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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1938, Abilene, Texas OR OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE VOIR EXACTLY AS Fl VOL LVIII, NO. 29. ABILENE, TEXAS. MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 27, 1938-TEN PAGES. t'nltefl PRICE 5 CENTS THIS TIME FOR REUNION AFTER BRIEF REIGN OF TERROR WESITEXANS JOIN MARCH ON GETTYSBURG AGAIN; 4 ARE IN SPECIAL TRAIN CAR HERE Seventy-five years ago the Blue and the Gray fought one of the bloodiest battles of all history at a little crossroads town in Pennsylvania. For three days the struggle raged. Then came the charge of men, which went down in history as the Gray "Forest of Steel." What happened turned the tide of the war between the states.... Now they're marching oa Gettysburg asrain. Not for the men who stepped so lively 75 years ago walk with measured tread today---- West Texans were joining the march today. Four veterans of the Confederacy, not one under 90, were occupying a special car on this morning's Sunshine Special. Others will be aboard a special car at this afternoon. Eastward, other comrades will join them The first special car from West Texas will rr- rive in Gettysburg at a m. Wednesday; the sec- ond at "in the afternoon. For three cays the boys will meet again, on the of that decisive battle, but this time the meeting will be in a great spirit of union. The Gettysburg re- With handclasps, the four West Tex- ans aboard this morning's train had told family and friends srood-bye. There ivere W. H. Brown- ing and John Prewitt from Pecos, John Lewis Clark from Rotan, and Cicero C. Martin from Mc- Cauliey. In Abilene, three members of the General Tom Green Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy. a granddaughter of the McCaulley veteran, and a newspaper photographer went aboard their special ear for the duration of the stoo. Haopily the :our men accepted the well wishes of Mrs. Charles Rooer- son, president of the UDC chapter. Mrs. J. L. Machen and Mrs. H. P. McGrady. They chucklec when the camera flashed. Mrs. D. P. Bullard. 1455 South Eleventh street, spent the three minutes chatting with Mr. Martin. She is his granddaughter. Accomrjanving him was L. S. Hector, a McCaulley neighbor" Raymond Askins was escort for Mr. Clark, from Rotan and Brooks Richardson was accompanying Mr. Browning. Mr. Prewitt was making the trip without an escort. Only the men to be honored at Gettysburg and their escorts were occupying the special car. The rum- mer's heat held no hazards en the trip, for they were traveling in air-conditioned comfort. While comrades "marched" awav today. Abi- lene's lone Confederate veteran, Charles Foote, sat with his memories at the home of his daugh- ter on Merchant street. Ke is one of the younger veterans (.not 90 but he is not stronsr. With a wistful smile he several weeks forebore the idea of a visit to Gettysburg. Desperado Slain, Pal Wounded "i Illinois Officers COMMANDING INDO CHINA Japs Warned Off Island Wage-Hour Bill 9 Local Attornevs Iaw iW Atlend Law Bar Ass'n Meet Legislation Into Effect 120 Days From Saturday WASHINGTON. June j The wage-hour bill, providing for national regulation of rainiinura wages and maximum hours jn in- terstate industry, became law today with President Roosevelt's signature. The White House announced the president had signed this measure I along with 130 other bills passed by the 'last congress. The wage-hour law fixes a mini- mum wage of '25 cents an hour and j a maximum work week of 44 hours, j effective 120 days from j the date of the president's signa- I ture. Other features of the act go i into effect at once. The minimum wage of 25 cents an i hour, to which no exceptions will be i granted, will be Increased to 30 j cents an hour the following year. Above that point committees ap- pointed by the administrator for each industry will fix the minimum Local Ministers Hit Retention of Liquor Permits j Some Doctors 1 Also Criticised By Resolution i j Twenty-two Abilene ministers, at- tending :he monthly meeting ol ihe Ministerial Alliance, adopted a res- olution this morning expressing in strong terms That i local drug stores which recently surrendered their medicinal liquor licenses had decided to retain them I after they were returned to them by the liquor control board supervi- sor. Some physicians also were scored in the resolution. Attending the meeting, in addi- i tion to the ministers, were Sheriff jMcAdams, Police Chief Hackney, j County Judge York and District Attorney Otis