Abilene Reporter News, July 3, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

July 03, 1938

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 3, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TEXAS? ow*** NEWSPAPER ®fje Abilene Reporter betoss “WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH VOUK WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES."-Bvron. VOL. LIX, NO. 30. AiMcliWd Pre** (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, JULY 3, 1939 -TEN PAGES. Asftodatrii PrrM (AP) PRICE FIVE CENTS. BANDS, CHUCK WAGONS, COWBOYS AND COWGIRLS IN PROMINENCE Parade Opens Cowboy Reunion as 15,000 Watch Prizes Totaling S105 Awarded; With Golf Finals Chief Local Attraction— ABILENIANS TOE MARK FOR HOLIDAY TREKS Abilenians were rounding up their business this afternoon for the July 4 shut-down—and a big one-day celebration. Independence Day, a holiday for all except police, firemen and newspapermen. will find thousands treking to West Texas celebrations which make July 4 the brightest day on the section's calendar. For Abilene day at the Texas Cowboy reunion at Stamford, there will be an official delegation that probably will pass the goal of 250 not to mention the scores who will be going northward throughout the day. Sharing interest with Stamford’s festivities will be Sweetwater’s water carnival and bathing beauty revue, celebrations in Cisco and Eastland and Brady’s rodeo. There s j a rodeo In Pecos too, and Abilene | will probably be represented there | too. For entertainment at home, there will be the finals of the Abilene Country club invitation golf tournament. Lake Kirby and Lake Abilene were preparing for record days of fishing, Scores of the stay-at-homes probably will cool off at swimming pools at the Abilene state See FOURTH, Pg. 9, Col. 7 Bank of Danzig Blocks foreign DRAMATIC ATTEMPT FAILS TO SAVE SWIMMER rn -    xmm    mmmm    4 two other swimmers folio*. The lad had gone down in deep water at Dallas for the last time before rescuers grabbed him. rn His death was the seventh at Dallas from drowning this season. (AP Telemat) Youth Killed in Lawn Mishap Detective George Kemp, extreme right, swims for shore holding six - year - old John Brown, Jr., by the belt, while Four-Car Crash Kills 5, Hurts 13 MIDLAND. July 3-(AP)-Five Midland negroes were killed and 13 persons Injured In a highway accident yesterday Involving three automobiles and a truck. Six of the injured were white. Most seriously hurt was R C. Knight, a Fort Worth watchmaker. His condition was fair today. The negroes were reported moving side-by-side in two rara eight miles west of here when they met Knight's rar. Each negro machine struck Knight a car. then careened down the road into a truck driven by C lint Williams of Breckenridge. Williams was not hurt. In Knight’s car were hts wife and son. and hi* brother. E. N. Knight and Mrs. E. N. Knight.    ram tIWj the’ ravine    in which the    A. Mcllroy. Surviving    brothers and The negroes killed were rrea    aUtomot>jje lodged    was    running    sisters are Glenn, Chester. Linn, Bass. 26. Alphtnso Washington, 43,    about three feet deep in    water, it    Bobby, Jackie. Alma    Bernice and Altha Marshall. 26; Jessie Mae Mas-    wu rpporU!<j    Mrs. Neubauer, all of    Donna; Mrs. singill. and Willie Lewis, 25.    Justice    of    the    Peace    J.    L.    Beard    \ W. M. Stalheder of Oklahoma City, Sam Houston, driver of one of .    •pll5COia conducted an inquest j and Mrs.    L. D. Morgan of Mission, the negro cars, was charged with ; Mcnroy ha(j been visiting Taylor 1 Texas. negligent homicide by County At- | .......... ..........— .....     —    >    ........... tornev M. F. Hines. Houston is In a hospital here. James Bert Mcllroy, 21, of Donna, Texas, was killed instantly Sunday morning at 3:45 o’clock when the automobile he was riding left the highway and plunged into a creek about four miles north of Lawn. Mcllroy’* companion. Amen Aldridge of Goldsboro, was not seriously injured. It was not known county relatives for about ten days, and had planned to return to the Rio Grande valley city yesterday. With him here from Donna were a brother. Glenn; two sister a. Mrs. James Neubauer and Alma Bernice Mcllroy, and a friend, J. R. Solomon. