Abilene Reporter News, June 24, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

June 24, 1938

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 24, 1938, Abilene, Texas ®fje Abilene importer-jfietas"Vt ITIlOUT, OR W ITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOt'R W ORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES;’—Bvron VOL. LYU I, No. 27. AMWiitrl Press (Apt ABILENE, TEXAS. FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 24, 1938 -SIXTEEN PAGES CaltM Prtn (lf) PRICE 5 CENTS TWO ATTORNEYS SLAIN IN COURT Early Stonewall five seriously injured- Settlers Honor Hobbs Nitro Blast Kills 7 Surrounded by investigators checking over the scene, the bodies of R. O. McLaughlin ton floor i and J. Irving Hancock • in (hair at extreme left> attorneys slain in a Los Angeles courtroom, are shown a few minutes after the shooting. A man who identified himself as Arthur Emil Hansen, 38. was held as the killer. DRASTIC RETRENCHMENT Japan Tightens Economy Impose Plan lo Support War EXPENSIVE HEALTH Tokyo Declares Determination To Crush Chinese TOKYO. June 21— P -The government imposed a drastic war time economy plan on the nation today and pledged itself to win the war in China regardless of the time it would take. The retrenchment program is ex- • peeled to be put into operation July j 15 under a law which places the life and property of the lowliest i citizen as well as the greatest cor- j poration in government hands during ‘'time of war or national emergency.'* PRIORITY TO ARMS The new program, ca led ' mobilization of materials,' was announced as "giving priority to the supply of arms, ammunition and export materials." In a long statement which was a preamble to the official decrees, the cabinet expressed its determination to crush the Chinese government regardless of the length of hostilities. The g vernment's announcement, declaring "the uinmtae end of the current incident (the Chinese-Japanese war) still is very distant," said the inevitability of protracted war- j fare necessitated further economic control. Included in tire program were:    I Consumption — Restrict use of metals, chemicals, oils, gasoline, rubber, cotton, wool, linen, leather and, lumber and more intensive use of synthetic materials. Foreign trade—Further curtailment of exports, except war supplies and material necessary for exports, and reconstruction of export trade, j including relaxation of Hie import control law to allow importation of j ray materials to be made into exportable articles. Prices and money—Control of commodity prices to halt the cur- j rent -upward trend and promotion J of thrift among the people by which an estimated $2,330,000,000 would be saved In 1938. MANY ILL AND ABSENT AS COURT LEVIES EINES —ECONOMICAL SICKNESS Taylor coun*" court attaches T*aa into an epidemic of some sort Thursday when attempting to clear a batch of liquor cases off the docket. Only three cases were disposed of during the day. other defendants, defense attorneys, and defense witness* pleading they were too ill to come to court Able to attend court was Dr. Edward Wurzel. His health cost $121.75 as he pleaded guilty to writing two prescriptions for liquor for our person in one day. That figure represents a fine of SIO© and $21.75 in rosts. Pleading guiltv to sale of beer in three cases. Roscoe Floyd, negro, hotel porter, went to jail for 30 days. Cleota Hawkins, negro at the same See LIQUOR CASES, rs. 16. Col. 7 ICKES URGES ENDURING DWA TO STABILIZE EMPLOYMENT Agency Would Attack Recession At Its Inception, Take Up Jobless Slack WASHINGTON. June 23—{J*—Secretary Ickes urged today that a permanent Public Works Administration be established to pull in the slack and produce employment at the first sign of business recessions. The idru    was advanced while PWA now rated as a temporary, ---....    ..................... ■— emergency agency, swung into the second day cf President Roosevelt's I lending-spending program. ;    It allotted Ski .342,346 in loans and grants to finance state and municipal constructions of schools, bridges and other projects. This brough^ the two-day total of such allotments to $139,156,974. 