Abilene Reporter News, July 11, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

July 11, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1938, Abilene, Texas VIST TEXAS1 OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS3T VOL LVIII, NO. 43. ABILENE, TEXAS. MONDAY EVENING, JULY 1 L PAGES PRICE 5 CENTS IN RECORD 16 AND HALF HOURS Hughes Streaks to Paris, Delays Hop for Moscow Flush Output Assured for Throck Field Wildcat Heads Over 60-Foot Spudder Mast Plush production believed to be from the Ellenburger lime, lower Ordovician, was assured for south- western Throckmorton county's first deep pool today after the Jones Stasney and. Groover Rose No. 1 Charles T. Brockman headed oil 40 feet over the top of a 60-foot spudder mast Sunday. The well was first opened for four minutes to unload gas, showing an increase over the original estimate of one million feet daily, and re- opened to flow a solid stream of oil for 12 minutes without decreas- ing in rate. It was shut in again to await arrival of two 250-barrel storage tanks. The wildcat, 32 miles north of Albany and about 18 miles south- west of Throckmorton, had encoun- tered oil Friday midnight at feet in. white lime, and was drilled to 1-2 feet, total depth. Samples were being checked by Humble Oil Refining company and Forest Development Corpora- tion of Abilene to determine wheth- er the formation was Marble Falls lime, lower Bend, or Ellenburger. Five-inch casing had been set to feet, with open hole to the bottom. Operators had not decided whether to attempt underreaming it to the top of the saturation or to set a four-inch liner. CENTERS BLOCK The wildcat is near the center of a block for which geol- ogy was worked by A. V. Jones and K. K. Stasney. Albany geologists credited with the discovery of the Avoca field in northeastern Jones county a year ago. Half interest Is held by the contracting firm of Groover Rose, also of Albany. Direct offset acreage is held by J. G. Hammond Inc. of Fort Worth and the Cortez Oil company of Tul- sa. Okla., and other acreage hoid- include R. P. Lake, Wichita Falls, B. C. Manton et al, Pan- handle Refining company, Owen M. Murray and associates of Dallas, Humble Oil Refining company, Eason Oil company of Enid, Okla., and the Grisso Royalty Corporation of Oklahoma City, Okia. Easoa Grisso hold about 640 a-cres. Humble 620 acres and Jones Stasney retain approximately 400 acres in the block. The test is one of several which were stsjrtsd on s. northeast trend play from the Avoca field which took in parts of Shackelford. Has- kell and Throckmorton counties. No. 1 Brockman is 660 feet from the south and east lines of section 95. Comanche Indian Reserve. ALLRED NAMED U. S. JUDGED-iGunboat Lies in Nippon Bombers' Path IRONS FDR Reveals HE WANTED TO 'SHINE FDR'S SHOES LEFT AT HOME FOR FD's VISIT AMARTT.T.Q. July Fplks from all over the plains are coming into Amarillo today to greet President Roosevelt. Hundreds are garbed in cowboy duds, but they are obeying a plea from Chief of Police W. R. McDowell "to leave your shootin' irons at home." Plains people deck out in cow- boy regalia for all kinds of special the visit of the president is no exception. While carrying firearms has been illegal in Amarillo since 1900, they have been allowed to wear unloaded, of special occasions. Chief McDowell said, however, that "on this occasion we've got to draw the line." Streets in Amarillo were crowded this morning even be- fore the president left Port Worth and scores were "camp- ing out" in EUwood park, where the president will speak. They took their lunches with them so they could hold their places for tonight. SHps From Arms of Mother, Baby Dies MerkeFs Fire Chief Expires.. Injuries Received In Crash Near Bellinger Fatal BALLINGER, July Carlton Vick, Merkel fire chief and owner of the Vick Drug store at Merkel died in Halley-Bailey hospit- al here at this morning from a broken neck and fractured spine, suffered in an automobile accident- near here early Saturday morning. Vick, 33, had been a resident of Merkel for about 15 years. He had been connected with the fire de- partment since 1929 and was made chief about seven months ago. He was the third Merkel fire chief to from motor accident injuries since July 2. 