Abilene Reporter News, July 4, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

July 04, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 4, 1938, Abilene, Texas WBTJttAS' HEWSPAPfR 'WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LVIIf, NO. 36. tAT> ABILENE, TEXAS. MONDAY EVENING, JULY 4, 1938 PAGES Catted PRICE 5 CENTS MAPPING ROOSEVELT'S CROSS-COUNTRY ITINERARY RECORD TURNOUT '4th' Visitors Thrbng Stamford The route ci President jxoose- velt's transcontinental tour, i expected to include at least four addresses of major politi- cal significance, is shown in the map above. In addition to numerous rear-platform ap- pearances, the President sched- uled formal speeches at Mari- French Tennis Star Succumbs Anemia Results From Intensive Work as Teacher PARIS. July 4. Dynamic Suzanne Lenglen died early today of an. illness aggravated by her ab- sorbing interest in tennis, the game she once ruled at world fjueen. Doctors attributed her inability to throw off pernicious anemia to a, general resulting from months of intensive work as head of a new government tennis school. The 39-year-old French woman, who named herself "The Great lived for tennis almost to the moment of her death. Over the despite her. weakness, she demanded newspapers and'read the results of the Wimbledon tourna- ment where she was supreme from 1919 to 1925, except in 1924 when she did not play. It was there she kept Queen Mary waiting in 1926 after an au- dience was arranged, and then re- fused to play, declaring she was Shortly after, she turned profes- sional for an exhibition tour of the United States, Canada and Cuba. With at the tour she retired to live quietly, playins tennis only for pleasure until she took over the government school. Lenglen, who won her first cham- pionship at the age of 14 and the following year made a clean sweep of world titles for women's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles, put all her energies into the school designed to turn promising young French players into world cham- pions. A little over two weeks ago doc- tors announced she had been or- dered to take an extended rest. For the last ten days, friends admitted her only chance of recovery was her indomitable will She grew steadily the weekend, and was unable "to take .any further blood transfusions to which doctors had resorted a week ago Wednesday. eita., o., in cj-iii-Owi.j-1 W 150tii anniversary of the found- ing ol the first Northwest Ter- ritory settlement; at Covington, Ky., where he is expected to give a boost to the re-election campaign of Senate Floor Leader Alcen Barkley; and at Oklahoma City and San Fran- velt will board the cruiser Houston for a sea voyage to Galapagos Island, thence through" the Panama Canal and to an unannounced Atlantic Coast port where the cruise will end early 4n August. FDR WORKS ON SPENDING AND VACANCIES BEFORE TOUR WEST Appointment of New Ambassador to Moscow Will Be Discussed Today WASHINGTON. July Roosevelt arranged today a busy four-day schedule of "home before setting out on his trans- continental speaking tour. The chief executive, who returned last night after a series of ad- dresses in the East- hoped to clear his desk of governmental matters and then concentrate on what to say and do to help elect new deal supporters. Among other Mr. Roosevelt must appoint an administrator for the wage-hour law, select a board and administrator for the new system of civil aviation regulation, and give subordinates final advice on the big spending-lending program. ______ He was expected to discuss with state department officials today the appointment of a new ambassador to Moscow. The post.has been va- cant since Joseph E. Davies was transferred to Brussels. The i president presumably will hold several last-minute conferen.