Abilene Reporter News, July 2, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

July 02, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 2, 1938, Abilene, Texas WISTTKAl OWM MEWSMKR Abilene OK WITH OFFENSE TO FRILNDS OR FOES WE VQUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT BJTOH VOL. LVIII, NO. 34. ABILENE, TEXAS. SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 2, 1938.-8 PAGES fltH (Of) WHERE'S THAT PR ICE 5 CENTS Raw Goods Orders Flow As Mid-Year Buying Spurts FDR Announces Itinerary For Western Trek Major Speeches Scheduled In 4 Election States By JOSEPH H. SHORT HYDE PARK. N. Y., July Roosevelt announced details today for his coming west- ern trip, Including scheduled ma- jor addresses in Ohio, Kentucky, Oklahoma. Leaving Washington July 7, the president will speak July 8 at Ihe northwest territory celebration at Marietta, o.. and at Latonia race track In Covinslon, Ky., On July 9 he will make an ad- dress at the fair grounds In Okla- homa City. He also will make off-tht- train appearances at Anurillo, Tex., San Francisco, Los An- ftles and San Dlejo, Calif, probably will speak at all (our. Roosevelt will review the United States fleet at San Francisco July Roosevelt's plan! will take him four lUtes where democratic senators, elauninf his support, are seektne; reelec- tion. The Marietta address will take hun into the territory where Senator Robert J. Buck- ler is cimpaljnlnt for another term.. The three Kentucky speeches will place him in the middle of the hot fight In which Alben w. Barkley, democratic leader of the senate, is opposed for renomlnation by Gov- ernor A. B. IHappy) Chandler. Arrangements for his Oklahoma City speech were made by Senator Eimer Thomas, who Is opposed for renomlnation by Governor E. W. Marland Representative Gomer Smith. At San Delgo he will board the cruiser Houston for two wefts' of fishing irr.the Pacific. The cruise will take him to the Galspagos and Coco Solos Islands, crossing the equator for a short distance. Returning, the Houston will go through the Panama canal t0 sone Gulf of Mexico oi- Atlantic port. BOND REFUNDING OKEHED Complete New GOP CANDIDATE France, Turkey Settle Dispute PARIS. July and Turkey clasped hands today In a good neighbor pact, concentrated in the Sanjax (district) of Alexandret- which might change the politi- cal complexion of any new Euro- pean war. In addition to thU treaty of friendship, which France will seek to broaden Into A three-nation pac by negotiations with Syria, a mill tary agreement was reached by which France and Turkey Jointly J guarantee (he internal and external security of Alesandreita. It was provided that from today equal numbers of Turkish and French troops would be stationed In Alexandretta. the lO.OOO-square mile district which formerly belonged to Turkey. Raymond E. Willis Angola newspaper publisher, was named Republican candidate for the U. S. senate from Indiana at a convention In Indianapolis. Wolves Hearing In WPA Fraud Case TEXAUKANA. Ark., July Waiving preliminary hearing, Wood- row F. High, Texarkana grocer, post- ed a bond In federal court hire today on a charge of conspiracy to defraud Ihe federal government in connection with alleged theft and sale of WPA relief commodities. High was one of 14 merit charged In Ihe alleged conspiracy. Four were released On ball last week and nine posted bonds yesterday. Al) 14 plead- ed Innocent before u. S. Commis- sioner Flippln Cook. Stamford Delegation Drive Meets Success 25 Cars Secured, One Bus Sold Out Whan Ihe Joint committee of the Abilene Booster club and the Trav- cltni? Men's ar-soclatlon meets thl.s morning to check results of the first day's drive for i dele- gation to Stamford Mono'av. they will find progress satisfactory. For Ihe molorcade 25 or 30 auto- mobiles have already been rtefmlle- _ly promised. One of the chartered bic.'cs been completely sold out and reservations have hern made for a.1! Mats of a second bus. Atler the. meeting and report, the commltleoncn will again take to the highways, byways, business nouses and telephones to round up sllll more delegates. The boosters and travelers have made plans for the largest delegation in the history of the Cowboy Reunion at Stamford Monday. A second committee meeting Is to be held late this afternoon for final check on the number of persons planning to make Ihe trip, and If It Is considered necessary, the drive be continued throufh Sunday. Wealthy Heir's Body In Morgue Remains Escorted To Albuquerque :By State Police N. M., July from the foot of San- dla peak under stale police escort, the body of Medill McCormick. 