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Publication: Abilene Reporter News July 1, 1938

Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 1, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TEXAS' gfoiltme Reporter OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH VOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LVIII, NO. 33. ABILENE, TEXAS. FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 1, 1938 -SIXTEEN PAGES PR ICE 5 CENTS BY INDIAN SEARCHING PARTY- iBpdy Believed To Be McCormick's Found On Peak Wall Streeters Hopeful Of Fall Business Rise Stocks Retreat Mildly Thursday On Profit Selling By FRANK MacMILLEN NEW YORK, June Street turned hopeful eyes today toward America's business prospects for the second half of 193S to find justification for the abrupt swlns in security markets which addet to quoted share values on the stock exchange alone In the last ten days of June. The June advance was the widest for any month since 1933. ORDERS ACCUMULATE In the wake of yesterday's en thuslastlc resumption of the up swing, following a two-day breath ing spell, there was heavy sc cumulation of buying orders at In opening today and gains were ex tended as much as or so In lead ing Issues. But the sweeping rise, with man stocks up to 825 for mld-Jun prices, tempted cashing of profits checking the advance and droppin some leaders as much as Th Associated Press average price o 60 stocks at the finish was daw SO cents for the day at When the closing gong rang, wit most prices at or near the pea levels of the year, and many in dustrials close to the highest stai early November or longer, the: was one bis question waiting to 1 answered in the final six months Traditionally at least, the gfock market senses a business change weeks or before ii becomes visible (o the average eje and Wall Slretters on it to live up to that repula tlon this year. June transactions on the change totaled 24.3H.130 shar compared with In M and were the largest for any mon this year. Lest Hospitals Be AGED CIVIL WAR VETERANS CAUTIONED TO 'TAKE IT EASY' GEHTYSBURG, Pa., June 30 thousand of the- na- tron's oldest of a war three-quarters of a cen- tury urged today to take It easy "lest they fill the hospitals in this battlefield town by having too good a time. "It would be a good thing If all Ihe veterans could be put in a hospital for 12 hours after they arrive. Just to give Ihem a commented Lieutenant Colonel Paul R. Hawley of Ihe U. s. army medical corps as additional men from the ranks of ths blue and gray were brought in for treatment, Most of them suffered from over exertion. None is in ser- ious condition. Four have been transferred from the temporary >rmy base hospital to the little Gettysburg hospital, which 1s being reserved for cases needing surgical treatment. Doctors there said that with the patients already there from the town and county, there was room for only four more of the veterans here for the last re- union of the blue and gray. Beds have been reserved for emergency use to hospitals in 11 surrounding towns. Scorning to (ake their ease, ride In wheel chairs or summon boy scouts and other attend- ants who await their beck and call, most of the men who once faced each other as foes, tramp- ed ceaselessly over the fields where they fought under Lee and Meade. Encamped separately, the boys of the blue and Ihe gray min- gled during the day's trips over the acres where men once fought. The opening day of the an- niversary week encampment found the stars and bars of the old confederacy flown before the tents of the men from the south. The flag was raised in prep- aration for the arrival of Gen- eral John M. Claypool of St. Louis, Mo., commander-ln-chlef of the United Confederate vet- erans. He had demanded that the confederates be permitted to fly their colors. Loyalists Ask For Probe Of Air Raid BARCELONA, June 30.-Wh-The Spanish government Invoked today for the first time the British plan to humanize the Civil war by ask- ing for a neutral Investigation of Sutman Crowd In Festive Mood Happy Over Rain, Thousands Turn Out -For Picnic By HARflY HOLT BUTMAN, June was a hap- >y crowd of that weathered loday's scorching sun and dust- laden wind for opening of the an- nual rodeo and picnic in this com- munity, 10 miles southwest of Merkel. The farmers and ranchmen and their happy because of the splendid pre- vailing agricultural condtllons. Had the celebration been a week earlier, gloom would have been as thick as dirt on Arena Director Jim But that was before a rain of from two to eight inches over the territoi'j which the visitors represented. Coming at a near ideal after harvest of small rain was most welcome as it assures a feed crop and plenty of gra.ss 01 the range for summer months. With, renewed optimism floating over fer tile Mulberry canyon, practical I j everyone took out for the pleni and truly it was a big crowd tha ostled about the grounds in ankle deep sand. DINNER ON GROUND Many came early in the morning for little visiting and a picnic din- ner under the scattering mesqulte Lrees, sporling a new bean crop after selng killed by a in April. Others came in the afternoon for the rodeo which began promptly