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 ®fje Abilene Reporter —“WITHOUT, OR WI TH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE I CII YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT COES,”—Byron VOL LVI11, NO. 35. Associate* Presa <ap> ABILENE, TEXAS Pram Third To First In Two Weeks— O’DANIEL PASSES M'CRAW, THOMPSON'N-STATEWIDE TOU . SUNDAY MORNING, J^JLY 3, 1^38^rHIRTY-T^O PAGES frl THREE SECTIONS —55    5    —__  r    r_    “■    ~    r l olled Prose (UP) —A_ PRICE 5 CENTS • (Copyright, 1938) (Editor’s note: This is the second of three pre-primary summaries uublished by The Reporter-News and ll other newspapers cooperating in a <§> statewide poll of voter opinion lit the governor’s race. It lays no claim to infallibility: and is fainted solely as a valid cross-section o® voter thought: a picture of voter trends three weeks before the nrimary. The final § poll'will apprar July 17.) # AUSTIN. July 2.- From a dubious third place two weeks ago, W with three weeks to go before the primary balloting. This lead was reflected in tly outspoken 87 per cent of the areas checked which constitute the middle-sized cities of Texas. • Since the last survey was conducted by 12 Texas newspapers, the state has seen the phenomenon of a candidate without a poll tax capture not only the imaglnatiomebut the active voting support of approximately 30 per cent over a field of 12 opponents. * It has all happened within the rn tree®a|iety or (^e fating of wings whictr will decline with the same rapidity that it rose. «3 PER CENT UNDECIDED The decision of the 13 per cent ^undecided” may markedly Infect the outcome of the pflmary race, if4ts shift is strongly to any indi vidual, and if it breaks the staAis- fthe Is-w    >us*tand- tical law of lengthening the HUK. uTiinpoll represents a direct d|eck of the pqgference of 5 per cern of past two weeks. Veteran political Lee    observers believe the nextBwo weeks      m O Daniel had    careened to a defi-    : will sho|[ whether or not thi® un-    voting    sfrpagth    df    approximately nite first place    in the governor s race    orthodox rise is of the substantial    114,^krt the voters in area* representing 89.000 prospective votes in the first primary^ areas with a combined -Ji lt R1'!* William McCraw a visible ecp over Ernest Thompson, leave a free scramble between raw and Thompson for the Haoe in the run-off. APTURED VOTERS It presents to Texas voters a start tistlcal analysis of the most remark-ab# development in politics within the memory of the oldest politicians—the entry of a business man, unknown to government and politics. highly unorthodox in hi*carn-plllgning, babied by a hill-billy band, taking collections in every audience, undiliovered as a factor until a month ago, comfhanding crowds two See STATE POLL, Pf. 2, Col. t OO* tS)P felts Line i Festive 4th Fetes For 1540 Catch In Demo Welters. Invite West Texans •BUYING HEAVY— Stocks Take Gaudy Rally Usual Holiday • Unrest Absent Hot Dogs Are Piece De Resistance As Roosevelts Fete Royalty With Picnic Some Industrials Carry To Highest Levels Since Oct. ®> fey CLAUDE A. JAGGER Associated ?>ress General Financial Editor NEW YORK, July 2—Wall street shattered tradition with a burst al; pre-holiday buying today that sent. stocks of industrial corporations to j tfce highest lewis since October. All markets win be closed Monday, Independence Day.    ^ OSO strong was conviction that the spectacular advance of the past fortnight marked a tur$ lr*.,the eco-, nomic cycle, tfcat the usual tendency to be uneasy about holding stocks* over an extended weekend was absent. JKAUL? S SECOND WEEK Lading industrial shares were bid up $1 to®$4, lifting the average of 30 representative stocks $1.30 to $7 50. highest since October 30. Turnover of 1.4W420 shares the high«#fc' for a %aturday since October 23.    I    I That the record-breaking upswing Bf last week should carry on through ^ second week without serious interruption left the fin- i ancial community surprised. © Out of months of stagnation — with smallest trading in accouple <4 decade -came without Warning a two-weeks’ approbation of some JlO.OOO.OOO.OOB in quoted stock and bond valt^s. HOIT DIB IT HAPPEN?    