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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 6, 1938, Abilene, Texas MST TOA* ■ OWN NEWSPAPER VOL. UVU I. NO. 38. Associate* PM# (An WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS QR, FCfes WE SKETCH YOUR WoSLd I^ACTLY AS -IT GOES"—By <*. *    ®^    ^_  __ ABILENE TEXfLS. V$DNESBAY AVtNlfl)*, JULY    1938—FOURTEEN PAGE* * : Crim Pih# (CP> [★★★I DEVENING I ""■"I I • • f RICE% CENTS IT Taylor Warns Parley Against Migration Peril 4,500,000 Ready To Flee Austria, Leader Asserts EVIAN-LES-BAINS, Prance, July 6.—(iPi—Myron C. Taylor, head of the United States delegation, gave a blunt warning to the 32-natlon conference on refugees today that forced migration of political and racial groups can bring "catastrophic suffering" upon the world. Addressing the opening session of the meeting, result of President Roosevelt’s invitation to other nations to discuss the refugee problem, Tavlor said "general unrest and international strain" were unavoidable results of this migration. He named only one country— Germany. "I need not emphasize that discrimination and pressure against minority groups and disregard of elementary human life are contrary to the principles of what we have come to regard as accepted standards of civilization," the former head of the United States Steel corporation declared. An Austrian refugee leader, Arthur Rosenberg, told American delegates he believed 75 per cent of Austrians would leave their country lf allowed to take a substantial part of their property with them. The United States delegation, took the lead in preliminary negotiations fcr settling the refugee problem—made acute by the Austro-German union March 13. The Americans made it plain, however, that the United States’ attitude was one of helpfulness rather than direction. Officials said they were trying to help shape plans but “we do not intend to be the final Judges of whatever may be done *• TAYLOR GIVEN BOOM Consequently some hesitation was shown in considering French plans to make Taylor chairman of the conference, officially known as the intergovernmental committee on political refugees. Taylor said he was inclined to refuse to serve and other Americans said frankly they hoped "it would not happen." The conference program listed four important items: 1. Steps to facilitate settlement in other countries of German political refugees who, for the purposes of the conference, were defined as "persons desiring to leave Germany as well as those who have left already." 2. Immediate assistance for the most urgent cases within existing emigration laws. 3. A system of registering refugees who lack official papers and are unable to obtain any. 4. Establishment of a permanent intergovernmental committee to work out long - range refugee problems in cooperation with existing agencies. New Survey Set on Baird Power Plant WTU Takes Issue On Moore Report BAIRD, July 6. (SpD — Studying a proposed municipal electric plant project for Baird, the city commission last night agreed to secure an independent engineer to make a new surrey. That, after representatives of the West Texas Utilities company, which now serves the town, had met%'ith* the council to take issue with statements in a survey recently completed by Elbert C Moore, engineer. Moore had be- n employed by the council about two months ago on a municipal plant survey. WTUC representatives contended there were inaccuracies in Moore’s report, and informed the council that the company would pay the expense of a new survey if the city would write to Texas A. and M. college for the names of three engineers qualified and licensed to do business in Texas and secme ♦he s*rvice of one of these. The council took up the proposition. AS CURTAIN STARTS® TOWN rn Reunion Pace Fast QUIZ HYPNOTIST URGE SECOND ABILENE TREK TO STAMFORD A second mass movement of Abilenians to Stamford for the annual Texas Cowboy Reunion and rodeo was being urged today by chamber of commerce and civic officials. Special invitation for all Abilenians to attend the closing perfonnances of the show was received last night by C. M. Caldwell from W. G Swenson and L. W. Johnson. No attempt to