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Publication: Abilene Reporter News July 7, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 7, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TEXAS?NEWSPAPERWIHIOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE I Cli YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GQES"—Byron ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 7* 1938 —TWELVE PAGES PRICE 5 CENTS UNUSUAL PICTURE I! AS SHANGHAI TERRORISM SPREADS—I Marines Evict JapsFDR TO DELIVER TEXAS SPEECH SUNDAY NIGHTRail and Utility Buying Touches Off Advance WEATHERFORD, Okla., July 7. (UP)—Farm wives passed the word along party-line telephones today that Herman Schapan-sky and his cow-chasing Collie dog had cracked up again In his homemade airplane. For two years the 31-year-old farmer has wanted to fly his butter and eggs to market. He has crashed so often that he has lost count of he times. The only passenger who ever has accompanied him is his dog. Other folks, said Schapan- sky, seem to be timid. His latest crash, Schapansky disclosed, scared him a little. His monoplane—patched together from pieces of junked airplanes and automobiles— lost a wheel in taking off from the bumpy cow pasture that is his landing field. For an hour, Schapansky circled over his farm nine miles southwest of Weatherford. The only spectators were his wife, Bonnie, and the Schapansky children. Schapansky eyed his gasoline gauge. He waved airily, wondered if anyone felt reassured. He recalled that he had seen one-wheel landings In picture shows. Probably one of those movie fakes, he figured, but there was not much else to do. He nosed the ship downward. “I held my breath and sideslipped her down, easy-like,” Shapansky said. ' We hit the grass and went wiggling across the pasture like a crippled duck. We crow-hopped about a FORT WORTH, July 7—(UP) —President Roosevelt will deliver a 15-minute radio address to the people of Texas next Sunday night at 7:15 to 7:30 p. rn., CST, his son, Elliott, announced today. The speech will be broadcast bv 30 Texas stations including subscribers to the Texas Quality Network. The talk will be carried over station KFJZ here, owned by Mrs. Elliott Roosevelt. Elliott Roosevelt gives a 15-minute talk each Sunday night over that station on current events. Although the president did not advise the nature of his radio talk, it seemed unlikely that it would be of a political nature since his son announced ‘‘no political conferences-’ would be held during the chief executive’s week-end stay. NEW YORK, July 7 (£>)—Profit selling in industrials tipped over the stock market today after heavy forenoon buying of rails and utilities had touched off one of the sharpest upswings of the recent recovery. Purchasing orders from all parts of the country and abroad piled up overnight in brokerage offices and, for 53 minutes after the opening, the ticker tape was much as 7 minutes behind. Blocks of 1,000 to 10,000 shares changed hands on the resumption of the upturn with gains ranging from I to more than 3 points The new stock exchange •‘flash’’ system was again put into use for a while to bring instantaneous quotations of leaders to boardrooms. There was a subsequent substantial slow-down as offerings began to trickle into the strong industrials of the past two weeks. At the start of the final hour volume again expanded briskly on the downside and initial advances were reduced or converted into declines of fractions to a point or more in numerous cases. The ticker once more lagged 2 minutes for a brief interval. Activity then slackened and extreme set-backs were cut in many instances at the close. Aircrafts were given a belated run-up. TRANSFERS 2,700.000 Transfers were around 2.700.000 shares. Buoying the carriers at the start Y-as the approval of the interstate Arm merer commission of the petition of eastern roads for an increase of 1-2 cent per mile in passenger fares. Most rail stocks were ahead at the finish, but down from the best In addition to the railway ruling. sustaining influences were seen in optimistic comments of Washington authorities and further signs business and industry may be getting ready to register some real improvement. Railway bonds maintained til cir lead in the loans department, but *fen these lost some of their rising omentum. Commodities also turned irregular. American