- What is Your News 1.0.? ces with his political advisors, de- j vising strategy for his campaign in behalf of candidates. His principal speeches for administra- tion aspirants probably will be giv- en in Kentucky and California, where Senators EarkZey and Mc- Adoo are seeking renomination. After an address in Marietta, Ohio, July 8 during the 150th an- i niversary of the first settlement of the northwest territory, the presi- dent will speak at the Latonia race [track in Covington. Ky. Rear plat- j form talks the same day are listed for Louisville and Bowling 13-reen. THREE KENTUCKY TALKS In all three Kentucky talks, Mr. Roosevelt is expected to make it quite clear that he wants Barkley, the majority leader, returned to the j senate. Barkley is opposed for re- nomination by Governor A. B. Chandler .in a bitter primary cam-, paign. Moving westward, the president will travel through Arkansas, where Senator Hattie Caraway is bidding for renomination. No Arkansas stops have been scheduled, however. Tne chief executive wi" make a pat-on-the-back speech for Senator Thomas (D-Okla) at the Oklahoma City fair grounds July 9. Thomas is engaged in a nip-and-tuck fight for the nomination against Repre- sentative Gomer Smith and Gover- nor E. W. MarlancL from Oklahoma the president will go to Texas; visiting his son Elliott at Fort Worth from July 9 to July 11. Mr. Roosevelt win review the fleet at San Francisco July 14 and next day. will motor through the Yose- mite valley park. He will start a two-weeks" cruise July 16. proceed- ing through the Panarnr. canal to some port on the southeastern coast o'f the United States.. Rebel Planes Renew Bombing 12 Are Killed at Gava; Casualties In Alicante High BARCELONA, Spain, July Cross officials reported today that 12 persons were killed and 33 wounded when five national- ist planes of German make dropped 50 bombs on the town of Gava, 10 miles south of here. The victims included two women who were killed when a bomb hit directly on a culvert in the main street under which they had taken shelter. Most of the other casualties oc- curred in a porcelain factory that was hit. ALICANTE, Spain, July tri-motored nationalist air- planes dropped many bombs on the j "Garden City" district of this loyalist port today. Casualties j were believed to be large. Quiet Day For Stay at Home Celebrants Thousands Attend Reunion, Picnics; Few on Streets Quiet of Abilene's streets the Fourth of July was broken on- ly by the shooting of an occa- sional firecracker. Thousands of citizens were pic- nicking or attending the Texas Cowboy Reunion at Stamford. Traffic lights were working, but there were few customers. The downtown streets were bear except for an occasional stroller. The fire department said they had received no calls over the week- end, and "hoped they would not get any "today." w Yesterday morning Charles Maier of 2026 North Second street was In an automobile accident, the only casualty reported at noon today. He was in the Hendrick Memorial hos- pital receiving treatment for lacera- tions on the face and a chest- in- jury. Police were searching for the driver of a Ford V-8 that motored away after being involved in a col- lision with another car. Judge E. M. Overshiner held cor- poration court at police headquar- ters todav. The courtroom was lock- ed. Three men charged with drivirg while intoxicated Saturday nighi and Sunday were transferred to cus- tody of county officers. was brought into the court when a man, charged with appeared before rhe judge barefooted. "I was given a suspended fine of S5 Saturdav. he said. "On my way out of town somebody stole my coat and shoes while I was washing my SUES FOR FEES Arthur D. Cronln, Boston in- surance broker, above, brought suit against a large Boston bank, alleging the bank switch- ed handling of an pol- icy from his firm to another "because it wanted James Roosevelt to get commissions." The commissions totaled 750, he charged. Franco Claims Right Of Attack on Ports LONDON. July Minister Neville Chamberlain told the house of commons today that Generalissimo Francisco Franco, in reply to protests against bombing of British ships, maintained that Spanish. loyalist ports were legiti- mate military objectives for the na- tionalist aviation to attack. Franco said that the nationalists .did not single out for attack the British ships that chanced to be in those ports. Mercury Yet to Reach 100 Here July 4 had come and still the mercury had not climbed to 100 degrees this year. But that's not saying when cele- brants of Independence Day could expect for mid-afternoon. Yesterday's highest tempera- ture was 99 degrees, which had been equaled at least four oth- er times this year. The only venture the weather man would make on weather for this af- ternoon was the official fore- cast: tonight and Tues- day." That indicated a blazing sun through the afternoon, he said. ABILENE