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 5 o’clock at the Dewey Loan Payments DANZIG, July 3.—(AP)—The bank of Danzig announced today the blocking of interest payments and amortization services on all foreign loans to the free city. Bondholders in the United States, England and the Netherlands are affected principally. By The Associated Press The diplomatic curtains Governing the specific reasons for British and French official fears of a nazi coup in Danzig were partly drawn aside today when Prime Minister Chamberlain told the house of commons his government had received reliable reports of 1 “intensive measure of a military character’ ’ in the free city. CONTACT MAINTAINED Chamberlain’s statement put the stamp of officialdom on reports which could not be confirmed in their entirety in the free city. In response to a question, the prime ministei said: “A large and increasing number of German nationals have recently arrived in the free city, ostensibly as “tourists’ and a local defense corps is being formed under the name of ‘Heimwehr.’ "The government is maintaining contact with the Polish and French governments regarding developments in Danzig.” In Danzig itself the nazi-con-trolled senate issued a decree to draft workers for labor “vital to the state” in event of an emergency, and in Danzig political circles there was a new note of nervousness over uncertainty of the immediate future. CHURCHILL INTO CABINET Chamberlain called on King George at Buckingham palace amid I reports he would bring the veteran statesman Winston Churchill, a former first lord of the admiralty and long an outspoken foe o: German nazidom, into the cabinet to give strengthened meaning to the current flood of official British REUNION SCENES: OLD COWHANDS, YOUNG COWGIRLS ___________ Primitive    Baptist    church, near which    youth was    driving, but    the    I Ovalo. Burial will be    in the Dewey .____ car, a    Chevrolet sedan which    be-    j cemetery.    Laughter    Funeral home ■ warnings    to    Germany    against tak longed    to Mcllroy,    was reported    de-    will be in    charge of    arrangements. inS    an-v    aggressive    action molished.    I Mcllroy’s family formerly resid ed near Hamby, in Callahan county, having moved to Donna in 1926 to engage in truck farming. Mcllroy’s fathet mother, broth- Mcllroy was thrown from tne machine and was found a short distance from it, crushed. It was believed he was pinned beneath it in one of its flips. The car came prs and sisters arrived here early to a rest on its top.    today. The mishap occurred during a The parents are Mr. and Mrs. C. p*red r**n anc* rav*ne ^ which the *ere    automobile    lodged    was    running Sam Bothwell Named Fort Worth Manager LSU Prexy to Fight’ Charge Pioneer Taylor Countian Dead Mrs, J. W, Christopher. 81, resi- Official circles in London expected Britain to go further and tell Germany directly this week that any nazi attempt to annex Danzig, including a nazi putsch within the free city, would be resisted by force. French political circles suggested France. Britain and Poland make a direct warning to the Danzig senate aaginst any ihove by it to Join Germany. Such a Joint warning would follow a French admonition to Germany Saturday that Britain and France would help Poland immediately if Germany forced her hand. The Japanese army reported capture of a strongly-fortified position along the Khalka river after a heavy battle with Mongolian forces on the border between Manchoukuo and Soviet outer Mongolia. —Dr. Jan Monroe Smith, former    (    ! Abilene and Taylo: county for 52 years, died a her residence ,    .    BROCK    VILLE.    Ont. July S.—(A* FORT WORTH, July S--W|- Sam H. Bothwell was named city    ..... #----- ----- ------------------ manager of Fort Worth at a recess- Louisiana State university pres!