Miller. i The language of the resolution follows, in part: i "Whereas it appears to be com- mon knowledge that certain drug stores in Abilene and defeating the i intent and purpose of the pre- scrirjtion liouor lav which was and PEAK WHERE BODY WAS FOUND Nine Abilene attorneys will attend the annual meeting of the Texas Bar association Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Houston and more are expected to signify their inten- Body of Flood Victim is Found CLARENDON, June Occupation Seen As Giving Rise To Complications LONDON. June and France have warned Japan to stay off Hainan island, off the South China coast, and will act to j voters of the city and county reg- is intended for legitimate medicinal use only, and to be prescribed by physicians only as a medicine, in the regular practice of legitimate medicine, and where patients are suffering from bodily illness, and where alcohol is legally considered a necessity as a curative; "Ann whereas it was reported In our papers that a number of pro- prietors of drug stores had. after the D. M. OLDHAM, Jr. tion of going later. D M. Oldham The bodv of Bert Freeman, Wichita Jr- vlce president, said today. Palls newspaperman who was drowned in Efest Lelia lake creek June 15, was found today. It had been carried about a mile downstream and then 100 yards up a little side creek. The body was found by W. B. Chistal. -a farmer. The body was identified by means of a card bearing the notation of "Ben Freeman. News Globe. Am- srillo." Freeman worked on the News Globe before moving to Wich- ita Falls. Freeman was drowned when flood waters rushed, over a highway, up- setting an automobile in which he was traveling with his wife and their 3-year-old son, Billy Dean Freeman. Mrs. Freeman's body was found several days ago near Hollis. Okia. The baby still was missing today. What K Your News I. tt? Election of officers and talks by leading attorneys will be on the program. Oldham said. Esco Wal- ter, Taylor county attorney, and president of the llth district rf the Junior Bar association, also will attend the meeting. These who vTilJ. make the trip are W. R. Chapman. Walter, 'Oldham. Dallas Scarborough. Ben L. Cox. Robert Wagstaff. J. M. Wagstaff. Ellis K. Douthit and Joe Childers. Ballot is Given Final Approval Democratic committee met this morning and put the stamp of approval on the ballot, J. P. Sim- son. chairman, said today. j The candidates drew for places j on the ballot last Monday morning. and today's meeting to check and make sure the names were in the correct place. Stinson said. j Every candidate paid his assess- ment. Stinson accded. Ballots will be printed and ready for absentee voters July 3. Stinson said. FDR to Kyde Park i support each other m case com- plications" arise, the government informed the house of commons to- day. SEPARATED BY GULF Richard Austin .sutler, undersec- retary for foreign affairs made the announcement. Hainan, Chinese territory, is sep- arated by the 150-rniie-wide gull of Tanking from French lado-Cb.ina nd commands the eastern ap- proaches to that colony. i Answering a. question whether the i British government would support i France in regard to the security of Indo-China. Butler replied; "His majesty's government and the French government, through their ambassadors at Tokyo, have made clear to the Japanese forces and government that they would re- gard any occupation of Hainan by the Japanese forces as calculated to give rise to undesirable complica- "Should any complications un- i fortunately arise. His Majesty's gov- eminent and the French govern- ment would no doubt afford each other such support as appears war- ranted by the circumstances.'' Find Family of 4 Dead in Home BRIDGEPORT. Conn.. June entire family of four was found dead today in their gas-filled home. i Police investigators identified i them as Joseph Krason, 40. bake shop proprietor; his wife, Maria. and their two sons, Stanley. 14. and Joseph Jr., four years old. Captain of Detectives James H. Bray said the mother apparently had been shot to death, the father died of unknown causes. Stanley had been asphyxiated anc Joseph had his throat cut and was strang- led. Burglary Case Is Solved Quickly A Sunday night burglary of the V. A. Lane residence. 1173 South 14th. had a quick aftermath in the filing of complaints against two men in Justice Theo Ash's court this morning. Charged with the burglar.