at yesterday's Mr raid on Blanes. The request was dispatched to London, as Insurgent warplanes re- turned from a' raid on Badalona where at least 45 persons were kill ed. In the air raid on Blanes, nine persons were killed. Ths government appealed to Britain for the proposed neutral commission lo investigate the Blanes bombing an attack on an undefended civilian center. SHE QUIT HER LOVE STRIKE I British Army, Commons Clash Invoking Secrets Act Against Solon is Debate Issue Suddenly deciding to cal! off her nine-day "love Mrs. Hed Heusser is shown as she stepped from the house of Rollo Bianchard, vlrYlngfon, N. Y. She'd demanded that he marry her. She found plenty of publicity, including a micro- phone, awaiting her. "With Mrs. Heusser is her attorney, Mor- timer O'Brien. Chinese Tighten Yangtze Defense SHANGHAI, June nese erected new defense lines to- day at .Kiukiang as the Japanese, driving up the Yangtze river for Hankow, drew tighter their net o! men and steel around Ihe Matow- chen boom. Kiukiang Is 135 miles down Ihe river from Hankow and 40 miles beyond the barracade of rock-filled Junks and system of defenses which has held the Invaders in check. Chinese military authorities ad- mitted the major Chinese forces had been withdrawn from the de- fenses to hill positions dominating the Yangtze between the boom and Pengtschi 15 miles to the south- west. 2 o'clock as will the second and final show Friday. Nearly 100 crack rodeo perform- ers and ranch-rodeo boys trudged into the arena to put on a real eight- event show. Many of those cowboys were contestants in the first rodeo held here July 4, 1932. The arena then was just the wide open spaces and only things on schedule were goat roping and wild mule riding contests. To Monroe Marburgcr, Abilene rodeo promoter-performer, went top honors of the day, who won both roping rare feat in the cep competitive field of today. His me in the Brahma calf roping ontest was 16.1 seconds; his first -i the wild cow milking contest was ccompilshed in the slow time oi 1.3. Zelma Herringlon, 23-ycar-oM anger cowboy, was second in cali with 17.1 seconds; J. L. Cook outhful Dora roper, was third, 17.2; See BtlTMAN', Tg. 16, Col. S. Powell's Have Girl HOLLYWOOD, June tight pound girl, born today to Joan Blonttell and Dick Powell of the movies in a hospital here, will be V christened F.llcn. 28 Residents Of Bug Tussle, 'Bama Caught At Fraud BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. June 30 complaint lhat mer- chandise orders hart been sign- ed with names of cats, babies and minors brought indictment [oday of 28 residents ot Bug Tussle, a small farming com- munity about 50 miles north of Birmingham. The 28 were charged with using the mails to defraud. Several mall order firms charged Bug Tussle residents had obtained approximately In merchandise without paying for any of It. When collectors went lo the little community, postal Inspec- tors said, they found the TLCr- ehandlrc had been charged to children in rmny cases. Tussle hss no post olfice. :nd In .state Hearing MTJSKOGEE, Okla., June for the more lhan lalmants to the to estate which an illiterat Creek Indian left at his death end ed. arguments today after four yea >f litigation. Circuit Judge Robert U Wlliams who began hearing the case whc e was Eastern Oklahoma fed era udge, is expected lo decide by au umn the heirs of Jackson Barnet 'world's richest Indian.'1 The claimants come from Ten nessee, Texas, Kentucky, Ohio, Cal fornla. New Mexico, North Carol na, West Virginia, Virginia, an Canada as well as from Oklahoma. U. 5. BRITAIN, FRANCE FREE 10 BUILD SHIPS Countries Agree To Break Treaty To Match Japan; Two U. S. Fleets Likely WASHINGTON, June United Stales' hands became free oday for the building of battleships armed with 16-inch guns. An agreement with Great Britain and France announced in London permits the three governments to build the craft, vastly more powerful onstruction Total lops 37 Building permils for the first six months of Ihe current year show an ncrease of in construction activity In Abilene over the same period oi 1937, according to figures eleased yeslerday by City Building :nspector Tom Willis. For the. first half of this year Willis has issued permits on prop- erty construction valued at At the stme time last year there had been a total of During the month of June, per- mits for four business houses and Jl residences have totaled (520 less than June of 1937. It was the lightest building month of the year with the exception of February when only in permits was Is- sued, June permils called for new con- struction valued at altera- tions on standing buildings at 540 and repairs of lan anything now afloat. The pact rises from reports that Japan was uilding craft beyond the for- icr treaty limit of tons. As to the United Stales, con- struction probably will be start- fit four war- ships, already decided upon, have been laid down. In addi- tion to these four, two other craft already are be- ing built. ESCALATOR CLAUSE Through invocation of the "Esca- ator clause" in the 1936 naval reaty, the United States, Britain and France lifted the ton imtts of that treaty today. Britain declared her intention of building