and vicinity: Fair tor.ifriil and Tuesday. Texas: Fair tonight and Tuesday. West Texas: Fair touiKht and Tuesday. RUSTY LEADING, 1 UP I Russell Crownover of Staro- j ford was one up on Gordon Young, Dallas veteran, throufh. the nine holes of their scheduled 36-hole final match for the Abilene invitation tour- nament golf title today. Both were over par, shoot- ing 38's. Their cards: Crownover......635 345 Judge Overshiner assessed additional fine of S10, suspended, and released the man after phoning the Salvation Army for shoes. A man charged with drunken- ness and disturbing the peace was fined S25, suspended. Two men charged with drunkenness were fined S5 each. A negro who was drunk and disturbing the peace at the bus terminal was fined S10. Case of a negro disturbing the peace was passed until Tuesday morning. Three negroes were in jail, charged with gaming. They were arrested by police officers. A man who was driving a car with a large hole in the muffler was fined SI by the judge. The defendant promised to repajr, the muffler. Police officers, and members of the constable's office raided a place on Willow street. They found two pints of whisky, two one-half pints of whisky. 22 cans of beer, five family style bottles of beer, and a half gallon of draught beer. Three are in jail to be charged with possession of liquor for the purpose of sale. Only one stand, erected for the purpose of selling fireworks, was found within the city "limits of Abi- lene. It was over the line about six feet. Captain W. W. West in- vestigated and reported that a wo- man living next dor to the lot where the stand was erected gave permission for the operators to move-their stand. There is a city ordinance that forbids the sale of fireworks within the city limits of Abilene. A fruit stand at 1848 South First was burglarized Saturday night. Several watermelons and two cases of soda water were taken. Th2 Mill and Elevator company was entered by way of the floor Saturday night. had not been determined if anything had been taken. Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part question, 10. A score of 60 is fair; 80, good. Answers on Page 7. 1. Who is this man who headed a recent investigation into espionage activities in the U. S.? 2. What South Ameri- can nations have disputed over the Gran Chaco for more than 100 years? 3. Did the National Labor Relations Board certify (a) the CIQ, (b) the AFL or (c) com- pany union as the bargaining agency for Pacific coast long- shoremen? 4. In what section of the country has the WPA boosted its pay to unskilled workers? 5. An electrified wire fence' is being strung along the Pal- estine-Syrian border to keep out True or false? HELD FOR ACTION BY DISTRICT Husband Fatally Beats Wife, Kisses Her Farewell SEATTLE, July hus- band whc police said fatally -blud- his socially prominent wife and then heeded her dying request for a farewell kiss was held today for action by the district attorney. The slaying, victim of which was Emily Zigler Butte, 58, well known in San Francisco and In- dianapolis social circles, ended tragically a romance which once resulted in a alienation of affections suit. Charles Felix Butfe, 58, once wealthy engineer and contractor, was held on an open charge after Detective Captain Ernest Yoris quoted him as admitting he killed the woman, his second wife, as the; of affections suit filed in San climax to a family quarrel Friday, i Yoris said Butte told him how he struck his wife with a heavy, wooden pole when they quarreled on the eve of a projected second honeymoon which was to have fol- lowed the patching up of a recent estrangement. "She opened her eyes after I struck her the last time and said 'kiss lie Yoris said Butte related. "I imelt down and kissed her, and theh she was dead." In 1934, the year Butte and his second wife, were married, she was named .defendant in an alienation Francisco by the first wife, Mrs. Lenor Butte. and Yoris .said Butte blamed the suit for troubles which led to the slaying.