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Publication: Abilene Reporter News June 25, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 25, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TOC AS’ «3WM MEWSMKR Wi)t Abilene Reporter ~JMns VOL. LVI11. NO. 28. “WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE IO FRIENDS OR EOES WE SKETCH YOUR W ORLD EXACTLY AS Lr GOES,"_ Mmmm p~ <«•, ABILENE, TEXAS SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 25, 1938. -TEN PAGES. TOI I CnltM I*ret* (I P) IN 'FIRESIDE CHAT'— PRICE 5 CENTSFDR Pleads For Election Of Liberal Candidates WALL SIREE! JUBILANT OVER BEST MARKET RISE SINCE '33 Securities Valued At $4,000,000,000 Dealt In During Feverish 5-Day Rally Bv CLAUDE A. JAGGER Associated Press Financial Editor NEW YORK. June 24— HP — When the closing gong resounded through the big trading hall of the New York stock exchange today, the total quoted value of securities dealt in there was some $4,000,000,000 higher than at the beginning of the week. Not since the spring of 1933, when prices surged upward after the hanking holiday, has the marketplace at Broad and Wall streets seen such a sudden and rapid swelling of the prices of the shares of the nations leading corporations. The buying wave which has been sweeping    through the market since ■.................... ............................................................. Monday subsided somewhat today, a , |>> a p.    n    i i i i n av » «%    after the    biggest overnight arcumu* ritLU    rUK    MUKUtK    lation of    orders .since last October .—    —-------------------j were executed in the first hour. The rapidity of the upswing prompted many traders to sell and cash in their profits this afternoon, and leading issues finished around ll under the day s best prices, although the close saw numerous net gains of ll to $5. TRADING SLACKENS Trading slackened as the market slipped, and the day’s turnover of 2,290.540 shares was 112.630 under yesterday’*, which had set a record { for 1938. The Associated Presa average of    60 representative storks showed a gain of 50 cents for the day, which boosted it to j >44.50, highest since March 4, and up $5.60, or about 15 per cent^ in five day*. The steepness of the ascent j prompted some brokers to send out precautionary advices, which played a pan in the afternoon slackening. The market would need time to “digest* and “consolidate” such a jump, they thought. But there was a wide inclination in financial circles to believe tile market might be sounding the knell of the business slump which began a year ago. “NO MYSTERY” Mast financial circles seemed doubtful that there was any "mys- J Moellers advances.    tery” underlying the situation They  - 1    ■—» j turned to the unexciting explana- ; finn that the market had become all sold out. Stlghtty better business statistic* and hopes that the government pump priming program would take hold, brought a little buying, and that sent prices up easily and attracted more buying. THIS IS WHAT CHINESE DO TO TRAITORS Charged with turning traitor for the sake of Japanese gold were these two Chinese, photo graphed just before their execution. The crowd In the background cheers if the executioner despatches his victim with one shot; jeers if he needs two. Sgt. Edgar J Rodgers is shown in prison at Kansas City, Ka*., where he is charged w.th shooting a fellow marine corps member to death. Arthur Moeller, petty officer, was killed at a party. Officers said Rodgers told them he was protecting the hostess. Mrs. Judith Sudbrink, from Man Charged In Hatchet Death IN NEW MEXICO WILDS— Searchers Find One Body Wealthy Heir Still Missing Former Resident Of Breck Under Bond For Future Hearing Is Re-Set BAIRD. June 24—Hearing in for- Bond At Monahans KSw'jiSZL* Hunt For Young McCormick Waits Arrival Of Dawn ALBUQERQUE, N M , June 24 — UP*—The body of Richard Whitmer. 20-year-old Albuquerque youth, was found tonight In the Sandia mountains, but mystery still shrouded the fate of his mountain-climbing companion. Medill McCormick. 21, a Chicago publishing for- Band Blares And Mourners Feast At Indian’s Rites Clarence Henderson    held    in city jail here tonight in connection with the death of Jess Barnett, formerly of Eastland. Wednesday mg!'