Abilene Reporter News, June 29, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

June 29, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 29, 1938, Abilene, Texas WUTTIXAS' NEWSPAPER VOL. 31. "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRILNDS OR FOES WE SKETCH VOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 29, 1938.-TWELVE PAGES AS TRENDS REFLECT INDUSTRY'S IMPROVEMENT- PRICE 5 CENTS Commission Oil Field Shutdowns SENATE CAMPAIGN PROBERS REBUKE WPA AIDE FOR TALK Press Reports That Official Played For Jobless Vote Branded Incorrect WASHINGTON, June senate campaign funds committee gently reprimanded Aubrey Williams, deputy relief administrator, today lor urging the unemployed to keep their friends In office and warned "all dispensers or federal funds" against dabbling in politics. With the touchy question of Ihe influence of relief money and relief officials on Hie coming congressional----------------------------- elections in mind, the committee applied the word "unfortunate" to Williams' speech o! yesterday to a delegation of the workers' alliance, an'organization of relief recipients. Chairman Sheppard (D-Tex) in- dicated further action might be taken, however, such as the requisi- tioning of a transcript of Williams' speech, reported to be in the hands of (he alliance, for comparison with i letter received from Williams to- day contending that what he had said was incorrectly reported. "I pointed out to Wil- lUms said, "that in a demoo ncjrjt was Important for them in office thine who had their point of view, just ai their oRKnenls think It Im- portant to remove from office those who have their point of view. "NOTHING "There was nothing political In what I he added, "nor were any political implications Intended." Reporters who listened to Wil- liams' speech said he told the alli- ance delegates: "Keep your friends iti power. Judge those friends by Ihe crowd they run with when they come t0 you and for sup- ort." Coming as It did a lev days after President Roosevelt's appeal for the election of "liberal" rather than "conservalive" candidates to con- gress. Williams' speech wns the subject of widespread discussion to- day. 150 Arrested In Do-'y.'s Bookie Raids DALLAS, June Dal- las county grand jury lauched an investigation of bookmaking here today, beginning questioning of more than 150 witnesses arrested In three.simultaneous noon-day raids by Texas rangers and city vice- squad ;offlcers. Captain Roy Richburg of Ihe po- lice vice-squad with Texas rangers, conducted the'raids at the request of the grand jury and District At- torney Andrew Patton. A number of patrons were from Port Worth. Tyler, and Cellna, and missed trains and busses back to their homes. Business men and em- ployes were caught In three spots Ihetr lunch hour. Jew Sues Kunz For NEW YORK. June {3 COO.COO slander suit was filed today against Fritz Kuhn. leader of the German-American bund, by Eman- uel R. Jack, who said he was suing on behalf of himself and "all mem- bers of the Jewish faith who may Join with me as plaintiffs." Kuhn wns quoted in Jack's com- plaint as having testified at a re- cent legislature nazl Inquiry that "all Jews without exception are ene- mies of the United Slates." Louisiana Salons Kill Probe Resolution BATON ROUGE, La., June Louisiana senate refused today to allow an investigation of a charge Governor Richard Leche and Lleutcnant-Governor Earl Long demanded a share of the collection fee of a inheritance tax. The tipper chamber killed by vote or 31 to 2 a resolution Introduced by Slate Senator James A. Noe, iormcr governor and administration critic, to Investigate his charges. Nye Leads Langer For Senator's Post Count Stands 6750 To 3190 FARGO, N. D., June U. S. Senator Gerald P. Nye went into nn early lead over Governor Wil- liam banger for the nomination lor senator tmight in the slate prim- ary election as the first scattered rctv.rns were tabulated. 74 pr.