1937, On that date, Jimmy Tooinbs succumbed. A few months later, on October 19, W. W. Woozencraft died from injuries re- ceived when the Merkel fire truck overturned. Vick, Bill Hamm and Woodrow Wilson, all of Merkel, were return- ing about five o'clock Saturday morning from San Angelo. Near Old Runnels, five miles from Baliinger, thev ccllids'1' slmost hes.ci-on with the car driven by Lloyd, rural mail carrier of'Baliinger. Vick was the only one seriously injured, the others escaping- with minor cuts and bruises. He is survived by his wife, one child, three brothers, Jennings of New Mexico; Huey, who farms near Merkel; and Lloyd, who was asso- ciated with Carlton in the drug bus- iness; two sisters, Mrs. W. J. Der- stine and Mrs. Mac Tucker, both of Merkel; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Vick. Funeral arrangements had not Wichita Falls Will Not Take Office at Once Governor Says WICHITA FALLS, July President Roosevelt came to the i home town of Governor James V. j AJlred of Texas today and, facing j an audience of the governor's home i town citizens, announced that he is appointing Allred is United States judge for the southern district of 1 Texas, a place created by the re- 1 cent act of congress. Allred has been mentioned for the post ever-since legislation es- tablishing it was first mentioned, but Senator Sheppard had endorsed Harris of Galveston and Senator Connally had endorsed Walton Tay- lor of Houston. It was the second judgeship Pres- ident Roosevelt has filled in Texas and both have been personal ap- pointments. He named Judge Whit- field Davidson of Dallas as judge of the northern district early in his term. The _ president called Governor Allred his private car shortly after leaving Fort Worth and told the governor he was to appoint Mm. Senator Connally, who had stuck with Taylor untl the last was also called to President Roosevelt's pri- vate car about the time the presi- dent's decision was reached. Allred said he would take the of- fice. Asked when, Allred said that he would not go on the bench im- mediately. He said he was not pre- pared to say -whether or not he would finish his term. Slight Crack Discovered In Tail of Plane Japs Shelling City 3 Miles Below Craft Ambassador Bullitt Greets Aviators; Hughes to Continue Flight Tomorrow Woody Hockaday. Wichita, Kas.. who said he just wanted to "shine the president's was beaten to the pavement when he tried to leap on Presi- dent Roosevelt's auto at Okla- homa City. Here a police of- ficer goes to the concrete with him. Hockaday was ordered held for investigation. Carter Gives FD Basket at Bowie ABOARD PRESIDENT ROOSE- VELT TRAIN EN ROUTE TO SAN FRANCISCO. Calif., July 11 Piesident Roosevelt recalled to towns people of Bowie, Texas, today that Amon Carter. Fort Worth pub- lisher, once sold sandwiches there to passengers on stopping trains. Carter presented the chief execu- tive on the rear platform of the ten car presidential train with a basket of what the publisher described as "chicken and bread." Carter added See FDR, Py. 7. Col. 1 Waste Charged to Education Dep't Solon Probes File Report BRITISH PATROL KILLS 10 IN AMBUSH NEAR MOUNT TABOR Telephone Communications Cut Over North Palestine as Clashes Continue JERUSALEM, July 11. patrol of British troops and Pales- tine police today killed 10 members of an attacking band and wound- ed many others "as it beat off an ambuscade near Mount Tabor, Biblical home of the Prophetess Deborah. One Jewish supernumerary constable was killed and another wound- ed and two British soldiers wounded in the battle waged in the village of Dabbourieyeh. A large band, hidden in ditches alongside a road, opened fire on the patrol. The soldiers and constables returned the fire. It was be- lieved they killed two of the attackers. Countrywide reports reaching the Jerusalem central police head- quarters showed five Jews were killed and eight wounded in out- breaks of violence Sunday. The second week of the Holy j Land's newest wave of bloodletting j found telephone communications cut; over the whole of north Palestine, i including Nazareth. Tiberias and; other centers of the Galilee district. Police and marines tramped the i streets in tense Haifa. All Arab j shops were closed. Night fires broke j out in Jewish property near the SHANGHAI. July The United States gunboat Monocacy lay in the path of Japanese bomb- ing planes today as Japanese infan- try drove within 135 miles of Han- kow. China's interior capital. With 46 officers and seamen aboard, the Monocacy was about three miles above Kiukiang which the Japanese -were shelling in prep- aration for a siege. Japanese naval authorities said that the gunboat had attempted to move far above Kiukiang and get clear of the danger rone but was forced t' turn back because of Chi- j noon preparatory lor the takeoff PARIS, July Hughes, after spanning the York to Paris less than half of Col. Charles A. Lindbergh's time, was delayed tonight on his globe-girdling flight by bad weather and slight damage to his big twin-motored monoplane. He announced that he would not take off for Moscow on the second leg until tomorrow. The American flier had hoped to be off for Moscow within two hours after landing from his record-shattering crossing, 16 hours 35 minutes from New York. But at the last minute a