form a motorcade is to be made, but Abilenians going to Stamford today have been requested to call by the chamber of commerce office for Abilene hat bands and badges. Officials of the reunion have said that a good attendance is expected for the shows today, but nothing like the swarming throngs of Monday. Hundreds of persons were turned away from the rodeo grounds gate Monday, but today there should be room for all attending, Swenson said. Robert A. Gilbert (bottom), former vaudeville hypnotist, was questioned by Glendale, Calif., police investigating the mysterious death of Mrs. Marie Co-Jombos (top), expectant mother. The womans husband said he called Gilbert because he thought Gilbert might help his wife. Torrid Wave Grips Texas Thunder Showers Provide Relief in Scattered Spots 50 Still in Race For Riding and Roping Awards Ackers Presides For Final Meet Of Association STAMFORD, July 6 —Tempo of activities at the ninth annual Texas Cowboy reunion was faster today as the grand finale curtain, to fall at the night rodeo after presentation rf awards to champion cowboys, started down. OLD FIDDLERS’ CONTEST Of the 204 contestants, the best offered by vast West Texas ranches, at least 50 were still In the running for top awards in roping and i riding events. Many of them have been trying for the coveted honors since the inaugural show of depression days. Others are champions who are trying to repeat. Aside from the rodeo and sponsors contest, there s a star-studded program. Jim Stell opened the old Fiddlers’ contest at the city audi-, torium at 8:30 a rn. Lewis J. Ackers of Abilene, newly elected president of the Texas Cowboy Reunion association. presided at a final meeting held at the bunkhouse at IO o’clock this morning. Rt. Rev. Edward Rodhe, bishop of Lund, Sweden, who came to Texas to take part in the exercises marking the 100th anniversary of Swedish settlements in Texas, was ; on the grounds as guest of A. J. Swenson. Bishop Rodhe was offi-! dally welcomed to Texas by Governor James V. Allred In a radio program 0ver station KRBC, con-j ducted by Manager Max Bentley. The broadcast was from the SMS Flat Top ranch chuck wagon. The Committee appointments and dis-wagon is from the ranch established cussion of finances and plans for by Texas’ first Swedish colonist, S. Ithe fl»t renewal of the revived fair M .Swenson.    I were chief topics for discussion at SPONSORS APPEAR    ^he conference. The nominating Twenty-nine cowgirls made their committee is to make its first refinal appearance in the arena be- P°n the h°ard of directors to-fore judges at IO o’clock, and the morrow morning at IO o clock. As winner, to succeed Mrs. Guy Caid-Isoon as officers and directors well of Albany, 1937 winner, as the are installed. Jefferies said, an exe ; champion, was to be named at the 1 cutive committee —4    ~ Nationals Beat Rival Loop All Stars 4 to I Victors Superior In Pitching and Defensive Work if' • • i Americans Nationals ....OOO OOO 001—1 ....IOO IOO 20x—4 WITH AMERICANS IMPERILED- w WRECKED IN RIO GRANDE RAPIDS Fair Nominating Group Selected Directors Discuss Finances, Plans For Fall Show Nominating committee to select officers and directors for the West Texas Fair to be held here in early October was appointed this morning by D. H. Jefferies, fair association president. The selection was made at a call meeting of all directors for last year’s fair this morning at the chamber of commerce office Bv United Presa afternoon rodeo. By finishing third in yesterday s calf roping with a time of 22.1 sec-ands, Herman Davis of Albany was well on way to the calf roping championship. He also finished third the first day with 19.3 seconds, Other winners in that event yesterday were Charles Creighton, Big Spring, first, 19.2; Philip Williams. Plains, second, 21.3:    Jack McNeil, Haskell, fourth, 22 3; and a three-way tie for fifth, Volney Hildreth of Aledo, Japson Pettit of Local thunder showers brought I ®u'“- an<1 Lfe Smlth °* Kn°* W temporary relief from the heat in    .    .    ..    .    ..    .    .    .., scattered sections of Texas today. J™g£, timf of th' sho* *n Wi>d while the rest of the state sweltered cow mllkin8 was made yesterday by ine resi 01    s*eiierea    I Shorty Hudson of Knox City with Lenglen Buried PARIS, July 8—(A*)—Representatives of royalty and the French government and famous figures of sports attended the funeral today of Suzanne Lenglen, former queen of the tennis world who died Monday. She was buried in the Lenglen family plot in Saint-Ouen cemetery. in the hottest weather of the year. Wichita, Falls was the hottest place in the state yesterday, with a temperature reading of 104 degrees—the highest recorded in Texas this summer. Dallas had 99, Abilene 101. The Abilene reading equalled the seasonal high set Monday. At Amarillo the temperature climbed to 98 yesterday afternoon and then tumbled to 68 during a .36-inch rain. Port Arthur had a trace of rain last night.    ,, Todays forecast was for fair weather over most of the state, with scattered thunder showers in the Panhandle this afternoon or tonight. Toll in Gas Blast Increases to Four GEORGE WEST, Tex., July.v 6 — (UP)—The death toll of a gas explosion and fire that demolished two buildings and injured 14 persons climbed to four today with the death of Mrs. Vass Yates of San Diego, Tex. Mrs. Yates, who was dining with her husband at Ray Mobar’s cafe where the explosion occurred yesterday, succumbed from bums at the Live Oak hospital, Three Rivers, Tex., at 11:15 a. rn.# A few hours ‘earlier, Jimmy Davis, 25, sort of Chief Deputy Sheriff J. W. Davis of San Antonio and driver of a fuel gas truck, died at the same hospital. 16.4 seconds. Hildreth was second in 18.1; Lavage White, Abilene, third. 20.1; George Saye, McLean, fourth, 204; Henry Carter, Thurber, fifth, 21. Frank Griffin stacked up plenty of points In the bronc riding event with a beautiful ride Oft Calamity Jane which earned him first money for the second day. Tack Bolton, the money winner from Bronte, rode Spade well enough to get second. Herb Pate of Toyah won third on Pitchfork Bay and Dan Utley of San Angelo was fourth. A. C. Wike of San Angelo, winner of the first day bronc riding, lost his chance for the championship when he was bucked off of Doctor Blackwell. The rider was seriously injured when his foot hung in the stirrup and he w’as dragged about the arena. Bolton was first in steer riding and the following riders finished in order named. Jack Wilson, Fort Worth; Midget Straw. Fort Worth, and C. H. Thomas, Olney. Albany Deposits, Cash Show Uptrend will be selected and detail work of staging the fair begun. Charles Motz is chairman of the nominating committee. Other members are J. E. Grissom, Tom K. Eplen, Omar Radford and Eddie Cockerell. Attending the meeting w’ere H. D. Austin, Roscoe Blankenship, Pat Campbell, Cockerell, Eplen, Grissom, Fleming James, W. E. Jarrett, Jefferies, George Minter Jr., Motz, Radford, Bob Rankin, Ruck Sibley, Jack Simmons, Buddy Wilson, H. O. Wooten, T. N. Carswell and J. C. Hunter. CROSLEY FIELD. CINCINNATI, O. July 6—Superior pitching and far better defensive work carried the National league all-stars to a 4-1 victory over the American leaguers here this afternoon in the sixth annual game between the cream of the two major loops. A crowd of 28,000 persons watched the contest. It was a big day for Johnny Vander Meer, 23-year-old hero of the hometown Reds. The lad who recently pitched two no-hit games in a row set back the heavy hitting Americans with a lone hit for three j rounds. Then Bill Lee of the Cubs | took over the mound and equalled the performance in the next three frames. Mace Brown of the Pittsburgh Pirates finished for the winners. Play by play: KIRST IN NINO AMERICANS Kreevlch f’l-d to Ott. Gehringer bounded out, Vander Meer to McCormick. Averill out, Herman to flrat. No run*, no hit*, no error*. NATIONALS -Hack almrled over Cronin* he*d. Herman’* grounder went through Cronin for an error. Hack took third. Goodman fanned Medwlck’* fly to Averill ecored Heck. Ott normed to Averill. One run. one hit. one error. SECOND INNING AMERICANS—Fox* fanned TM M*ee1o out. Vander M**r to McCormick. Herman togaed out Dickey. No runs, no hit*, no error*. NATIONALS—Lewis an-ared I-ombardf* hard grounder and toaaed out the backstop. McCormick nonoed to G*h»’inx**’ ^urocher wet. Cronin to Foxx. No