-dncls of 2.360 reporl- !r.s !he vole was: Nye 6.750, Longer 3 HO. In the republican race for gov- Xyp's supporter. Lieut. Gov. T. II. H. Thorcscn, took a slight Iced over John N. Kagan, state agri- cultural commissioner and Langcr- Ijotue candidate. With 49 precincts In, Thorescn Ij.id to (or Hagan. Compilation of returns will deter- mine the voter verdict In it bitter (ISlil b.'lwrcn national figures. Sen. A. Gerald Nye. nationally krown peace and Gov. Advisors Study Bond Refunding Plan Devised But Pends Agreement On Handling Fee The refunding committee of the chamber of commerce, working in an advisory capacity with the city commission, came near yesterday to having a complete bond re- funding plan to recommend to municipal officials. Only snag was (he matter of the compensation which a bond syn- dicate would receive for putting through the refunding of the tax bond debt of Abilene. Other details of a plan had been worked out yesterday to the satis- faction of both the bond concern's representatives and the committee. ASKS J38.000 FEE At 4 o'clock yesterday, after more than five hours of work, the committee of 14 citizens left the matter of fees for handling the program in a smaller group of J. Pulwiler, O. D. Dil- llnghara, H. O. Woolen. Henry James and Malcolm Meek. They argued pro and con with repre- sentatives of the bond houses, but got the proposal to no lower than one per cent for handling the plan. The Abilene committee .con- tended that was loo much pay. They ifuVi ssaln at this morning to see If an agreement can be reached. Another point which had come up In- the discussion was the tax levy which the city can set up each year out of its S2.50 maxi- mum rate, and the maximum amount of money which the city could afford to put into bonds. Mayor Hair cited figures to show that yearly would be the limit, if operations of the city and schools are to be continued on the present basis. A tax levy of S1.40 had been proposed, but Hair pointed out that this would leave too little for other needs. VALUATION HIKE SEEN' H was more or less generally agreed, without anyone's being too happy about It, that valuations will have to be increased. It was estimated that the increase must he from J16.400.000 last year to around for nest year. Fulwller, as chairman, -presided for the sessions. Others present Included Henry James, Dilllngham, C. L. Johnson, D. G. Barrow, J. M. Wagstaff, Malcolm Meek, H. O. Woolen, Fleming James, Wick- cliff Skinner, C. W. Bacon. C. M. Caldwcll, Mayor Hair, commis- sioners Beaslcy, Webb and Sad- dler. Troops On March In Paraguan Crisis BUENOS AIRES, June movements in the disputed Gran Chaco region occupied by Paraguay during her three-year truce with Bolivia. Travellers said many civilians were moving across ths frontier into Argentina In fear hostllitfe-i would resumed since neutral peace neg- ne person was killed and seve others Injured, five seriously, tonight when a Dixie Greyhound bus was In place of those destroyed has begun, collision with an automobile 10 miles with prospects ct six or ten more west of here on the Nashville-Mem- The construction of the new homes FDR GREETS SWEDISH PRINCE Even though It was raining buckets. President Roosevelt warmly welcomed Prince Berlil, standing in for his sick lather, Croivn Prnlce Gmtaf Adolf, in a Swedish ceelbratton at Wilming- ton, Del. The president and Prince Bertil are shown talking. BALLINGER BIDS1 NEIGHBpRf TO ITS 52D BIRTHDAY PARW Parade, Speech By Connolly, Dinner For Pioneers, Pageant All On Slate BALLINGER, June will be a gala dav In this town. June 29 marks the 52d anniversary of the town lot sale In 886 In commemoration of this notable event the citizens of Ballinger have invited West Texas to be present and help them celebrate th event and pay hom- ag to the ploncors of this country. The day's festivities will be opened at 19 o'clock n-ith a mammoth parade which will-have more than 40 entries, with at least four destroyed in the June 10 tornado is being expedited, according to B. C. Chrisman. county superinten- dent. The application was dispalch- ed from Fort Worth Saturday and is to be given preference over all other projects at Washington, ac- cording to assurances received here. The proposed new structure will cost approximately R. G. Glenn has been employed as archi- tect by the Clyde school board. The structure will be built on a design similar to the building demolished, except