Abilene Reporter News, July 6, 1938

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July 06, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 6, 1938, Abilene, Texas MEN5MKR gfoilew VOL. LVIII. NO. 38. OK WITH OFFENSE TO FK1LNDS OR FOES WE SKEIVH VOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron Reunion Events Hit Swift Pace In Home Stretch Swedish Bishop Among Notables Joining Throng At Stamford Fete By HAKKY HOLT Reporter-News Staff Writer STAMFORD, July weary echoes of lightning-like activity from the rodeo arena faded into rhythmic tunes at nearby sponsors' ball tonight, the ninth annual Texas Cowboy Reunion rounded the last curve before entering the home stretch. Wednesday is the final day. The wheel of entertainment moved, at a fast clip today before spectators. They elbowed itito the heart ol a great cow country to glimpse 6ii authentic reproduction of frontier days In West Texas and life today on the thinning cattle ranches. From time the morning matinee started al T o'clock until the final whistle tonight, there was no let-up. For rodeo lovers there was some- thing going on in the arena all day, with two regularly scheduled events at 2 o'clock In the afternoon and again at 8 o'clock tonight. The gigantic downtown parade was ae brilliant as Science Learns Secrets Of Skin From Salamander By HOWARD W. BLAKF.SLEE Associated Press Science Editor PALO ALTO. Calif., July 5 pigment is taken from one animal and given to another by a scientific operation developed at Stanford university hore, and as a result science has a new idea of the nature of skin coloring. Pigment, it was found, has a certain degree of independence from the skin it marks. In the new operation sala- manders have been made to change their stripes, a feat com- parable to causing a leopard to change his spots. The opera- tion was developed by Dr. Vic- tor C. Twitty, professor of biolo- gy. It Is done in ihe embryonic stage of development, when the salamander.Is still tiny and col- orleis. None of its organs has appeared yet, except in rudi- mentary form. Out of one of these rudiments, called the, neural (ub'e .becsiise_. it will later become the animal's brain anrt nervous system, Dr. Twitty takes a tiny bit of tis- sue. The colorless cell1; they pick up are the ones that later become the salamander's skin pigment. When the operation transfers this future pigment protoplasm lo another salamander. In sub- stitution lor its own the color- ing matter continues to make the same pattern. Second Rodeo Jaunt Planned In response to a special invita- tion, civic leaders of Abilene last were rampaigning for a large Abilene delegation at the closing performance of the Texas Cowboy Reunion rodeo Rt Stamford today and tonight The bid, received by C. M. Cald- well, came from W. G. Swenson and L. W. Johnson. Although no attempt will be made to assemble a motorcade. Secretary T. N. Carsweli of the chamber of commerce urged that Abilene visi- tors at the celebration call at the c. of c. office for Identifying stick- ers and hatbands before leaving. "It is a fine opportunity to show our friendship for a neighbor city as well as to advertise Abilene." said J. C. Hunter, chamber presi- dent- "At the same time, those who go wilt see a marvelous show." Hunter added that many of the large group which went from here Monday to gain admission to the rodeo grounds became of the holiday crush. There should 05 room for all today, good attendance but no overflow being expected. FSA To Purchase.-. .Farms In Taylor Taylor county has been designated ot tnat as a tenant purchase county for the farm security administration in IMD, the local office has been in- formed. At present only counties in this SWc Methodist circuit, an< area In which farms are being pur- "f P'ck Bap m chased lor tenants are Jones and Hnskell. Clarence Byrnes. Taylor and Jones counties supervisor. aUo announced Tuesday that 1939 loans from FSA may be applied for after July 15. the day's shining sun. Oldtimers and celebrities were featured on a noon radio broadcast and a Here- ford, bull sale was conducted during the afternoon. SENATOR ALSO THERE An afternoon rodeo visitor was Rt. Rev. Edward Rotihe, bishop of Lund Sweden, who has come to Today's Program 8 a. rodeo in arena. 