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Publication: Abilene Reporter News July 2, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 2, 1938, Abilene, Texas ®f)e Abilene Reporter !★★★ EVENING VOL LYU I, NO. 34. A—alate* Presa (AP WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE ECH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS GOES," Bi ABILENE, TEXAS. SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 2, 1938—8 PAGES roil Calic* Press (CP) PRICE 5 CENTS DIVIDED INTO SUB-GROUPS— Monopoly Probers Gather Data on Speed Study What to Include In Investigation THEY ARE AMUSED AS TH EY SEE WORLD FAIR SITE Full Committee To Map General Course Thursday WASHINGTON, July 2 — (AP)—The monopoly investigating' committee, divided into six subgroups to hasten action, began prelimina ry study today af what to inch e in its general inquiry J- „o concentrations of econor ic power. Each subcomml °e -composed of one member of < ngress end one representative * an executive agency—gathered information from government departments on one or more of such subject* as taxes, profits, patents, prices, production, distribution, consumption and unemployment. Senator OMahoney <D-Wy). elect ed chairman at yesterday's organi-gation meeting, said the recommendations of the subcommittees would be discussed at a meeting of the full committee next Thursday and an attempt made to settle on a general course of action. The committee also may decide then, he said, whether to hold hearing immediately or to assemble and correlate first all information on monopoly available from the departments. Some committee members said it might take at least a month to get such data together. OPINION DIVIDED There was a division of opiniou in the committee as to whether additional Information on monopolistic practices should be sought. Senator Borah tR-Idaho) was said to have expressed the view that enough facta on which to base remedial legislation already had been gathered by the department*, and the committee needed only to study them. On the other hand, Thurman Arnold, assistant attorney general in charge of the anti-trust division. Stamford Cafe Operator Dies In Car Crash 2 Youths Riding In Pickup Truck Gravely Injured Buying Sends Bull Something seemed to amuse the president and his party as he toured the worlds fair site In New York after laying the cornerstone of the U. S. building. President Roosevelt Is wearing a suppressed model of his famous smile while Mrs. Roosevelt and Mayor Fiorello LeGuardia also offer their own facial reaction to the event. MComick Rites Set Late Today Body of Youth Recovered From Ledge on Cliff Sightseeing, Stumping On FDR's Slate Clue Sought in Mystery Slaying HYDE PARK, N. Y., July 2 — j (JPt—President Roosevelt s tri j>to ! the Pacific congealed today into a man-sized campaign and sight-| seeing tour. ALBUQUERQUE. N M. July 2—    Starting from Washington July 7. • UP) Funeral services for Medill    the President will speak from plat- McCormick, 21-year-old millionaire    forms, converse with people and who was killed while mountain    look over the country all the way to climbing in the wild Sandia range    san Diego. June 22. will be held late today.    At that California port, he will McCormick's body was brought out    leav* behind the activity of this of the mountains yesterday after it    ^rs consressional campaigns on   ,_____.    .    .    .    . i July 16 for a two-weeks cruise of was lowered    from    an almost    irvac-    the Pacific and    a trip    through    the cessible ledge    on a    sheer    cliff.    Panama    canal    to a    southeastern The Rev. James L. McClane of    harbor. Manitou. Ohio, will conduct the    The President will leave tomorrow’ services in the Laquinta private ,    to deliver a ten-minute address for chapel at the Simms ranch on the    then push on    to Washington for outskirts of Albuquerque.    four busy days    before starting his McCormick and his friend. Rich-    tour, ard Whitmer. 20, both lost their liv-    He    ha* arranged speeches in was represented as contending there es in an effort to scale Sandia peak Ohio, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Col-should be public hearings at which    Whitmer's body was found June 24.    I orado. business men and others could tea-    McCormick s was not located until    Mr.    