- are William McMahan and Bert Moore. They waived examining trial, and bonds in each case were set at S750. Lane reported to police that loot had included boots, cowboy hat. dress shirts and other articles of clothing. All was recovered_ officers said. j ABOARD PRESIDENT ROOSE- i VELTS TRAIN, EN ROUTE TO IHYDE PARK. N. Y.. June Golfer to Marry istered their disapproval of the legal sale of beer, handed in their per- mits to the local authority of the state liquor control board, and they were returned to them by Mr. Coates (liquor board supervisor) on advise of his supervisor with the instructions that they mail them di- rect to Mr. Ford administrator) ef the liquor control board at Austin. and they decided not to do so. but to go on with the sale of liquor greatly to the disappointment of i the citizenship of our town and county who deplore law violation and drunkenness: j 'DANGER SPOTS' "And whereas these drug stores have become danger spots for the i undermining of morals of our youth i and embarrassment of our Christian schools, an encouragement of law- lessness: i "And whereas certain drug stores i have imported doctors who do not engage in the regular practice of j medicine, but sit in these drug stores, and write prescriptions for any and all who want liquor as a beverage, thus shot ing conspiracy and a collusion between them and i the proprietors of these drug stores; I "Be it therefore resolved: i "First: that we condemn in the i strongest, terms the proprietors of such drug stores.................... "Second: that the example of disrespect for law which they set before the youth of our city and the thousands of young people at- tending our colleges is unworthy of respect for law and orderly government. "Fourth: That any and all drug See MINISTERS. Pg. 9. CoL 5 Baliinger Doctor Sells Oats Held For 28 Years BALLINGER, June W. B. Halley. physician of Baliinger. disposed of the last reminder of his horse and buggy practicing cays when he sold eight bushels of oats held since 1910. The grain, part of 100 bushels bought 2S years ago. had beer, stored in a rat-proof bin at his hcrne here. It brought 15 cents a bushel. The Weather cloudy: Each question counts CO: each part of a two-part question, 10. A scort of 60 is lair; SO. good. Answers on page 3. 1. Who is This governor who has announced his candidacy for the U. S. seriate? 2. Why did cries of rise in the British parliament when the prime minister spoke of British bombing of natives? 3. Is the American Medical association sometimes referred to as (a.) a "closed (b) "the most conservative pri- vate democracy" or (c) "Amer- ica's Medical 4. What South American country has Just inducted a new president? What is his name? 5. Germany has Raid she will not acknowledge Austria's debts. tr false? at Wilmington. Del- caused Presicen Roosevelt, today to go directly from that city to his home at Hyde aPrk. N. V. The chief executive had planned to attend the Pouehkeepsie rowing regatta this afternoon. OMAHA, Neb.. June National Amateur Golf C'narr.pion Johnny Goodman of Omaha, and Aliss Josephine Kersiso. h'-s school- day sweetheart., will be married here Wednesdav. If Gettysburg Were Fought Today you would rend every line your newscaocr pri-.tcd it, every day. But in iS63 the "fog of war" would have prevent ed from getting a complete, clear picture of what was goinc on. Today, 75 years afterwards, the fog nas lifted. Today, a blow-by-blow story of the battle as by a correspondent on the ground with the invading army, has been written by Dr. Douglas S. Freeman. Doctor Freeman is editor of the Richmond News Leader. He is author of the four-volume Pulitzer prize bioaraphy. "R. E Lee." Ke is regarded as an authority on the military 'tactics of war In his "dispatches." while maintaining' the viewpoint of a cor- respondent with the Confederate army, he brings to vivid life Ameri- ca's greatest deadliest battle. "Bulletins" from northern headquarters round out the picture of the battle. Read Doctor Freeman's brilliant dispatches, starting Tuesday in tfie Reporter-News. Here is the upper portion of North Sandia peak near Al- buquerque. N. M., with the ar- row pointing toward .spot, back of trees, where the oodv of youthful mountain climber Richard Whitmer was found and where searchers were hunt- ing Medill McCormick, Whil- mer's companion. Baliinger Health! Resume Search Officer is Dead [For McCormick Funeral For Dr. E. R. Walker, 73 Set at 5 Today i BALLINGSR. June Dr. E. R. Walker. 