8i30 a. Fiddlers' contest In city auditorium. Jim Steli in charge. 10 a. of Texas Cow- boy Reunion association. judging of sponsors in arena, a, cowboys' contest. 12 wagon dinner for old-time cowboys; for girl sponsors and their escorts, 1 p. 2 p. of saddles to first prize winners in spon- sors' contest and old-time cowboys' calf roping. rodeo. 8 p. rodeo. Presents-. tion of saddles and other prizes. 10 p. dance and sponsors' dance. Texas to take part in exercises marking the 100th anniversary1 of Swedish settlements In Texas. He was guest o[ A. J. Swenson of the See REUNION, PJ. 10, c'bt'i Italy, Japs Sign Treaty On Trade TOKYO, July Ja- pan and Manchukuo, the state which Japan carved out of Chinese Manchuria, signed treaty today. a commercial A foreign office communique said the accord was designed to balance, regulate and increase trade between the three countries, but di'd not dis- close the terms. It was said to In- clude a, friendship agreement be- tween Italy and Manchukuo. Air Raids Deal Death MADRID, July per- sons were killed and 20 injured loday In an insurgent air raid on the coastal village of Almenara, six miles north of Sagimto. Madrid again was subjected to shelling in the afternoon. Caliahan Resident Since '81 Succumbs Locks 1 1 Days Of Reaching Age 88 BAIRB, July Funeral for Mrs. Aphelda Williams, who died Monday at the home of a ter. Mrs. A. L Oolightly in will be held from Denton (Callahan county) Methodist church at 2 o'clock Wednesday. Mrs. Williams, would have been S3 years old July 16. She was born in Newton county, Mississippi, in 1830, and cam? to Hill county. Texas in 1866. In 1831 she settled at Denton, where her husband died In 1932. Mrs. Williams had been a mem- ber of the Methodist church 79 years, and was charter member in Danton. About two her daughter in Dallas. Conducting the funeral will be '4 m nlsler- of Houslon H. v anrf Denton. P R ABJLENE, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 6, 1938.--TEN PAGES PRICE 5 CENTS WASHINGTON, July President Roosevelt made public to- night a report predicting the Amer- ican population, after attaining a peak of by 1988, would dwindle thereafter and would con- sist largely of old or middle-aged people. The prediction was made by the committee on population problems and was transmitted to the White House by the president's national A new Dollar was coined by the elopement of the two yo'ung peo- ple shown above. Stuart Dollar, 26, grandson of the Robert Dollar of steamship fame, gave his nams to the former Wilma Peter- son after an elopement to Knox Ind. Miss Peterson, is a Chi- cago girl. Dollar works in the Chicago offices of the Dollar Lines. Humble's Oiler Uplo Estimate 'Assures Noddle' Creek Area Its Third Pay Zone Flowing at the rate of 30 barrels hourly on official gauge, choked In, the Humble Oil Refining com- pany No. 1 Riley Horton Tuesday indicated production at approxi- mately Its original estimated rate. The well definitely assures the opening of a fhird paj- horizon for the southwestern Jones county Noodle Creek area, about six miies northwest of Merbel. It is Ihe first flush producing sand zone to be encountered for the field. No. 1 Horton was turned Into tanks at o'clock yesterday aft- ernoon and made 25 barrels of oil in the first 30 minutes. It had .flowed 66 barrels of oil In two hours and 13 minutes through two-Inch tubing and 3-4-Inch choke. BELIEVED IN SWASTIKA It was showing almost as much gas as wells in the Avoca pool, the ratio being about 250 to one. Pres- sures were at 160 pounds for the casing nnd 50 for the tubing. The potential gauge will be taken for a complete 24-hour run, storage being available for barrels. Production Is from a sand believed to be the Swastika. Correlated the same as that of the pay in the Chit- tenden ranch discovery well to the northeast. No. 1 Horton Is a diagonal south- Fisher county lime at feet. Lo Heat Mark Tied In Seven-Hour Streak For a full seven hours yesterday afternoon, Abilenians experienced 100 degree and near-100 degree temperatures. At 4 o'clock the mer- went to the home of cury rose to 101 degrees, equaling the season record set July 4. Beginning with 75 degrees yes- Tt "MI io aegrees yes- he Rev Uoyd Mayhew. pastor of terday at 6 o'clock the tempera- ih. p- p. m. consecutive temperatures were, 97. 