.* His wife was reported to be in Breckenridge, their former home. tice of the Peace A. G. Burton after Henderson had waived examining trial on a charge of murder. An X-rav examination revealed two wounds and a fracture of the skull caused bv hatchet wounds, in- EASTLAND June 24.— T>—Funeral was held here today for Jess Barnett. 54. who was slain at Monahans, where he had been working. Home Town Stages Rally For Davison McCaulley Event Attracts 3,000 * McCaulley, june 34—<Spl)— Three thousand persons thronged little McCaulley tonight as Howard Davison brought his campaign for the office of district attorney back to the old home town. Mayor L. E. Newton of Rotan. Davison’s present home, presided for the rally. He was presented by George Darden of McCaulley. A brass band from Rotan, and the McCaulley high school girls’ octet furnished music. Candidates for Fisher county offices and for the 114th district representative job left open by Davison made brief talks. Speaking for Davison were the Rev. John P. Hardesty, Baptist pastor; George Moore. Rotan businessman; S. E Miers, McCaulley; Reggie Moffett, Sylvester: Mrs. C. P. Yates, McCaulley, who is a former school teacher of Davisons; Dr. J. D Davis of Roby; W F. Taylor of Rotan; M. M. Collins of Hawley; V. W Jackson, Hamlin Clunch it Christ minister. Council Revises Bid For PWA Aid Marks $180,000 For Project Out Of Bond Funds City officials worked long yesterday on revisions of an application for a Public Works Administration grant of $270,000 for com-atruction of the Fort Phantom Hill pump stAtlon, pipeline; and Alteration plant. Action at the session of the city commission was the passing of a resolution segregating $180,000 of the Fort Phantom Hill bond money for the city’s part of the project. That was the estimate of funds which will remain from the $596,-000 received in the sale of the bonds after the dam, now under construction is paid for; after the lake basin clearing work is done, and after land purchases are completed. In the preliminary application for the PWA project, the city’s part had been listed at $333,000, this on the usual basta of a 45 per rent grant with the sponsor furn-j ishing 55 pier cent. The new ap-— Sensationally    re-opening    the I Placation BM the various JMUrtS i    i straneulatinn death ease of rv and ^ I lie progiam in the OI dei of i rn - ended trial of a suit in district court    j The place where    the day-long    Mrs    James    G Littlefield    elderly    P°rt*nce,    It    was    indicated,    the city here today for damages in conner-    search ended was at    the base    of a    o^uth    Pin* muni?    the    Ovford    commission    seeing    no    more    than Won with the New London school ex- 1.000-foot sheer cliff, known as    „;rv    today    iud rtee <180,000 available now as the ~ noV^,    Plan.'!L,f ' lm‘    "TTe    SMr;    SSS mediate notice of    an appeal    An    ambulance waited at Juan carroll. 43. for murder    of    the    67- Walter Harris sought $2950 from    Taho    CCC camp.    year-old physician the Parade Gasoline Co., et a1, in    Young McCormick    heir to    the connection with the death of his    McCormick publishing fortune,    and MONAHANS. June 24. — (Spl I —    Judfe    S    #Ij^B until Saturday, on motion of the bondsmen. Young Whltmcr’s    body, a deep gash in the back of    the head, was brought by stretcher    to Juan Tabo The bondsmen—R L. Bowyer and CCC camp, at the base of ihe range, J.    A    (Doc)    Roberts—may    be    Ord-    and was definitely    Identified as ered    to    pay    the    $2,000 at    that    time    night brought a halt    to the search unless Totten appears, He Is under for McCormick, two-vear sentence for murder in Governor Clyde Tingley and Ad- prepanng $2 000 bond, set by Jus- !he . d**th o:    Cluney*    14*    Jutant    General    R.    