slight crack was discovered in the tail of his plane. HUGHES AT CONTROL Hughest himself was at the con- trols when the plane was wheeled to the runway late in the after- King George With Influenza DALLAS. July re- Arab maTket quickly What K Your News 1.0.1 NEW YORK July 11 (UP) Mrs. Sally Giants of Brooklyn, held her sevcn-weeks-oid son out of a window of her fourth-floor apart- j been completed this morning, ment. "Smile aj Mrs. she said. Mrs. Lillian SiLxiinan. leaning out of her own window across the court, grinned coaxingly. The infant slipped from its moth- er's grasp. It was killed when it struck the ground. Old-Timers7 Picnic On At Cross Plains CROSS PLAINS, July roads of Callahan and surrounding counties led to Cross Plains and the 57th annual picnic-old-timers reun- ion today. An old-fashioned picnic was in full sway this morning in shade of the cool trees about the grounds. Candidates were on hand for the two-day event, as were cowboys from a wide area. port charging the Texas state de- partment of public education with "waste and was filed with the chief clerk of the house of representatives today by a house investigating committee. The report was filed by Rep. Bowlen Bond of Fairfield. chair- man of tho committee, at the Dal- las office of Mrs. Louise Phinney, -chief clerk of the house. Investigation was incomplete it was admitted, due to exhaustion of funds. Excerpts from the statement said: "We find that a general policy of waste and extravagance has been pursued by the department of edu- cation." "We find that it is a -very com- practice among the different brought under control. A 24-hour curfew was imposed at Tulkarm. Armored cars of Britain's me- chanized army rumbled and forth through Jerusalem, tensely on guard. At least 282 victims of bombs, stones and sniping since the out break July 5 were counted before the ambush of the patrol near Mount Tabor. They included 45 Arabs killed and 145 wounded; 21 Jews killed and 71 wounded. Gerald Mann Will Talk Here Tonight WINDSOR, Eng.. July 11. Cheered by the fact that King j George spent a quiet night. Queen Elizabeth motored to Buckingham j palace today from, the royal lodge i i at Windsor where the monarch is j i i i ill with gastric influenza. I Loid Dawson of Penn and Sir i I John Weir, physicians attending the j i examined him. during the j nese mines in the Yangtse river. Then, according to the Japa- j nese, the Monocacy anchored j three miles above Kiukiang, the i next objective in Japan's inarch 1 on the capital. It was believed that .a British gunboat, the Cockchafer, was ma- j neuvering in the same vicinity. i The Japanese expressed gratifica- j tion that foreign naval authorities had "acquiesced" to their demands to get out of the danger zone, but there was no indication that Amer- ica, British and other foreign naval officers had done so. JAP REQUEST SPURNED It was recalled that just a month ago Admiral Harry E. Yaraell, com- mander of the United States Asiatic fleet, flatly refused a Japanese re- quest to get American warships off the Yangtse. There were indications that Amer- ican and other neutral naval au- thorities again would reject the Japanese request that they evacu- ate and paint their warships red so that they could be easily distinguish- ed by Japanese aviators. Americar navy men said the United States policy was not chang- ed. It was, in effect: will avoid danger when- ever possible. But we wfll pro- tect Americans at any cost." American officers denied the Jap- anese assertions that the Monocacy was forced to turn back down the Yangtse above Kiukiang because of Chinese mines, ft was known, how- ever, that the Chinese have laid many mines in the Yangtse. The Japanese said only three days ago that they had removed close to 300 mines as far up the river as Hu- kow, which is 160 miles from Han- j kow. Americans Imperiled In Kiukiang Shelling SHANGHAI, July 11 (UP) j Americans were endangered today when Japanese war ships shelled the city of Kiukiang, 135 miles south of Hankow on the Yangtse river. American naval authorities re- ported that 10 Americans failed to board the U. S. gunboat Monocacy when it moved up the river to a point three miles beyond Kiukiang. The Americans included the Rev. Jacob Prick, Nekoma, Kansas. Fioydoda Man Is morning. The queen packed her twodaugh- DfOWncd in Lake ter-princesses off to London yes- terday and spent .the day nursing I LUBBOCK, July art of a two-part question. 10. A score of 60 is fair; 80, good. Answers on page 3. 