98. 99. 100. 100 and 98 de c m, 3D, yy, iuu. 1UU and 98 QC- bunlvors Include the daughter, grew. At 9 o'clock last night the three sons, W. R. mercury had dropped to 88 degrees of Hous rm n TT T .'..-i... unices. Last night's official forecast of- .ered no respite from the heat with p m a prediction of "fair Wednesday and Thursday." LIKE VETERANS OF AFTER LOGAN FORECAST- Garner Nomination Stock Rises PREDICT GREY-HAIRED POPULATION FOR U..S. IN 5fl YEARS resources committee Experts estimated that between 1SE5 and 1975, the number of per- sons 20-44 years of age would In- crease only six. psr cent, whereas the number 45-64 years old would Increase 69 per cent, Persoas over 65 now comprising about six per cent of the popula-, .UIIIi, tion, will constitute 15 per cent of All this, the committee suggested It in 1980. People under 20, now might be- circumvented by rclaxa- aoout 37 per cent, of the popula- tion of present bars to immigration tion, will be only about 25 per cent in 1980. "A most slriklnr feature of ihe population shift predicted for the next few the report said, "It the Intrust in Ihe number of older workers relative lo ihe number of er adults." Delegates Meet To Seek Haven For Refugees Thirty Countries Join Conference Convoke'd By U.S. EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France, July of more than 30 nations assembled here tonight to thrash out the problem of shelter- ing greater Germany's Jews poli- tical refugees and would-be exiles at a conference called by President Roosevelt. This constituted the world's first attempt at a round-table conference of nations to settle a rrovlem as old as the Caesars. Officially styled the Intergovern- mental Committee on Political Ref- ugees conference, the sessions were scheduled to start at 4 o'clock, to- morrow afternoon to discuss means of finding new homes for those who have no place in the third relch. FINANCE BIG PROBLEM Some eastern countries, however, were expected to raise almost as pressing a problem of Jews in Po- land. Rumania and Hungary. (Altogether, ,somt quarters estimated persons would emigrate from Greater Germany if given an opportun-" Hy. ReHffous Jews in German Austria 'alone, are estimated at persons with some part of Jew- ish blood in their veins are be- lieved to-be a few hundred thousand more.) Myron C. former head of the United Slates Steel corporation. led Ihe United States delegation and was widely mentioned as probable president of the conference. He was expected In American quarters to suggest that South American countries and the Brit- ish dominions could most easily give a fresh start.In life to thous- ands of anti-nazis. especially those from German Austria who have left or want to leave. Finance offered one of the major snags. Germany, who so far has held aloof from the conference, may be asked to allow refugees to bring out of the country all or a larger part Of their effects. The con- ference also must set up plans for financing evacuation and housing of refugees. In some quarters it was said the Jewish Zionist organization would demand that Britain throw open Palestine to Jews In 1938, and more in future years. and by a reversal of the diminishing birth rate, but In the long run a halt In the 'population increase might not be such a bad thing after all. "It may, on the It said, "Be beneficial rather than injurious to the life of the nation. It as- sures a continuance of a favorable ratio of population to natural re- Sw POPULATION, PI. 10, Col. Courtroom Sloyer Offers No Defense LOS ANGELES. July Arthur Emil Hansen, 38. once wealthy Southern California prop- erty owner, who shot two lawyers to death in a courtroom June 22, today after preliminary- hearing on murder charges. Hansen offered no iiiuiuci united no cation Is 330 feet from the north defense' and arraignment was set and east lines of section for July 22. See WELL GAUGED, tf. 10, Col. G The Weather AMI VrrrXITY: Fair Irxt WE-ST TEXAS AM) nOlv fair anj Thimdav. TEXAS: Indjy .nd Th MEXICO AND ARIZONA: A. M. (4Vlac and ThnniUj; little' change not'R r. M. TS :t M InurM In nUr. Rodeo Contestants Appear In Aren a Despite Painful Injuries By HARRV 1IO1.T By HOLT STAMFORD, July 5.