Roosevelt also will    get off tiIJT,    I    Thursday when Indian trackers    his train on July ll for a tour of Much of    the    detailed    work    of    as-    sighted it on    a ledge in    the Canon    Amarillo,    Tex.,    and    possibly    a sembling    the    information    furnished    Del Agua.    speech. by the departments will be turned It was doubtful that it ever would ; On the vacation side of the trip, over to Leon    Henderson,    WPA econ-    be known Just how McCormick met    the President    will visit his son, onnst who    has    been    one    of    the    death. Mountain climbers said he    Elliott, and family at Fort Worth, White House advisers on business    and Whitmer might have been    Tex.,    from the night of    July 9 and relief matters. Henderson was    swept from their precarious perch-    to the    morning of July ll.    He will selected to be committee secretary j es on the cliffs by a severe storm, review the United States fleet at Suicide Theory In Cameraman's Death Abandoned HOLLYWOOD. July 2— UP) — Police detectives questioned persons listed in a little black address book today, hoping to find a definite clue in the mystery slaying of King D. Gray, 52. one-time leading film cameraman. The officers abandoned a possible theory of suicide, since there were no powder Durns on Gray’* clothing and no pistol was found in his automobile when his body was dis- STAMFORD, July 2—(Bpi) — L. T. Tollison, 21, cafe operator of Stamford, was killed in an automobile accident about 2 o'clock this morning near Lueders ll miles east of here, when a light pickup truck which he ws driving sideswiped a truck nd trailer being driven by G. C. Jenkins of Slaton. Tollison was killed instantly, two I other youths riding with him were 1 injured and a third escaped un- j hurt. Seriously injured is D. W. j King, still in the Stamford hosp!- i tai. Sidney Russell Jr. suffered bruises and was dismissed after treatment, and Ben Love Jr. was unhurt. All are from Stamford. Funeral will be held at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Kinney Funeral chapel here, with the Rev. P. D. O’Brien, pastor of the First Baptist church, conducting the service. Burial will be in Highland cemetery. Tollison had lived in Jones county ll years, in Stamford four years. He was bom in Arkansas May 16. 1917. He had been in the cafe busi-Iness two years. Survivors are his father, J. H Tollison of Hamlin, a brother, J. F. Tollison of Hamlin, Athalene Tollison and Reba TollLson, all of Stamford. Mart Still Higher REVENTHLOW ARRIVES IN LONDON AdVSIICS RcliSSS Many Issues to New '38 Highs Cotton Gains 50 Cents As Demand Continues Strong NEW YORK, July 2—(AP) —Avid buying of motor, aircraft, copper and other industrial shares kept the mid-year bull market going strong in Wall Street. Gains ranging to more than $2 a share lifted many issues to the highest prices since last autumn in hsa-ry trading. Soys FDR Not to Block Renomination at the suggestion of Rep. Sumners Some thought a bolt of lightning (D-Tex.), himself elected vice I might have sent the youths tumb-chairman of the committee.    I    ling    to    death. San Francisco on July 14 and motor through the Yosemite valley of California on July 15. 75 YEARS AGO TODAY— LEE SWEEPS TO NEW GAINS AT GETTYSBURG BUT OUTCOME OF STRUGGLE STILL IN DOUBT INDIANAPOLIS, July 2.—<*».— U. S. Senator Sherman Minton (D-Ind), a staunch supporter of the New Deal, said today neither President Roosevelt nor his chief political adviser, Postmaster - General James A. Farley, would attempt to block a rapidly spreading movement among Hoosier democrat* to renominate his senior colleague. Senator Frederick Van Nuys, at their state convention here July 12. “So far as both President Roosevelt and Jim Farley are concerned,” Minton said, “the Indiana democrats are perfectly capable of making their own selection. They are not taking any interest in the Indiana situation.’' Van Nuys, who was rebuked publicly last August by Governro M Clifford Townsend for his opposition to the president’s court reorganization bill, has announced plans to seek re-election as an independent if denied the democratic nomination. The strong statehouse organization has threatened to defeat him in the convention. This picture, sent by radio from London to New York, shows Count Haugwitz-Revent-low deft) looking glum as he arrived in London to post bond on a charge by his wife, the former Barbara Hutton, that he threatened her with bodily harm. His attorney is in the background. COMMISSION OKEHS REFUNDING OF CITY TAX-SUPPORTED DEBT Bond Syndicate Authorized to Serve As Agency in Reconstruction Program Reconstruction of Abilene s 13.891.000 tax supported debt over a 40-year period, annual requirements to be 1225,000. has been authorized. Serial bonds option in three years are to be issued with the present interest rates of the original issues,, some 30 or more to be maintained This is the program recommended by a chamber of commerce committee, after a week of work. Attorneys Discuss Admittonce Rules KING GRAY covered slumped over the steering wheel in front of the postoffice here last Thursday. Two motives for the killing