- The detective said Butte told him he had turned approximately 000 in property over to his sons after his first "wife filed her suit, and for four "years had been in straitened circumstances, leading to quarrels with the second Mrs. Butte. He had been working as confi- dential financial adviser, and he and his wife had been largely de- pendent on a month she re- ceived from Indianapolis Mrs. J, L Hall Funeral Held Widow of Music Firm's Founder Dies of Illness Last rites for Mrs. J. L. Hall, 78. resident of Abilene .since 1901 and widow of the man who founded 'the Hall Music company here, were conducted at 10 o'clock this morn- ing from the South Side Baptist church, o' which she was a mem- ber. The Rev. W. C. Ashford. pastor, officiated for the service, with buri- al following in the Masonic ceme- tery, beside the grave of her hus- band, who died here in 1922. Also buried there are three sons. E. E. Hall, L. E. Hall and Oris Hall, who preceded the mother in death. Members of the Parramore post American Legion, served as pall- bearers, this in tribute to Mrs. Hall as a World war mother and as an active member of the Amer- ican Legion auxiliary. The pall- bearers were Clyde Fulwiler, A. T. Bontke, Earl Calhoun. R. T. Redies, Larry Daniel, and Jimmie Bate- man. Mrs. Hall, who had been ill since last November, died at a.m. Sunday at her home, 734 Butter- nut street. She was the former Elizabeth Earp. a native of Arkansas. She was born September 7. 1859. She was married to Mr. Hall in Coryell county in 1875. From there they moved to Dublin, where they liv- ed for several years. He establish- ed a music business there, and in 1901 moved to Abilene and estab- lished the business which still bears his name. Hall Music company, and which still is operated by a grand- son, Elmon Hall. Besides her work in the South Side Baptist church and in the Legion auxiliary. Mrs. Hall was ac- tive in the United States Daugh- ters of the Confederacy. Three children survive. They are Mrs. Mary Apfel of San Antonio. Mrs. Carroll Savage. Abilene, and E. F. Hall of Tampa. Fla. Other survivors include two brothers. W. R. Earp of Dallas and J. S. Earp of White Deer, and a sister. Mrs. Alice Fleming of Roswell. N. M.: 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The grandchildren include the sons and daughters of the late E. E, Hail. Elbert Hail. Emmett Kail of Christoval. Mrs. Will D. Minter, and Mrs. Harry Hurt of Big Spring. Laughter Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. Anxiety Felt For Six in River Party :i LEES FERRY. Ariz., July men and two women, dar- ing an off-season expedition down the turbulent Colorado river, were not complete the first half of their journey today. the rapids of the Colora- do in three small boats, unheard from since June 2C. the position of the Nevills' expedition is unknown. but rivermen expressed belief they would be unable to maintain their schedule. Considerable anxiety was felt for the two women, bespectacled 40- year-old Elzada Clover, university of Michigan botanist: her 25-year- old assistant. Lois Jotter, and the four men of the party, Norman D. Nevills, of Mexican Hat. Utah, ex- pedition leader; Don Harris of the U. S. geological survey; Eugene At- kinson, Michigan geologist, and W. C. Gibson, San Francisco artist- photographer. Arena Matinee Opens Program For Celebration Cousins Presides For Meeting of Cowboy Ass'n STAMFOED, July gates of the Texas Cowboy re- union swung open this morn- ing for the ninth annual July Fourth celebration, every indi- cation pointed to a record breaking attendance for the holiday fete. FACILITIES IMPROVED Throngs of visitors, old-timers, i rodeo contestants and officials ar- rived at the picturesque "grounds late Sunday for the three-day af- fair. Chuck wagons were in place and activities began today before a sweltering sun began casting rays over the most unique rodeo in America. Improvements from last year, made at an expenditure of left little to be desired in facilities to care for the thousands of spec- tators and hundreds of contestants. The arena has been renovated and new grandstand seats adorn the west side of the arena. The morning matinee in the dust- less arena opened the day. Calf roping and wild cow milking con- tests were run off t.hfs morning and work along that line was to be re- sumed at 2 pjn. when a full rodeo schedule was scheduled. There are so many contestants that three shows will be necessary'each day. Ainong the early arrivals were Dan TJtley of San Angelo, four tim- es winner of the bronc riding con- test; N. A. Pittcock of Aspermont, Herrington Brothers of Ranger. Burl Hittson and Rural Stoker of Breck- enridge, all