21- year-old heir to a Chicago publish- ing fortune, rested tonight in an Albuquerque mortuary. The final trip was. made late this afternon, after Indians and moun- tain climbers, who had been work- ing since dawn to bring down the remains from the Jagged face of the cliff, had transferred their tar- paulin-wrapped burden to a wait- ing ambulance. About 30 Indians and weath- er-beaten forrst rangers stood by the ambulance, heads bared, AS Albert Slmms, step-father ot the 'youth, said, "Mrs. Simms >nd I thank joti from the bot- tom of our hearts." FUNERAL TODAY Simms had watched the grim fu- neral cortege for more than a half an hour as it wound slowly over the rocky slops separating the walling hearse from the entrance to Canyon del Aqua, on whose steep sides the body was found. Funeral services for McCormidv were set for late tomorrow at La QiilnU guest hall at the Simms ranch following arrival of his uncle. Col. Robert McCormlck, publisher ot the Chlcag-o Tribune. Burial will be at an Albuquerque cemetery, with the Rev. James McLnne, Manltou, Colo., officiating. Hollywood Film Cameraman Slain HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July pistol bullet which kill- ed King D. Gray, 52. film camera- man, was fired at least a foot from his body, since his coat showed no traces of powder burns. Ray Pink- er, police chemist, reported today. "If It proves to b2 a murder." said Detective J. J. Jones. "I believe we will find jealousy was the cause." His body WAS discovered slumped j over Ihe steering wheel of his; automobile in front of Ihe post- .olflct here yesterday. Bank Pays Dividend BALLINGER, July reclors of the First National bank of Ballinger met today nnd declared a semi-annual dividend of 5 percent on the capital stock of which, amounted to This was the 93d dividend paid by this bank in Its 52 years of existence. Set-Up Of City Debt To Result Bond Syndicate Designated As Agency For Deal The city commision yesterday ap- proved a general refunding pro- gram recommended by a citizens' i committee headed by W. J. Fulwller, final okeh held up pending a check of technical details of the contract by Mayor Will Hair and the city attorney. The contract authorizes a bond syndicate, composed of Brown Crununer company. Ft A. Under- f wood fc Co., Callihan and Jackson, to act as the refunding agency. The program includes a com- plete reconstruction of Ihe city's tax supported debt of on the present interest rates, lo be approx- imately per year. ONE YEAR TO DO JOB Serial bonds optional in three years will be used, maturity dates to run over a period of 40 years. At the end of the three years the city has the option of calling and retir- ing all or any part of the debt on any interest paying date. Identity of the old bonds will be maintained as to school and water bonds, with the rest assembled in a third group. The contract sets out one year as the period for completion of the re- funding program. The syndicate will .bear all expenses of the re- funding, and will receive approxi- mately one percent as compensation for handling the deal. Payment will be made if and when 80 percent of the present bondholders have ac- cepted Ihe refunding bonds, and only as exchange of the bonds U made at the comptroller's depart- ment at Austin. Presentation of the plan yesterday was Ihe climax to a week's work by a committee of It headed by Ful- wller, and a sub-committee com- posed of H. O. Woolen, O. D. Dilllng- ham, Henry James, Malcolm Meek and FulwileK LAST ROUND-UP FOR FAMED HERD This is Painter's Domino C going into the auction ting In loggen, Colo., where he brought In the sale that brought an end to the famous Painter Hereford herd. One thousand fine cattle were put on the block. Abilene Indices Point Ahead At Half-Way Mark Figures From All Endeavors Show Increase Over '37 As the second half of 1938 began yesterday, Abilenlans were still in position to ask "what when that subject should be men- tioned. To back their question, (hey NIPPON PUPPE1S IN PIEPING DRAFT TERMS TO END WAR Would Carve China Into Five Parts; Little Chance Of Its Adoption Seen PEIPING, July elaborate peace plan for ending the Chinese-Japanese war, untfer which China would be carved into at least five autonomous units, today was reported being dratted by Chines" members ot the Peiping provisional government and their Japanese ad- Midland Man Killed When Struck By Car GLOBE. Ariz., July Sanders W. Estes, 12, Midland. was killed today when he was struck by an automobile driven by Richard Lee Davis, Miami, Ariz., 18 miles east of here. Davis was ab- solved of responsibility by a coron- er's jury after he and Estes' daugh- ter, Mrs. Thelma Brown Midland, testified at an ininiest that Bstes stepped from his car directly Into the path of Davis' vehicle. Estes. his wife, daughter and ttvo grandchildren were en roule home from California, Stolen Ship Sighted GALVESTON. July ture of the auxiliary sailboal Artemis, stolen early Tuesday from the Galveston yacnt club basin, was believed Imminent tonight after B'Spring Opens Reunion Today S.ix Rodeo Shows Scheduled During Three-Day Fete BIG SPRING, Juy This West Texas city is primed to- day for opening of its biggest holi- day celebration, built around the six shows of the fifth annual Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo on Saturday, Sunday p.nd Monday. A colorful mile and a half parade, headed by Burke Summers, chair- man, will inaugurate festivities over a three-day period. Summers said that there would be 50 decorated floats, four bands from Colorado, Lamesa, E-tanton rmd Big Spring. 