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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TEXAS' MEWSMKR OR WITH OFFENSE TO PRILNDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS VI. VOL LV! 11, NO. 41, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 9, PAGES PRICE 5 CENTS Cotton Acreage Found Lowest In Forty Years Crop Control Law And Weather Get Reduction Credit WASHINGTON, July decrease In American farmland planted to cotton prompt- ed AAA oilclals to declare today the "effectiveness" of the crop con- trol law had been demonstrated conclusively. The federal crop reporting board estimated that acres In cultivation on July 1 totalled con- trasted with a year ago. LOW PRICKS AFFF.CT Under the control program, de- signed to prevent, the accumulation of price-depressing surpluses, the Agriculture department had allotted growers acres this year. Thus the crop board's estimate In- dicated farmers made a sharper re- duction In plantings of the Bouth's big crop than had been asked. However, the crop board said other factors also led to the reduction. It mentioned low prices received tor last year's crop, and difficulties farmers encountered In securing good crop stands because of unfav- orable weather. The board that should abandonment of cotton acreage during the remainder o( this season be equal to (he 1928-37 average abandonment, the acre- age for harvest would be the smallest since 1900. Last year's acreage produced record crof of bales and added -to E: surplus now estimated at bales. FEW PENALTIES SEEN While the crop board made no forecast of production this year, cotton experts said a crop of be- tween and bales was Indicated. I. W. Duggan, director of the Agricultural Adjustment adminis- tration for the major portion of the cotton belt, said the report Indi- cated that relatively few of the ap- proximately 2.500.000 planters would be subject to penalty provisions of the marketing quota system, which will be invoked to control sale of the crop. Each grower's quota will be the cotton produced-on his acre- age allotment. Sales of cotton pro- duced on acres In excess of the.al- Jotrhent subject alty of two cents "a The control program offers co- operating growers benefit payments of 2.4 cents a pound on their normal production. v TM READY TO GO TO SAYS WINTERS SOUTHERN VET Still volubly reminiscing of Civil War limes and experiences >s an early day Texas ranger, Harvey T. McPeeters, 91, of Winters stopped In Abilene late yesterday en route home from Gettysburg, Penn. "I feel better now than when I the. old veteran told a reporter In recounting Impressions of the reunion of the Blue and Gray at the fam- ous battlefield, June 29-July 6. In (he best of health and deeply suntanned, McPeeters and his attendant, A, C. Stroth- ers, Winters attorney, iiere eat- the' time of their lives at the convention. The officials could .V.rdly go through with the program, he eald, because the veterans wanted to do noth- ing but sit around and "yarn." And they were not clanned Into Blues and Grays either. They were all having a good time talk- ing and listening, no matter color uniform they once wore. "Most of the veterans came back home In better Strothefs said, "than they were when they left." McPeeters forbade Str'others to tell about the time when two PHILADELPHIA, July Handock. IM-year-old Civil war veteran who disappeared from the anniyerHry encampment It Gettysburg las) Tuesday, recuperated at the naval hospital today after "A. W. O. L." pleasure trip to Philadelphia. Handocfc, a resident at the New Orleans Confederates' home, found sleeping on the sidewalk last nllM In Philadelphia's Chinatown. The old campaigner, who once reportedly told Gen. U. S. Grant to brrakfast In bed at the naval hospital and was reported In "good condition." COMMENDING BULKLEY, BARKLEY- FDR Goes To Bat For Backers ing supper In a local coffee shop and atempting at the same time to answer questions of the crowd gathered around them. iMcPeeters proudly exhibited to one all his new walking cane. "Me and a Yankee got .to- gether up there and swapped walking canes." he said. "He was a pretty good old boy even It he was a Yankee." Strothcrs said the oldtlmers women hugged him, one a "Pennsylvania. Dutch" and 'the other a "Yankee nigger." Then he turned around and told the story himself. "I'm sorry I can't talk McPeeters said huskily. "You see, I've been singing the Texas ranger song so much