that there will be addition of three class rooms and n combi- nation gymnasium and auditorium, the latter to be on the ground floor rather than over the structure. The board has already collected tornndo Insurance amounting to The PWA grant asked will be about 45 per cent of the total cost. Workmen have already begun bands; all the pioneers able .tcnd Uie birthday" party, arid histori- cal entries which will depict life In Ihs" early 'SO's. OUTDOOR SPEAKING Ssnator Tom Connally will speak at 11 o'clock from the special stage which has been erected on the courthouse lan-n. Seats for the pioneers have been built and the special pioneer program will be dedicated to them. Senator Con- nallys remarks will deal primarily with the work of the irailblazets of West Texas. Early settlers will be honored further at noon when the free bar- becue Is served them at the fair will make a short talk and Clyde Asks PWl Aid For School Application For Grant To Rebuild Edifice Rushed BAIRD, June ap- plication for PWA aid in recon-................. structlon of Ihe Clyde high school Congressman Charles L, Dispatches from northern Argentina have already begun today reported extensive troop dcannE debris, cleaning up brick movements In the and salvaging equipment. Much of ,'agi the latter is In good condition. Some of the walls of Ihe old structure will be used as they were not se- riously damaged in the catastro- oe resumed since neutral peace neg- citations In Buenos Aires seemed to Homes UnderWQV he near n breakdown. 1 Killed In Bus Crash ow ni-.a uvgviu in earnest, ac- NASHVIU.E, Tenn.. June cording to Tce Baulch member of BAIRD, June (SpU Rehabi- litation of tornndo destroyed hornet has begun in earnest, ac- tne Cross. Erection of four homes lo take phis highway. Troy Fleming. 16. of Nashville, a passenger in the car was killed. to be patterned along line of those destroyed will entail an expedtiurc some of "old timers- will be ,i r V, "inj wnicn snouid lu residents of the county of 45 years cessive stocks, x ago or earlier are eligible for this free barbecue. Their companions wives or husbands, will also be eli- gible lo attend whether they lived in Runnels county 45 years ago or nol. but that is the only exception. The 2 o'clock variety program from Ihe courthouse lawn promises plenty or entertainment with lols of music and fun for everyone. A ball same between Winters and Ballinser will start at 3 o'clock at the fair park. HISTORICAL SPECTACLE All arrangements have been fin trained for the presentation of an mi ini; presentation 01 an ana historical pageant to be presented won first pi at the Ballinger Bearcat football sponsored by the rcxa stadium at 8 p. m. The 218-foot Farmers of America her stage has been completed, lights todav- arranged and all properties secured for the spectacle. Bonds Voted For Recreation Center ANSON. June 28. An- son citizen.? voted by a majority of more than nine to one today to Issue M2.000 In bonds as Ihe city's part of a WPA pro- ject of civic Improvement. Com- pleie count of Ihe ballot was 202 for issuance of the bonds and 28 against. The Improvement project Is to Include construction of a munici- pal swlming pool, bath house and dressing rooms, wading pool, city park, and golf course. A tract of city owned land In Uie south por- tion of the town Is to be the slle Retain Sunday Closings During Month Of July Rail Body Fixes Allowable Above Bbls TULSA, Okla., June O. C. Cash, third assistant tempo- rary vice chairman of the B. P. E. B. S. Q. 8. A., today offered a free membership a shaving brush rampant upon a hot anyone who could furn- ish Ihe words to the verse of "Sweet Adeline." The titular head of the society 'or the preservation and encour- AU8TIN, June agement of barber shop quartet The state railroad commission slnsing in America jabbed a gnaw- today issued an order lifting ?n 'H" fh a.i...j. i. spread on the desk before h m and the Saturday shutdown of that the society's official xll ._________________. -------oil fields for July but retaining Sunday closings. The commission fixed an alkw- ible production on July 1 of 086 barrels but estimated the daily average allowable for July, with