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Publication: Abilene Reporter News July 12, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 12, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS’! ®WH NEWSPAPERCfit gllrilme Reporter-lichis“WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKL. I CH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT COES,”—Byron EVENING VOL. LYU I, NO. 44. JUMdaU* rtta < Ar> ABILENE, TEXAS. TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 12, 1938—TEN PAGES Gaited f*reu (LD PRICE 5 CENTS HERE'S GL0BE-CIRCLIN<5 AVIATOR— HOWARD HUGHES, MILLIONAIRE, FLIES AS HE PLEASES-BUI HE BRINGS HOME THE GOODS HALFWAY IN GLOBE-GIRDLING DASH Howard Hughes, winging from Moscow to Omsk, Siberia, on the third leg of * globe-circling flight, has been almost as mysterious as Charles Llndber^hr when he was preparing fo HIS transatlantic flight ll years ago For that matter, Hughes always has been mysterious. Devon Francis, AP aviation editor, tells in this story what sort of iei-low he is. BY DEVON FRANCIS AP Aviation Editor NEW YORK.—If thin, wiry Howard Robard Hughes, the millionaire, now turned transatlantic flier, gives a tinker’s dam about what other people think of    him.    he    has never shown It during    his    34 years. Hughes announced he wras going to fly the Atlantic. Why. was his business. A few years ago he was making hit movies. He abandoned Hollywood. That was his business, too. , A year ago last January he streaked across the United Stales j to set a speed record which has never been approached—7 hours, 28 minutes. Crawling from his ship, he was courteous, tolerant, uninforma- * tive. He merely wanted to do It. If a man wanted to risk a neck valued at several millions, it was his affair. HE TOOK IT UP His few intimates deny he Is a i na m&tl 22.000 feet when a special oxygen face mask failed to function. He calmly bit in two the rubber hose leading to his oxygen tank blue chip playboy. Whatever he is. j and sucked on the gas until his head he does what pleases his fancy with I Was clear. mon sight in Houston. At 15 he had taken his first flight. In his twenties, he established himself as one of Hollywood's foremost movie producers. He made money. Among his pictures, “Hell's Angels.” "Scarface,” and “The Front Page" helped make movie history. KEEPS FULL LOGS Like his father, Hughes is attracted by anything scientific. When hre flies, he works every minute. His “logs” are ‘‘complete.” At the close of a flight he can rattle off his average fuel consumption, cylinder head temperatures, manifold pressures, the altitudes at which he navigated, his speed and even the temperature of the air outside the plane. For his current flight, he installed every piece of scientific apparatus in his “Lockheed 14” transport that came to mind. With an extremely heavy load, the machine is expected to cruise at 175 miles an hour. Though danger means nothing to him—until recently he held the world’s landplane record of 362 miles an hour over a measured course—he Is loath to risk the lives of others. President Roosevelt once told Hughes he would like to make a flight with him. "Well," replied the young millionaire, “if you do, Mr. President, it will be the most nervous flight I've ever taken.” STILL A BACHELOR Shy in the extreme, Hughes has made a speech only once in his life, York Advertising Hughes Lands at Omsk, Siberia Flier to Refuel Plane and Hop For Yakutsk Allred’s Appointment to Federal Bench Muddles Political Waters AUSTIN, July 12—(UP)—Gov. James V. Allred's appointment to the federal bench for the southern district of Texas had political waters muddied today. The time when he decides to resign as governor may clear the situation, or muddy it all the more. When he resigns, Lt. Gov. Walter Woodul becomes governor. If Woodul resigns the post passes to Sen. Ben G. Oneal of Wichita Falls. Most people at the capitol ex pect Allred to defer his resignation until Sept. I. That will pass the democratic primary elections of July 23 and Aug. 27 In which Woodul is a candidate for attorney general. Allred has answered all questions about a preference in the race for attorney general by saying, “I have a number of friends in the race.” To resign before Aug. 27 would boost Woodul. He would have the prestige of the governorship to aid him. Among the other candidates for attorney general are Ralph Yarborough who was Allred's .land matters assistant when Allred was attorney general; Gerald Mann, whom Allred appointed his first secretary of state, and Robert Calvert, who was elected speaker of the house of representatives with the assistance of the governor. end xJt.n. Allred's term will 17, 1939 without resignation. If Woodul is elected attorney general and present Attorney General William McCraw is elected governor, tne usual change of the attorney generals department administration on Jan. I will wait until Jan. 17. The appointment cleared the situation for U. S. Sen. Tom Connally. Allred was expected to be a candidate against Connally. 15.000 TURN OUT AT PUEBLO. COLO.— Democracy Chiel Goal--Roosevelt A -I Shuns Colorado I a courage and energy which set him | On another occasion, when a apart    severe downdraft dropped his plane before    the New “Better let someone else take ( dangerously close to some mountain J Club. that plane up.” Dick Palmer, who tops near Los Angeles, he maneuver-1 “Speed is nothing of itself.” he bu^t    his    “Hughes    special” racer,    ad-    ed toward a lake to jivk up smooth-    said then. “It must be adapted to vised    the    flier    in    1936.    er air.    commercial use if attaining it is to ‘‘No.” responded Hughes. “I had “Hope I didn't scare you,” he be worth while.” confidence enough in you to have remarked casually to a friend In He lives simply but indulges a the cabin behind him.    I    voracious appetite. He cares noth- The Hughes fortune largely was    ing for clothes, has often been seen due to his fathers invention of a    with unpressed trousers. He has rotary drill bit for sinking oil wells,    been known to touch his lips to one average    The elder Hughes founded the    cocktail an entire evening and leave * Hughes Tool Co., in Houston, of    the glass brimful. He does not which the son is board chairman.    