100 cowboys, and a "bicycle section" In proceaon starting In the down- town area at p. in. Saturday. Parade prizes total United States coast guard i prizes of JI.900 will be ties reported the craft sighted -----J The Weather twice I siven and in other awards, in- eluding two special saddles for best rnri Tartly rlou ur.sr'TEXAS ami OKLAHOMA: f Hinils and Snnitav. T..IST TKVAS: r.rllj rlmdr mj Sunrlny. JlAdrralr innlh and >03t nn NTW MEXICO: rarlly rlnady Saluctf >nj IMMr fhzniir lit Irmprrftln 9- and 1C In I dale three day average, in calf roping and belling. Political figures here for the open- Ing day will be C. V. Terrell, chair- man of the state railroad commls- son. and George Mahon. Colorado, consresman from the 13th district. On aUernoon between rcdeo performances bail team from S.in cla-sh with on? from picked soft- Angelo will Big Spring. Monday at p. m. at the city swimming pool, a bathing beauty revue will be staged under the direc- vlsers. The government officials and their advisers all are dominated by ihe Japanese army. While the plan admittedly .had Htle chance of early acceptance by the Chinese government of Gen- eralissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, It was believed lo be an important Indica- tion of the basis on which Japan would be glad to terminate the con- flict, now less than a week from Its first anniversary. JAP OCCUPATIO.Y Informed persons who reported the plan said that, roughly, it called for continuation of the presentstatus of Japanese occupation, with divi- son of China Into at least five auton- omous units under separate govern- ments. But bid for European ac- ceptance of Japan's partial conquest of China, Japanese sources indi- cated European powers would be of- fered spheres of Influence. It was said Japan would recognize Chiang Kai-Shek as head ot the Hankow regime If he would accept the scheme. SHANGHAI. July eralissimo Chiang Kai-Shek is de- termined that there shall be no peace In Ihe Far East until China's sovereignty Is respected, k Fas re- ported today. The report came as the Generalis- simo gathered his commanders at general headquarters in Hankow to could cite the semi-annual reports of both public and private enter prise and show that every type of endeavor is doing better than it did for the first half of 1937 In Abilene. Gas, electric, and telephone con- nections have passed the records set in the peak years of 1929-30, UTILITY METERS GAIN Bell Telephone company report- ed stations in operation com- pared to lor the same period last year. Gas meters numbered against 5.967 for 1931. Electric meters in use totaled at the latest report and for 1931. The postoffice was veil on its way to another record break- ing, year with postal receipts having totaled JIOJ.llO for the first six months of 1937 as compared with for the comparable period of 1937. The postoffice also recorded a credit balance of for Abi- lene by issuing money or- ders for and paying money orders for 03 during the month of June. Building permit for foi the Hendrlck Home for Children was largely' responsible for tha department's record. The six month total of was 178.215 greater than the building permits for the whole year of 1937. BANK DEBITS UP Bank debits for the six months also showed an Increase over 1937, as compared with however, were somewhat YoVer than fast year. 1" The field also had a rosy cast according 10 reports of the Retail Merchant's association. By the association report, sales In Jewelry are up 25 percent, hotels revenue 25 percent; department stores 21 percent; groceries 20 per- cent; drugs 20 percent. chart sonal final defense of the prcvi- capilal toward which Ihe Japanese are driving steadily Whether Ihe question of an annls- lica came up In Ihe Hankow meeting could not be determined. SHANGHAI. July squad ron of Chinese attacked Japanese troop positions war- ships up the Yangtze river today in attempt to halt the Invaders' land lion of R.iy Simmons. Entries haveianc1 drivs toward Hankow, been received from Colorado, Sweet- water, coahoma. Lamcsa, Stanton, Midland and Big Spring. Oil Wells Open Today AUSTIN. July Texas oil wells will flow tcroorow for the I first Saturday since May 7. AT GETTYSBURG Leaders Of Blue, Gray