were considered, jealousy and attempted robbery. A salary check and $63 in cash were found in Gray’s pockets, but police suggested the cameraman might have resisted and the robber was frightened away after firing the fatal shot. Mrs. Myrtle Gray, widow of the cameraman, was quoted by Capt. J. J. Jones as saying she recently found a letter from a woman in her husband's pocket and they had quarreled over it. Gray assured her, however. HOUSTON, July 2 —oP — The Texas Bar association continued session* here today with decisions on the question of requirements for admittance to law practice and on an amendment urging local action against "anybody unlawfully undertaking to practice law'' written into convento nrecords. After a debate between Federal Circuit Judge J. C. Hutcheson Jr., and E. E. Townes, Houston attorney, the association voted 191 to 75 to support a rule of the national organization that all law students must have two years of academic college training before they would be permitted to graduate from a law school approved by the American Bar association. Hutcheson contended the requirement was a step forward; Townes that it was wrong in principal and discriminatory- The city • commission yesterday approved the plan, with final okeh held up pending a check of technical details of the refunding contract by Mayor Will Hair and the city attorney. The contract authorize* a bond syndicate, composed of Br own-Crummer company. R. A. Underwood, Inc , and Callihan and Jackson, to act as the refunding agency. The contract m as read to the commission yesterday by W. J Ful-mller, chairman of the citizens’ committee. Commissioner L. A. Sadler moved immediate adoption, while the mayor Insisted that more time be taken to study the contract. Sadler pointed out that his motion included a clause to hold up the the final approval pending the mayor's and the city attorney's check of details, and Commissioner Lucian Webb seconded the motion. Commissioners George Morris and W. E. Beasley at first demurred, but the vote later went into the record as four “ayes." Water Works Okeh is Seen Preference Given To Pipeline and Pump Station I?, g. STEEL ABOVE $60 United States Steel pushed above $60, Westinghouse crossed HOO and Chrysler touched $65 on advances of $1 to more than $2. There was brisk buying at the opening following the large gains scored earlier in the week. Revival in markets for major raw materials, considered a foretaste of industrial improvement, brought a further rise of about 50 cents a bale in cotton. Recovery continued in bonds, too. especially rails. The sweep of the buying enabled markets to absorb profit-selling readily, despite the fact traders were faced with long week-end over fourth of July. Heavy overnight buying order* hit brokerage offices from all quarters and the ticker tape fell 2 minutes behind for a while as blocks of 1.000 to 5.000 shares changed hands in rapid succession. Profit selling appeared subsequently and the pace slowed somewhat at the start of the second hour. Top marks were also chipped down moderately. Rails and utilities tilted forward, but most were hardly as buoyant aa in the preceding session. Conspicuous cm the climb were Anaconda, Kennecott. Douglas Aircraft, Boeing. Wright Aeronautical, United Aircraft, Chrysler. General Motors, U.S. Steel. Bethlehem, Westinghouse. Du Pont. Allied Chemical Union Carbide, Santa Fe. Chesapeake A Ohio. American Telephone, Western Union, Sears Roebuck, International Harvester, Johns-Man-ville and U. S. Gypsum. Fronce Puts Curb On Nippon Imports Solons to Probe Hague Complaints WASHINGTON, July 2.— /P)—The sh(, senate civil liberties committee, in- This is the fifth in a series of seven daily “dispatches” from Gettysburg, written as if the battle mere being fought today Instead of 75 years ago. THE DEAD: Casualties at Gettysburg have been heavy on both sides. BULLETIN Bv DR. DOUGLAS S. FREEMAN HDQRS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, Chambersburg Pike, near Gett>5burg, Pa. July 2. 1863 • IO P. MI- Fifty thousand veteran Infantry of the Southern Confederacy twice had victory and perhaps the independence of their country assured today but. through delay and faulty coordination of attack. they had to defer until tomorrow the final assaults that are to destroy tne army of the Potomac and clear the road to the rich cities of the east. Tho right wing of the Southern army tonight seems securely anchored where it cannot be turned; Lee's artillery occupies better positions; the cavalry cover the flanks; the Sorale of the whole force is so high tai it a renewal of the attack is con* stdered certain of success. At lira clo— of th* victorious tet- Headquarters. Army of the Potomac, Cemetery Ridge, near Gettysburg, Pa.. July 2, 186S — The rebels attacked today and we have suffered losses on both flanks. General Sickles, who had taken up an unauthorised poeiMon In advance of our general line on Cemetery Ridge, was violently attacked at four o'clock and driven behind (he ridge. But General Warren brought up troop* In time to drive back the southerners trying to seise the Round Tops, also on our left flank. To bolster the left flank, our right had been weakened, and Ewell’s corps, attacking late In the evening, broke into our position in the region of Culp’s hill. He probably still holds some of our ground there. But our latest news I* that the tie yesterday, all the information of Confederate headquarters only two Federal corps, the First j and Eleventh, were on the hiil south of Gettysburg. During the night General Ewell intercepted a dispatch. addressed to Major General H. W. Slocum, in which the statement was made that the Fifth Federal corps (Sykes's) was four miles east of Gettysburg at 12:30 a rn. The Confederate staff concluded that, at daybreak, only (-wo corps would he confronting lee—the two that had been defeated yesterday—but that at least two additional corps would arrive during the early morning. BATTLEFIELD A FISH-HOOK It developed that General Lee. late in the evening, had decided to attack Cemetery Ridge early this ; morning, before the Federal reen- i forcements could arrive there. If ! he could gain that ridge he would i be in rear of the high ground known as Cemetery Hill, which lies at the northern end of the ridge and over- said, that the woman had gone east and there was nothing for her to worry about. Mrs. Gray declared she was unaware her husband of 25 years had a secret postoffice box. Clasped in Gray's hands was a letter from Newcastle. Pa , addressing him as "Dear Daddy.“ calling him “Sweetheart,’’ and closing “With love always. Babe.’’ was that j Frances Bleakly, 29, formerly employed in the art department of a store here, was questioned by Newcastle police as the writer of the letter. She said Gray had been a friend cf the family and she could suggest no motive for the slaking Dr. S. N. Bleakley, a dentist here, told police his sister and Gray were friends but there was no romance. formed persons said today, will turn its attention to Mayor Frank Hague and rom plain Us against Jersey City policies before congress meets again. Chairman La Follette (Prog-Wls) has parried questions about this subject for weeks, He has replied to them by saying the special committee must first wind up its inquiries in the field of labor relations and by mentioning limited funds. The committee recently received an additional $60,000 from the senate. however, and expects to complete the labor relations inquiry within the month. “Don’t criticize’ me for wanting to understand a four-million dollar contract thoroughly," the mayor had said. “I rn not trying to delay j this deal, but I’ve been out of town two days and this is the first time I ve heard this contract read." ALUATION8 The program calls for property ! valuations of approximately $18.00.- i OOO. The present values rae $16-400.000. Under the contract, the bond syndicate will receive approximately I ( per cent for handling the program. I this to include all expense, including the printing of the bonds, trans-s cl pts on the original bonds, bond atomey fees, etc. The agreement allows one year for completion of the refunding program. which does not become effective until 80 per cent or more of the bond holders have agreed to acceptance of the refunding bonds.; However, said Lockett Shelton, representative of the Underwood company aere, said that he believed six to nine month* would be all the , time needed. W. E. Tinsley of Browm-Crummer and Joe Callihan 1 concurred in this statement. Abilene officials are optimistic over prospects for prompt approval of a Public Works administration project for construction of the Fort Phantom Hill pumping station and pipe line. This. after a conference with PWA officials in Fort Worth this week and the action of the city commission yesterday in formally approving an amendatory applica-I tion giving preference to the pump station and pipeline over three other unit* of the proposed $600,-000 project. Abilene has $180,000 immediately available as its 55 per cent part of PARIS. July 2. —(/P)— Growing coolness between France and Japan over the war in China has resulted in an abrupt French order suspending importation of Japanese merchandist on the quota list. The drastic move, coupled with the relative small volume of foreign trade involved, caused observers to link the commercial break with diplomatic incidents growing out of the far eastern conflict Foreign traders said France never before had taken so severe a commercial action against any