-The show trmst go on! That's an adage carried on through the years anrt popularized by circus performers. Actors on the screen and stage oftentimes continue lo do Ihelr parts, even though they may be suffering no rnrt of pain. The Texas cowboy Reunion rodeo ow been na exception. Although the boys .arc classed as amateurs, they act the part of professionals. In the grand entry at the afternoon matinee practically every visitor noticed John Selman. arena director who was riding behind the flag bs.irers, but few knew he had sus- tained a permanent Injry. He ropcrl a calf this morning just ns he has done a thousand A yet some- thing was wrong when (he orn- ery animal hit end of the lariat. John's hand had been entangled In the rope and before It was re- leased, the little, finger of the right hand was torn away. A physician stinllng nearby, hur- riedly the Injured member and within 30 mlnutu Scandalous John was back at work. The crowd cheered loud and long In the afternoon show when Rudolph Mlddlcton, 13- year-old Stamford cowboy, milk- ed a wild cow in M seconds. That was a feat for a youngster. But they failed to notice sheer courage his partner showed after getting a nasty fall mugging the WcVIng critter. After walk- Ing from the arena vmder his See SIDELIGHTS, tf M, Col. MOWS LAWN ON PANTS' SEAT The lawnmower you've been seeking for lo, these many years, has come to reality in Millersvllle, Pa. Above is Alvlu Lodge, unemployed mechanic who just sat and thought until he figured out how to Just sit and mow, too. Lodge took the business section of a regulation mower, placed thereon two motors. Both can be regulated by the control box by his chair.' When speed of the two motors is the same, the mower runs straight ahead. By diminishing speed'of one or the other, Lodge can make the machine turn right or left. The 100-foot wire Is wound onto a revolving paint can, mounted on the mower, while an old barrel hoop and mixing bowl provide bumper and shock absorber. I i) I INJURING TWELVE OTHERS- Cafe Gas Flames Cause Damage Tragedy Occurs In South Texas City Near Coast GEORGE WEST, Tex., July roaring sheet of flame springing1 from an ex- ploding fuel gas tank fatally burned two persons here today, others, some serious, ly, and destroyed a cafe, a resi- dence anti three automobiles. The dead were Patsy Jean Morris, about six, of San An- tonio, and John Ljtlf, a nejro cook in Ihe cafe, both of whom died in the Three Riven hos- pital tonight. The blast occured about 3 o'clock as Jimmie Dava of San Antonio, truck driver for a San Antonio fuel gas company, was hooking up a hose to refill the tank in the rear of Ray's cafe. HURLS T1VO OUTSIDE So great was the explosion's force that it hurled two youths en- tering the cafe back on the side- walk. Flames rapidly destroyed the one-story building-, two automobiles and a truck piried nearby, ahd gutted a residence behind the cafe. The total damage was estimated at Mrs. J. it. Morris, mother of Patsy Jean, was In serious condition from burns; her husband was burned only slightly. Davis and the Morris family were carried to Three Rivers, ditlon was critical. Firemen from Beeville, His con- Three Rivers and George West finally halted the lire. W. D. Blickman, a customer who suffered minor culs and hurls, said he was standing by the cash rCRisltr when the blast occurred and was blown through the door into the street. Lawn Waterworks Bond Issue Okehed AUSTIN1. July Gen- erol William McCrtiw today ap- proved a waterworks bond Is- sue for the city of Lawn in Taylor county for the purchasing by the city of Ihe, waterworks distribution system In the cil.v. The issue, consisting o! bonds of WOO each and bearing 5 per cent interest, was ordered by the board of altcrmen at Lawn June 11. and Is dated June 1. 