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Publication: Abilene Reporter News July 5, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 5, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST JKASI MEWSMPERCfje .Abilene Reporter -Joeing•WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKL. I CH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY'AS IT GOES,"—Byron ★ ★★ EVENING VOL LYM I. NO. 37. AmdiM Prm I Art • ABILENE, TEXAS*TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 5, 1938.—8 PAGES DHM PNN ICP) PRICE 5 CENTS Area Business Upswing Shown In Bank Reports Resources, Loans, Deposits, Discounts Up, Call Discloses That business in general is surging upward in this section of West Texas was reflected today in the report of conditions of Abilene's two banks at the half-year period. Call of the comptroller of the currency for statements at the close of business on June 30 shows that total resources, deposits and loans and discounts are substantially above the aggregate for a year ago. Gains were even showm in resources and deposits over the last call of March 7—at which time figures are above the midsummer level. March loans and discounts, however, topped the June mark for the city s banks. Deposits of June 30 totaled $8,-867,535.65 as compared with $8,146,-957.21 a year ago and $8,772,58086 on March 7. Resources were $8,451,374.10 on June 30, $8,700,161.23 a year ago, and $9,367,848.59 in March. Loans and discounts amounted to $1,805,596 95 at the time of the present call, while they were up to $2,123,110.71 in March. Total for June 30, 1937, was $1,390,151.17 Buildings and fixtures of the two banking houses were listed at $312,500 in the June call; other real estate valued at $65,604.76; cash, $6,-447,547.08. Abilene s midyear deposits for the past eleven years: WITH ALLRED AND CONNALLY AT HEAD- Stamford Parade Unreeled Before 20,000 * * * A *    * 1934—$5,183,034. 1935—$6,159,858. 1936—$7,640,507. 1937—$8 146.957 1938— $8,867,536. 1928—$9,229,392 1929—$8,965,252. 1930—$7,136,224. 1931—$5,879,730. 1932—$4,471,179. 1933—$4,349,931. Merkel MERKEL, July 5. (Spl)—Combined loans of Merkel's tw'o banks as of June 30. 1938. was $378.088 82; deposits, $581.96868; resources. $728,329 46. A year ago loans amounted to $400.558 65; deposits. $709,71370; and resources, $858,-281 40. HAND IN HAND WITH FESTIVITY - Deaths Mar Area Holiday Fall From Car Fatal to Girl Blue and Gray, Locked in Friendship, Begin Last Retreat From Gettysburg Abilene helped swell Stamford’s gigantic July 4 Cowboy Reunion crowd. Above are pictures of the leaders of this city's Booster club and Traveling Men s association sponsored delegation, and that colorful spectacle (right) of the grand entry in the arena. Leaders of the Abilene delegation, left to right, included Dorothy Comer, Boosters’ sweetheart., C. D. Knight, a leader in the club, and J. C. Hunter, president of the Abilene chamber of commerce Winters WINTERS. July 5. (Spl)—Semiannual dividend of IO per cent on capital and surplus was announced today by the Winters State bank. Loans and discounts amounted to $178.547 01, capital and surplus $100,000, cash and exchange $406,931.11, deposits $777,881 35. Total assets aggregated $900,316.30. Cisco CISCO, July 5. (Spl*—Statement of the First National bank of Cisco as of June 30 was as follows: Resources, $1,190,938.32, of which loans and discounts totaled $456,580.24; See BANKS, Pg. 8. Col. 5 County Taylor Designated Purchase FSA Loans to Be Available July I 5 Taylor county has been designated a tenant purchase county for the I Farm Security administration in 1939. Notice of the designation has 1 been received at the FS A. office here. Nearest farm purchases un-1 der the administration this year were *in Jones county, where sir. farm purchases were approved. Loans for 1939 under the regular FSA program are to be available after July 15. Clarence Svmes, district supervisor, said today. During the 1938 loan period farmers borrowed $43,97890. with some of the loans extended until 1940. Collections have been good this year, Symes said. The June report show ed $2,305.48 collected tha month. Odessa Taxi Driver Dies of Wounds ODESSA. July 5 — (JR) — Wister Singleton Griffin. 45. Odessa taxi driver, died early Tuesday of stab wounds inflicted Saturday allegedly as the outgrowth of an argument over a $2.50 debt. An Ector county grand Jury went into session Tuesday morning and was expected to investigate the death. An oil field worker is In custody. Aspermont Painter And Race Driver Killed in Mishaps Tragedy and festivity went hand In hand for the two-dav celebration of the Fourth of July In this area ! Three deaths marred the cheer of the observance. Johnny Mae Gray, 17. 