country. th. .mended application. The pwA Congressional Seats is being asked for a grant of $147,-000 on the pipe line and pumping station. In the original $600,000 application the city asked for a grant of $280,000, making the city's part $330 000, or $150,000 more than officials could show available at this time. The amended application was drawn up in Fort Worth Thursday, where Mayor Hair, J. C. Hunter, chamber of commerce president; C. M. Caldwell, member of the Fort Phantom Hill water committee; T. At Stoke in N. C. RALEIGH, N. C., July Two congressional seats were at stake in a run-off democratic primary In North Carolina today. The candidates in the eighth district were W. O. Burgin of Lexington. former state senator, and C. B Seane of Rockingham, former Richmond county register of deeds. In the sixth district the race was between Oscar Barker of Durham, former newspaperman and legisla- N. Carswell, chamber of commerce tor, and Lewis E. Teague, judge of manager and City Engineer R. C Hoppe were conferring with the Fort Phantom Hill consulting engineer. Marvin Nichols, and PWA officials. “It appeared very doubtful that the application could be approved the High Point municipal court. The Weather any time soon in its original form,”    SundayP*rt!y C'°Udy !0* said Mayor Hair. “On the other    w>«t t«x»s <»•'«■♦ of tooth meridian>: hand, with $180,000 available as the    e*cePf    probably    scatter#* ak..._____ ., „    .    .    ,    I    ,,    ,    .    .    ®    °    ,    thundershowers    in    southwest    portion    to The three-year option which the city s part, an amended application city retains on the refunding bonds apparently has every chance to go See COMMISSION, Pg. 3, Cot 4 1 See APPLICATION, Pf. 3 CoL 4 night and Sunday. East Texas (east of 100th meridian): Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday. Highest temperature yesterday, 97; lowest this morning, 74. PRELUDE TO FDR'S APPEARANCE— Reach Last Victim In Mine Cave-ln Veterans of Other Wars Parade for Blue, Gray Plane Begins Hunt For Missing Yacht Seq GETTYSBURG, Pf. I» Col I WASHINGTON. July 2 .—UPV— The coast guard advised the office cf Senator Conically (D-Tex) today an airplane had taken off from Biloxi. Miss., in search of the yacht Artemis in the Gulf of Mexico. Connally wired his office here that the yacht was stolen from Harry Hawley Jr., of Galveston. The senator’s aide* were advised that the eoaat. guard sent two patrol boats in search of it yesterday but that they did not find lk BIRMINGHAM, Als . July 2.—(JP) Rescuers today brought out the last of nine men entombed in Praco coal mine by a rock fall but he died a* he reached the surface. Five others died in the cave-in and three were in hospitals with injuries. J. D. Painter, the last man brought out, had been pinned by rock 18 hours. He talked with rescue crews for hours, begging them to “blast me out ” Painter was still alive when pulled out and mumbled a few words as he was carried up a passage from the chamber 3,000 feet underground. GETTYSBURG. Pa , July 2 — (ZP*—Three thousand regular army troops and hundreds of gayly uniformed legionnaires and drum and bugle corps gathered beneath overcast skies on this historic battlefield today to “strut their stuff” for the wearers of the Blue and Gray. Veterans of all the nation’s wars and 30 uniformed musical organizations of patriotic groups joined in the three-mile long procession before the 2,000 aged Civil war veteran- and state dignitaries, sitting in canopied stadium stands. The two-hour military and musical parade and a speaking program tonight war* a prelude to the appearance tomorrow of President Roosevelt at this last joint reunion of the Blue and Grav on the 75th anniversary of the great battle. Standing on a hill overlooking the rolling battlefield, the president will dedicate the $60,-000 “eternal light” peace memorial, erected as an inspiration and “challenge to noble endeavor of a young and hopeful America." As the sun sinks behind the Blue Ridge mountains, a flame will be lighted atop the 55-foot shaft to burn "forever” as a symbol of “peace eternal in a nation united.” The first rain during the en campment, meantime, brought from the camp medical staff expressions of concern as to the effect it might have on the veterans’ health. Lieutenant Colonel Paul R. Hawley, commanding officer of the first medical regiment U. S. army, and re-union surgeon, said he was “watching the weather closely because ifs one of our greatest allies or greatest dangers.** Major General Charles R. Reynolds, surgeon-general in the army, inspected the camp and visited 31 veterans in hospitals. He said only one was in a serious condition and ha was improving. ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: July 2, 1938