3,00© PROJECTS READY I ekes told reporters that because 1    PWA had studied many projects it had 3.000 of them ready to go "the moment congress and the in    connection with the death last    president gave us the signal.” If night of Jess    Barnett, 54 of East-    PWA were made permanent, he land.    j ibid, it could be ready for similar quick action in any future dcpres- Guests At fete Trio Injured As Inaugural Rodeo Stock Gets Rough Bv HARRY HOLT ASPERMONT, June 23—Thous- j ands of visitors thronged the downtown streets and Lake Bel- j lens picnic grounds today for the > Golden Jubilee celebration in ob- I servance of Stonewall county’s 50th anniversary. Highlights of the first of the three-day affair were the opening parade and afternoon rodeo. Add- j ing to this entertainment were the two night dances which attracted persons from many surrounding towns In addition to the rodeo Friday, there will be political speeches by two state candidate*. John! Lee Smith of Throckmorton, candi-1 date foi lieutenant governor, will speak at ll a rn. and Ernest Thompson, candidate for governor, will speak at I P- rn. At noon person* who have lived 35 years, or are 70 years old were feted at a free barbecue dinner by the Wichita Falls chuck wagon, headed by Harley Goble, president, and Charley Featherwton. LARGER < ROLD DUE Even a larger croud Is anticipated Friday as there is a free barbecue at noon for everyone. Ranchmen have donated 30 beeves for the occasion When the dust had cleared away , from the rodeo arena after the I initial appearance, a survey revealed at least three persons had received injuries in a wild and wooly show. Of the trio. Robert Knonce, rancher near Jayton, was the most seriously injured. He re* ! reived lacerations about the face and head when trampled by a horse I and cow in the wild cow milking contest Bob Whiteside* of Blackwell was run over by a pickup man. after jumping from his horse la the bronc rUUnf event j Leo Huff of Merkel turned in the best time in calf roping, tying hi* calf in 19.4 seconds. Herman Davis of Albany was Secor d in 20 seconds. Bill Pew, Breckenridge, third, 25 4; and Fred Graham Aspermont, ; fourth, 26. ,    » Vester Parrish of Wingate h**d the best cow milking time with 21.3 seconds; N. A Pittcock, Aspermont, second, 22 2; Roy Underwood, Ro-i tan. third. 23 4; and Irby Munday, Shamrock fourth. 26 2. DOWNS BEST RIDER Johnny Downs of Abilene was I high scorer of the afternoon in the bronc riding contest after a fine performance on Dynamite. ; Bob Whitesides made a beautiful j ride tm Little Jimmie. The horse ! Sundown acted more like forked lightning, but A C. Wike of San j Angelo was able to stay in the i saddle Gerald Roberts got a re- | ride when Brown Jug failed to buck. Sep STONEWALL. Tg. 16, Col 7 FARMER O'NEAL ADVERTISES Bomb Explodes Prematurely As Crew Carries It Tragedy Occurs As Men Prepare To 'Shoot' Well HOBBS, N. M„ June 23 — (AP)—Seven men. including a prominent New Mexico financ- j ier, were killed and five seriously injured today in the premature explosion of a nitroglycerine time bomb with which a drilling crew was pre- I paring to “shoot” an oil well near here. The list of dead, so badly seared and mangled that identification at first was difficult: George A. Baseman, about 65, president of the Albuquerque, N. M.. National Trust and Savings hank and of the Albuquerque and Cerrillos Coal company, with mines at Madrid, N. M. H. A. Greer, gauger for the shooting rrew. J. T. Broughton, a derrick man. Forrest Huston, rigman. C harles Wrigley, rigman. Alex Blair, shooter'* helper. V. B. Peek, shooter. All of the dead except Kaseman were residents of Hobbs and vicinity. The Injured: . . ^    t    .    Fred    Luthey,    Albuquerque,    N.    M, was missing tonight in cloudburst floodwater that surged into north-    nresident    of    the    Aihun.iemn* central Xfrvntan. Hvtrt nut nf nnr-maltir rim.    .n/<    YUC    president    OI    Xne    AlOUquerqUe HOBO CANDIDATE H. F O’Neal, farmer living near Noblesville. Ind., makes no secret of hi* opposition to the Agricultural Adjustment Ad ministration. The sign he is shown with is on the front gate of his farm and warns AAA agents to keep off his land. NINE DROWN AS CLOUDBURST FLOODS MONTANA COULEES Infant Missing; Floodwater Trap Residents, Ruin Buildings, Homes HAVRE, Mont. June 23.