625 Locust, was killed last night when she fell from the fender of a car at a railroad crossing at the edge of Buffalo Gap. Joe Termin, 37 died instantly at Haskell when his racing machine threw the right rear tire in the 1 opening race yesterday. I W. B. "Cotton’’ Gist. Aspermont painter and paper-hanger, burned I to death early Sunday when his i car crashed into an M-K-T freight train at Hamlin. Abilenians closed "shop’' Monday, and a large per cent of the citizenry attended the opening performance of the Texas Cowboy Reunion at Stamford. Harriet Ann Pritchett of Colorado won first honors for visiting girls at Big Spring's bathing revue staged at the municipal swimming pool there last night as an Independence Day attraction. Thousands watched a score of beauties parade. Miss Pritchett wins an expense-paid trip to the Carlsbad Caverns. Winner among Big Spring entrants was Martha Cochran, who will represent her city in Sweetwater’s "Goddess of West Texas" event later this month. Her alternate is Sarah Reidy. Sweetwater was rejoicing over two winners in the Cisco and Eastland bathing revues. Sixteen-year-old Joyce Rogers, small and brunette, was winner of the Oil Belt bathing revue in Cisco. Blonde Ella Ruth Myers. 17, took second place for Sweetwater in the Eastland promenade. Sweetwater was rpDre" sented at Big Spring by Jffyce Wha lev FIREWORKS FINES Two men, one 23 and the other 27, were fined $1 in corporation court here today for shooting firecrackers in the business section of Abilene. Fourteen persons were arrested by city office's and charged with drunkenn s. Two wrecks occurred in Abl)ora one of them putting Charles Maier in the Hendrick Memorial hospital with slight injuries. Three thefts and one burglary were reported in Abilene while thousands of persons were on outings. Most of the "stay-at-homes’’ were civic and government employes and GETTYSBURG, Pa., July 5—<JP)—Bound by comradeship, the straggling ranks of the Blue and the Gray began their last retreat today from the field where they locked in combat 75 years ago. Unlike 1863. when the Gray was pursued and the Blue the pursuer, they left together—in peace. They are pledged by their own words and the words of their president to "eternal peace in a nation united,” a pledge uttered in the shadow of the flaming beacon atop Oak Hill that was lighted Sunday. Some of the 2.000 veterans who have been here as guests of the government for the 75th battle anniversary know they never will return. Through one eventful week, they rekindled the campfires of their memory, lived aftlTi the days of 61 to 65 when brother fought against brother, neighbor against neighbor and friend against friend. Few of the 2.000 fought at Gettysburg: few of them can recall the futile fury of Pickett’s charge or the bloody slaughter of the Wheatfield and the peach ohchard. But they are heroes all, honored as President Roosevelt put it on Sunday, not asking under which flag they fought then—thankful that they stand together under one flag now’.” Fear for Safety Of Six in Gorge No Word Heard From Expedition Since June 20 LEE’S FERRY, Ariz.. July 5—(ZP) —Heavy waters of the flood-tide Colorado river were watched today with apprehension by two government employes awaiting arrival of a six-member scientific expedition from Green River, Utah, 300 miles upstream. Only the belief that the party, scheduled to arrive here yesterday, was delayed by long portages around particularly dangerous rapids. kept the spirits of the two lone residents of this northern Arizona outpost bouyed. Adding to apprehension of the men—A. J. Hanson and F. S. Anderson who conduct a U. S bureau of geological survey station here— was news of the fate of two adventurers who tried to ride the treacherous Rio Grande river of New Mexico. Their boat capsized. E. R. Wakefield. 58. of Denver, was lost. His companion, A. S Hunt, reached 1 safety. No word has been heard from the Colorado river expedition which left Green River June 20. See FOURTH. Pf- 8. Col. 6 Plane Maker Dies SANTA MONICA. Calif, July 5. (/P>—Harry H. Wetzel. 