that I'm hoarse. "Tell the folks I'm all ready to go to another one next sum- mer." he said between biles of chicken fried steak and shoe- string potatoes. Senator Sounds Spy Warnings Lewis Advises Foreign Powers U. S. Will Drive Out Propaganda Agents CHICAGO, July James Hamilton Lewis warned foreign nations tonight that propaganda agents and spies would be driven from the United States. "We beseech the foreigners not to invade our precincts with propa- the veteran Illinois democrat said in an address prepared for delivery over a radio network, "nor Introduce doctrines that undermine our democratic Institutions, "we appeal to you not to breach our security and open confusion amid our foreign.born population. "We proclaim to you you..d.o_5Uch JWrjgir by your agents Iri-secfet conspiracy, 'we Jurors Return 21 Indictments Forgeries, burglaries and drunk driving were the principal offenses for which indictments were return- ed yesterday by the IMth district court grand jury. After receiving the grand jurors' final report for the term, which listed 21 Indict- ments and examination of 169 wit- nesses. Judge W. R? Chapman dis- missed them. The court ordered those Indicted yesterday to appear before him Monday. True bills returned yesterday In- cluded: Bert forgery and pass- Ins of forged instrument, three cases, and one for nfcht bur- glary of a residence. Otis Ilaile, driving an auto- mobile while intoxicated. Otto Knight, box car bnr- flary. Raymond Adams, perjury. U L. Mullins, drivinf an automobile while intoxkated. Bert Harris, box drlverless automobile Into a lilllne station here end crushed to death two-year-old John Cruft Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Lewis of Odessa, Tex. The Lewis stopped here last night en route home from a vacation trip and went to the gar- age this morning for Oiclr car. As they wailed for It to be brought another automobile, which had just been washed and greased, rolled toward them and struck the child before anyone noticed IU your check or keep we'd say See SEARS GIFT, tg. 7, Col Coleman County lo Be Honored Sunday By Reporter-News Sunday's edition of the Re- porter-News will honor Cote- man and Coleman county, sturdy and neifh- bors of Abilene and Taylor county. Calling attention to the an- nual Coteman rodeo, scheduled to open next Wednesday nifht and last four days, a section of the Reporter-News will deal also with history ot the county, tell of Its industrial development, of Its livestock and agriculture, of the growth of its schools, and present sketches of interesting people. Rodeo officials will be pre- sented in picture, and there will be pictures of Cotenrin street scenes, the fine new postoffkt, Camp Colorado replica, and finer dwellings. Written especially for Cole- man county readers, the articles Staff Writers Harry Holt and Nuincz Wfcchkaemper, visited Coleman county thta week to. gather be of interest to other West Texans. ESCAPING WATERY Colorado River Voyagers Make Fi rst Halt; Ready To Push On LEES FERRY, Ariz., July 8. death-defying ad- venturers, their food supply ex- sailed into this out- post of civilization tors over 300 turbulent miles of the menacing Colorado river. The four men and two wo- men, their food supplies low, brought their three tiny boats to shore for their first contact with civilization- since leaving Green River, Utah, June 20. They reported two narrow brushes with rtcath during the more than 300 miles of cattf- acis nnd treacherous rocks. Concern had been fell for the party when it Jailed to irrlve July 4. the dale tentatively set by Norman D. Nevills. Utah rlverman and the leader. How- ever, n coast guard plane lo- cated the patty last night 20 miles above here and reported all was well. The scientific expedition in- cluded two botanists from the University of Michigan, Elzada Clover, M, and Lois Jotter. 33, who betame the first of their sex successfully to ride the Colorado. At one point along the treacherous gorge, the boat oc- cupied by Evijene Atkinson, University of Michigan geolog- ist, w. C. Gibson, San Francisco artist-photographer, overturned. Gibson swam ashore and was picked up by one of the other boats. Atkinson elun< It the over- turned craft and was swirled downstream by the raffing tor- rent. Flfhtlnn stubbornly, the Itotacist WM carried over KV- en or eight rrpld? In the fa- mom Cataract ctnron. "Gnve- of the Mta
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