1. Who is this man who has gone abroad in connection with spy activities against the U. S.? 2. What Astor in-law recent- ly applied for a WPA job? 3. How old will the Spanish civil war be July M? 4. With country, a World war foe, did France re- cently sigttgi a military agree- xnqtf, and tepty of friendship? Was. SdSanne Lenglen (a) a Freneh motion picture star, (b) tennis champion, or (A) a, dress designer? w i roll of another division in order that their salary may be lowered or raised as the various division heads might see-fit." for the office of attorney 1 tonight at 8 o'clock on the federal j lawn here. i Preceding his rally at the federal i lawn. Mann will talk over station I KRBC. His radio speech is slated for 7 o'clock. Second Expedition Starts Down Gorge As First Prepares to Resume Jaunt The Weather LEE'S FERRY. Ariz., July 11 A second expedition reported on its way down the rapid-filled Colorado river to- day while another boating par- ty prepared to resume its trav- els. At Kite. Utah, 162 miles up- stream from this outpost, three L. F. H. Lowe, Prince- ton university professor. Harold Hartshorae. Jr., Princeton stu- dent, and Dave Rust, veteran river guide were reported to have started ilfrwo smaL1 home- made boats. The mm hiked to the remote river crofflng. 50 miles from the nearest towr, and 100 miles frflba a telephone. Meanwhile, the Nevills party, first of the explorers, be- gan loading three boats at Lee's Ferry for a plunge down the dangerout Grand Canyon to Lake Mead at Boulder dam. The party arrived here Friday after a perilous 18-day journey from Green River. Utah. Norman D. Nevills. leader of the group, went to Mexican Hat, Utah, today to obtain more supplies and store botanical specimens gathered during the trip. The other members of the party, Dr. Elzada Clover. Uni- versity of Michigan botanist; Lois Jotter, 25-year-old assis- tant to Miss Closer; and W. C. Gibson, San Francisco photog- rapher, worked on the boats. Nevills said the trip would start tomorrow or Thursdaj'. ABILENE vicinity; Partly cioudy tonight and Tuesday. Texas- Fair tonight and Tuesdaj. except probably local thundershowers in extreme west portion. East Texas: Partly cloudy tonight ano Tuesday. Highest temperature yesterday Lowest temperature this worr.ns ..74 TEMPERATURES Mon. Midnight 79 i Moon 93 I ft Sunrise I CLOUDY I 7 p.m. 7 a.sft. p.m. Dry thermometer 94 74 9S j thermometer 73 TP M W 70 Relative humidity 35 her husband arid administering the diet of milk his doctors ordered. At Buckingham palace it was stated officially that the king's condition had Improved sut that it j would be necessary for him to rest a few days. TEXAS HERMIT IS NEW TITLE FOR GARNER TJVALDE, July 11. Vice President John Nar.ee Gamer was at his Fair Oaks home today, far removed from the Texas cities where Presi- dent Roosevelt's special train attracted thousands. Garner's friends have a new name for him_ "the Political Hermit of Texas." Instead of going to Fort Worth or Amar- illo, where most of the state's politicians were assembled. Gar- ner remained at his home with his pecan orchard and his chickens. Through his clerk. Louis Fri- day. Garner said that politics had no place in his vacation. He came on this vacation, he said, "for a rest and to look after my property." Garner usually arises at 6 a. m, dresses and has break- fast After reading his news- papers and mail he walks down town for his regular morning shave. One subject that he and his friends never discuss 'is politics. -Lloyd JBartiett, 26, of FlOi-daca drowned j Sunday night at Buffalo Springs lake, large artificial body of water 110 miles southeast of Lubbock. I With four other persons, Bartlett I was riding in a boat. It overturn- ed and he attempted to swim ashore. j His body was found, clad in bath- I ing trunks, several hours later. Mr. I and Mrs. E. B. -Green and Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Williams, all of Lubbock, I survived. The Greens and Bartlett i were in the boat when it was over- turned, Williams was swimming I nearby and Mrs. Williams had got in another boat. Tne Greens held i to the bottom of the boat until help i arrived. j Funeral rites will be conducted I Tuesday at Koree, Knox counry. for Moscow. But he wheeled it back into the hangar. The delayed start gave mechanics time also to straighten out a troublesome rudder control and a snarled antenna wire which had hampered radio communications. Just before the plane was return- ed to its hangar, United States Am- bassador William C. Bullitt went up to it to say goodbye. "Wait a Hughes shouted, "stick around, I may need you." Weather reports placed the ceil- ing at from to feet with a fine rain making visibility bad. Airport officials said unfavorable conditions prevailed from Fans to Berlin. He and Ms lour flying compan- ions rested while airport aides su- pervised refueling. For the landing from New York the airport's official control time was pan-, Greenwich time ajru figured from the mo- ment the propellers "stopped. HUGHES OUT FIRST Hughes was the first of his crew