3 One theory was that canny trades, looking for the bottom of the slump in July suddenly noted such measure® of business activity as shipments of merchandise over the railroads and consumption of electricity. had been creeping upward for Mfgeks. Then they noted commodity prices rising.' The government’s new punip-priming was about to begin.    © About Hie time they began to buy stoflBs, mgnufacturers decided it wa* not a bad time to fc^iy raw materials. The movement gflui^ly attracted attention of other potential buyers, and tBe movement became a stampede. So analysts claim the indications of the turn is at hand. How far or how fast economic improvement will progress is another matter® ® HYDE PARK, N. Y., July 2.—UPV— RoyaltyIte American hot dogs with Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt today on rough picnic grounds high above the Hudson river.    v Crown Princess Louise of Swede* was the guest of honor. It was at the presidents insistence that #ie ope#-air luncheon was served in a woodsy, wild spot near Irs hew cottage site on Dutchess Hill rather than at the more manicured picnic grounds at Val-Kill cottage nearby. But it was Mrs. Roosevelt who demanded that the fare include honest-to-goodness hot dog such as any tourist might get at an American roadside stand, as well as a Swedish smorgasbord. In addition to the hot dog. Crown Princess and her party, which included the Swedish Minister and Madame Bostrum were trMted to a Swedish salad, made principally of herring and hardboiled eggs. 42 PER »CENT , PICif ODANIEL IN POU. HERE In the city of Abilene a carefully conducted poll on the governor’s race showed a swiftly rising sentiment for W. Le® O Daniel with William McCraw and Ernest O. Thompson "neck-and-neck” in s^ond place. Several hundred persons were contacted by postal card and by personal interview. Cards were sent voters residing in the city wh® were picked at random with no for occupation, income status or Republican? Hope To Capitalize On Realignment Jhen By KIRKE L. SIMPSON WASHINGTON, July I. —— Republican fishing in troubled democratic waters in the south is aimed toward capitalizing in 1940 rather than in this year’s elections on the liberal-conservative rift among the democrats. The appeal made recently # in Alabama by John Hamilton, chairman of the republican national committee, for alliances with “Jef-Af#aonimn democrats" in the south, will be repeated on the fourth of July in Virginia,^hotbed of southern party opposition to many Roosevelt policies. VIRGINIA REBELS The consistent anti-Ney Deal attitude of both of Virginia’s democratic senators. Glass and Byrd, In- lf You Want To Dodge Death On July Fourth... m AUSTIN, July 2 -(Ah—1The thastly death toil of Fourth-of- I vited this step. Jheir stand paved mllton’s most dram- the way for Ha Bfcized invasion of the solid south. The republican pilgrimage which Hamilton will lead to the grave of ’Piomas Jefferson may appear to have been conceived merely as an regard I offset to what President Roosevelt may say tomorrow at Gettysburg of the liberalism of Abraham Lin- uly celebrations, £oday prompted state police to devise these safety rules: < I»—Start motor trips early enough to maintain safe driving gpeed, avoid weariness by changing drivers — and don't drink anything with alcohol in it. (2) Stay off congested roads if possib’e, give proper signals at all times, be eternally vigilant and don’t park on highways. * 3) Avoid night driving and the fatal "twilight hour’’ or.* if you must, keep your tail and headlights and dimmers in excellent working order. (4) Exert all possible caution in swimming and diving. (5) Don’t use fireworks. INQUIRIES ON 4th NET TON OF HAYWIRE FD TO DEDICATE GETTYSBURG SHAFT TO'ETERNAL PEACE' •* Two Civil War Veterans Will Unveil Battlefield Monument In Rites Todwy By FRANKLIN BANKER ’ © GETTYSBURG, Pa., July 2.