- at 7^ £iin street at 11:30 o’clock ed meeting of < council here dent, said today he was ready to Sunday night. She had been ill “fight” an indictment charging him several months and her condition with embezzling f 100,000 of theuni    •WHI    •Hi    ll> vers tty’a fundi. t od h y. Bothwell, city manager at Sweetwater for the past 12 years, succeeds Dudley L. Lewis, who was discharged last week. Japs Capture Hill In Border Fighting Mrs, Car Crash Fatal MIDLAND. July 3. —BUI price of Andrews. Tex . was killed todi ■ when his automobile was » collision with a truck 20 miles northwest of heie    __ Horse Hurdles Auto, Girl Hurt ^    I    of Willie Mae Christopher, McMurry Breaking    a silence which hr    had ; college English    professor,    and    Mrs. 1 maintained    since his surrender    R M Medley, wife    of    the    McMurry J here Saturday night. Dr Smith    de-    athletic coach. 1 dared he    was "innocent of    any wrong-doing.* “I am going back, HSINKING. Manchoukuo. July 3 — .4*1—Japanese army communiques today reported capture of a strongly-fortified soviet-outer Mongolian Christopher is the mother ] position atop a strategic hill along the Knalka river after a heavy battle on the Manchoukuo-Mongolia frontier Reports from the Kwantung army Japan’s Manchoukuo garrison, said the attackers battled to ‘ Mrs. Christopher wa*, born Mar- Dr. Smith spoke in tile hotel room where he has been under guard for two nights and a day after surtendering to police r»,    k I,ha Ann    Moore. October    18.    1857 Dr.    smith I at l!aly    Tpxa> She came    t0    Buf.    the    summit    ot the    hill    in the face of    raking    mach!    run    fire, then lock© in hand-to-hand fighting until the position was cleared. said, “to straighten up this affair - j    L,    ZIr. or to assist in straightening up the f*° P    ’    * affair.”    ’ Americans Win WIMBLEDON. Eng, July 3—<4» —Bobby Riggs America's top player, and Elwood Cooke of Portland. Ore, reached the semi-finals of the ah England mens tennis championship today while the United terfinals Mary    Kimbrough, ll, daughter of Coach and Mrs. Frank Kimbrough, was injured about IO k o’clock this morning when a horse she was riding attempted to hurdle * an automobile at the intersection of Ambler    and Cedar    streets. < Mary    Beth was    rushed to    Hen drick Memorial hospital where an examination revealed that no bones I were broken. Although suffering 1 slight brain concussion, her cond! lion is not considered serious by at- ^Ma^Beth was riding with her I HTG SPRING, July 3-tSpl >-mother aud two other women at the I Restive* and Baptist institutions of ml'hll    They were    on horses    rent- I the state    shared    in    the $100,000    es- ' ed from    me riling    academy east of    tate    of    the    late    Mrs    M    L    mu on November 3. 189! mar- | lied Mr Christopher there Immediately after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Chistopher moved to Abilene where both became leaders in the Central Presbyterian church. He served ax county tress- I urer for 16 years. He died in Sep-lembes, 1918. Mrs. Christopher remained active j in church work until a month ago I Funeral will be held this after-1 noon at 6 o'clock at the Laughter chapel The Rev. E. B Surface, j pastor of the Central Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be Fire Destroys Trent School Old cowhands and young cowgirls—there are scores of them in Stamford to Join in the Texas Cowboy reunion festivities. Meet two of the oldsters and a pair of young ones: J. M. (Jim) Denton of Pickwick, Palo Pinto county (upper left) hasn’t mLssed a reunion yet He's a first year member of the Texas Cowboy Reunion association, and this picture of him was snapped as he took out for rest at the bunkhouse. He’s 74 years old. came to West Texas in 1879. Another 10-year-mem ber of the reunion association Is C E. Pippen, resident of Cisco for half a century (upper right). Forty five years ago he was punching cattle In Pecos county, and after that he went to Indian territory with John Shelton. That’s hot popcorn hes enjoying. The cowgirls at the right are enjoying their second reunion, rame out with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. T C. Beck. They are not twins, although they are used to being asked that. loft is Joleta Beck. 16, se >r in North Side high school; right is Earlinf Beck. 18. a Texas Christian University sophomore.    (Reporter-News staff photos). 