73. c.iv heslth i officer here for the past 30 years, i died at his home Sunday shortly j after noon. Ke had been ill several j months, his condition had become i critical in the past few weeks. j Funeral was set for 5 o'clock this i afternoon at the family home with j the Rev. Dwight A. Sharps, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, j officiating. Burial will be in the j Evergreen -cemetery. Jennings Fu- neral home was in charge of ar- rangements. Survivors are ths widow, three daughters. Mrs. B. C. Mann and Mrs. L. R. Mauldin of San Ar.gelo. and Mrs. L-. P. Boynton of Mid- land; two brothers. Major General Kenzie W. Walker of Washington. D. C. and Dr. Hayden Walker of Salem. Ore.; and two sisters. Mrs. A. L- Fuller of Baliinger and Mrs. A. L. Burford of Texarkana. j Dr. Walker was born in New Or- leans and was graduated from Tu- lane university there in 1889. He practiced medicine at Weimer until 1905. moving from there to Ballin- ger. Tabulate Votes BAIRD. June 27 i tabulations of the recent vote for construction of a county hospital shows the issue carried by a major- itv of 95 votes. Pessimism Grows Among Searchers For Boy's Safety ALBUQUERQUE. N. M. June j army of men launch- ed a fresh assault today on the rain-washed heights and flanking canyons of mile-high Sandia peak, j hoping somehow to break the five- j day mystery surrounding the fate of mountain climbing Mediil McCor- i mick, wealthy publishing family scion. As the fourth cay of intensive search dawned, increasing pessimism was evident among the foot-sore, muscle weary searchers, who battled heights, scorching sun. and moun- tain lightning storms over the Sab- bath in futile hunt. The body of Richard Whitmer. McCormlck's climbing companion or. an ill-fa tec expedition started last Wednesday, was found Friday en the rocks under the 2.000-foct sheer face of the peak's topmost cliff, known as "The Shield." Since then, an army of searchers augmented to 350 men. have found no trace of young McCormick. Although she has beer, at the scene of the search continuously since last Thursday. Mrs. Ruth Kanr.a McCormick Sirnms. MeaiU's mother, was again with the search- ing forces today. She did not retire until after midnight, holding council with vet- eran Colorado mountain climbers at the Simrr.s ranch to map today's search. i HEIRESS WEDS Corner Bandits i In Farm Yard j Father and Son j Held as Hostages By Pair in Flight JOLIET, 111., June outlaws who terrorized parts of Indiana and Illinois with gunfire and kidnapings reached dead end in a Deselm. 111., farm yard today, one slain; and the other wounded. i SHARP FIGHTING j Approximately ICO peace officers of the two states were in on the kill j V'-l Jch climaxed a 20 minute flurry i of sharp fighting. j Sheriff John Stack of Kankakee, j HI., said the wounded man identified himself as Orelle J. Saston, 25, of i Valley City, N. D., and named his slain companion as his brother, Clarence Easton, 27. They were trapped in a. com- field when their car became mired after they perhaps mor- tally Indiana state Policeman Kay Dison, 28, near Laporte, Ind., last night. They kidnaped three men and a4-year-old boy, in their flight across two states. Two hours before they were shot in a fierce gun battle, the despera- does had kidnaped James Novy, a farmer, and his four-year-old son i ate Abilen- and held them as hostages while i yssterday. they attempted to pierce a police j Rainfall at the dam was measured blockade. i at 3 inches for the weekend, while Police had barricaded ail roads j the entire watershed in the south- near the northern Indiana Illinois vest part of Taylor county and in. border after the bandits shot Dison Nolan county had drenching rains and then kidnaped two Indiana dep- from 2 1-2 to more than 5 inches. uty sheriffs whom they released Tin- Elm creek, emptying into the city harmed eight hours later two miles reservoir, was running bank full west of Cook, Ind. Sunday morning but the stream I had reeded ESCAPE city water "deoarEmeSF Novy his son escaped when j today that. Lake "Kirby-. caught -little the battle started, i or no from Saturday night's In their spectacular all niglrc- j f which was gauged 2.23 inches in. dash, the gunmen exchanged shots Abilene. The rain brought the year's with a state police car at Symerton precipitation to 20.87 inches and a village policeman here before j more" than, eight inches above nor- their car finally became mired. j mai fcr the period to date. Total for Deputy Sheriff Clinton Craig and j the month so far is 5-56 inches. Jesse Burton closed in on the ban- Lytie lake, east of town, was full dits as they clambered from their today and water was running over stalled automobile. Novy arid his i spillway Sunday. Most tanks son fled