C    Charlton in the summer of 1936 Damages Denied In School Blast Case heading the search, explained the terrain in which Whitmer’s body was found was so rough and pre-| cipltous that a night search would j only endanger other lives. GONE SINCE WEDNESDAY vpsttearing nffirpr* said „.n„na I . HENDERSON, June 24—<>p)—A    The search will be resumed early iToTtfw    "««*    f°r    <Wtnd«>*|    tomorrow. other on the left side of the neck. Henderson, arrested Thursday, told officers he had struck Barnett with a hatchet when the latter had poured gasoline over the floor of the Henderson home and threatened to light it. Barnett had been living with the Henderson’s for 18 months. Investigating the case were Deputy Sheriff C. D, Estes, District Attorney Bill Kerr. Night Policeman R. R. Wigley, and Justice of the Peace Burton. KLAMATH FALLS. Ore. June 24—t ^Pi—a brass band played and 600 mourners feasted on whole barbecued beef today at the funeral of 80-year-old Tim Brown, “richest Indian” on the Klamath reservation, who had decreed that his final rites be gay. The body of the elderly Indian, dressed in a rich broadcloth suit, was placed in a golden casket and entombed in a gilt vault at the old Mas-rnka.sket cemetery on the reservation, where every grave was covered with flowers for the occasion. Baffling Slaying Case Reopened SOUTH PARIS. Me., June 24 Paul N. Dw\er, 18, former intl- city's pert. Mayor Will Hair and Engineer R. C. Hoppe last night filled out the second set of forms and mailed them to the Fort Worth PWA of- son, James, 12. who was killed with his companion, left their ranch j J^hte^Bart^    Erving    I    fice:    accompanied    by    copies    of    yes- life sentence at Thomaston state prison for the    doctor's slaying. several hundred others, in the ex- home near Albuquerque Wednesday plosion March 18. 1937.    on a mountain climbing trek. —    ----------------J Late today, forest rangers discov ered young McCormick's light car The Weather terday's resolution segregating the project funds, $90,000 in the Farmers Ac Merchants National bank and $90,000 in the Citizens National ARII.ENK »rtd    Cloudy    lo    part ly cloudy Saturday, VV KST TEXAS! I’aril) cloudy, bx-ai thund«>r*h<yy%rr« In north and rant portion* Saturday ; Sunday, partly cloudy. EAST TEXAS: Tartly cloudy, probably abowact In norllmnl portion Saturday; Sunday partly cloudy In youth mattered thimdcrwhoyycn, and cooler In north portion. (lentic to fresh nnutheait and aouth wind* on the ma at. OHI. (HOM A: Scattered thunderahoy*era Dwyer was arrested last October 16 parked deep In Puaywlllow ornyon I    "“V iihcf at t Va as „u.Al. a _ _ t ,, j ' mildly in QU j r I *1 Sy policeman ii via ic en* j noJthPrnmn?' f .w e ii    **    hlm«    a*leep    a'    wheel, and Thp commission also passed _ . | northernmost in the Bandit range. | ff)und th€    ot    ^    Littlefield    resolution    yesterday    authorizing Closer Guarding Of Secrets Indicated Uncle Sam s Affairs Wait As La Temple Visits President, Tells Ot Losing Teeth Defends Right To Intervene In State Races Chief Executive Rebukes Policies Of Mayor Hague WASHINGTON, June 24 — (AP) — President Roosevelt virtually asked the people tonight to vote for “liberal” can-    m    a* ^ sjsjr.issaT55.PWA GRANTS OF 546,115,814 to intervene, in behalf of such    f EEH— BRING TOTAL TO 5221,311,055 Hi* radio “fireside chat’’ he ex-    . a pressed dissatisfaction with “the    Winters Project Included; Begins progress we have made in finally    T J C    J • r rn a a a a solving our business, agricultural I ©day Spending tor federal Jobs and social problems,” Mid he believed a majority of the people WASHINGTON. June 24—(*»>—Th« Public Works Administration, wanted him to “keep on trying,’’ acting swiftly to get construction work under way, put out grant* and ™™TA^Tm7?7T7nT—Turn? ?4 'UPI—Golden - haired Shirley Temple sat down with President Roosevelt at the White House today for a heart to heart talk and government business took a holiday. Shirley, dressed In a blue frock and with a red ribbon around her yellow curl*, called on the president, in the midst of a busy day. Mr. Roosevelt laid aside all other matters to greet her. “I told him I lost a tooth.” shirley said. “It fell out last night while I was eating a sandwich M “What else did you tell the president?" she was asked. “I was so excited I could hardly talk He told me about Sistie and Buzzle losing their teeth.” she added, “and then I told him I had caught a salmon at Vancouver island.” Did you like the president?” “Oh. very much," she said and added with a smile, "he told us to come back next year.” and added: “In simple frankness