of whom are consistent threats to win roping championships. Walt Cousins of Dallas, president Washington's Officials Take Rest On Independence Day-Alfltot President WASHINGTON, July Washington observed the Fourth of July pretty but President Roosevelt. Back from a. week's trip, Mr. Roosevelt had a full schedule of conferences. He must be ready by Thursday night to start on a trip to the west coast. But tonight he will draw up a chair on the south portico of the White House to waich the annual fireworks display at the base of the. Washington monument nearby. Mrs. Roosevelt mained at Hyde Park. Secretary Morgenthau is at his farm in New York state. Secretary Swanson has gone to his summer camp among the big oaks at Rapidan, Va. Secretary Wallace is in New York City seeing the sights. After a day on his Maryland farm, Secretary Ickes will discuss the new Public Works Administration program in a radio ad- dress tonight. Secretary Hull said he probably will drop in at the state de- partment before the day is over but Secretary Roper arranged to stay at home. Secretary Perkins is in Europe, and Postmaster General Farley is ai his New York home. Attorney General Cummings arranged a round of golf and will make a speech tonight before the monument fireworks display begins. Secretary Woodring, also staying at home, said he would not light even one Roman candle. 262 DIE VIOLENTLY AS NATION CELEBRATES; TOLL MOUNTING More Than 150 Motorists Meet Death On Highways; Pennsylvania Sets Pace By The Associated Press. At least 262 persons 'died violent deaths as the nation celebrated thft 162nd anniversary of its independence, and the toll mounted hourly as the three-day holiday week-end drew to a close. Reports frcsa 46 states and the District of Columbia showed more than 150 motorists met death in highway crashes. Approximately 70 persons drowned as -dense throngs sought relief from July heat at beach, and lake- resorts. There were eleven suicides and at least 31 deaths from firearms, falls, heat prostration and various mis- haps. The toll, while exceeding the 72-hour Memorial Day weekend when 250 were killed, was still far below that of a year ago. Accidents ______________________ __ during the Independence Day hol- of the" Texas Cowboy reunion last year claimed 563 lives, elation, was in charge of a meeting i Pennsylvania led the nation iath at 10 o'clock this morning at the i 24 motor deaths, including six mc- torists killed in a collision with a newly completed bunkhouse. Other officers are Lewis Ackers, Abilene, first vice-president; T. G. Eenorick, Abilene, second vice-president; B. J. Glover, Croweli, range boss; Kid .jeffers, Brady, wagon boss; Charles L. JIayes, Munday, wagon cook; Sam Fade, Albany, horse wrangler; Charles E. Coombes, Stamford, sec- retary treasurer; John M. Gist, Odessa, chairman of the board. CHUCK WAGON DINNER The old-timers gathered at the chuck wagon near their bunkhouse for the annual chuck-wagon dinner at pjn. The colorful parade of cowboys and cowgirls was sched- uled at 1 o'clock this afternoon, to be followed by the regular rodeo. One of the afternoon features is the set by Luke Pasco and his trained Border Scotch collie sheep in a trolley. Lightning killed one person in Indiana, sxxi a 9-year-old boy in Mississippi was fatally injured when a driverless stunt car crashed through a fence at a fair. Patriotic meetings, military exer- cises and an unusually heavy exo- dus of holiday throngs to resorts marked the day. At every army and navy spot in the country and at distant stations, guns thundered the longest of all official 48-gun salute to the union, one gun for each of the states. Travel from metropolitan centers to beaches and. other resorts was un- usually heavy because of the long week-end holiday. New York, favored by fair and dogs. He wui appear twice daily, j warm weather, had the greatest Hard-riding West Texas cowgirls exodus in its experience. On Sun- will begin their initial appearance j day close to persons before judges at p.m. Guy thronged beaches and other resorts Caldwell of Albany was the 1937 j in New Jersey, Long Island and winner. other nearby areas. Coney Island Tne third rodeo performance will alone reported visitors. The be at 8 p.m. and two dances begin usually teeming sections of New at 10 o'clock tonight. The square York presented