to alight. He was evidently tired, but had a broad grin on his face. Before coming out he had taken the trouble to put on a necktie and place a hat on his head. The flight leader was followed by the other four airmen. "We had a fine said Hugh- es. French air officers stepped up to pat Hughe? on the back and touch his hand. Bullitt introduced his army and naval attaches and French officers to Hughes and members of his crew in turn. The five fliers, accompanied by the ambassador, went to the airport commandant's office after police succeeded in cutting a pathway through the dense crowds which were shouting: "Vive les "Long livs the U. S. FLAG HOISTED The American flag was run up on the airdrome mast five minutes be- fore Hughes and his four-man crew loomed over the field long before they were expected. The big plane rolled to a gentle stop in front of Le Bourget field's main building, where Ambassador Bullitt headed a throng of French and Americans waiting to greet the airmen. Hughes, however, did not cut the two motors for almost a full minute after roiling to a first flier since Lindbergh to make the flight. As soon as the propellers stopped See HUGHES, Tg. 7, CoL HOWARD HUGHES Army Bombing Plane Crashes Lieutenant Killed, Two Injured in Jungle Crackup PANAMA CITY, July 11 Lieut. Paul R. Gowen, of Caldwell, Idaho, was killed today and two others seriously injured when a United States army bombing plane crashed and burned in the junglt at Paitffla Point. New Panama city. Gowen was hurled from the plane and crushed by one of the motors, which was torn loose and fell on top of him. Lieut. Kenneth R. Cros- her. co-pilot, was injured seriously and Private Gareth H. Bundy, ra- dioman, was burned. The plane was making a naviga- tion test flight when one of the motors failed. The pilots circled -toward Panama Bay in an attempt to make a water landing btjt the other motor failed. As they glided toward tlv> water the ship struck a tree top and burst into flames. Crosher and Sunday managed to crawl from the flaming wreckage. Permanent Refuge Board Agreed on EVTAN LES BAINS, France, July agreement on an Anglo-American plan for a per- j manent committee in London to j handle the problem of world refu- j gees was reached in private talks j among the delegates of the 32-na- tion. refugee conference here, at- taches of the various delegations reported today. Unless a last minute hitch devel- oped, the conferees hoped to be able to proceed to drawing up an offi- cial resolution this afternoon. Baird Burglars Flee Without Loot BAIRD, July Texas and Pacific railroad employes stopped an attempted, burglary of the Baird Ice company early Sun- i i day morning. i V. C. Hamilton and Hamp Cowan were working on a train car at the j railroad tracks when they heard noises at the ice plant. As they walked up a man wearing a white shirt and a straw hat jumped from the window of the plant and made his escape in a waiting automobile that was driven by another man. The knob of the plant's safe was knocked off with an electric drill, officers reported. Saturday afternoon a watch, be- longing to Andrew Crews, T. P. engineer, was stolen from his hotel room. BADE FAREWELL BEFORE NEW YORK, July 11 (UP) i father, an oil well tool manufactur- the transcontinental record, Los i Howard Hughes, flying the north i er of Houston. Tex., when he was j Angeles-to-Newark, of seven hours, Atlantic with four companions, has j 18. He went to California to live 28 minutes, 25 seconds. He receiv- been distinguished for as one I with his uncle. Rupert Hughes, the of America's richest and most eiig- novelist, and there became interest- ible young bachelors. His current favorite is Katharine Hepburn, the movie actress, whom he bade good- bye yesterday a few hours took Extremely shy and nervous, the despair of "tailors with his inevit- able shirt sleeve, tieless, battered hat and baggy trousers attire, he chose flying as an avocation and an outlet for his energies. He inherited from his ed in the movie industry. He un- dertook productions, spent money lavishly on them even by Hollywood standards, and was so successful that he Joubled his for- tune. "Hell's a World war flying picture, was his greatest suc- cess. He has his own airplane manu- facturing plant: holds numerous records including the land plane speed record of 352 miles an hour; ed the Harmon medal for outstand- ing achievement in aviation in 1936 from President Roosevelt Frequent- ly referred to as a he is dead earnest about flying, calls him- self a and un- dertakes flights sucn as the pres- ent one only after the most careful considerations and safeguards. He is 32, lanky, shuns publicity and tobacco, is rated as a handicap golfer. He met Miss Hepburn in Hollywood, where he still has busi- ness interests. ;