wo ton ships under the 1938 >rogram and of sticking to that imit if other European powers did so. To officials here this had the appearance of creating two types of fleet, the Pacific and Ihe Atlantic. In the Atlantic the minimum would be Ions, in the Pacific. The United States cannot possibly lay down Ihe 45.000 ton ships until next year. Plans alone require a year to complete. Idle Reserves In Bonks Increase WASHINGTON, June Idle money in the banks Increased tl20.000.000 to a total of 000 in the week ended June 29. the federal reserve board reporlert to- day. This sum of excess reserves is (he reservoir of crrdit which the board and other federal and state balnklng agencies tried to lap by their agreement last week on liber- alized credit and Investment regu- lations. Silaging Of Groin Sorghums Asked The West Texas chamber o commerce is sending an official rs quest to Marvin Jones, chairman o the congressional agriculture com mlltee, lor a change in A A. A regulations so that grain sorghum jrown on retired land may 'oe si laged. Under the present larni program regulations, the grain grown on retired land must filher be or cut for hdy. "We.it Texas has a bvimper grain sorjtint.n crop In D. A. Banclrcu. manager, said Thursday. "II will be a definite help to our Warns Of Disease AUSTIN. June or malla fever, t disease contracted from cittle, hogs and sheep which are infected with contagions abor- tion, is spreading rapidly in Texas the health department warned to- Forester Says Identification Almost Certain Find Body On Side Opposite Where Companion Died ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. June body, be- lieved to be that of missing Medill MoCormick, Chicago publishing heir, was found on a cliff, north of Sandia peak early this afternoon. A statement issued by Frank O. W. Pooler, U. S. regional forester said: "While positive identification has not been made, it has been estab- lished with practical certainty that a body found early this afternoon on a cliff north of Sandia peak, is the body of Medlll BODV INACCESSIBLE "The discovery was made by an T OKDON Jimp i crew of IsleU end Sand'? LONDON. June so-Wi-Member Indlans, under the leadership of after member of England's ancient "mother of parliaments" rose in heated debate today to defend age- old privileges In a clash with thoi army over the scope of the dread' official secrets act. Under a barrage of words direct- ed against it as well as the gov- ernment, the army was put to rout, at least temporarily. The tenor of most of the speeches was reflected in a fighting address by Winston Churchill, veteran of several former cabinets, who charg- ed the government and the army with using the official secrets act to cover up deficiencies in the na- tional defense. DEMAND RESPECT Members of the house of com- mons demanded respect for high parliamentary rights after the house parliamentary privileges committee, headed by Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain himself, mildly had rebuked an army court of inquiry. The committee decided the court had usurped commons' privileges by summoning Dun- can Sandys, younr M.P. and aon-in-Uw of Churchill, to find out how he obtained secret anti-aircraft dafa, irhich he charged was unfavorable to tbe government, at a time when the house itself was probing broader aspects of the matter. The army, having cancelled its calling of Sandys, awalled action b> a secret committee to inquire into whether members of commons are liable under the official secrets act. with which Sandys said he was theratened if he declined to name the source of his Information. CROWNED QUEEN Rebels Progress On Way To Valencia HENDAYE, France, (At the Spanish June The Spanish government today ap- parently was fighting a losing bat- tle to keep the insurgents from pushing through the defenses of the Teruel-Mediterranean highway in the drive for Valencia. Insurgent field headquarters re- ported heavily reinforced troops penetrated the government's lines In two places in the On da sector. MF.DILL McCORMICK Marlon Peace of the .U. 6.-Indian service, while- working In.'close proximity to g forest service search- ing party. "The body was in such an in- accessible It will be Impossible to recover it until late Friday. "On the basis of present, infor- mation. It now seems that Medill McCormick's body was found ap- proximately on the opposite side of .he cliff from where the body of Richard Whitmer was recovered last Friday." Mccormick was the possessor of an income which enabled him to In- dulge his tastes in travel and ad- :nture. Mountain climbing was by no means the last of these hobbies, and he climbed during his young life all over the Rockies. LEFT JUNE 22 A week ago Wednesday, on June 22, McCormick In the company of Richard Whitmer, 20, left his moth- er's big ranch house on the out- skirts of Albuquerque to climb towThe Traveling Men's association has also made reservations ofr rooms lit both the Stamford Cooper hotels. These rooms will be open to all women of the AbHene DELEGATION, Tf. M, CfL 7. Heads Exchange NEW YORK, June SO.-WV-The stock exchange today ear-old WlUUnyJ ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: July 1, 1938