run*, no bitt, no error*. THIRD INNING A MKP’CANS—r'-ont" singled to left T,ewi* filed to 0*t Gome* bounced out. Vander M*er to McCormick Crontu tak-tng second Kr**vich ponoed to Herman. No roo* one hit. po error*. NATIONALS—Tallier. hating for Vander Meer. lined to Kreryich. Hack gro'inded out, Gehringer to Foxx Herman ■l*'«rl*d oast Tjewts Goodman fouled out to Dickey. No run*, one hit, no error*. FO?’RTH INNING A MES IC A NS—Rig HIH Lee righthander of th# Cub*. w»nt to the box. Gehringer walked >*-erlH’e high flv wa* caught bv M»dw'»k **oxx for-»d Gehrtn-ger at second. Durocher to Herman DI Magglo fanned. No run*, No hit*, no errors. N a TJON AT-—.Tohnnv Allen. Cleveland -Ighthsnde- *ook over the Americans ottr*. •ng lob. Medwlck hoisted to    Ott tripled Ott aenr«<j po Lombard!’# on# baa# ama.ah to left. McOnrm'fb rotted, out. Oehrloger to Foxx. *dx*-»lr- Lombardi to aecond D>»rocher tanned. One run, two hit*, no errors FIFTH INNING AMERICANS — Dickey took two bares on a fly D"roch»r tost in ‘h* atm. Cronlr flied *n Ott. Gebrtr batted for Lcwia and crouch'd out. DtcVc" ♦ook third. Allen out, Hack to McCormick No run*, one hit po errors. NATIONALS -T es and Hack bolete* to Averill Herman fanned. No run*, no hit*, no error*. SIXTH INNING AMERICAN*—Cramar hitting for F-ee-vicb, crounded out. Herman to McCormick. Gchrtnxer out. Durocher to McCormick Averill struck out. No rune, no hit*. no errora NATtONaT ®—Goodman r»« gr**M hr a niched bab ana tooU first 'fedwick lofted to DI Magclo Goodm-n stoic gee. ond a"d then took third on D'"Vav*« wild tora that bounded to center Dickey wa* -hsrred with an e-ror Ott fanned Lombard! out, Cronin to Gehrig. No run*, no hit*, one error. E. R. Wakefield (left) and A. a. Hunt, Denver businessmen, are shown planning their Rio Grande river voyage which ended when their small boat crash ed on a rock in northern New Mexico. Wakefield was believed drowhed. Hunt was saved after a harrowing experience in the "badlands" along the river. ENID, OKLA., SECTION COMBED FOR KANSAS JAIL FUGITIVES Pair Abandon Stolen Car and Flee In Second Taken From Enid Resident ENID, Okla., July 6.—(UP)—The state highway patrol and Garfield county officers organized a search in the Enid vicinity today after two men, believed to be fugitives from the Kansas reformatory, abandoned a stolen car and drove off in another taken from an Enid resident. Five men escaped late yesterday from the reformatory at Hutching-son. Two of them were believed sighted north of Enid at 1:20 a. m. Trace of them was lost until their abandoned car was found in Enid- State patrol headquarters at Oklahoma City broadcast a general alarm. All highways were being watched and county officers were Scantily-Clad Girl Impersonates Lady Godiva in Pageant asked to keep a lookout on country roads. The men escaped while the Kansas state board of administration held a regular session at the prison to consider paroles. The convicts were in the tailor shop less than 200 feet away from where the board was in conference end where scores of relatives had assembled to plead for parole applicants. CUT WINDOW BARR They slugged Harold Waldecker, foreman of the tailor shop then dragged him into a tiny closet and Three Escape Greenville Jail Fourth Occupant Of Cell Refuses To Join Break GREENVILLE. July 6 — CUP) — Three prisoners escaped from the locked the door. Deliberately, while Hunt county Jail today by sawing 35 other convicts watched, they cut window bars with a portable power cutting machine, part of the tailor equipment. Then, one by one, they dropped to the ground, using a rope made of towels tied together. Outside, they wired around the ignition of the locked automobile belonging to J. J. Coffman, day captain at the institution, started the TEDDINGTON, England, July 6. —(UP)—Lady Godiva. alias Mira-belle Muller. 13. rode her white horse through the streets in the Teddington pageant today, clad in a slip and a brassiere A grey-haired man broke through the crowd, shouting. "Down with this disgusting exhibition,’’ and tried to pull Mirabelle from her horse. The girl s father, police and spectators came to her rescue and the man was taken in an ambulance to the hospital while Mirabelle rode on. She recently was dismissed from convent school for accepting the invitation to impersonate Lady Godiva. ALBANY. July 8.