250 Expected to Join Motorcade Hundiedx of Abilenians will storm Stamford tomorrow for the Texas Cow boy Reunion, an expected 250 in the city's official motorcade and perhaps a thousand or more in in-dividua. parties Local civic leaders estimate Abl- Rodeo Begun By HARRY HOLT Reporter-News Staff Writer STAMFORD, July 3.—With bands blaring, chuck wagons rumbling, 250 cowboys astride prancing ponies and 40 beauti, ful sponsors in prominence, the tenth annual Texas Cowboy Reunion opened at ll o’clock this morning with a colorful parade through the downtown business district of this Jones county city. A throng of between 12,000 and 15,000 lined the flag bedecked thoroughfares, cheering entries in the gigantic parade. WALT COUSINS PRESENT Walt Cousins, Dallas, former present of the Texas Cowboy Reunion association, Harley Goble, president of the Wichita Falls chuck wagon gang, and Mayor R. C. Thomas rode at the head of the opening parade. Seven bands, including the famous Cowboy band of Hardin-Simmons university, took part in the gala demonstration. Seven chuck wagons rumbled over the city’s pavement as the parade wound its way to the reunion grounds. A total of $105 in prizes was awarded parade winners as follows: commercial. Arledge Ice Co., first, Brimkley Drug, second; most typical ranch entry, Matador Land Ai Cattle company, chuck wagon, first ; individual entry’, C. Bourdon Smith Jr., first for impersonation of Mexican peasant boy; out of town float, Abilene chamber of commerce, first, Albany chamber of commerce, second. Opening event of the three-day reunion was a rodeo at 8 this morning. Two other rodeos, at 2 and 8 p m , were on today’s schedule. About 250 cowboys are here for the rodeo contests, directed by Rudolph Swenson and John Selman. Meeting at I o'clock this afternoon was the Texas Cowboy Reunion association, with Louis Ackers Abilene, president, in charge. Features of tonight’s program will be a square dance at the new Roundup building and the sponsor s ball at the Sponsor’s Pavillion, both scheduled to start at IO o'clock. Mrs. W. J. Bryant is hostess to the 40 sponsors, being assisted by Helen Rosenwasser, Stamford's sponsor. 2?*% T.tin‘rn' !* I » Hie'Muonic cemetery here he-swept intact into the women a quai - ; STOP and THINK Hem—“If we are ever going to *al.l with (brist we must learn to walk with all men."— Dr. Eugene C. C arder, Riverside church, New York. \\ t took sweet counsel together, dud walked unto the house of God in com-Psalms ss;14, Mrs. M. L. Phillips1 Will Probated — •I LOCAL BAPTIST INSTITUTIONS SHARE ESTATE the Hardln-Simmons university cai p pus. Coach Kimbrough said the horse ran away with Mary Beth and when It tried to Jump the car on Ambler his daughter was thrown into a nearby yard, this perhaps saving her from serious injury. Th* car was badly damaged. lips, widow of Hart Phillips, pioneer Howard and Glasscock counties ranchman, it was disclosed today when her will was admitted to probate before Charles Sullivan, county Judge. Bulk of the real property went to relatives bm royalties from mineral rights on Glasscock lands, which yielded oil and made Mr and Mrs, Phillips comfortably wealthy, were applied to bequests for Baptist institutions Including East Fourth Street Baptist church here, the Bible departmen* in Hardin-Simmons university, Abilene th* Baptist mission in Curityba Brazil, Mexican Baptist church here. Hendrick Home for Children. Abilene, and Buckner Orphans home, Dallas. of J, C Phillip*; account* owed by En 1 we Phillips, Alma Gordon and Susi* Stark, cancelled; 240 acres to O. O Gilbreath, nephew; settlor 24, TAP survey, to Hart Phillips ne|>hew, with proviso he pay IL* monthly to support of his mother section 25 to John Phillips brother of Mar* Phillips. Martin county lands were given TRENT, July 3 Fire. believed caused by lighting, rased Trent's new Nt'hool budding early Sunday. The blaze was discovered about 2 o'clock, near the close of om of the most severe electric*’ storms wf the year. When the fire was bighted by nearby residents in southwest Trent, much of the building was Involved in flames. This, coupled with failure 01 water pressure, made ; the task of