de- ductions for five shutdowns on Sundays, would be barrels ALLOWABLE In addlllon. it estimated actual production during 1938 had run 1.85 per cent under the allowables, and on this basis stated the approxi- mately daily production for July would be barrels. The United stales bureau of mines had estimated Texas' share of. the national market demand for crude oil in July at bar- rels dally. commission has given a great deal of thought to the pos- sibility of lifting both Saturday and Sunday a state- ment by C. V. Terrell, commission chairman, said, "but while the trends are in the right direction we feel that they have not yet de- veloped the anticipated momentum which would safely warrant the both the Saturday and Sunday-shutdowns at this lime." the commission had in- dicated the. dual closing would be removed, but met protests from mjny oil operators, at state-wide proratlon meeting, who said such action might endanger the price stnjctuje. CBUDE STOCKS REDUCED The average daily allowable dur- ing the first 15 days of June was barrels and during Ihe second 15 days was 1.189.210. The bureau of mines estimate of de- mand for June was bar- rels. "Favorable trends developing in recent weeks continue to reflect Improved conditions in tie oil Terrell Hid. "Crude slocks been re- duced to a point where they are now three per cent lower than (his time last gzroline staples declined barrels during Ihe week mdlnr June 18, 193g. "We are now entering a period x x There are See SHUTDOWNS, 12, Col. 8 RobyFFAWins. State Contest First In Chapter Conducting Event ueen nn- HUNTSV1LLE, June ished and the cast thoroughly Pleasant. Roby, Midlothian trainpd fnr tlin m-cranln -i EUStarP. frOMtHtralre enH Tamnlj Eustace. Goldth'walte 'and Temple places in Texas Dr. F. A. McCray of Sam Hous- ton Slate Teachers college, who directed the program, said It was France. Italy and Germany tonight j the largest Future runners of I America slate leadership contest jcuuciaiup contest 01 lorrign volunteers j In the United States. The contest from Spain after Soviet Russia de- closed today. of around It is believed. tcr. for the new civic recreation ccn- AS STATE ADVISORS Rapid Expansion Of FSA Program Predicted Roby was first. Mount Pleasant of the expense, second and Graham third chapter conducting. tfn of Cotulla. former5third Vice thC naltonal plan lor sending Sowers, S. C. and J. L Moses of Huntsvllle; J. B. Rut- land. Austin and A. c. Williams Houston. Gettysburg Ready For Celebration GETTYSBURG. Pa.. June 28.-.V5 little, historic country completed tonight almost evcrv dt- tail to give Ihe "time of iheir lives" "ri.iin.ur. Z Immortal Song Not All PREMIUM OFFERED FOR 'SWEET ADELINE' song book was about to go to press without the complete words to the alma mater song of the S. P. B. B. 'S. "You can said Cash, "that we're In something approaching a quandry. Think of a barber shop quartet song book without the com- plete words to 'Sweet Adeline'. "Some he said, "may not know that there Is a verse to that mellow classic." The correspondent didn't. Neith- er, apparently, did Ihe writers of several community singing books which contained such bustle era killcr-dillers as "The Sweetheart of Poverty Flats" and "The Old Man's Drunk Again." "An auctioneer In San Francisco has sent me a poem made up of barber shop song titles. I'm hoping he has Ihe words to that the third assistant temporary vice chairman The society for the preservation and encouragement of barber shop quartet singing in America was founded on April 10, by Cash, dedi- cated to the proposition that "sing- Ing is one of the few diversions left to man which is free of gov- ernment supervision." ADDING TO CHAMBERLAIN'S Cabinet, Commons Clash Order Probe Of Leak In Secrets Minister Urgent Franco Explain Attacks On Ships LONDON. June major cabinet-commons storm added to the flood of Spanish war problems, is swirling around Prime Minister Chamberlain, Britain's apostle of "realism." THREAT ALLEGED Chamberlain agreed today to fight out the new domestic issue, a quar- rel over anti-aircraft defenses for the British Isles, with a committee Inquiry into an implied threat to invoice the rigid official secrets