—tSpl.) — Gains were shown in deposits, cash and fc*urn* * hi^Thorne.' bonds at the First National bank of Albany, according to the comptroller’s call of June 30. Deposits totaled $1,168.42484 as compared with $1,088,377.08 on March 7, date of the last call. Cash and bonds Increased from $850,-650.80 to $943.868 08. ii    m COURT CASE ADJOURNED FOR WEEK— London Speculates on New Romance For Barbara Returns Home NACOGDOCHES. July 6—    — Relatives said here today that Hal Tucker. 40. of Nacogdoches, who had been reportec missing, had re- LONDON, July 6—(ZP)—Countess Barbara Haugwitz-Reventlow’s marital dispute with her Danish husband shifted today from police court talk of duels and huge money settlements to society speculation whether the American-born heiress was planning another marriage. The case against Count Court Haugwitz-Reventlow for alleged threats against his blonde wife stood adjourned in Bow street court until a week from today. But hints of a new romance at his hearing yesterday—when her'lawyers alleged hp demanded $5,000,-000 from her for a divorce and threatened her with “three years of hell with headlines"—caused many “I "told you so's” among gossips in London’s fashionable West End. They had linked her name with that of another titled personage—mentioned guardedly at the hearing as a "London society gentleman"—whom the Count allegedly talked of shooting from the hip or challenging to a duel. The countess’ lawyers also testified the Count hjid called her obscene names, threatened to seize their young son Lance, engaged in talk of blackmail, and threatened to “shoot himself and others" to put the Woolworth heiress "on the spot" so "everyone would know Barbara had driven him to it.". His attorneys indicated his defense would be com-’ plete denials of allegations he had threatened her. The police court sensatibns, however, pointed *to an early termination of their Reno marriage of May 14, 1935—the day after her divorce from the late Prince Alexis MdivanL Abilene and Vicinity:    Fair tonight; Thursday partly cloudy with scattered thunderanowcr*. West Texas (west of 100th meridian!: Fair tonight and Thursday except local thundershower* in Panhandle this afternoon or tonight. Fast Tex** i*a*t of 100th meridian!: Fair tonight; Thursday partly cloudy with scattered thundershower* in north portion and on upper coast. Highest temperature yesterday wa* JOI; lowest this moaning, 75.    • TEMPERATURE FAIR Dry Thermometer Wet Thermometer RciaUva Humidity PM AM I 87 ..... 8*1 2 86 3 88 .. i 101 . 5 IOO .* ... ..... 77 6 IOO .. 7 88 .. 8 92 .. ... .... 81 9 88 IO 84 . ■ ' I 8,1 Midnight Noon ____ 94 Sunrise .*. 5:38 Sunset 7:49 7 pm 7 »m 12:39 pm 99 75 97 . 70 Aft 75 . 22 81 90 SEVENTH INNING SS i    ■»«•>*■»,n“>10 ,he «“•    „ Na*1''*!-1* V«xt •!„-*».« of* Durocher’* Waldecker, who was alone with 'owe    ni    M*--rn    forced    wr,xx    at    se-ond j    the    prisoners    in    the tailor shop, H*»*marv Tylek***    to    .    _ , T H»-k    DI    ***-gio    .tote    second    rmnin i    said    that    he    was attacked from    be hind. "At first I tried to fight back, but decided I was overpowered so I feigned unconsciousness and let them drag me to the closet," said. —elk cd Geh-i- bee* nu! en (n*1*ld hit ♦•lit"- (he h--* ▼ork h»‘**d for Allen lr' fen...*    %'n, -un*, ‘wen hit. no erro-*. NATION IT « T*nh G—nve coe* on the *>111 fn» *pe A*n«Hn«n* sCePnmnleV singled ’n center P'Tocher’* hunt —«* taken bv ’♦'ITT who ‘brew wlldl" to f|r*t and we* barged with en e—o*. Durocher wa* ered-•ted —1th * hit Xfpfnrne'-k    .JI ,t,e —AV hnm* and D'lfnnher ‘hen e"or*d when di \f*»e|n    n**r(ev*o<*    the hail in rieht Id fool *e|-r1‘nnw thr»— in th- N*!|o-*!*’ d’»e out Tfw> *t«r, we* a***«*ed an error. nro*n end Hee*- denned, yr---nan fanned. Two rune. two h't*. two error*. EIGHTH INNING AMERTr a NP-Heck ‘o**ed ow* Cramer. Gehrln—r alnel*d to -‘gh’ evedl dee to -tch* *Vuia rolled on* Frown to McCor-m'-k V« D'ne on. hit. no e-ror* bf > "TJON » Lg -rsooiman lined to DI Ma*--lo. Medwlck elngled to left.