50, vice president and general manager of the > Douglas Aircraft corporation since I its foundation 18 years ago, died to-i day at Santa Monica^ hospital. Hukow Seized By Jap Army Positions Taken For New Drive On Sino Capital SHANGHAI, July 5— (&)—'The Japanese army, which in a year's fighting has crashed its way 450 miles up the Yangtze river into the heart of China, established positions today for another major effort to reach Hankow, provisional capital of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Sheks government. The Japanese command announced the capture of Hukow, 160 miles from the China capital and a principal barrier to the Japanese advance. Chinese withdrew leaving munitions supplies, and there was little fighting after Japanese pierced Hukow's outer defenses, military officials said. Occupation of the city put the Japanese in position for a Hankow offensive along two possible routes, both extremely difficult. The one choice was a 150-mile drive up the Yangtze river, winding through a mountainous area with its strong Chinese defenses. The other was a land and water detour of the west, in an effort to I sever the Canton-Hankow railroad, disrupt transportation of supplies and force the evacuation of Hankow. Foreign military observers thought the roundabout route would be the choice, with the Japanese avoiding a frontal assault on Hankow. Fair Board Will Meet Tomorrow First meeting of the board of directors for the West Texas Fair association to discuss plans for the 1938 show October 3-8**»haa boon called for IO o'clock tomorrow morning at the Abilene chamber of commerce office. D. H. Jefferies, president, in announcing the meeting urged all of-! fleers and directors to he present to get plans "off to a flying start.” Members of the board are: Jefferies, Harold D. Austin. J. E Grissom, vice - presidents; Fleming James, treasurer; T. N. Carswell, secretary-manager; and George S. Anderson, D. G. Barrow, Arch Bat-jer. Roscoe Blankenship, C. M. Caldwell, Pat Campbell, Eddie Cockerell, O. D. Dillingham. B L. Ellis Tom K. Eplen, W. J. Fulwiler. T. A. Hackney. W. E. Jarrett, Bid McAdams. H. W. McDade, Malcom Meek, George Minter Jr.. Charles Motz Jr . O. E. Radford, Robert C Rankin, John B. Ray. M. B. Hanks, W R. Sibley, Jack Simmons, Buddy Wilson and Dub Wooten. MERCURY ON WAY TO NEW HIGH IN CITY Yesterday’s high temperature may have been in celebration of July 4, but the prospects this morning were that bigger and better heat waves,are not only on the way, but practically here. Weather forecast for today and Wednesday was "fair" with no material change in temperature indicated, but from the looks of the thermometer early this afternoon the forecast was somewhat of an understatement. At 130 o clock the temperature was 98 degrees, slightly higher than for the same hour yesterday and there was no indication of a letup. The season's high mark. 101, was set yesterday to top previous highs of IOO degrees even. Yesterday morning at 9 o'clock the temperature was 83 and this morning at the same hour the thermometer was registering 86 HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS TAKE TOLL OF 513 LIVES IN NATION Motor Cor Mishaps Set Death Pace; Only Three Are Killed By Fireworks By The Associated Press. The toll of America’s holiday deaths—at least 513 died violently celebrating the 162nd anniversary of independence—showed today the nation has practically eliminated fireworks fatalities but has failed to quell the menace of the motor car. Only three persons were killed by fireworks—all of the "home-made" variety. Motor crashed on packed highways, however, claimed at least 256 lives. The rush for beaches and lake and river resorts to escape immoderate heat in some sections resulted in |- The Weather BODIES FOUND IN APARTMENT- Blames Slaying of Suitor, Self on 'Man Trouble' ABILENE and vicinity: Fair tonight iff! Wertnrada> Went Tex** Fair tonight sod Wedn#*-d*v not quite no warm in Panhandle Wednesday    ,, East Tex**: Fair flight »d Wedne* day. Highest temperature yesterday ...101 139 drownings. Reports from 46 states and the District of Columbia also showed 27 persons were shot to death, 20 committed suicide, 18 were killed by trains ind*50 died In various mishaps such as falls, lightning and home accidents. The toll of 513 was below that of the fourth of July week-end in 1937, when 563 were killed, but more than doubled the number for the Memorial Day week-end—250. New York, with 39 deaths, led the states. Pennsylvania was second with 33, Michigan third with 27 and Illinois fourth with 26. Freak accidents took many lives. One Missouri resident was struck and killed by a chunk of ice. A I 16-year-old girl in Brooklyn was fatally wounded by a stray bullet as she sat in a window watching a ! fireworks display in the street be- low    land was believed to be capable of A boy was killed and 17 men. wo- mafcjng original