Plead For love, Tolerance' GETTYSBURG. Pa.. Julv teolcd by a spreading canopy from i turned lo Dr Mennet ya.r.Hnrry H' Wood-U light rsln. were the 1800 followers "I have to forirlve by broth- rJn? today ranked "our present trou- of bolh Mcade and Lee who have bles" as "small" compared with those I returned to Ihe scene where many overcome by the armies In blue and of their comrades died, gray who fought on this historic "May we be an example to all battlefield Just 75 years ngo. peoples of the earth, of love "Inheriting from the initiative, the said Dr. Overlon H. Men- Ingenuity mid the courage so mani- fest throughout their useful lives." Ihe secretary saM. "we may rely on our ability and (hut of des- cendants to go forward with Ameri- ca to new heights." With him on the platform, pro net, S9, of Los Angeles, commander of the Grand Army of the Repub- lic. 'Let us plead for mutual con- fidence and peace among men." General John M. Clsypcol. 93. of er here." he said, "because we members of the same fellow- ship, Americanism, and our principle demands It." For Dr. Mennet. the United States marine band played: "Columbia, Gem of Ihe Ocean" and for Gener- al Claypool. "Dixie." Six-gun sa- lutes were fired for each. The temperature fell with today's rain, reducing the possibility, physi- ,St. Louis, national commander of clans said, of more of the veterans i the United Confederate Veteitns, I collapsing from overexertion. Stocks Rocket, Hike In Factory Schedules Seen Observers Confident Prosperity On Threshold, Re-employment In Offing By FRANK MacMILLEN Associated Press Financial Writer NEW YORK, July A mid-year buying boom- less than two weeks orders today on producers of raw materials and goods, gave stocks another boost in Wall street and moved some producers to prepare for a step-up in factory schedules. As the buying spread in raw materials, many business ob- servers were convinced the movement would be reflected in the second half of the year in higher industrial operations and fac- tory and mine employment. A rise in cotton, rubber, hides and basic mater, lals in key processing indus- to shift the day's spotlight to commodities away from the spectacular upswing which increased quoted share values 'on the stock exchange about since June 20. Trade circles estimated more than yards of lex- tiles had been sold the last two weeks in Worth sireef, Ihe col- Ion cloth trading cenler, In the broadest dealinrs there since March, 1337. Some textile factories already were reported Increasing oper- ations. Others were expected to fall in line. COPPER SALES JUMP Another spurt of about a bale In cotton during the day, lifting some options 9 cents a pound In i Indians Gather For Big Pow-wcw FLAGSTAFF, Arii., July Indian campfires encircled Flag- staff tonight as tribesmen and their families from southwestern reserva- tions gathered tor the start tomor- row of their annual three-day pow wow. Approximately members of the Navajo, Hopl, Havasupal, Apache, Zunl and other tribes will be on hand for the ancient cere- monial dances. Last Of Painter Herefords Sold ROGGEN, Colo., July old corrals were empty tonight on the Painter ranch, home of while- faced Hereford cattle more than a half century. The auctioneer's hammer fell to- day on the 'last of 752 head of re- gistered Herefords, sold for a total of In a three-day dispersal sale ordered by the four children ot the late John F. Painter. The 230 head sold today averaged about J150 each. NEW ORLEANS, July prices advanced more than a bale here today under aciire buying prompted by a brisk rally in securities, sales of cotton foods >nd orable overseas advices. At the close the market showed net .of to the raw staple markets, Icept Worth street busy, contrary to Ihe usual vacation mood in business this time of year. Copper sales for domestic deliv- ery were reported to have Jumped to about tons since last month, (he largest since December, 1936, from only in may. Buying of the red metal continued active as producers hiked the home price to 9 1-2 cents a pound, up 1-2 cent this week. Zinc also was boosted. Since mid-June, rubber has risen about 3 cents pound, hides two cents, copper futures more than a cent, wool lops 5 cents and silk about 20 cents a. pound. These were among the most severely depressed In the 1937 collapse. Thr advance In commodities touched off a new wave of buying In copper, oil, rubber, steel, motor and other industrial shares. Burglary Admitted By Ballinger Youth BALLINGER, July 1 iSpD Robert Walker, 22 year old Ballinger youth, signed a statement today ad- mitting the burgartzlng of the West Texas utilities Co. Ice plant here about a. m. this morning. The only cash taken was a one dollar bill, which Sheriff W. A. Holt found concealed In the boy's shoe when he was arrested. Charges of burglary