-en*.-. Averill wee und— fit*’A fin. Tnn-h*rdl Dueled «endlnc M-dw-t-k to tw;-d McCormick *nrr rd Lorn be-d I at second No run*, two hit*, no error*. ninth inning AMERICAN*—DI Macrto eingted to left Medwlck made a wonderful gloved-hand catch of D’ckev's line drive on the dead run. near t*. Centerfield hank He ‘timed a *omer** id* after robbing the Yankee catcher of wha* looked tike a aura extra-he*# h<t. Cronin doubled to the w*l! In left-center, scoring DI Magxto. with the first American run oehrtx lined to Good- ; prison, he said, He gave chase but men. near the bleacher harrier, and Cm- ____ din dashed to third after th* catch Boh | SOOD 1^ SS OUtdlStanceu. Johnson of th* Auletic*, hatted for Grove I —-——— -------------- and fanned with th* count three and two On# run. two hit*, no error*. their cells bars and lowering themselves from the fifth floor by improvised blanket ropes. They were Woodrow Hailey, 22. and Melvin Hailey, 36. brothers, and Cotton Wofford, 26. all of Dallas. All three had been convicted on burglary charges and were awaiting trial on more similar counts. Emmett Phillips, held in the same cell with the Hailey brothers and Wofford, did not escape. "He didn't wan to, I guess.” said Sheriff Frank Wolfe. Phillips was charged with cattle theft. Wolfe said that the escape was discovered at 6:30 a m. He said he thought it was effected about three he J hours earlier. "They first sawed the bars of their He suffered rrom loss of blood, , cell window," Wolfe said. "Then from a minor concussion and severe | they tore up blankets. Knotted them head cuts. Floyd O. Kraus, 23. Topeka, believed to have been the leader of the group was serving a life term for a murder committed in Shaw- J nee county. Two of his companions, | Ralph and Robert Durbin, 23. twin brothers,    also    were    from Topeka. They were serving sentence s for burglary.    The    other    convicts    were Clarence    Brown, 24,    Kansas    City, Kan . serving highway robmedy sentence, and Buford Smlddy, Kilgore, Tex, a long term bank robber. Will McCarthy, military instructor, saw    the    convicts when    they passed him on a road near the into ropes, and climbed down them to the ground.” "We have no idea where to begin looking for them," Wolfe said. Cordoxo Unchanged FORT CHESTER. N. Y.. July 6 — <UP)—The condition of Supreme Court Justice Benjamin N. Car-doao was reported unchanged today from last night. The Jurist became "somewhat weaker" last night after gaining a little strength during the day. Stephenville Votes $35,000 Bond Issue Predict U. S. Population Top in 1980--With Much Smaller Ratio of Children WASHINGTON, July 6—(UP)—The national resources committee predicts today a population peak of 158,335,000 lr. 1980, but with a much smaller proportion ol children. In a voluminous report to- President Roosevelt the committee said that when the peak is reached 52 years from now a gradual decline will follow, but without sudden economic disturbances. On the contrary, it will leave America "in a peculiary advantageous, posi-’ tion” by providing each citizen with a greater share of the nation’s wealth, it said. The decline in the proportion of children raises problems of “major interest,’ the committee said, but there is "no occasion for hysteria." "We are not rapidly becoming a nation in wheel chairs. d.e-dependent for support on a vanishing company of productive workers " the report said. The population peak of- more than 158.335.000 was one of several estimates presented by the committee and based on studies by the Scripps foundation for research in population problems. • Gauge Due Today On Oplin Gasser New Noodle Creek Discovery Finals Gauge on the estimated 30.000,-000-foot gas well in the Oplin Ordovician pool of southwestern Callahan county. Petroleum Drilling company No. I Cook & Jordan, was due to be taken today on open flow through casing b the railroad commission. _The    deep    test,    bottomed    at    4,402 STEPHENVILLE, July 6.