a deserted appear- dance will be in the cowboys' bunk- ance. house. The sponsors' ball will be at i the sponsors pavilion with Jack! Amlung and his orchestra making i the music. j Only variations from today's pro- i gram Tuesday will be the gigantic downtown parade at 11 ajn. and the i Hereford "bull sale in the afternoon, i Tension Over Czech Minorities Rises KOMOTAU, Czechoslovakia. July over the minori- ties problem in Czechoslovakia in- creased today as the result of a new declaration made by Konrad Hen- iein. leader of the Sudeten German party. Hughes to Hop To N. Y. Today WICHITA, Kas., July I freshed after an overnight rest here, Howard Hughss planned to take off tc-lay on a leisurely tuneup flight to New York from where he will hop for Paris and nrobably a world flight. The millionaire manufacturer- sportsman said he hoped to reach. Floyd Bennett field "in seven or Abilene Delegation i Off to Stamford _... i j Henlein, who had been silent for j eight seven. We're To the accompaniment of scream- i -sleeks, told a mass meeting of near- j not trying for speed and will take it ing sirens, honking horns and iy lo.oOO followers that they must iieht for their rights as a minority. cheers, between 200 and 300 Abi- lenians in private automobiles and buses left the federal lawn at 10 clock this morning for the Texas i Cowboy Reunion at Stamford. i Final instruction from the delega- i tion leaders was "when we get to Stamford start making all the noise you can. We want to let Stamford easy. Hughes and his crew of five "just after the Czechoslovak government j loafed along" yesterday on their announced that it had rejected the j flight here from Los An- most important demands of the Sudeten party. The German party simultaneously announced that it would refuse the proposals ir.ace by the government for decentralization and local au- See FOURTH, Pp. 3, Col. 4 i tonomy. M'CRAW, BRQpKS AT iff! 4th Celebrations Give Impetus To Political Campaign in State By United Press Fourth of July celebrations gave impetus to the" Texas political cam- paign today, with candidates mak- ing the rounds and talking to as many crowds as possible. Atty, Gen. Williom McCraw rode at the head of the parade which opened the 13th annual July Jubi- lee at Brady. Later he addressed the crowd, outlining the farm pro- gram which he hopes to sponsor if elected governor. "The welfare of the stock raiser and fanner is the concern of every citizen of Texas." he said. "I shall cooperate with the national admin- istration in all its activities to give to the farmer and stockman a fair market and an opportunity to under happy conditions and cir- cumstances.'' Pierce Brooks, candidate for lieu- tenant governor, was another vis- itor at the Brady jubilee. "It is time for a change at Aus- he said, "and I believe the people are beginning to realize that we should have honest business men in all state offices from gov- ernor down business men who would conduct the business of the states just as they would their own Dusiness." C. V. Terrell, candidate for re- election as railroad commissioner, took advantage of the Stamford rodeo to make his principal speech of the day. Karl Crowley, candidate for gov- ernor, was to speak at West this afternoon and at Gatesville tonight. geles, on which the giant ship "be- haved perfectly." Hughes' twin-motored Lockheed 14, especially equipped with a maze of navigation and radio instruments, has a cruising speed of 250 miles an hour. He estimated his speed en. route here at 178 miles an hour. The flight was made in six hours, 22 minutes at an altitude of feet. The flier said "I haven't the slightest idea" when he will take off for Paris. He did not say wheth- er he would continue around the world in an effort to beat the late Wiley Post's globe-girdling record of seven days, 18 hours, 49 1-2 minutes. Two Charged With Theft of Yacht GALVESTON, July auxiliary yacht Artemis, taken from the yacht basin here last Tuesday was back home today and two men were in jail charged with the theft of the craft. Edgar Peel, arrested on board by coast guardsmen, and M. Ryan, dis- covered in a cubbyhole several hours after officers seized the yacht, were charged with theft of a boat in admiralty jurisliction. TJ. S. Commissioner George W. Coltzer, who started an inquiry, continued the hearing until Tuesday. ;