act against a member of parliament.' headed by cuive Leslie Hore-Bellsha, announced a military court would prpbe leak of secret defense the hands of the' members of parlia- ment, Duncan'Sandys, conserva- tive. The affair involved and the crjft tans with which the war minister propom lo defend Britons axalnst bombing planes in event of war. Chamberlain's foes seized upon Sandys' charge that Attorney Gen- eral Sir Donald Somervell threaten- ed to use the secrets law to gag him in an instance of what they termed repression of criticism which might ultimately break the present gov- ernment. With Britain's seagoing- pride stung by attacks on British mer- chant a loss of 36 lives the Spanish war started. Chamberlain pressed Insurgent Generalissimo Franco to tell him why British ships were targets. TELLS OF PERIL The Duchess of Atholl, one of Ihree conservalives recently resell- ing Ihe ranks of Chamberlain sup- porters, added to the prime minis- ter's worries today by furnishing de- lails of what she said was the threat of German-made-guns pointed at Gibraltar from insurgent Spain. Powers Split Cost Of Evacuating Troops LONDON, June igreed to split the cost of proposed withdrawal of foreign volunteers cllned to shoulder her full share The agreement removed one more obstacle to the evacuation plan, but a new stumbling block arose over a concurrent British plan sending a neutral commis- sion to Spain to investigate The Weather AMI.ENT AND VtClXlTV: WT.ST TEXAS: Mwllr th I tra n df n m K TEXAS: M.ul DALLAS. June expansion of the program for put- ting land into the hands of the man who cultivates it was predicted by E. R. Henson of Washington, assistant national director of the enant purchase program, at a meeting of the stale advisory com- of the Ffcrm Security Ad- ministration here today. The committee recommended al- ocatloji of among 53 Tex- as counties for loans with which ior loans witn wnicn Lanser whose career has 1380 tcnanls will purchase farms dur- fcoon fpotkcl jpcctacular exe- ing the fiscal year starting July 1 actions. i Benson uld that the present at- titude of congress indicates money I vision of the Texas allolment among will be appropriated as rapidly as of farming areas as follows- the Farm S the Farm Security Administration demonstrates ability lo nuke ef- fective use of it. Counties recommended for loans during the nest fiscal year by the committee must be con- firmed by Uio secretary of agricul- ture, and announcement will be made nflcr that confirmation Im been received, which will probably be within a week or two. accord- ing to C. M. Evans, regional di- rector. However, it was announced Areas adjoining large cities 183; lower Rio Grande valley. J50.- 902: southwestern woodland and Sras.> Innris. ranse livestock- Edwards plateau. range livestock and cotton. J133.36J: Trans-Pecos Irrigated valley. West Texas cotton arcn, West Central general farming area bhck waxy fjalrle. 053; oak and upper coastal areas. words. wood S436.03.S; plncy plncy special crow areas, northeast southeast -w nit. iikitu in ii.tu i to the 2.000 venerable soldiers of! Ihe war between tht> Mates jtnlhtr- Ing here for their last reunion. In Ihe gray dawn of tomorrow. the gray, eager to'rencw old friend- ships. Hrijnfxlnj- and SUV MIAirO: Se.CI Tfd tlnntrKhe fpcciai rrov> areas, o> a Droinrr-ui-iAW tnat the committee had asked di- winter garden, 114, to save her life. Womon Drowns SAN ANGELO. June 23 Son Angelo's first drownins of the 1938 season was recorded here this afternoon when Mrs. Jcrrol D. Hill- ledge lost her life In the warers of the North Concho river at a !ns the northern part of city. An unsuccessful attempt made by a brother-in-law. John Rullcdgo, A, M. IS rrJ.j: Mt 01 IK i it An tur- p. nv Si and IB; NEVILLE CHAMERLAtN domestk chaos flam to add his bordvn in tlonal affairs. (see atory fo U.S. Steps Into Orleans Dispute Court Summons City Officials As CIO Alleges Abuse NEW ORLEANS, June (UP) U. S. Circuit Judge Rulus E. ter today ordered Mayor Robert S. Maestri and acting superintended of police John J. Grosch to show cause why they should not be re- strained from Interfering with the Committee for Industrial Organi- zation's