and simple honesty, I need mil the help I can get.” His claim to a right to enter primary elections, he based upon a statement that as "head of the de-1 " mocratlc party” it was his responsibility to speak in those few instances’ where there wa* a clearcut contest between liberal and conservative. In addition. Roosevelt, without mentioning the name of Frank Hague, mayor of Jersey City, and vice chairman of the democratic national committee, said the people would not be “deceived by anyone who attempts to suppress individual liberty under the pretense of patriotism.” Hague is involved in a court fight with the CIO, in w hich the Utter seeks permission to send its organisers into Jersey City without Interference from the mayor. REVIEWS COMAKE Otherwise, the presidents speech we* devoted to s summary of the actions of the congress which Just adjourned. Although he expressed belief there had been some legislative failures, he said the session "achieved more for the future good | of the country than any congress between the end of the world war and the spring of 1933.” 1 He listed, among other things, the crop control bill, the wage hour bill, the monopoly investigation and the lending-spending bill, as the session's outstanding achievements, and then, reviving the great controversy of a year ago he termed the struggle over his proposal for reorganizing the supreme court * a lost , battle which won a war.” For, he said. “in one way or another, during the seaaiona of this congress, the ends.—the real objectives—sought in the message (proposing the court bill) have been substantially obtained.’’ The supreme court's attitude toward constitutional questions has "entirely changed” he said, and several lesser goals of the court reorganization bill have been reached. loans totaling $46,115,814 to states and municipalities today, The^p allotments brought a three-dav total to $221,311055, and ended for the time be ng the making of grants and loans for non-federal projects   --—— I Tomorrow the PWA will start giv- SLAYS LAWYERS Arthur Emil Hansen (above* was charged with shooting two attorneys, R D McLaughlin and J. Irvin Hancock, to death in a Los Angeles courtroom. WCTOGA Fete To Attract IOO Oil Men Of Area To Entertain At B'wood Tonight ing out the allotments for federal projects. Officials estimate that when the states and municipalities have put up their share of the financing for the allotments made in the last three days, total construction costing $440,685,029, will have been provided for. Allotments included; Dallas. Tex , courthouse, $1,125,000; El Paso county, Tex., flood control, $22,090; Fredericksburg, Tex., courthouse, $65,454; Gallup, N, M, courthouse, $90,000; Galveston, Tex., school addition $47,700c Levelland*. Tex., Jail, $31,536; Nacogdoches. Tex., dor mi Cory, $85.-000 gTtnt. $104 000 loan; Nocona, Tex., waterworks, $30,272; Nocona, Tex., street Improvements, WI,818. Sin Antonio Tex. memorial, a4.voog, san Antonio, Tex., stadium, J$!0«.3i3S Wk KH* fan,. Tex., athletic field, 9,000; Winters, Tex., water system, $37,636 grant, $46,000 loan. Court Denies Cliff Slayer New Trial EL PASO, June 24.—</Pj—District Judge C. R. Sutton. Alpine, Friday overruled a motion of Fracis Marion Black Jr., convicted cliff slayer of the 13-year-old Marvin Dale B, Noblltt. for a new trial. Attorneys for Black filed notice of appeal to the court of criminal appeals, District Attorney Allen Fraser, Alpine, advised District Attorney Roy Jackson of El Paso. Jackson assisted Fraser in prosecution, Jap Slaps Wife Of U. S. Naval Officer WASHINGTON and his wife. The shocked South Mayor wm w- Hair fnter int0 Arlington police learned Dwyer had I 8 contract with Wiley Caffey, at-“toured” six states with the bodies; torney, to collect delinquent taxes, stuffed into the car.    The contract may be terminated on Arraigned immediately after the ^ da vs notice by either the city or , June 24 — gr{U1d jury reported. Carroll emo- ll: „    .    ,    ,    . „ The a nm and navy may intensify Anally pleaded innocence before °’ p Holland. special delinquent and expand their counter-espionage justice William Fustier    ta* collector for 14 months, was .......... ................ «uvm« lo P««vnt torcis:. spies ' stale ccrti i . Carroll ult) "'•*»« °n » n.omhly barr,, his rooter In    »n<t    R»rih    pontons    Hut*    Irom getting vital military .secrets. not pwver killed Pl Littlefield’ ^‘iary increased to $150 per month. r"rr-rn,V.lr^r,t^-<1V’ "h'mrr" ""d ro#'' J™?..1?8! Indl(»**d t(xi:^ »hen said ape’, tai Assistant Atter nee Gen-    T*"    ...dr?_WinB NEH MEXICO:    Carli)    cloudy    Sstur SHANGHAI, June 25—(Saturday) 4jP>—Dispatches reaching here to-Approximately IOO oil men, direc- day said United States Consul Louis tors of the West Central Texas Oil H- Gourley at Tsingtao had report- & Gas association and invited    ^    stalC    department a Japan- ..rr.i mrnrn    ^    ^    sentry    had    slapped the wife of Pnmfnlj n* was th. prMld«nf.    ,    V<”"»    »«■>««    n..M of«cer n*med I utterance on th, comm* elation, ln,ormi‘l 8‘"h'rln« ot the *ss0<:1*-    ___ which attracted attention. For    this afternoon and tonight at i months Washington and students    the Brownwood state park club- of politics throughout the nation    house, according to J. C. Watson, I have been discussing a “demo-    Abilene, assistant to the organiza- cratio purge,” an effort by admin- tion* president. (Stratton men to beat democratic STAG PARTY members of congress who have op-    An Abilene group, headed by Wat- posed certain administration poll-    son and J. C. Hunter, will leave I des. particularly the court bill. Abilene this morning for Brown-EXPLAINS STAND    ,    wood to attend the session. Ivariably in the past, the presl- I    party    is    to    be    stag affair, j dent has said that hrs was a posi-    ,Ts>:on    directors    HOBBS.    N.    M.    June    24—tuition of neutrality. Tonight he said:    ^ T™ * h° C Ub use f:om    Mystery    shrouded    the    cause    today    of “As president of the United Stat-    4 ‘ ‘ p, nv    a nitro-glycerin explosion in the i es I am not asking the voters of ^Motorboat excursions and other southeastern New- Mexico oil field the country to vote for democrats    ll    whlch Iast nl*ht dea,t death * next November as opposed to re- buslness meeting have been ar- elght men onc a prominent nnan-" ,    ' ranged by Brownwood directors of eipr    fnilr nfh*r Wr , publicans or members of any other the association> j. E Whitesides and I u> the hosdtal party. Nor am I. as president, tak- K w o.»«rt0u    Ant^rtain    nospn*i, 'mg Dart in democratic Drimaries    ,    Ragsdale. Other entertain    -The blast literally blew to pieces mg part in democratic primaries.    ^ent    plans will be in charge of George A Kaseman, 69, president Mystery Shrouds Cause Of Blast Victims' Rites To Be In Area Towns President Roosevelt came out in eral Halph M IngalLs of Portland „plu® 515 for car exP«nse ;    "‘a    rani*    cunni*    Muir-    #    a dsy and Sunday; little rhanir In tem-    I    Of    mole    (.    a.    ll    to    th    Pct    and peratur*. apprehend spies. Set* CARROLL, Pjf. 2. C ol. 2 Including HSLTs 'Cowboy'— 140 HORNED TOADS POISED FOR DERBY TODAY By ROBERT F. WILCOX United Press Staff Correspondent COALINGA, Cal. June 24— (UP)-One hundred and forty-five horned toads snapped at flics today and awaited the starting gun in the annual Coalinga horned toad derby. Tile derby will be tomorrow night before thousands of persons who will come from all parts of the west to watch toads from Texas and the deserts of Mexico match speed and stamina with California’s best. Trainers, trying in Weep their toads contented. have ranged the countryside in quest of blue flies, grasshoppers and butterflies to feed them. After dark the toads have been taken to the desert for calisthenics, road work and time trials. The winter book favorite and defending champion is the veteran Casey Jones, entered by the Los Angeles Times. In the special collegiate canter event, at least five ferocious looking toads 42nd cousins of the monstrous iguandodons of prehistoric times—will fight it out for top honors. Entries include Bronco Benny. University of Fanta Clara. Kearney, Texas Christian University. Oski Wow Wow. University of California. Mighty Mite Fresno State College Cowboy, Hatdin Simmons university, Abilene. Tex. Coach Frank Kimbrough of Hardin-Simmons, who flew Cowboy here for tho derby, said the toad comes from ihe same family as Old Kip, the homed toad which survived for more than 30 years in a courthouse cornerstone at Eastland, Tex. Scene of the derby is a 16-foot ling on a platform in Coalinga s main street. The toads will be placed under a tub At a gnen signal the tub is raised by means of a pulley. The first toad to clear the ring Is declared winner.    