—(ZP)—An American symbol of "peace eternal” will be dedicated % President Roosevelt tomorrow on this field where the blood of a divided nation was spilled 75 years ago. - la the presence of 2.000 veterans of the blue and the gray: tenting together on the scene of the battle any other factor. Care was taken coin. That either Hamilton or to obtain a true cross-sectioi^f the j #.ny otheg republican leader of na-people. A return card was sent, with T tonal prOmBience actually hopes to blank spaces for    answer, to    the    ?!*'{?.    hOUf!    *,1? ^ K    .    for the party    in the south    this questions: Who will you vote    for.    year ls open ^    question. It    can- Who do you think    will win? In    a1-    not be doubted,    Bowever. that    they most every instance the voter said forsee a democratic party break by he believed ^is ma#" would win. 1940, which may make th*, electoral In addition to the man check alvote of the south an uncertain fac-member of the staff was sent to in- tor in a presidential contest for the terview scores of people. He stop- on^ time since the War Between f>ed them on the streets, checked oil men and traveling men in hotel lobbies, housewives in their homes, tak-‘ ing care at all times to steer Ulear of any candidate’s headquarters, or of peragns publicly connected with the campaign of any candidate. When all the individual answers were put together the candidates lined up in the city (no rural voters polled* as follows, according to the indicated percentage of the city vote that each would receive today: Ward Csaaty Votes 4aartkaaaa Ionia MONAHANS, July 2. — (Spl.)®-Ward county citizens voted 738 to SOI today to issue $140,000 in bonds to build a nev#court!iouse and pail in Monahans, the new county sfpt. In Monahans, the vote was 597 to four befavor of the issue, while in Barstow, until rewntly the issue Bas,; opposed, si# to 144. Otl£r ttix^s reported: Pfote, three for. 26 against; Grandfalls, 62 for, 13 ^gainst; Royalty, 70 for, 14 retired early, worn out. DOHERTY SPEAKS © Mean tune, in a speoih for a "veterans night" reunion, Daniel J. Doherty, national commander of the American Legion, said this battle- Per Capita U.S. Debt Up 14.07. WASHINGTON, July 2. —(&)— Th# treasury reported today One public debt rose in the past year to an average of $285.70 for every man, woman and child in the nation. This was $4 07 more than the ai#o*mt owed per person a year ago. Final figures on the governments fiscal year, which ended Thursday nigh’., showed the debt totaled $37,-1C1.740,315.45. This was $740,126.-583 more than the total a year ago. Interest payments on the oblig%jpon during the year required $82(VJ80.<*-713—nearly a seventh of al^ the yovOnment's expenses. The treasury listed as the public debt only its own direct obligations. In addition it said the government had contingent liabilities of $4,925,-000,000, or $182,000,000 more than a year ago. The increase in the public debt daring the year resulted from gov-eriBnent borrowing to meet a deficit —the aighth in® a row. but the j ceeded the war between the -states smallest since the depression began O'Daniel Thompson McCraw . HunOr . Undecided ............,42    per    cent ............17    per    cent .............17    per    qent ............. 9    per    cent ............15    per    cent of Gettysburg, the chief executive will consecrate Bo a "united nation” a 40-foot shaft of Alabama limestone, topped by a light that will glow "forever.?. i» The aged heroes of the War Between the States, for whose .“last reunion” Sunday’s pecctacle is to provide the high point, reviewed a military parade today. Then many United ^States coast guard patrol Coost Guard Finds Stolen Sailboat GALVESTON, July 2— of*)—'The the States, excepting the Hoover-Smith campaign in 1928.    * §i What dims any prospects of significant republican victories in the south this year, as students of politics view the situation, is the obvious fact that southern democratic opponents of the president ore staking everything on reclaiming control of the party's national machinery in 1940, with the aid of conservative democrats in the Bee REPUBLICANS. Pg. 2. Col. I Japs Break Sino River Defense Bloody Fighting Follows Advance; Jap Plans Quiet COWBOY REUNION HEADLINES DOZEN HOLIDAY ATTRACTIONS Haskell, Eastland, Cisco, Pecos, Post,* Baring, Lamesa, Brady Boast Events A dozen West Texas towns are greeting the double Independence day holiday with shows of varying magnitude. While streets in some communities will be quiet, Stamford, Haskell, Eastland, Cisco. Big Spring, Post, Lamesa. Brady, Pecos, Rhineland and i few others will team with human activity. Destined to rank first again among holiday celebrations is the Texas Cowboy reunion at Stamford. Last night the crowds were already gathering there. Today the dust snouia i    *    *    * be fogging, and Monday, Tuesday |____ and Wednesday will find the event in full swing.    # NOTABLES TO ATTEND There will be rodeo performances twice daily, square dances and sponsor’s balls each night, chuck wagon dinner, fiddling contests, parades—a whooping time for all. Notables to appear will include Governor James V. All-., red. Senator Tom Connaily, Cowboy Actor Gene Autry, and tilt Bishop of Lund, from Sweden. And not unnoticed will br several dozen of West Texas’ most attractive girls. Allred yesterday advised Max Bentley, radio station KRBC manager, that he will reach Stamford alSbut noon Monday. He is to drive through from Kerrville, leaving early in th emorning. A sport still much loved by many will hold forth 15 miles | northward, at Haskell. There drivers from several states will thrill thousands with auto races. Races are set at 1:30 p. rn. Sunday and Monday on the improved Haskell track, only one currently used in West Texas CISCO CELEBRATES Already underway is the <®>lor-ful pageant at Cisco. Cisco girls participated in a bathing revue last night, and visitors will com- Mayor Places Okeh On Refunding Plan SHANGHAI, July 2—{/Pi—The Japanese land and naval onslaught up the Yangtze river today toward the Chinese provision capital of Hankow spurted Into sudden bloody action today about which the invaders pinned an ominous veil of I pete In the Oil Belt revue Monday secrecy.    » I night. MSfovVr SSSTLS!    *.uf, at Matowchen. after many days’ boat Wopdbury tonight was proceeding Toward* Galveston harbor, towing the $15,000 auxiliary sailboat Artemis, stolen from the Galveston yacht club basin early Tuesday. It was captured at 4 p. rn. today by field -affords the world its greatest the patrol boak Nike at a point 400 object lesson in peace” and the men miles south of Calcasieu Pass on who fought there ^forded Amer- the southwestern Louisiana coast, ica’s doughboys an object lesson in; after an extensive five-day search courage    ©    by army and coast guard officials "Th.re I, no other word in ,    of    ,h' .ll history,- hr addrd, -whrre IS <'lghth c0?s suaI?h d‘f‘rlct years afterwards, the survivors    between the Nike and the Mayor Will W. Hair Saturday afternoon completed his checking of t’ e contract under which Abilene's tax bond debt of $3,891,000 will be refunded and gave his approval to the program.    $ The city commission Friday had approved thereon tract, subject to, ununrAvn »    „ a check of te£hnical details by the    ^    T. maj®r and city attorney. With certification by the city secretary, the pounding at this defense, and land ed several hundred Japanese shock troops at a village four miles upstream. This was don$ by running a gauntlet    of steady machine-gun fire from    the banks and as soon as the invaders landed they attacked Chinese    positions in sanguinary fighting    which continued hours j later. face.” A carnival Is already in full swing, and swimmers, boaters and campers were thronging the town Saturday. Eastland claiming to be “The Horned Toad Capital of the World,” is preparing for a horned frog derby. Also carded are softball games, parades, street dances, a Sunday singing convention, street water fight, old fiddler's contest, fireworks display and bathing revue. United States warships -i/PW-Two were re- By BROOKS PEDEN Who signed the declaration of independence? Sounds simple doesn’t it? But if you want to hear some peculiar answers that should make the actual signers of that historic document dizzy from rolling over in their graves, just start asking people that question. Or for the matter of