organizing and picketing activities In New Orleans. Action by the court came after a night of raids and arrests by po- lice who announced they intended to run all C. I. O, organizers out of the city. Attorney Richard Dowling of the C. I. O. rhatfeii that police drore two union leaders from Ihe city "at the point of and that other leaders were In hiding. C17MMI.VGS ACTS The court action followed an an- nouncement by Attorney General Homer S. Cummtnjs at Washing- ton that he would investigate po- lice Rctivities In the ld truck Grosch admitted today that police had taken Ihe two CIO organizers. J. Robert Robert- son and Bert Nelson of San Francisco, to the parish line and told them to ketp out of Orleans. He denied that the men had been bealen. Franco Defends Rebel Air Raids Suggests Safety Ports To Protect Neutral Shipping BURGOS. Spain, June Francisco Franco, nationalist chieftain, defended air raids on loyalist ports today and charged that an iniernatlonal cla- mor of protest against them had been stirred by communists who hoped to forment war. Franco denied that his aviators had deliberately bombed British merchantmen. He said that the raids were purely of military nature and, u a solution of the neutral ship problem, he repeated his sug- gestion for designation of safety fiuemcved-from war zones and..tinder control of neutwl ob- for. foreign shipping. The insurgent generalissimo his statement to a British news- paper correspondent here. International rtftrcat. riom caused far the bombing of ship! lying at anchor vere Initi- ated1 by means of a Soviet campifen whose ilm wu in defame the nalion- allils." he uM. ATTACKS UNINTENTIONAL "This'campaign Is politically ex- ploited by opposition parties in the so-called democratic countries who, directly or indirectly backed by Soviet agents, are trying to briny the downfall of their respective governments. "The nationalist aviation bombs only strictly military objectives.' Enemy ports constitute military ob- jectives and they are always rec- ognized as such. The military na- ture of these ports In Spain Is clearer because traffic in all types of war material Js carried on there. "Anyone who refers to bile na- tional bombin; of British ships either is malicious or does know what he Is talking about Exact of air projectiles Is impossible, so everythinr Mr- rounding a danger lone is li- able lo be hit. Thus nobody can jay a ship was bombed inten- tionally or that a ship clou la the vicinity of a target will be hit." Sandy Ridge Well To Get Shot Today ANSON, June was topped at feat and drilled eight feet today In the Sandy Ridge ,.vt m uic OH Corporation No. 2 Percy Jones drivers' strike called by the CIO et Inside location in the Sandy Transport Workers union against 11 Ridge field 10 miles east of Anson. The sand pay was to be given a 30 quart shot Tuesray afternoon In an effort to increase production esti- mated at 100 .barrels per day. After the well has been cleaned, the rig is to be moved to the south- east for drilling an offset to the, Snoddy-Dodson No. 1. C. L. Stetfins well In section 32-15 survey. COMMITTEE Groundwork Laid For Participation By County In Soil, Water Utilization Event Preliminary plan.? tor Taylor county's entry into the West chamber or soil and water utilisation comest were formed by a group of interested parties at the courlhouie yester- day. A committee to earn- the work during the remainder of the year was formed, with county Knox Parr as chairman and J. I. Moore, Abltene high teacher, as secretary. Fifteen per- sons, representing farm, ranch, and alliNi Interests were named lo the committee. I( "hnr'cd to B contest amonj rural school stu- on the history of soil con- servation In the county. Entries of students will be rewritten Into a composite history for the coun- ty, which will count points in the contest. A subcommittee composed of Parr, Moore, and County Super- intendent T. M. McGehee was named to plsn this contest. Other means of promoting in- terest In soil conservation work were discussed. Including tours to fields exemplifying soil conserva- tion, community meetings, en- couragement of the assignment of Sec CONSERVATIO.V, Fr-UCvLT ;