—(UP)— ' feet, had indicated that amount of Stephenville voters approved a bond , flow on a short drillstem test two issue of $35,000 to finance a ew . weeks ago. and casing wa* cement-ward school building and raised the ed above the Ellenburger lime pay. school tax from $1 to $1.25 to fi- j Completion of a 24-hour flow nance the bond issue, tabulation of gauge on the Humble Oil ic Refin-votes in yesterday’s election showed j ing company No. I Rilej Horton, deep discovery in the Noodle Creek area, was also due by 3:30 this afternoon. The well was estimated good for at least 500 barrels daily, based* on its initial flow of 30 barrels hourly through 3-4-inch choke from 2,932 feet, total depth, in sand. Examining Trials in Sailboat Theft Today GALVESTON, July 6. (.^—Examining trials were to be held here today for Marion Ryan and Edgar Peel, seamen charged under state laws In connection "with the disappearance of the auxiliary sailboat Artemis Henry Hawley, Jr., owner of the vessel, which was recovered by the coast guard, filed the new charges yesterday and preliminary hearings on charges of violating federal laws was continued until tomorrow. Dead in Kobe Estimated to Be Over 400 Torrent Cleaves Course Through Center of City TOKYO, July 7.—(Thursday)—(AP)—Scores of American residents were imperilled early today by a flood roaring out of its surrounding hills into Kobe, principal port of western Japan, where the dead were estimated at between 400 and 480. DESCRIBES FLOOD Frederick Taylor, native of Sacramento, Cal., at midnight gave the Associated Press a vivid telephoned picture of the flood, which had cut a tragic path through the heart of the city of 938,000. "It s still raining and I am heading for higher ground before morning," said Taylor, long a resident of Kobe. "I will try to get out by launch tomorrow. "The best information shows between 400 and 480 are dead, but so many buildings have been smashed flat that nobody can say for certain. "We know five foreigners are dead. They are a Frenchman, a Russian, a German woman and two Portuguese children. I do not believe any Americans have been killed or injured. "It has been raining for three days and the hills on all sides of Kobe have been slipping." "The slides seemed to advance like moving mountains right up to the residential districts. They came within a few feet of my place. “You can hear low rumbling and then trees crashing. REPORT RESERVOIR OUT “There s a reservoir in the hills back of the city and some say it broke. I do not know about that. Anyway millions of tons of water must have been dammed in the hills by slides. "Yesterday (Wednesday) morning about 9:30 a cloudburst hit us. About an hour later a regular Niagara came out of the hills. We heard an awful roar, but it was not mucli warning. "A solid wall of water about five or six feet high came down so fast very few in its path had time to escape. It smashed both foreign and Japanese houses like matchboxes. "The flood drove like a Giant steamroller right through the middle of the residential district and was still going full force when it hit the business section. “Where houses and buildings stood a day ago there is now a corridor about as wide as the Sacramento river. And there is a river going through." Kobe. Japan’s premier port for trade with Asia and Europe, lies at the eastern end of the inland sea. It occupies a narrow shorefront and is almost surrounded by hills rising sharply behind itt some more than a m'Je high. The Kobe inundation came on the heels of serious floods which swept widespread areas of Japan, including Tokyo, last week, the result of extremely heavy rains. The home ministry announced that 861 persons had been killed, injured or missing in last week’s floods and in western Japan up to yesterday. What is Your News I. Q.? today. Each question counts 20; each part of a tw’o-part question, IO. A score of 60 is fair; 80, good. Answers on page 9. 1. Who is this German actress? What disturbing news did she receive recently? 2. What • are "Chicago pianos"? 3. What member of European royalty recently arrived in the U. S.? Why? 4. What forced the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey circus to close recently in Pennsylvania? • 5. What famous screen star escaped injury in an automobile accident near Stockholm? Who was with her? ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: July 6, 1938