securities were strong in foreign markets and the dollar moved up in terms of the principal European currencies, reflecting partly talk of monetary stabilization when the Anglo-American trade treaty is signed and the possible migration of funds to Wall street. Wheat at Chicago yielded 5-8 to 7-8 of a cent a bushel and com was 1-8 down to up as much. Cotton in late dealings was off about 50 cents a bale. FOUR ARMED MEN IN FLIGHT— Fugitives Head Toward Texas Take Auto at    RIVER BOATERS REPORTED SAFE Point of Gun Durant Holdup Connected With Theft at Enid This picture might not be at all unusual — except that it shows the republican national committee honoring the founder of the democratic party. John D. M. Kamilton is pictured placing a w’reath on the tomb of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. Va.Elizabeth Miller Of Snyder Wins Sponsor Contest DURANT, Okla., July 7.—iJr>— Four armed men, at least two of them believed to be Kansas state reformatory fugitives, fled south toward Texas today in an automobile taken at gunpoint from a Durant hardware merchant. Sheriff John Williams said the men left behind on a country lane seven miles south of here an automobile stolen from Clarence White. a lunch stand proprietor, at Enid yesterday. The Enid robbers had abandoned there an automobile stolen from Capt. J. J. Coffman of the Hutchinson, Kas,, reformatory during the break. E. P. Hall, the Durant hardware merchant, said he pas robbed late last night by four men after he stopped to fix a flat tire on his car. With rifles at his back he <vas marched down the road and told to “keep walking.” The robbers headed south in his car <1935 Plymouth sedan, Oklahoma license plates No. 432-974J Definite connection of the robbery here with the Enid case gave a new twist to the search for the five Kansas convicts. The hunt had switched to Denver after the discovery of a bullet-pierced automobile believed used by at least three of the fugitives. Williams said he believed one of the Durant robbers was Bluford Smiddy, 23. sent to the reformatory for bank robbery, who was thought to be headed toward his old haunts at Kilgore Tex Enid officers said yesterday they believed Smiddy was accompanied by Floyd E. Kraus, Topeka. Kas., who lead the break with Smiddy. Notices Sent 90 Property Owners On Past Due Roll One hundred suits will have bee! filed and service completed in timi for the September term of 42d court Wiley Caffey, special attorney em* ployed by the city of Abilene to col* lect delinquent taxes, estimated to* day. Caffey started to work on the de* linquent tax job July I. From a list provided by G. P. Holland, special delinquent tax collector, Caffey sale today he had sent notices to somi 90 property owners that satisfaction arrangements for payment of tin past due tax account must be mads or suit will be instituted. This week, he was preparing thi forms for filing suits, which wilt conform to provisions of the stat! law as regarding delinquent tax col* lections. Caffey cited senate bill 477 passed by the 45th legislature in IU regular session. TTiat law provide* that any taxing unit filing suit foi delinquent taxes must join or implead all other taxing units which tax the same property. “The form* will conform to that regulation, giving the state and the county an opportunity to intervene in the city's suits.” NO PUBLICATION The city of Abilene charter provision which seems to indicate thai the list of delinquent tax must be published before suits can be instigated will be ignored, Caffey said. I “We are going to follow the proce-I dure outlined by state law, which also provides that a city or town j may take full advantage of the laws I of the state governing the filing of ; suits fjr delinquent taxes.” Delinquent tax rolls of the city total nearly $400,000.Executive Board* To Handle Details And Presentation Renaming of all officers and directors of last year’s West Texas Free Fair and selection of an executive committee to handle details and presentation of the fair this fall highlighted a meeting of the fair board this morning at the Abilene chamber of commerce. By unanimous approval of the nominating committee, D. H Jefferies was again made president of the fair, association. Harold D. Austin and J. E. Grissom, vice presidents; Buddy Wilson, treasurer; and T. N. Carswell, secretary-manager. Named on the executive committee to serve with the    officers    were:    Roscoe Blankenship. W. J. Fulwiler. Eddie Cockerell    W.    