—tiPi—Nine persons drowned and a baby central Montana rivers out of normally dry coulees and gulches. Farmers evacuated their homes in the valley flats of the Milk river, National Trust and Savings bank; swollen by the coulee torrents. The tow-ns of Malta and Harlem built *ost fl,hpr serious injuries bulwarks against the advancing floodstream.    Herman    Crile, Roswell. N. M., at- Searchers found the bodle* of eight flood victims in Gravelly coulee torney. —    —    —    — near Laredo, 12 roller south of Jack Starkey, Hobbs, superintend- Havre Homes and buildings in the ent of the Two-8tate Drilling com-coulee were carried from eight to pa ny. IO miles by ttie sudden flood that j J. B. Headley, Roswell, lndepend- Offer Benefit Show Tonight To Cast On Eve Additions Made Of Performance trapped these victims: Emil De lima na, his wife, and three of their daughter* aged 2, 5 and I year*; ChariM Frau. a farmer: Herman Wendt; and .lames Brown, Duluth. Minn., employed recently cm De Hanna’ farm. An infant, another daughter of the De Haans, still was missing. Committeemen of Hie Abilene near Zurich. 16 miles east of Havre Traveling Men s association will be Sheriff C. B. Reser of Chinook said looking for everything from nails Tillghman, a 250-pound man, was to .salesmen today as they put the carried off his feet trying to escape ent geologist. Ole Johnson, rigman Attendants at the    hospital rn. dug treatment, ive re. unable to J say immediately, the extant of the injuries, except that all were serious The operation room was made ready for expected amputations. Associates said that Kaseman was financially interested in the well, _ .  ____  _     in    the    rich Monument district south- I Frrv. Tillghman, 60. of Hogeland, we6t 0f here, and had come here a farm security worker drowned wlth Luthe>. Headier and Crile to I Accompanied by a cinder-encrusted three-day growth of beard. Ernest O. Albright, hobo candidate for Congress from the Fifth Oklahoma district, is pictured ss he arrived in Washington via boxcar to seek an audience with the President, Albright wa* 14 da vs on the trip from Oklahoma City,* blamed a fall from h** -* in at Columbus. O . for i delay. He is a Democrat. inspect it. J. D. Hodges, watchman at the well, said he was sitting in an auto- Suspect Held In Westex Death MONAHANS. June 23—-UP> — Authorities said today that a Monahans man had made a statement Rebel Drive On Valencia Broken HENDAYE. Fiance (At the Spanish Franker), June 23—(/P)—Spanish government dispatches said tonight the insurgent ot Tensive against Valencia, former provisional capital, had been broken. They reported that on both wings of tile front in eastern Spain, below Castellon de La Plana and Teiuel. government defenses withstood Insurgent assaults. The Weather Tile man being held said that Barnett was rooming at his home. The suspect said that Barnett entered the back door with a half-gallon can of gasoline which he threw on the flow. TTieti tile »u&-pect saw that Bari ett had a mat ’h in his hand, and feared that Barnett was going to set fire lo the gasoline Officers said that the suspect teld them he hit Barnett with a hatclie* in order to prevent his starling a fire. EASTLAND, June 23- ZP)— Jess Barnett, slain last night at Monahans, was known in Eastland as I oil” in a campaign speech sions. ‘The way we have started this ping rani convinces me that Mf should alway* have a backlog of projects,” he said. Ickes emphasized that applicants must act quickly to get results for loans and grants aproved within See PIVA, Pg. 16. Col. 6 Even Mussolini Eats It, Betcha MILAN. June 23—Premier Mussolini's Popolo Dltal-ian answered Italians' complaints over coarse Dread today with the assertion it was better for health and manly vigor. The new bread made—by government order—-with flour containing 20 per cent corn flour or other substitutes because of Italy’s diminished wheat crop and self-sufficiency program was compared by the newspaper to the bread the world-conquering ancient Romans ate Court Acts To Forfeit Bonds Call Securities * For Totten To Appear At Baird Two bondsmen for Joe Totten, convicted of murder in the death of 14-year-old Robert Cluney in the summer of 1936. have been ordered to appear in 42d district court at Baird today to show reason why $2,000 bond should not be forfeited and paid. .    ,    .      —    -—----  .....        Totten    has    been missing since be- Ilmmntn birthday quietly today in his new was smashed, but miraculously I fore his two-year sentence was af-^cMrS-nSTSSl! »vl.r. home. remaining within the -.ped injury -    firmed three month, „o by th. man, last night." but that's just t grounds throughout the day. what we're doing now. Our advance sale has been good so far, but we ! WINDON, June 23.—(A*)—-A plea want to sell a lot more before the for the return to Britain of the doors open tonight, We don t get a Duke and Duchess of Windsor was finishing touches' on preparations a crpek flood that rose four feet .    *bouit_*5    ^e<t    *ron\.cr*w for the opening of their 40ers char- deep in his home in 15 minutes. tty show tonight about 7:30    The nooAs ,n ^ Ham Urritory First call is for a meeting of followed cloudbursts last night and even- traveling man in Abilene continued hard rains today. Butte whether or not he is a member of and Livingston in southern Mon-the association, at the Guitar build- tans also were hit by heavy mins. ing, South First and Cedar, at 9 —    -  ——- ------— ■ ...» —— ..... o'clock this morning From that Windsor SnrnrU meeting the workers will go our to    jpcna* tie up any loos*' ends of details and Quiet Birthday to sell script for the carnival to all ^    * and sundry.    ANTIBES. France. June 23.—<>F— "It may sound funny for the The Duke of Windsor spent hia 44th when the nitro time bomb was being taken to the well. ••They appeared to be tinkering with it in the back of the truck.” he said. "Then they started toward the welL Suddenly there was a tremendous blast. Several men were thrown hack and smashed against the truck. Others were tossed into (hr air ann landed 5© feet away. Arms and legs were torn from some. "The wildshield of my automobile court of criminal appeals. The bond was ordered forfeited at the last term of 42d court In Baird, and unless the bondsmen—R. L. Bowyer and J. A. (Doc) Roberta — show Street Repairs Approved By WPA Works progress administration has cause why they should not^ be paid .iproved an application by the city;the f~ want to make it a good one '    "Society of : he Octavians.” which    of Abilene for $154,255 for Improve-    state. _    ,    ..    .    !r,    .viphra-*    *    hr    aith    htrthru,,    ment    °f streets, according to a tele- Both of the bondsmen are Abilene , 2ek*‘*J°I «*». »f.t,lr »r«,ln    ,    J    Mlh    blrth<1,y    gram    (rom Orator Tom Coonily men. They wore notified ai the tune form o. 50 cent book., of IO cent    of he .oimet king.    u, the chamber of commerce.    that    the appeals    court    mandamus script blanks, one or more books The society, sworn to uphold the Application was filed two months    was received that    Totten    was miss- 5£2rwy°oftS? ^fwhen wiTdo1*# voiccd ***** »t a dinner of the approved "an’ application by the city | the $2,000 will be collected by th# a veteran oil field worker. While in Eastland he was superintendent of production and drilling for the Root-Rhodes Oil company. Thompson Promises Soil Conservation BEEVILLE, June 23 .I*'—Ernest Thompson promised to "conserve Texas soil as we have consen ed our to rancher? and farmers here. Thompson was honor guest at a barbecue at, the ranch of Sheriff Ira Heard of Refugio county. Testimony Ends In School Blast Trial HENDERSON. June 23.—P —The defense asked an instructed verdict today in the case of Walter Harris against the Parade Gasoline Co., et a1, suit for $2,950 damages in j connection with the death of 12-1 year-old James Harris in the New London school plant. Court recessed until tomorrow when a ruling Ls expected on the i defeat motion for instructed verdict The plaintiff had closed testimony, Tile defense did not submit testimony. entitle a couple to entrance to the    honor of the former monarch, was    ago. In sponsoring the project, the    ing. re.ebra.ion and the script ma> be    formed by Windsor’* admirers short-    city will be out no money. Property    Two sir IWM or kames, drain*. sidKh ...    ,, atter ., ,MlratIOO ia. 1938. owner, (miring street, In front of ,, Abilene hai'7'alreldv"blVn or other attractions. Additional    to defend him "from all slanderous    the iou naved will nav for the soon-    J Abut tit    .law ( atreaay Dten ox ae. scrim will h# available in the build- ii . ll w P , slanderous t tne lots paved win pa\ tor me spon- ed forfeited, and hearing will be held M. I ipt, Iii Of* iii dhtlDir ill Iii" DUgU Af tAfJc.*; and n Ht ain full***    i    -    CArc' tho rs* ad th* *Hinn no    _    *    .....a. .OOO bonds f.led for Totten :ript ing. WIDELY SOLD attacks" ai i obtain fuller recogni- sons* share, on the running foot m September te?m of court. 1)14 *5ast servlce« the j "basis.    | Totten is under indictments here for _ "ii    p.    driving while intoxicated and fail- The traveling men have been sell-    —    Kofary Elects    ure to stop and render aid A $1,000 mg the script all over West Texas    Arabs Killed In KlOt    bond was posted on each indictment, for the past two weeks and a ladies    SAN FRANCISCO    June 23 —up)    neither of which has been proeecut- committee under the chairman-    JERUSALEM. June 23. — lV>    —    —Oeorge C. Hager of    Chicago was    ed. ship of Mrs, Nelson DeWolf    has    j Riots among crowds fighting wdth    elected president    of Rotary    inter- been pushing .the ticket sale    in    knives and guns in Jaffa and Tel    national today over Allen Street of Abilene. Tickets are also on sale    to-    Aviv tonight resulted in the deaths    Oklahoma City. day at Frank Myers. Sloan?,    and    of two Arabs and injuries to four Hager received    2,116 votes,    and Shahan drug stores.    Jews and four Arabs.    Street 14133. Program arrangements a treads -    —    —-----——- WITH TWO FOLD PURPOSE- ABILENE kgnrl xlrlnJt*:    Partly clomb ► rift a> ll EST TEX 4S: ( loury lo (tartly cloudy, probably    local    UHiiider«.lioMpr»>    Iii    nouth portion Friday ; saturday partly cloudy. KAy| ll As Partly Cloudy Irldnv and Saturday. piabable •nattered thunder-aho>ycr» near    ens;    coati,    (lentic to    treih RouthraKt    and    south win,la on    the    cunni. Oh! \IIOM\: Purdy cloudy Friday and Mat today NEVI MI XII (*:    Partly cloudy I dday and Saturday, thundernhoyy em north central portion; yyarmer southeast portion Friday. Haute    of tempera I it    re yesterday : UM    HOI    It    PM ........... I    .......MM.    M ■57    . . ,,    S    .....!»•♦«»*,    SS in    ...!........ .1    ............ ss 7S     ......... 4    ............ 11.1 74    ....... ft    ............ lift 74    .......... ii    ............ iii IS     .......... ^    ............ **<» 77    ............ 8    ............ 81 *i  I  » ............ »a 84    ........... Kl    ............ — si    ...    ii    ..........    — Hit    Noon Midnight    Id HUhes' and    Unsent    te'Hporatnre*    to    » p ni. 'es rrdav, OS and ll; same date a year a-o • a and It*. ... •    s -    (•• I: im. sunrise    today. #:S41 »uw»(t louaj, 1:19. FD s Radio Chat Seen As Start Of Personal Drive Bv KIRKE L. SIMPSON WASHINGTON, June 23.—(J*)—To students of political events. President Roosevelt’s raldo speech Friday night appears to be the beginning of a fast and furious personal drive with a two-fold purpose. The aim. according in informer! opinion here, is to stimulate an economic upturn before the November elections, and also to offset anti-new deal political trrnds resulting front strife within the democratic party. Republican spokesmen and even s some democrats critical of Room'- | velt policies have called the 1937-38 business slump the "Roosevelt* depression.” Backed by the multi-billion dollar relief and pump-prim ing measure. Roosevelt appears tot be embarking on a trans-continental J campaign to convince th* country that another period of recovery is at hand. Roosevelt's speech at 9.30 o’clock. Eastern Standard Tune, tomorrow night, is expected to be devoted es-, penally to an exposition of the lending-spending program. Between the time of that speech, and the president's embarkation on the west coast July 12 for a fishing cruise home, he will be front page news 1 almost every day He will be heard nationally and seen locally