that, try answering it yourself without referring to an encyclopedia or history. Now then, consdiering that you have spent a full five minutes in concentration on the quesTJon, how did you come out? No! Absolutely not! Georg* Washington had nothing to do with signing the declaration. He was off somewhere throwing silver dollars across the Rappahannock, or something. Or have you even remembered yet when the declaration was signed? For that matter, have you the slightest idea as to what body authorized the signing,. Those last two questions are purely elementary, but don’t feel discouraged if you don’t know either of them. In a recent series of interview* with approximately 150 Abllenians, half of them didn’t know when, where, or by whom the declaration was signed. ABE WASN’T PRESENT You might as well quit thinking about Abraham Lincoln too. That was four score and seven years later and wasn’t a declaration anyhow. It was a proclamation of emancipation. And as for Woodrow Wilson, tsk take, certainly you should know better than that. Yet, no fewer than a dozen Abllenians have been labor ed opposing armies met on the field of battle in friendship, affection and brotherly love." Mobile coast guard station intercepted by the coast guard station here indicated officers of the Nike had taken into .custody a man Two of the aging men who fougfct identified as a Galveston seaman here three quarters of a century ago. one in the blue of the north and tile other in the gray of the south, will unveil the monument to "peace eternal." Then, as a hood of bronze is lifted ffBm t^e top of the tower at bond syndicate composed of Brown* Crummer. R. A. Underwood and Co., and Callihan and Jackson, Dallas bond houses, to start their work. The extract provides for a general refunding, the issuance of refunding bonds maturing serially over a period of 40 years, the city retaining a three-year option on the bonds. The interest rates of the original bonds will be maintained. RODEOS __  Big    Spring likewise began the ing finder the impression that WU- ported™ rushing ^to the "south"china holiday celebration Saturday, as her Ison was the man that signed the deannual rodeo opened. It will    con-    claration. tinue through Monday, with    two 1    Lets start over again.    Think    hard performances daily. Sunday a    soft-    now. What happened in    1776?    Nope, ball game. San Angelo versus    Big    wron^ again. The fife    and    rum Spring, is booked. Monday even- corps represents the “Spirit of 16”, contract is cdPhpitted, ready for the | f°rt °?S™toZ ^ 10 takf, P/rt 1 in probable evacuation of all for- result of Japanese eigners as bombing attacks* Evacuation of foreigners appeared likely tonight after Japanese planes staged the second attack in two days a^ Swatow. Estimates of the two days* casualties placed the number at 500 killed and wounded, including 200 school children. ing, preceding the rodeo, is slated a bathing revue and swimming and diving contest. Pecos, proudly claiming to be the scene of the worlds first rodeo (1883), donned bright colors and besee JULY 4, Pf. 2, Col 6 not the declaration of independence. No, no! Paul Revere was in 1775. Think again, what about July 4? See DECLARATION, Pg. 2, Col. S The Weather Debt Accord Makes Reece Hopes Bright ® * By I. G. STARK LONDON, July 2. —Great twilight, an electrical device will turn Britain’s debt settlement with Ger- on a three-fool gas fame to bul*! as a symbol of the friendship that sue In millions of dollars (OOO^OO omit ted>. Bere are the figures on th$ government's finances for the las& two years and unofficial®estimates for the year just started: June 3(#Rcd£s. Spdg. Defc. Debt !93t    5,294    8.105    2.811    36.425 19S8    6,242    7,766    1,528®    37165 1939    5,500    8® OO    3.000    39,000 turned I* CfMh QUAKERTOWN. Pa.. July 2.—<m —Four members o|.,a Freeland, Pa., family #nd two companions were killed today when their automobile was demolished by a Ijehigh Valley     ^    ___ transit company high speed electric^ inaurgdftt attacks on British ^#tp-trolley near here.    ®    ping. many gave a fresh impetus today to Prim# Minister Neville Chamberlain’s plans for a general European appeasement. Talk of possible early approach toward the broad political issues now keeping on Anglo-German financial questions. Other factors also contributed to an improved feeling about the future, including cessation on Spanish EVANGELIST 78, BRIDE 26— Girl Weds Gipsy Smith, Her 'Hero' Since Childhood LOS ANGELES. J#uly 2.—(A*)—Mary Alice Shaw, 26. was married today to “my hero since I was a child,” Gipsy Smith, 78, an evangelist of the old time religion on five continents The ceremony was performed in the Hollywood home of the bride s mother. Mrs. Allie •. Brady, a setting reminiscent of the Romany Gypsy’s boyhood days in rural England. Tears glistened in the eyes of titian haired Miss Shaw, a musician and theological student, as she said, "I do.” She had met her bridegroom in Engllnd when she was 12. ”1 look upon him as I would a goff.” she had said I before the marriage.    ® The Baptist marriage vows were pronounce# by the bridegroom’s son, Rev. Rodney Smith, 50. of Mystic, I Conn. The bride was attended by her granddaughter-to-be, Betty Smith. Only a handful of guests were present, but a color- j ful group of Los Angeles gypsies in gay dress watched from the outside.,. "I feel like a<M^y scout," the bridegroom said, after the ceremony. 4 Previously he had explained that his admiration for Mary Alice had "blossomed into love,” and “it is a good love." His first wife died a year ago. He said the honeymoon trip might include evan gelistic engagements. AHII.E.VK an* vicinity: (’artly cloud? Sunday. IV KST TK \ Is and OHI. AHUM A: Ora-rrally fair Sunday and Monday. KAST TEXAS:    Tartly    rloudy Sunday and Monday. Moderate southerly winds on the roast. NKW MEXICO: Partly cloudy Sunday and) Monday; little change In temperature* Range at temperature yesterday: AM    HOI    R    PM SO ............ I       9.H 19      J      »» 77      S      97 70      4      98 7.1       ft      HH 74      0      »7 7ft ............ 7      HS 79      8      SM St . . ,A........ 9      80 SO ...®........ IO      — 89    ............ It ........... .    — 91    ..... Noon Midnight ...... SS Highest and lowest temperatures    to    • p. rn. yesterday, 98 and 74;    santa    data a year ago. 99 and 74. Sunset yesterday, 7:49; sunrise today* ft:S7; sunset today, 7:49. DISHING STARTS AGAIN . This reminder that May I was opening of the fishing season and that Lake Abilene and Lake Kirby have been so popular that more than 6,500 permits already have been issued to anglers this year, a new all time record. These feminine fishers on the opening day of the season dragged in a string of 15 beautiful crappie (count ’em) at Like Abilene. COUNTY VOTES DRY May 14 brought a sweeping* yictory for dry forces in a Taylor county beer election-U,984 for to 1,971 against. Above, Mrs. Morgan Jones, a dry leader, casts0 her ballot at the Fair Park voting box. Seated is one of the offi-• dais, Carroll Rogers, while at the right is Mrs. Dallas Scarborough, Abilene * only woman election judge.National band contest Abilene was site of national music contests May 19 20 and 21, the event attracting high, school banisters by the thousands from Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. For an hour apd a quarter, bands Joined in the feature parade through the downtown section, the picture above just a glimpse of the marching spectacle. HI BISHOP IS HONORED 0 Brsf visit of Dr. Ivan Lee Holt, (center) new bishop of the Northwest Texas Methodist conference, to Abilene was® the occasion for a banquet in the McMurry college gymnasium, where more than 300 ministers and other guests assembled. Also pictured are Presiding Elder C. A Bickley deft) and President Thomas W. Brabham of McMurry. CLYDE IN ITS SORROW The night of June IO a tornado tore through the town of Clyde, leaving 14 dead or fatally injured and many others less seriously hurt. Such scenes as this, at Clyde’s little Church of Christ, was. enacted six times as friends and relatives paid their final tribute to thoae they had lost. In all, twelve new mounds were left in the cemetery there. ;