I Holland is to work with Caffey, providing statements of delinquent accounts and other information. The commission commended his work of the last year, when more , than $80,000 in back accounts were collected. Out of the discussion of Holland s salary came the proposal of Commissioner L. A. Sadler to increase the pay of the city secretary, city treasurer and parks superintendent $10 pier month. CommLssioner Lucian Webb said he would second the motion lf the secretary's pay would be set up from $85 to $100, an increase of $15 Instead of $10. The motion was approved, the increases to become effective July I. The treasurer will then draw $130; the parks supervisor $100. Sadler also had proposed an in- I crease for Steve Wil'iams. city electrician; Tom Willis, assistant engineer; and Webb had proposed an increase for Jim Rountree, street foreman. T. A. Hackney, looking in on the meeting, insisted on pay raises for policemen. These however were passed, indications being I that *he salary question will be coming up again shortly.    j "As the head of the democratic party, however, charged with the responsibility of carrying out the definitely liberal declaration of principles set forth in the 1936 democratic See ROOSEVELT, Pg. 2, to!. 6 the Brownwood chamber of eom- of the Albuquerque National Trust merce,    A^ Ungren and A. J. i an(j savings company, and seven Frazier of Abilene and W, E. Ty- I 0jj workers The other dead were H A. Gree, .. ,    ,    . .    ,    well gauger; J. T, Broughton, der- ,ain at then new club home on . beltman; forrest Huston and Char ier and T. S. Holden of Cross Plains. The Abilenians will enter- See OILMEN, !*g. 3, Col. 6 ON OPENING NIGHT— Boots, Moustaches, Flowing Dresses And Roy Bean In Prominence At 49 Carnival les Wigley, rigmen; V. P. Peck, the well shooter; Alex Blair, shooter's helper; and Jack Starkey, superintendent of the Two-state Drilling company. Starkey’s body will be taken to Sweetwater, Texas for burial tomorrow, Broughton’s body is to be sent to Lamesa, Texas. celebration by dressing in the flowing dresses and bustles of an earlier day. COLORADO, June 24—(Spl)— Funeral for Charles Wigley, killed with six others in a premature nitroglycerin blast at Hobbs, N. M. Thursday afternoon, is to be held at the First Christian church here A milling crowd of several hundred persons wandered from booth or stopped to watch floor shows at the opening performance last night] The Gimar building at North I ,, ,    „    .    „    ^ of the Traveling Men’s association    pirst ancj cedar was air conditioned    at 4 oclocit    Saturday afternoon    The 49ers carnival. Officers of the or- I f0r^ the nerformances    and T R    Rev- A- L”    Haley-    Pastor. ls    to    or ganization said that they were well Jackson, president, stated that an I fic!ate Blfirial wiU be ln the Copleased with the first nights at-    additional unit would    be installed    :aV.° .cem^    A;*    , tendance, but expected much larger    today to coo! the rear    of the build-    „Body°*    the„2!    y!ar, olri crowds for tonight s show which inc where Judge Roy Bean's court is and Mrs- R’ Wl?‘ey of Colo- will feature the famous Anson Cow- tieid boy’s Christman Ball troupe. Association members were dressed in cowboy boot# and frontier day clothes, while some of them sported side whiskers and moustaches. Their wives also entered into the spirit of the J. P. Stinson as Judge Bean spent a busy evening trying persons brought before him by the various bailiffs of the rarnival. His judgments were at least congee CARNIVAL, Pg. 2, Col 3 rado was returned home Friday morning from Hobbs. He had returned to his work in the oil field Wednesday of last week after a visit with his parents here. Other than his parents, he is survived by one brother, R. D. Wigley of Monahans. ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: June 25, 1938

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