E.    Jarrett.    Charles Mot/ Jr.    O.    E.    Radford,    M. B. Hanks and Jack Simmons. The executive committee is also to act as the finance committee for the association with Fulwiler to be chairman    for    the finance    meet ings. In further business, Blankenship was named chairman of the exhibits committee, Austin of the privileges and concessions committee. Simmons of the entertainment and amusements committee, E. E. Cockerell of publicity, and Motz and O. E. Radford of the building and grounds committee. Tile committee chairmen are to complete their committees and give a report of the memberships at the next association meeting scheduled for IO o'clock Monday morning. At the next meeting, working plans for the fair are to be outlined and detail work started. Two women and four men attempting a 650-mile scientific expedition down the swollen Colorado river were reported safe in a radio message received by the National park service today. The message, park head quarters said, read ‘‘Colorado party IOO miles above Lee s Ferry.” Three of the party pictured above are Miss Lois Jotter, Miss Elzada Clover and Eugene Atkinson.Taylor Elected Head Of Refmgee ParleyDelegates Applaud Reference to FDR By United Press Sweltering Texans were told today that there was a chance—although a slight one—that a cool wave in the northern part of the United States might bring some relief from the hot weather in Texas by tomorrow. That hope was held out as the thermometer climbed to record highs for the summer. At Llano, Tex, the temperature was 110.. Temperatures above IOO were common, and people living in places where it was only in the 90s were just lucky_ Government forecasters said that today would be just as hot over most of the state. Typical readings yesterday were: Abilene. 102, high for the year; Brownwood, IOO; Del Rio, IOO; Laredo, 104; Wichita Falls, 104; Albany, 102; Ballinger, 106; Beeville, 102; Bridgeport, IOO; Henrietta, 106; Carrizo Springs, 104; Childress, IOO; Corsicana, 102; Clarendon, IOO; San Antonio, 98; Dallas, 98; Houston, 96; Galveston, 94; Crosbyton, IOO. Government weather men said today that thundershowers might bring temporary relief to the northern part of the state tonight or tomorrow, but that there was no prospect for a definite end to the hot spell. EVI AN-LES-BAINS, France. July 7—(JP>—Myron C. Taylor, the United States delegate, today was elected president of the Inter-Governmental committee on refugees, meeting here as a result of President Roosevelt s invitation to other nations to discuss the refugee problem. He was nominated by Senator Henry Berenger of France. Election was by acclamation. For the first time since the meeting began yesterday the delegates broke into applause when Berenger referred to Taylor as “the personal representative of the great humanitarian who caused this meeting to be called, President Franklin Roosevelt.”GIRL TRAPPED TEN HOURS ON LEDGE SAVEDNew Depression is Predicted by Alf COUNCIL BLUFFS, la., July 7. (API—Alf M. Landon predicted last night “unless there is a change in the presidents methods and policies, we will be right back in another depression as soon as the government’s spending splurge is over.” “This has already happened once and it must be obvious that it will happen again unless confidence is restored and political abuses corrected,” the 1936 republican presidential nominee asserted. Landon spoke here over a nationwide radio network from a banquet in his honor. KEENE VALLEY. N. Y.. July 7. (A*)—An 18-year-old German nursemaid, trapped more than ten hours on a ledge half way up a 1,000 foot Adirondack mountain cliff, was rescued early today by a party of men with ropes. The girl, employed by Dr. Paul Wilfe, Evanston, 111 , Congregational minister spending the summer here, was little the worse for her experience. Constable William Isham said. The rescue party of nine men, directed by Constable Isham and including James Brown, brother of 1936 Olympic two-man bobsled Champion Ivan Brown, was unable to scale the cliff which the girl, Marie Gersen, climbed yesterday afternoon. Instead they ascended the mountain from the rear, split into two groups, and lowered one of their number with a rope Lo haul the girl from the ledge.Funeral Set For Pioneer Educator SAN ANTONIO, July 7—Dr Charles Ricketson Allen. 