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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 8, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TEXAS' OWM Reporter- "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL LV111, NO. 40. ABILENE, TEXAS. FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 8, 1938-SIXTEEN PAGES PRICE 5 CENTS EX-WIFE OF FILM COMEDIAN MARRIES AGAIN TRAILED BY PRESS- FDR Departs On Stumping Tour PRESIDENT'S TREK MAY SHED LIGHT ON THIRD TERM ENIGMA By KIRKE L. SIMPSON WASHINGTON, July the second time In less than ten months, President Roosevelt set out tonight on a trans-continental swing on which great events for himself, for himself, for his party and for the nation may depend. Showers Crack Heat Wave Grip Half To Two Inches Of Rain Follow Abilene's Mercury Reading Of 103 Continuing the weatherman's program for furtherance of West Texas agriculture, plentiful rains soaked fields throughout the territory last night after a week of drying winds and record heat. From Fisher and Jones counties south to Coleman county, the weather map showed precipitation along the wide -stretch ranging from half-Inch showers to rains of nearly two inches. At some places -the rain was accompanied by high winds and electrical storms. Haskeil reported early last night that a shower during the nfter- oon. amounted to one-half Inch. There are two major political questions which dominate the 1938- 40 political scene. They are: Wheth- er Roosevelt popularity has waxed or waned since his sweep to re-elec- tion In 1936; and whether he will seek a third term to carry forward the New Deal program. New light may be thrown on both questions by results of this trip. Now, as in September, 1937. when he swung to the Northwest, the president appears to be seeking first of all his own answer to the ques- tion of his popularity and the trend of public opinion on his national leadership. Franklin Roosevelt seems to find his answer In the faces of the crowds at every stop on such trips. He hears It In the tone of crowd re- sponse'to his sallies. That was strikingly demonstrated See REACTION, 3, Col. 5 RODEO CHAMPS IN BUND TRIAL SETTING- Safety Parley Due Next May Ranger President Of Oil Belt Group Here To Fix Date Announcement was made Thurs- day that dates had been set for the first Thursday nnd Friday in May for the 1930 meeting of the Oil Belt Safety conference: For the first time In history of the organi- zation, it will be held In Abilene and lor the first time will be held for two days Instead of one. The vere announced by L H. Taylor. Ranger, president of the safety' conference, who met here yesterday with J. C. Watson, sec- retary of the other leaders. organization, and SCOUTS TO PARTICIPATE Taylor also conferred with Rob- ert T. Bridge, West Texas- dele representative of the American Ret Cross, on plans for instruction and arrangements for the first aid con- test to be B major feature of the two-day session. Representation at the Boy ScouL In the conference was assured b> Ed Shumway, executive of th< Chlsholm Trail council. Othei meetings were held with P. W Campbell, safety director of the West Texas Utilities company, an oaln, portion, riwitrr IN aoalhraM mnS r rrntral portion! loday; Saturday H lomly, warmer [n north portion. EAST TKXAS: Tartly flondy In acallrrcd In nnrth ana roolrr In nmthwrat rorlinn Itxtar! Saliirday partly flood MEXICO: fair today arid Satur- day. Ulllr rhancr In t'niprratarr. OKI.AHOMA: Grnrrallj today and Sajnrday, lomrwhat narmrr Sslorday. Ranicc AX nt trn iprral HOVR lnre TM 97 H 111 let ifta IT tl 11 3S M Xoon MIAnUM HtlTirtt and loftrtl Ifmprralnrrs to p. ni. JrMrrdnr, 103 and To; dad a yrar aio. and 12. Snnirl innrhr Ra'lnriill for 31 rndtnj at p. .10. II WASHINGTON, July Ford patented today a new "saddle" motor to be mounted over the rear axle of passenger auto- mobiles. The Idea of a rear motor which may result in drastic te-design of the automobile of the-future just as buses have been revamped by transferring motor from front to rear, Is not a new one, the automobile manufacturer declared. Howerer, he said in his" patent application, the motor Itself Is a new development In that It can be placed in the rear of pleasure car5 without upsetting their-delicate balance. In addition, to being quieter, the new motor will be more repair blllt, Ford contended. ..-i-k.. Previously the rear-axle motors, such as have'been unbalanced. Their weight was almost entirely oh one side. In the new invention, he said, the, cylinder block ind crank shaft are mounted over one-half of the axle and the engine flywheel, clutch and other heavy are balanced over the other halt with a rigid shaft connecting them. The driving gears, connected with the two balanced halves of the engine, are located exactly at the middle of the axle. Officials who read the patent declined to predict whether It would come Into Immediate use. Franklin Delano .Roosevelt will address the people of this section of West Texas next Sun- day evening orer KRBC, the Re- porter-News station. The time Is to o'clock and 30 Texas radio stations, including KRBC, will be tied into a net- work to carry the president's greetings to Texans. This will be truly a "fireside politics although there will be no fire In the broad fireplace at the Elliott Raotenlt ranch home near Benbrook, Tex. The president will sit In the liv- ing room of his son's home as he makes his 15-mlnnte- tali'. The originating station Is KFJZ of Fort Worth, vhleh Is owned by President Roosevelt's daughter-in-law, wife of his son Elliott, Two Are Hurt In Nolan Crash SWEETWATER, July Two men were Injured, one critic- ally, in a head-on automobile col- Ision on highway 10 a mile north- cast of Sweetwater tonight. J. A. (Jap) Morrow. 