in one direction and the j throughout this sector were filled, gunmen in another, seeking refuge j assuring plenty of water for in a cornfield. j ture lands this summer. Craig and Burton cornered Clar- ence behind a com crib. "Shoot Clarence chal- lenged, "go ahead and shoot me, right in the heart." "He pointed at his Craig: said, "and then started to pound his chest. He kept wav- ing his gun. We ordered him to drop the gun. He refused, so I shot him through the heart. "Burton and I then -tarted chas- ing the other bandit and as we were 'leaving. Clarence grcaned: "Don't leave me here to die. Shoot me again and get it over Mary Duke Biddle, 13, above, heiress to the Duke power and. tobacco fortune, married Dr. Josiah Trent, 23, of Okmuigee, Okla., whom she met, on the Duke university campus. Lake Abilene is Up Three Feet Rainfall at Dam Totals 3 Inches During Weekend Hardest rain on the watershed ia several years pushed the level of UD neariv three feet "We went away, however." Craig said, "and finally got the other one. When we returned to the crib. Clar- ence was dead." Burton wounded Orelle. Budge is Victor WIMBLEDON. Sng- June Budge, playing in true cham- pionship form, continued his parade through the tennis championships field today by de- feating F. Cejnar of Czechoslovakia. 6-3, 5-0. 7-5 in the quarter-final round. 2 and Half inches Fail in Callahan BAIRD, June han county was soaked by a slow- failing rain Saturday night and a torrential downpcur Sunday after- noon that totaled. 2 1-2 inches. Threshing of wheat, oats and bar- ley already in the shock will be halted for several days as field are soggy. There was practically no damage as the combines and reap- ers had finished their work, leaving only grain that is in the shock, un- harvested. Tanks and creeks of the county are overflowing, assuring a splendid water supply for the summer months, and the precipitation will just about make a feed crop and greatly aid all other crops and veg- etables. D DC 1 Singer BALLINGSR, June Jeanette Spreen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Spreen. has been selected to represent Baliinger at the Coleman rodeo. July 13-16. SPIES WITHIN OUR RUSSIANS OUTDO EVEN NAZIS IN SPYING ON UNITED STATES li. Revelations of "he widesrjresd activities of from many foreim countries in America are contained :n serifs of four articles by Thomas M. Johnscn. author cf "Our Secret War." who is ar. au- thority cr. interT.ational cspion- age. By THOMAS M. JOHNSON" (Copyright. 152S, NEA Service. Inc.) WASHINGTON. June are more forr.cr. spies from more foreign ccur.tr.es active in America today, than ever our peacetime history. The furious sfvret service erup- tion that is yearly on 100.0CO spies has over- flowed from Europe to our shores. We are being caught in the vi- cious circle of rivalry and fear that causes nations to send against one another spie.s who but inflame the rivalry and fear. That is the startling revelation of the federal grand jury inquiry now going on, about a New York nar spy ring. The fascist powers are stealing- our deler.se secrets not only to compensate for their weaJc- ness in military raw materials and ..ovcrawp European democracies, but to ffin the yar they think they may ABOVE: Uncle Sam's Achilles heel, the Panama Canal so vital oflr is the prime ob- jective of foreign spies. This air view of the Pacific side in the foreground, a fortified- island. have to fight with these democra- cies, allied with the United States. Yet among our most enthusiastic would-be democratic allies is Soviet Russia, which does more spying, sabotaging and propagandizing in this democratic country than all the fascist powers. The spying is conducted in de- vious ways, sometimes with, con- nivance of Americat communists. Reds, like fascists, nave received secret plans of our defensive Achilles heel, the Panama Canal, as the war department recently found out to its astonishment and pronipt- ly cracked down with new and drasti secrecy regulations. Our military intelligence gets re- ports on red agents or sympathizers in the ranks forming and the communists admit their revolu- tion cannot succeed until the army is honeycombed. The navy attri- butes to reds several ali-too-success- ful attempts to sabotage its new cruisers. That the reds recruit spies here wa: revealed by the Switz spy ring in Paris that had stolen plans oJ t an American tank, and the Jacob- sen ring in Finland, both with sev- I Sial American members, women in- See SPIES, 3, Col. 5
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