75. pioneer hi the field of vocational education, will be buried at Matagorda after funeral services here today. Known as the “father of vocational education in America.” Dr Allen at the time of his death was an instructor in St. Mary's university here. He suffered a heart attack Monday after returning from a trip to Daytona Beach. Fla.I Death Penalty for Negro CommutedCaesar Due to Die Tomorrow WASHINGTON, July 7.—(UP) — The post office department solicitor ruled today that the offer of Eastern Airlines to carry airmail free from Houston to Brownsville, Texas. Is a legal proposal and ordered that a oontract for the route be drafted in accord w’ith the bid AUSTIN. July 7.—Bruce W. Bryant, chairman, said today the board of pardons and paroles would recommend commutation to life of the death sentence given Willie Caesar, 41-year-old El Campo negro. Governor James V. Allred added he would follow the recommendation of the board. Caesar had been sentenced to die in the electric chair at Huntsville penitentiary after midnight tonight for slaying Tip M. Simmons, a special officer, in front of an El Campo dance hall. June 16, 1936.New Yorker Named Maritime ChairmanIO Die in Blaze LISBORN, Portugal, Julv 7. (>P) —Ten boys died today when firemen failed to rescue them from a four-story wooden structure set ablaze to permit an exhibition fire drill. WASHINGTON. July 7.    </P>— President Roosevelt has appointed Robert W. Bruere of New York to be chairman of the new maritime labor board. The White House, announcing this today, said the other two members of the board chosen by Mr. Roosevelt were Louis Bloch of California and Claude E. Seehorn of Colorado. The maritime labor board was authorized by congress to handle disputes within the merchant marine on a basis similar to that on which railway labor disputes now are handled.Three Veterans Left Dead at Gettysburg THAT VACATION TRIP ABILENE and vlctntty:    Probably local thundershowers tonight and Friday, cooler tonight. West Texas: Partly cloudy tonight and Friday; thunder showers and cooler In north portion tonight- thunder allower* In aouthea.-st portion Friday. East Texas: Partly cloudy in south portions    tonight;    cooler    In    northeast and in north    portion    tonight    and Friday;    colder in northwest and in extreme north portions    tonight;    cooler    In    northeast    ad in north-central portions Friday. Highest temperature yesterday ...102 Lowest temperature this morning >27 > TEMPERATURES ' Wed. Thurs. pm-    nm- N’-sjXi *    I    ..... 97    R3 GETTYSBURG ( Pa. July 7—1 (UPi—Veterans who came here for a “last reunion” on the field of the Civil war’s bloodiest battle counted I their dead at three today. John W. Weaver. 95-year-old for- I mer Confederate soldier from Mal-drow, Okla.. was the third to die since the conclusion of ceremonies commemorating the 75th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg. John W. Cooper, 91, of Largo, Fla . and Daniel T. Price, 91, of Marion, Ind., had died several hours before AFTER THREE JUNE DISASTERS American Red Cross rehabilitation work for three West Texas disaster j,n June was completed today. *    . Three leadens in the organization's disaster relief work, who established headquarters in Abilene haft a day after a tornagp snuffed ow 14 lives at Clyde clr June IO. left thlwnornlng on the Sunshine Special Wr St. Louis, Red Cross headquarters.    0 Complete report of storms at Clyde and in Howard and Martin counties has been compiltil by the trio—Kathryn B. Monroe^ director of disaster reliafc Arui McMechen, case worker in the disaster division; and Arthur Fifer, accountant in the Washington auditing department. ; A total of $28,800 was spent by the Red Cross in the three counties. ExfMlflitures were feted as follows: For abuilding and repair- . ing frames ..............$12,150 For food, clothing and •> maintenajjg:e ............ 7,170 Fo^ hou<lng|d goods ...    4,400 For medical ant nursing car^ ...”....... 3    .#> For iArm<fewabtlitatio^ 600 FoB$occupationa) r^mtbllita-To Welcome FDR AUSTIN, July    (UP)—Gov. j|$mes V. Allred arranged today to to Fort Worth Saturday night to welcome evident Roosevelt to Texa^ Hp will accompdfe the presider to^lm&rillo.    A ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: July 7, 1938