193S. The bords mature consecutively June to 1955 Inclusive. Slaying At Harlan Ky., July Flccnor, 34, former deputy sheriff and one of the defendants In the London, KS.. labor conspiracy trial, wa.i placed In Jail here late today following the shooting of Charlie Reno, 40, of Molus. S UldKlf Bests Hardi'n-Simmons' Speedster EASTLAND. July J. Tanner, lecretary of the Eastland chamber of commerce, today reiterated his contention local homed frogs are superior to others in the Southwest-and this time he was backed by the results-of a derby In which the Eastland entry was an easy winner. _ Old Rip III, owned by Norman'Durham, went from the center of a 20-foot circle in seconds. Tanner compared this-to the derby held it Coalinga, Calif., in which the winner made the race from the center of a 16-foot circle In 2.5 seconds. The local event was held yesterday and a toad was sent from Coalinga to compete. It did not cross the finish line. "Neither did Cowboy Jr., the Hardln-SImmons university entry, move" Tanner said. The winner bears Ihe name of the famous frog which was cred- ited with sleeping over 30 years In the courthouse corner stone here. Woodul Rapped By Yarborough Ralph for the office of attorney general lashed criticisms at one of his opponents, Walter Woodul, in a speech on the Abilene federal lawn Tuesday night. He iccused now lieu- tenant governor of having served lobbying special interests of Texas while trying at the wme time lo serve Texas as president of the sen- ate. Yarborough Quoted from the jour- nal of the senate to show that Woodul had twice voted to break ties In favor of a bill that would make It felony for two or persons to advise another to ask better working conditions or higher wages of his employer. Quoting from leading Texas news- papers. Yarborough said that Woodul had. In public speeches, compared himself with Jim Hogg. David Crockett and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Yarborcugh. now a district judge In Travis county, pointed out that when he began his political cam- paign February I he tooV. a full leave from that office, without pay. Prior lo becoming district judge he was assistant attorney general. In discussing his record as as- sistant attorney general, Yarborough reminded voters that he had brought about the elimination of the 2 per cent "strappage" deduc- tion on oil before royalty was paid, "This saved Texas oil producers and landowners and schools per year." he declared. Earlier In the day spoie at Breclienridge. Albany and Anson. Today he will appear at the Brady rodeo at 10 a. m.. at Coleman and Balltagcr in the after- noon, and at San Angelo tonight. Three Miners Killed FERNIE, B. C., July British Columbia police said iate today bodies of three men trapped by an underground mine explosion at Miche) had been recovered- Eleven other men escaped uninjur- ed when the blast ripped through workings ot the Ctows Nest COM company mine. Boosters Prep For Two Fetes In order at a directors' meeting lasl night to send big delegations from here" lo the Sweetwater water car- Roosevelt's last nival Friday night, July lo. and to Thursday on a the Coleman rodeo Wednesday night, July 13. man of a committee including E. G Wood and 15on Waddington, to or- reorganization committw. Abilene to both Issue Revived By President Senator Asserts Both Texan, FDR Shun Third Term WASHINGTON. July ports' that Vice-President' Gameif has told friends he will not'be a. candidate for a third term In his present office set members of con- gress, to today on his attitude toward heading the 1340 democratic ticket. Senator Logan (D-Ky; said that If Garner should seek the president- ial nomination he would "have much support" and be "mighty hard to beat." CAPITAL PAYS HEED Logan predicted flatly that neith- er Gamer nor President Roosevelt would be third term candidates. "I have not the slightest doubt fa my mind that .they.will not seek third the Kentucky senator said. He added, however, that he had not discussed 1940 candidacies with either. Logan's opinions attracted atten- tion because lie fr regarded as one of administration's loyal back- ers. Senator Sheppard who has been serving with Vice-Presldent Gamer since 1903, expressed interest in the asserted decision