estimate of 700 men and children were injured when to 1 000 barrfls day natural, three racing cars ploughed into a ^ strlke wim >sand bowing group of spectators at Ho-ho-kus, from 2.915-32 feet, is a diagonal southwest offset to the company’s The fireworks victims were killed No l j N Irwln producing from a by their own "inventions.” Explod- )lm(, at 2 550 fept It had hPaded ing powder poured into a piece of naturally after »ix-lnch casing was iron pipe fatally Injured a Mary- tQ 2910 feet Location Is 330 land boy. In Pennsylvania, one fpe, out of the northeast corner of man was killed by a home-made    40-18-T&P    survey,    about    a cannon and another by a bomb mlle WMt of the town of Noodie. In southern Haskell county, Forest Development corporation No, I Bankers Life Insurance company had cored this morning past 2.904 feet without picking top of the Adams Branch lime from which the two previous completions in the Pardue pool are producing The test had been coring for more See OIL, Pg. 8. Col. 5 Noodle Strike Goes on Gauge Offset to Pardue Well in Haskell Misses Lime Top Humble Oil Sc Refining company No. I Riley Horton, deep pay discovery in the Noodle* Creek field area of southwestern Jones county, was scheduled to go on railroad commission potential gauge at I o'clock this afternoon. With cement plugs drilled Monday, operators swabbed the test through two-inch tubing until it began flowing during the afternoon. It was showing considerable gas. S'water Places First on Float, Abilene Second Five Bands, Ranch Outfits, Sponsors Contribute Color By HARRY HOLT STAMFORD, July 5 —After a grand parade witnessed by one of the largest morning crowds in the event s history, Stamford was entertaining thousands this afternoon with the first of the second day’s rodeo performances of the Texas Cowboy Reunion. It was estimated that more than 20,000 persons viewed the parade at the head of which rode Governor James V. Allred and his son, Jimmie, Senator Tom Con-nally and W. G. (Bill) Swenson. ADVERTISE REVUE Five bands, ranch outfits, mag-niflcient floats, cowboys, cowgirl-sponsors contributed to the color of the street pageant. The bands were from Abilene, Cisco, Breckenridge and Stamford, the host town represented by both its high school and American Legion bands. Governor Allred and his son, dressed Just alike in cowboy regalia, rode the same horse. Sweetwater won the $25 cash award for the best out-of-town float. On this float rode three Sweetwater maids in bathing suits, Dorothy Comer of Abilene and Lillian Lamb of Sweetwater. By means of the floa, Sweetwater was telling the reunion throngs about its God-ess of West Texas bathing revue and water carnival to be held next week. Honorable mention in second place went to Abilene's Howdy Neighbor float, on which rode that city’* sponsor, Elizabeth Bowyer. The $25 award for the best commercial float went to the City Drug store of Stamford; $15 for second place went to Coca-Cola. The individual award of $15 was presented to Mrs. Joel Johnson, who rode a side saddle and wore a costume of early days. AWARD TO 6666 RANCH The 6666 chuck wagon took the $15 award as the most typical ranching outfit, while SMS Throckmorton ranch chuck wagon was given honorable mention in this division. The governor also participated, along with Max Bentley, KRBC manager, in a noon broadcast from the Wichita Falls chuckwagon. Members of the Texas Cowboy Reunion association yesterday named Lewis J. Ackers of Abilene president, succeeding Walt Cousins of fashioned from an automobile wrist pin. Judge Yarborough To Speak Tonight Candidate Slated At Eight O'Clock Judge Ralph Yarborough, candidate for attorney general, will make a campaign speech in Abilene to- First Absentee Vote For County Cast First Taylor county absentee vote night at the federal lawn, scarting .    demGcratic primary July 23 was cast this morning in the office of the county clerk by William Young, pioneer Abilenian. He was leaving for a month’s vacation in Oklahoma City. Today was the first day for cast- at eight o'clock. From 7:00 to 7:15 p.m. Judge Yarborough Is scheduled for an address over station KRBC. Native of East exas. resident of Ripper Cops Disney Tree Fighting Title El Paso a number of years, Judge ing of absentee ballots Vivian Fry Yarborough has been district judge 1 ar. county clerk said three had at Austin for the past several years, been cast this morning and about He has been * frequent visitor in | 20 mailed out. Last day for the votes Abilene.    