4    ............ ....... ft    ............  «   .......   I .  ....... ....... H  .....*..... ...____ (I    ...... ie ............  ii ............ Nunn Midnight md lowest lemivratnns TM 92 OS S7 sn 90 so X7 *4 sa 7ft in p. rn. >i'*|rrd;t>, 90 unit 77; sump dnlr * year bk", (lf iintl 7H. 'Minscl ypfttprdB), 7 ill; sunrise tod*}, 0:33: »uu*et todaj, 7:49. BERLIN, June 22.—</Pi—Evidence began to accumulate tonight that the violent anti-.semi-tlc manifestations of the past week were proving a boomerang. Many aryan shopkeepers and aryan employes in Jewish stores say they are economic victims of the Jew-baiters, quite as much as the Jews themselves. Movie houses in districts where raids have been the order of the day complain of half-empty houses. An aryan barber companied that his daily earnings for hair cuts and shave* were cut exactly one-half of what they were before the drive started. An aryan pastry shop owner said he was considering going out of business because he now was operating at a loss. In Jewish-owlied department stores, an overwhelming majority of employes was ‘aryan or had heroine such since 1933. These people walk about with long faces.as they see either bankruptcy ahead for their forms or already hold notices in their hands. Farmers May Get Checks By Aug. I 5 WASHINGTON. June 22 - PV— Senator Connelly (D-Texi said today after a conference with Secretary Wallace that checks for the $737,000,000 price adjustment payment* on 1937 cotton should be in the hands of farmers by August 15 He said forms already had been prepared and when approved by the general accounting office would go to county agents for distribution to farmers. New 30-Passenger Queen Of The Air’ Planned ST. LOUIS. June 22.-Mf**—A new 30-passenger “queen of the air” capable of speeding through the sub-stratosphere at 237 miles an hour wa* announced tonight by tile Curtiss-Wright corporation. In addition to the passengers, it will carry’ a cr***' *our Twenty berths can be made up for night flying. The new airliner will have two engines instead of the four used by two other new transports, the Boeing "Stratolmer" and the Doug- nouncement said, develop 1.500 horsepower each and carry “the highest rating of the U. S. department of commerce ” Either engine. Vice-President Charles VV. France of Curtiss-Wright’s St. Louis factory asserted, could fly the ship over the highest mountain In the United States. The plane's “ceiling" with one motor dead was set at 14,800 feet. A central "hold” or baggage compartment in the belly, below the pADfpr nf crrftvUv    th* for* and aft compartments of earlier ships. It is a mid-wing monoplane, with a fuselage shaped much like a dirigible to withstand "pressurization” of the cabin to maintain normal atmosphere for passengers in the rarefied air of its 20,000-foot cruising altitude. The wingspread will be 108 feet; nose to tail length 76 feet and gross loaded weight 36,000 pounds. The factory chief said he expected first tests to be flown here late ;