55, Rotan notel proprietor, was most serious- ly injured. He received a crushed chest, several broken ribs, a brok- en jaw. lacerations of the hands. nd a possible fracture of the left shoulder. W. A. Townscnd of near May- bank received severe hip Injuries. contusions of a jaw and bruises and cuts. He was en route to Kermit. The cars, each containing only Its driver, collided directly In front of the Sweetwater country club. The crash attracted Mrs. Eldon Ely. who lives at the club, and she summon- ed ambulances. Both men arc In a Swcetwatcr hospital." Checks Bounce; Forgers Sought Police last night were seeking ap- prehension of an expert forger that passed through Abilene several days ago. An unidentified man gave Hoy Brothers grocery a check for drawn on the Halliburton Oil Well Cementing company through the Republic National bank in Dallas, and one to W. T. Grant company for The checks were returned, both signature and printing of the checks being for- geries, bank authorities said. Officers-last night asked that anyone that had accepted any such checks or been offered one to get In touch with them at once. AIRMEN SIGHT RIVER BOAIMEN, REPORT ALL OF PARTY SAFE Long-Overdue Expedition Found 20 Miles Short Of Arizona Goal E! PASO Tex July six-member Nevills expedition which left Green River. Utah June 20 and was thought to have met disaster on the Colorado river In Arizona; was reported found wfe 20 miles northeast of Lee's Ferry, Ariz., by two pilots, who left El Paso "5 United States coast guard commander here, was wired by Co-pllols R. W. Fendlay and J. Rlggs the party was com- municated with between 1 and o'clock tonight. Through notes written and answered by raisin? of hands of six members of the-party, it was determined the party docs not need food Sentence Today For Kidnapper CHICAGO. July er John Henry Seadlund will learn tomorrow how much longer he has to live. Federal Judge John P. Barnes was scheduled to set a new date then for the eleclroculion of Sead- lund for S50.000 ransom kid- naping last Sept. 25 of Charles S. Ross. 72, retired Chicago manufac- turer. Youth Pleads Guilty To Slaying Of Child July berg Trent, 15. pleaded guilty to- day to a murder charge In the at- tack-slaying of Shirley Ann Wood- burn. 6. Waiving a jury trial, he thus placed his fate In the hands of three judges. Young Trent signed a confes- sion for Prosecutor Dudley Miller Oiitca.lt, but denied a criminal at- tack upon the girl. The child's body, marked by 21 stab wounds and a part of It cut away, was found on a wooded hillside some 20 hours after she disappeared May 29. Soys Smoking Causes Cancer CINCINNATI, July warning that excessive smoking may lead to cancer was given by Dr. Wil- liam H. Schulz of Cleveland today In a talk before the American Os- tcopathlc Society of Ophthalmology and OtolaryngolOcty here. "An analysis of such Injuries shows that pipe smoking Is the chief Dr. Schulz said. "Cigars are the next highest offenders, and cig- arets the least dangerous." M'Call Denied Commutation TALLAHASSE, Fla., July Franklin Pierce McCall, 21-year-old kidnaper of Jimmy Cash, a young- ster he had often played with, was refused respite from death today by the state pardon board. Barring interference from an ap- peal to the state supreme court. Mc- Call's electrocution could be carried out as early as the week of July 18 under Florida's legal requirements. nd all are well. As far as could be discerned there were three boats and six persons. Coast guard fliers will return to Biggs Field Friday, Lieutenant Ly- ns said. LEE'S FERRY, Ariz.. July veteran river rider and a stu- [ent and professor at Princeton university were enroute today from Richfield, Utah, to search the Colo- The pardon Gov. Fred P. board, headed Cone, took only Couple With Record For Unexpected W ed On Bride's 77th Birthday; He's 76 Wednesday was doubly a red let- ter day for Mrs. Mollle McDonald, who lives In North Park. H .was her 77th birthday. It was also !iei wedding day. She was married to J. W. Yowell Sr., 76, retired salesman whose home is at 2223 North Walnut street, Minister M. V. Showaltcr performing the ceremony. The wedding was a surprise, and perhaps the most surprised person was a neighbor, in whose home the vows were recited at p. m. The hostess was preparing a birthday spread, not a wedding feast. She was taken completely unawares when Mr. Yowell dropped In, M If for n casual visit. He an- nounced that he, too. would be present for the noonday meal, and shortly nfterwurd he the guest of honoi would become man and wife. The plans already were made, the license bought and the minister engaged. Marrying on her 17th birthday was not the first unusual thing Mrs. Yowell had done. When she was past 60 she assumed responsibility o! rearing three orphan children, two boys nnd n girl. These children now are and have homes of their own. For several years Jhelr foster mother had been a widow. "I have prayed for someone to come Into my home to care for she told a friend after the wedding. a couple would come. Well, the answer was "I thought but not quite what was