is July 19. See REUNION. Pf. 8. Col. 4 Insurgents Swing Toward Valencia KLENDA YE, France (At the Spanish Frontier), July 5—(jSV-Insurg-ents swung down the Mediterranean coast toward Valencia today and occupied Burriana, important highway point 20 miles north of Sag unto. They also marched into Grao de Burriana, slightly to the east and directly on the coast. Insurgents have been Just outside Burriana since the capture of Villarreal June 17. Occupation of the town followed insurgent reports they had smashed government lines south of the Teruel-Mediterranean highway in the Sarrion sector. River Beds To Be Searched for Tot ESTES PARK. Colo.. July 5. (JP) —Workmen planned today to divert th* waters of the Roaring river to search the river bed for the body of Alfred Beilhartz, four-year-old Denver child, missing since Sunday. The child became lost Sunday while on an outing with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. William Harvey Beilhartz. temperature tht* morntn 7ft LOS ANGELES. July 5 tUP) —Mrs. Hannah Greenbach, 30. found "man trouble" too much to overcome, her suicide note revealed today, so she chose the suitor she loved best, killed him, then killed herself. The bodies of Mrs. Greenbach and the youngest of her three lovers. Howard A. Armfield. 23, were found in her apartment. They lay across a bed. Arm-fleld was not clothed, and Mrs. Greenbach wore a nightgown. The note explained that Mrs. Greenbach was in love with one man. married to a second, and threatened with death by a third. Apparently Mrs. Greenbach 1 & shot Armfield, Yhen wrote the note. "I know this looks b^.” the note said. “I’d swear“oward would never touch me and does- f t know I am married and have baby. Methinks we are go-(j Ing t^seet Married tomorrow. HMyasltolng to kill he and him* sew yesterday because I trill to breakup with him. "I am almost nuts with_that Frank K . . . running after me and saying he will kill me. He made my life a living hell even lf I never did have anything to do with him. I can’t get rid of Howard or Frank. Both o|gLhem are trying to blackmail me if I don’t marry them, so I anvilling Howard a£| myiflf because he wants it Bhat wly. I can’t stand to live wfter aik the ^rouble I’ve been hamig.” Mrs Greenbach separgpd Bf months ago from her husband. Harry Greenbach of San Francisco. TEMPERA TIRE* Mon.    Tun.    ® am so • • p# Wat Th«rmom#t#r Relative timidity DISNEY. Okla.. July 5 —<*•*— Mighty "Ripper” Davis made good his boast—he s tree fighting champion of th*. Grand river valley bozm town. He hurled Wild Red Angelo, w’ho galled himself an untamed and Uncrowned brass knuckle expert, out of a big q*k tree yesterday. Several thcm#nd perspiring visits, raucously celebrating Disney's first July 4, roared approval. ® gipper let out his Tarzan roar. feinted Angelo out of position. wedged him into a crotch of the tree and hammered him into submtssion.^PThen he juried Wild Red from the oak“nd emitted * victory cry. COWBOY REUNION SIDELIGHTS— AROUND THE CHUCK WAGON AT STAMFORD STAMFORD. July 5.—Around the j chuck wagon at the ninth annual Texas Cowboy Reunion: The dean of cooks around the J dozen wagons here HkHarnp Collett. who has been with the SMS Spur ranch since the Swensons bought it from the Espuela Land and Cattle company In 1907. Collett had been working on the same ranch before the change. He has been a wagon cook 36 years, starting in 1902 with the Me/ador outfit. Doc Ellis is foreman of the ranch. Senator Bryan of Abilene says he kinda feels at home around the wagon because there wore plenty of them In this country when he settled here In West Texas In 1879. Bryan has a farm on the highway south of here and owns a ranch north of Hamlin. Howard Davison Rotan's redheaded candidate Wr 104th district attorney, donned a big straw hat and hit for the SMS Flat Top wagon. He is going to ride with John Selman in the big downtown parade. The Wichita Falls chuck wagon, headed by Harley Goble, formerly of Stamford is still * big attraction at any kind of' celebration. There are 25 members of the wagon, and it Is said those men are worth at least 15 million dollars. Mayor F. G. Alexander of Haskell is one of the old-time cowboys of West Texas. He worked cattle over this country long before there were towns at present locations. Fred Jones of Tuscola and E. L-Finley of Abilene, owner of a ranch at Baird, were talking about the approaching old settlers reunion at Buffalo Gap. One of the busiest spots was registration line at the oldtimers bunkhouse. In charge of Boo SIDELIGHTS, Fg. J, Cot 4 ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: July 5, 1938