have been filed against Walker. Chinese provisional capital, HONKONG, July Chinese reported w civilians we're killed or wounded In yesterday's Japanese bombing raid on the south China port of Swalow. Nine Japanese planes rained more than 100 bombs on the city, many falling In crowed resdentlal sec- tions. Of the casualties, Chinese said JOO were school children who were leaving their classrooms a school building was struck. Other buildings damaged included the municipal snd a Rjed Cross headquarters. Youth Badly Hurt In Monahans Crash MONAHANS. July Powers, 18. was In a Monahans hos- pital tonight in critical condition following a head-on collison between a truck he was driving and n truck driven by J. R. Grey of Pyotc. The accident occurred at 6 P. m. a mile west of Monahans. Grey was only slightly Injured. Powers Is an employe of Ward county. Officers wreck. are Investigating the Nazis Assume Austro igations To Britain No Action Token On Debts To U. S. LONDON. July assumed responsibility today for the principal loans of annexed Austria in a broad settlement of greater Germany's obligations to Great Britain. The agreement was on a strictly two-nation basis, excluding all other countries holding both German and Austrian bonds, and followed threats that Britain would commandeer German commercial credils here to pay Interest on the debts if Germany continues to disavow Austrian obli- gations. The status of debts owed Ihe United States remained unchanged. The United States Li not in Ihe same favorable bargaining position as Great Britain toward Germany. Germany buys more Irom the United Stales than she the opposite ol the Anglo-German relations and consequently the United States lacks the same trade lever lo force a settlement. (Since April 6 the state depart- ment In Washington has sent three communications to Germany seeking fetllemcnt of the Austrian debts to Bar Adopts Notional Body's Requirements HOUSTON. July I The Texas Bar association today de- cided to follow the leadership of the American Bar association in laying down requirements for ad- mittance to Ihe practice of law. The national organization's: rule requires that all law students must have two years of academic college work before they are permitted to graduate from a law school approv- ed by the American Bar associa- tion. musician, will, wed Gipsy Smith, 18-year-old evan- gelist, Hi a ceremony scheduled to be held In Los Angeles. 5 Lose Lives In Mine Collapse Rescue Workers Reach 3 Others Trapped In Shaft BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July workers, won a desperate race with time tonight for the lives of three miners entombed feet underground m the Praco coal mint by the collapse of a rock wall and brought them to the surface. Five others were dead, either crushed by the rock or suffocated, while the ninth, workers hoped, was still alive and near rescue. The first man reached alive, Carl Shackelford, was seriously injured, while Willard Elmore and Gurlts Hyche were suffering from bruises and lacerations. Still sought was' J. D. Painter. Lloyd Painter, of J. D., died after his arm was am- putated by physicians to free him from the debris. Others known dead were J. I. Wingard, assislanl mine superin- tendent, who was buried by rock, Leonard Docking, Howard Morgan and G. 1'heffer. OK's Autogiro Fund WASHINGTON. July 1. W) President Roosevelt signed a bill to- day authorizing the war department to spend to develop the autogirq and other types of rotary- wlnged aircraft. Insurance Broker Charges Boston Bank Switched Policy To FD's Son the United plied.) States, amounting to Germany has not re- BOSTO.V. .Tuly court-appointed auditor today heard a charge thai one of Boston's biggest banks switched Ihc handling ot J500.000 policy from one insurance firm to another 'because It wanted James Roosevelt to pet the commission." Climaxing the first phase of a battle, counsel for Arthur D. Cronin, an insurance broker who Is seeking plus Interest In a civil suit against the National Shawmut bank, asserted the bank had withheld the lucrative policy from his client at the last minute in ordtr to give it to an agency with which the son of the president WBS associated. After a counter-assortlon by the bank's counsel that James Roosevelt was not "personally" concerned, and that there was no evidence of "political gain" by the banS. the auditor retired to prepare his report. He was named by the Suffolk superior court to determine findings of fact in the case. Cronin based his case on a contention that the bank had employed him to obtain the insurance, that he spent several months making ar- rangement! for It with Ihc American fore group, sn organization of in- surance companies, and that, despite his work and arrangements, he hart been "wrongfully deprived" of in commissions. ;