expected. Yowell. too. has a record for doing the unusual. When he WPS a he was recommended for a Job wtlh a well known Implement firm. Hi had not askcci for the job, and he knew nothing about the require- ments for holding it, but he decided to try IU And the "trying1' lasted 21 years. Then he left the company lo accept another position offered hvn. He never asked for a Job, but minutes after a public hearing to decide that McCall's plea lo com- mute his death sentence to life Im- prisonment should not be granted McCall's 57-year-old widowed moth- er retained the attorney who plead- ed for mercy for him. She sat with his wife but did not address the board. Neither did Mr and Mrs. James Bailey Cash, par- ents of the kidnaped child who died In the hands of his abductor. The four, separated by only a few feet sobbed throughout. Before the board met, McCalls mother went lo Mrs. Cash, shook hands and whispered a "request tha' she Join the plea lor mercy for the kidnaper. They both cried and Mrs McCall returned to her place. "She won't help said Mrs McCall through her tears. "She me; 'Your son not only killed my son but he has figuratively killed my husband and me. No penaltj can pay for the crime or relieve us of our misery.' 16-year-old boy on a Tennessee I WEDDING, S, Col. 7 Lake Yacht Burns BUFFALO. N. Y., July The motor yacht Carolina 11 bumet to the watcrline In Lake Erie to night. Two men aboard were res cued by passing freighter. ado river for the Nevtlts expedition. Organized primarily as a "just for ileasure" Dave Rust, guide, 'rof. It. F. IjOwe and Harold Hart- home Jr. were to push two boats nlo the racing river at Kite. Utah, ust below Cataract canyon. They were to seek trace of Nor- man D. Nevtlls and the two women and three men of his party en- route lo Lee's Ferry. Meanwhile. H. (Buzz) Holstrom, 29. who last year conquered the river alone, said at Boulder City. he was "honestly woirled" about the Nevills expedition, Ions over due here. "Cataract canyon Is the most Iso- lated and inaccessible part of the United Holdslrom said. "If they lost their boats and were not drowned and were able to to the rim of the canyon, their chances of getting out safely still would be almost negligible." Secretary of State Hull, Secretary of Treasury Morgenthau and Attor- ney General Cummlngs.- There were 80 many as-usually accom- One major addition wai made to his addition will fire him an opportunity, If he chooses, (o lay a finger of disapproval on the nnomlnatlcn of Senator George (D-Ga.) He accepted an Invitation of a delegation of Georgians, Including Lawrence Camp of Atlanta, who Is In the race against George, to speak at Barnesville August 11. George his opposed the adminis- tration on occasions. FOUR TALKS TODAY 'File Georgia speech will be made after Roosevelt has completed his swing across the nation and has taken a leisurely cruise down 'the Pacific coast, through the Panama canal and back to Pensacola, Fla. Occasion for the first address of the tour will be a celebration at Marietta tomorrow of the 150th an- niversary of the settling of the Northwest territory. Time of the speech has not been announced definitely, but It will be broadcast nationally. Later In the day, the president win go to Kentucky, where he Is expected to leave voters in no un- certainty about his desire for re- nomination of Senator Barkley, democratic leader. He will talk at Covlngton between nnd o'clock (Abilene also to be broadcast nationally. He will make shorter talks at Louisville about o'clock, and at Bowling Green about o'clock. In speeches later In Oklahoma and California, political analysts be- lieve the president will make ges- tures, at least, of friendship for Senators Thomas ID-Okla) Mc- Adoo Ho-I an Trial Interest Centers On Shooting LONDON, Ky.. July terest in the Harlnn labor trials to- day centered around the fatal shoot- Ing of Defendant Frank White. While Federal Bureau of Inves- tigation agents and county officials continued to Investigate the shoot- ing last night of White, a former county deputy sheriff, the defense paraded more witnesses to the stand In an effort to refuse government charges of anti-union activity. A murder charge was placed against Curtis Patterson. <0. peg- leeged Harlan miner, charging him with the White shooting. 4 Queries Posed For Candidates WASHINGTON, July Chairman Shcppard (D-Tex) said today the senate campaign expend- itures committee may subjoena any candidate who fails to answer nine questions embodied in a question- naire completed today. The questions Jare designed to de- termine, among other things, whether public or private funds are used to swing elections. The questionnaires will be mailed to senate candidates. The nine questions posed to the candidates follow: 1. Have you received from any source sny contribution, gift, serv- ice, or any thing else of value. In behalf of your nomination or elec- tion to the senate of the United States from the state of Texas In the primary or convention or elec- tion ol 1938? 2. His any person, with your knowledge and consent, received and contribution, gift, service, or anything else of value. In behalf of your nomination or election to ths senate of the United Slates from the state of Texas In the primary or convention or election of 1938? 3. What expenditures or disburse- ments have you made In behalf of See EXPENSES, Tf. S, Col. I
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