fighting the blaze prac-I tically hopeless from the start Mer-' kel and Sweetwatei tire departments ! sent trucks, these taking waler on J draught from th* swollen Noodle ‘cleek about sou sards from the school Despite these efforts, only [brick wails weir standing at day-i light Additions lo the school building I were completed less than one >ea; erst ago. at a cost of $31,000, of which We 45 percent was a federal giant mal be mapped ax could be had The fire u-Barnes, who ii n as ad co\ er« about tment sui alice by John 400 yards thunder-a of :ain- Four Pitted in Semi-finals I ne Glasscock ands, exclusive of (0 j^lrs. S V. Hawkins, sister of the mineral rights, were given to Zlnn Katie and Nellie Phillips, children Hee ESTATE, Pf. 9, Col S througn the Public Works adminis- annual Abilene tra’ion- The new structure, nnxl- lion tournament em in every reviv e’ and including , Monday mornlm an auditorium-gymnasium aud full! Crow Hover me equipment for both elementary and high schools, had been used only one school session A W Woods president of Hie school board, said today thai between $20,000 and $30 000 insurance was carried on the structure He saki plans for rebuilding were to Iii: CAR AY AN SCHEDULE 8 30- — Meet at postoffice here IO OO- Palace rn Stamford. Joined by group of Abilene horseme n lo 45- Program ca.'! side St am ford square 11 50 Lunch a’ Swenson chuck Bago!! 12 45 - A .semi Ie in front Walkei - Smith gr terry building to join pa; adv to ref. cit lends dele gat ion w i!l be the larg- es' 1, the rodeo I rom any Texas tow n Tic kin s ales have already abur a cr c loads of st) persons each. FU SU ugh ter, genet a1 chairman of ♦he Oh To Stamford movement, said today A third bur will be at the federal ba tiding a*. 8 30 o'clock in the morn i.g. to a ecomodate a in who heve neglected to buy tackets It is expec ted to be filled Also lit t he motort ade will be two score QI more aute miobiies, which ate being ettliv fx. I ny a committee See MOI ORC ADI Pl. 9. CUI. J Apaches Not to Play Series Here The Abilene Apaches will not plav here Tuesday and Wednesday, as originally scheduled. I In fact, there may be no Abilene Apaches henceforth Milton e. Price, president of the W< t texas -New Me :o league, telephoned early this afternoon from Dallas that he was forced to change the games to Lamesa be ruse of collapse of negotiations for settlement of affairs of the local club that would enable its continued . erat ion through the season. The league peen operating the cut for about a week There have been negotiations locally looking .0-ward providing a ball park for the club through t second half of the season, and also for the operation I of Ute club by a club in a higher class league. Price said there was still a chance ! for the club to remain here and members of a local group that has been working on the p josition were expected to continue their efforts a few more days. Bomb Kills 3 HAIFA, Palestine, July 3—    — Three Arabs were killed and 17 injured, .seven seriously, when a time bomb exploded unlay in a large Arab cafe.destroying the building and shop*'rn the vicinity. The Weather ab!i*n* kite Vicinity Partly cloudy tonight md TucitU) wan kick) thunder-"*r» tonight West Tvkk*.- Partly cloudy tonight and Turn *y. rut Tmi Partly cloudy, toc»l thun- d*r*h »••>« tn north portion and on upper cokkt Tueedny. Mats relit S.,; night amt gun a rn.    BT    inch PT: hm I last year ...    Ii 2.1 nu > tea Normal to date .......    tx    ti    inched Highest temperature yesterday ... UT U.»t*sl teinperaturs th:, mumm* TC Martin in afternoon Hatches will hole cham* 17 holes of See GOLE, Pg. 9, t ai, S Dividends Paid By Local Banks Semi-annual dividends amounting j to $8,750 were paid July I to stockholders of the Citizens National and Farmers and Merchants National banks here The FA M bans declared a 2 p*r I rent dividend on June 28 totaling j *5,000 The Citizens dividend of 3 {■» cern. declared on June 30 amounted to $3 7SO Both banks ordered payment on July I. TEMPER UTI RI Mn CLOUD* « XO p rn herm im*t»r ti harmnmsttf ti w .. iv* et t ne rm ’ un (et Rf    1 rn Relative humidity    SS ;

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