from i New York to San Francisco ever a zig-zag course that will take him; into a dozen states. A new chapter of new deal history mal he written bv the president in that three weeks or so. AII indications point toward the redefinition of Roosevelt policies, foreign and domestic, during this off-year political tour. Discussion of the president's western itinerary has turned mostly on the direct political aid he may give to new deal senators engaged in renomination fights in Kentucky, Oklahoma. Wisconsin. California or eLse where along the way. The map of his journey conforms too closely to party trouble spots to avoid the conclusion that it was shaped with that in mind. have been completed, L. B. Jackson, club president, reported last night. The Anson Cow boy 's Christmas Ball dancers are to highlight the celebration Saturday night and three floor shows are planned tonight in addition to both square and modern dancing. Two new members have been added to the cast, Jackson said Pop Brown is to be official barker and Harry Horton, professional black face comedian and impersonator. has been engaged for both Friday See CARNIVAL. Pg. 16. Col. 6 O Daniel Raps Poll Tax Law MARSHALL. June 23—,>T —W Lee O Daniel, candidate for governor, saki here tonight if elected he would convene a business cabinet, including representatives of labor, industries, business, and agriculture, to formulate plans for state ad1 ancement. The candidate said he thought the poll tax law was archaic "Shall a price tag tie placed on intelligence. culture, and the right to vote?” he asked.    I Mobile Television Transmitter Catches Scene Of Girl IN 11-Floor Death Plunge KEW SORK June 23. — AY— A mobile television transmitter picked up a street scene of life and death today—the plunge of a young unman from a Rockefeller Center skyscraper—speeding clear images of ner fatal fall to a Radio City studio screen before which a little group of technicians sat in shocked silence. By a tragic accident Miss Marian Perloff appeared In the Strangest experiment television has ever recorded. The transmitter was being used to make test shots in the Rockefeller Plaza area. -O B Hanson, chief engineer for the National Broadcasting com-pam. by portable telephone had just directed Ross Plastid. who was a' hts cameia atop his motorbus in the street below, to take a shot of the front of the RCA building. Complying. Plastid turned his lens hack toward the plaza. When I turned my camera toward the Time and Life building,” he said, "I saw a falling body. My camera picked her up as che passed the sixth floor and I followed her down." Hanson s group missed the first part of this extraordinary scene. • Tho first we knew that anything had happened.” he said, “was when he heard a sound Uke a pistol shot Turning to the screen we could see people people running and before they had crow'ded around the body we could get a glimpse of it as it lay on the pavement." Miss Perloff. who was a stenographer and clerk for the Girl Scouts. Inc., dropped from a window of the corporation's eleventh flood offices She had been back at work only a week after a nervous breakdown that followed an unhappy love affair, fellow workers said. McCraw Cites His Own Office Thrift PARIS, June 23. —(Pi—William - McCraw quoted figures on the operation of the attorney general's of-1 flee in a speech here tonight in support of a pledge to accomplish savings in the state government ; through a modernizing program if he is elected governor. "During the first full fiscal year ' of my administration, ended August. 31, 1936, the attorney general's office spent $122,663. which was $22,749 less than the legislature appropriated for it,” McCraw said. "The next fiscal year the department's expenses were $134,791, or $53,704 less than the appropriation Figures for the present year are not yet completed, but they will show comparable economics.” Hunter Rushes To Daughter's Bedside WICHITA FALU?. June 23.—Tom Hunter, in the mids’ of his third campaign for governor, was rushing towards Wichita Falls tonight to see his daughter, Helen who was seriously ill with pneumonia. The girl was to have begun a s°ries of radio talks in behalf of her father's i candidacy tomorrow night. ;