of hts fellow Texan not to seek third term, but said he had no knowledge of Gamer's attitude. Friends of Gamer said he had betn nrfed bj democrats in all at the country to be can- didate for the presidential nom- ination. "Hh office it Is about 500 let- ters a asking him to one of then said. Senator Burke (D-Neb) said.he beliweU .Gimer would not acctpt but would In a "receptive mood" If he were offered the presidential nomination. President Claims Revamping Popular WASHINGTON, July bitter issue of government reorgan- ization appeared likely tonight to play a major part In the 1938 cam- paigning. President Roosevelt made Slain at a press conference tils afternoon he bad not aban- doned the idea of revamping Ihe executive branch of Ihe roreniraent despite hi, defeat on the iwne at the last congreM.- The public wanfcr i reorgan- ization bill, he .Mid- He pre- dicted that one would be en- acted, to pot trie (o'vernmRit on a business-like basis. Critics who charged that an at- tempt was being made to clothe the president wifh. Dictatorial pow- ers were successful in their fight against administration reorganl- Boasters set machinery "tion proposals In the 75th con- to the press- conference, before leaving transcontinental tour devoted jointly to politics and sightseeing, the chief 'executive Charles W. Bacon was made chair- discussed government reorgantza lion with members of his special Roosevelt told reporters people do events. Bacon announced arrange- want to wait another 40 years ments had been made to have a to change the governmental mach- inery in the Interest of efficiency. He said moEt representatives who voted to shelve the reorganization measure favored 90 per cent of its principles but opposed 10 per cent o! Its details. Somewhere between the house and senate organization bills, he said, an extremely valuable law undoubtedly could be worked out. special section reserved for Ablien- ians at .the Sireetwater municipal swimming pool Friday night, July 15. That is the night the Goddess of West Texas will be chosen and crowned. Dorothy Comer, is. beauti- ful and brunette, wil (compete in the Goddess contest as Abiiene's repre- sentative and the Boosters' sweet- heart. Tickets for the carnival and God- dess event will to placed on sale In Abllens within a few days, said Bacon. Plans are to send Ihe Abi- lene delegation to the Nolan county seat In buses. Dorothy Comer will also accom- pany the Boosters to Coleman the night of July 13. The trip win 'pro- bably be made In private cars, and some sort of entertainment will ,be arranged to be taken to Coicman with, the Abllenlans. Court Gives Ruling On Hardin Annuities DALLAS. July 5.-HV-AI the time of John O. nrtiin's death, the annuities accruing to him were his property. Judge W. H. Atwell ruled today demurrer were being heard in a suit brought by the estate of the wealthy philanthropist against W. A. Thomas, collector of internal revenue. The suit Itself will be heard in Judge Atwell's court September 15 and Is a case in which the plaintiffs stcS to recover tax amounts paid In inheritance and other taxes. The case is of unusual Interest In that it all! probably present a pano- rama of the benefactions of Hardin, who bequeathed enormous sums to schools, orphanages nnd other institutions. Plane May Hunt Colorado Boats LEE'S FERRY. Ariz., July experts revised their opinion today of when Colorado river expedition might reach here and discussed possibility of an air- plane search. The Nevills party of four men, and two women bent chiefly on gathering botanical specimens for the University of Michigat. original- ly had hoped to arrive at Lee's Ferry July 4 after the hazardous 300-mile trip from Green River. Utah. Buying Tide Ebbs, Stocks Take Loss" NEW YORK, July sweeping share values on the stock exchange up more than 000 in two weeks, the buying tide ebbed In Wall Street today and carried representative shares down to around 54. Figures announced by the ex- change after the dose showed list- ed share values had appreciated more than since the bear market lows at the end of March. Final June valuations of listed stocks were the highest since November, ;