smoke. He plays golf in the low 70’s. Temperamentally nervous, Hughes Bom rich, Hughes followed his From time to time movie press is stone-like in the cockpit of a father’s technical bent. At the age agents have tried to link Hughes’ racing aairplane. On his transcon- of 12 he had constructed hts own name with actresses, but he re-ttnenta.1 record flight, he almost radio receiving set. The Hughes mains blissfully single and tndiffer-lost consciousness at an altitude of home-made automobile wa* a com- j ent to such publicity. you build it. I have enough confidence that it will fly.” He took it up on its first test hop, and then smashed all long-distance speed records at an pace of 332 miles an hour^ BIT OXYGEN HOSE .WTS1, w THE PLANE: 175 MILES AN HOUR, WITH HEAVY LOAD Thompson Rally Here Tonight Amarillo Senator To Speak at 8:30 On Federal Lawn Sen. Clint Small of Amarillo, home town of Ernest O. Thompson. will speak in behalf of the railroad commissioner's campaign for governor tonight at the federal lawn. The speech wil: be broadcast over station KRBC. beginning at 8:30 o’clock, and will be preceded by a 45-minute concert given by the Abilene high school band. Senator Small, leader of West Texans in legislative battles against land vacancy grabbers and supporter of oily interests, will be introduced by Tom K. Eplen. J. C. Hunter, president of the West Central Texas Oil & Gas association, will preside at the rally In the absence of E. M. Overshiner, chairman of the Taylor county Thompson supporters. Senator Small will outline Thompson's platform and review the commissioner's record. He will elaborate upon the planks of oil and soil conservation, new Industries for Texas, educational program and economy. The senator speaks in Cisco earlier in the evening and will speak tomorrow In Sweetwater and Big Spring. Examining Trial Is Set Sept. 5 Charged with robbery with firearms Dave Walden was arraigned in Justice of Peace Theo Ash’s :ourt this morning; and his bond was set at $1,000, pending examining trial set for Monday, Sept. 5. The complaint against Walden was • filed in connection with the Hijacking of Carl Wright here the night of July I. Three men took Jia from Wright. O DANIEL OPENS ATTACK ON FOES; M’CRAW FIRST TARGET Dedicates Talk Entitled 'Professional Politicians' to Opponent at Gonzales By The Associated Press W. Lee O'Danifl, the Fort Worth flour merchant began naming names today in his campaign for governor—and the first target was William McCraw. Heretofore O Daniel had not mentioned opponents except in a general sense, but today at Gonzales he made a speech entitled “The Professional Politician,” and dedicated it to McCraw. At Brownwood last night, when told O’Daniel threatened to broadcast. a verbal attack on him, McCraw said he didn’t mind meeting □'Daniel either on the stump’ or over the radio. McCraw promised to “tell the people a few things about j ———- the flourman myself” in a broadcast tonight. McCraw was in Dallas today attending the annual Oak Cliff picnic. He spoke at noon. Tom Hunter, another candidate for governor, goes to Corsicana tonight. Last night he made his eighth radio speech at Dallas. He had what he termed “a heart-to-heart talk with his fellow-Texans,” urging him to join witn him in his ‘‘vigorous battle for state government adapted to their welfare” and charging platforms of McCraw and Ernest Thompson, another opponent, “are duplicates that have no constructive ideas and nothing that will relieve you of your tax burden.” Thompson, who was at Amarillo yesterda. to greet President Roosevelt in his swing across the country, returned to the campaign today with an ambitious schedule of eight talks, touching at Canyon, Happy, Tulia, Kress, Plainview, Hale Center, Abernathy and Lubbock. Karl Crowley spoke at Dalby Springs last night, declaring he entered the race because he felt compelled to “help to make a greater Texas, and to render an honest, constructive governmental service from Austin.” Convict Nazi Camp Heads RIERHEAD. N. Y., July 12—(UP) A supreme court jury today convicted six leaders of the German-American Settlement League Inc., which operated a Nazi camp at Yaphank. N. Y„ on charges of violating the state civil rights law. The state charged the leaders failed to file membership lists with the secretary of state as required of oath-bound organizations. A conviction also was returned by the jury against the settlement league. The defendants faced a maximum penalty of $1,000 fine and a year in prison. The league faced a fine of $1,000. County Judge L. Barron Hill said he would impose sentence on the defendants later today. U. S. Jury Convenes MADISON. Wls., July 12.—(A*)—A federal grand jury convened here today to consider a variety ol cases including one or more in which seven oil companies and 15 persons associated with the Industry have been called to testify. Grant Request In Resignation Carswell Allowed To Leave Chamber Office September I T. N. Carswell, secretary-manager of the Abilene chamber of commerce, this morning requested the I board of directors to relieve him of his duties September I. The request was granted with the understanding that if his successor is not here by that date, Carswell will continue to assist the board in any way possible. Carswell tendered his resignation last April, effective November I, but was given the privilege making the date effective before that time, if his private affairs should warrant such change. A 13 member committee composed of six members of the board of directors and aeven members of the chamber of commerce who are not directors la to meet tomorrow morning to begin consideration of a successor for Carswell. Omar Radford, committee chair- j man said today that he had no idea as to how soon the committee would complete Its work, but that “we are going to make thorough investigations of each applicant.” The man ; chosen by the committee will be recommended to the board of directors for final approval. In asking to be relieved by September I, Carswell said “I am entering into a limited partnership to organize the Merchants' Paper company here and we hope to have everything ready for operation by September I. If it meets the approval of the board. I would like to be relieved by that date.” The wholesale paper company is to be located in the old Abilene-Southern railway depot. Work on construction of a warehouse is expected to begin this week, Carswell said. Nation's Markets Resume Advance NEW YORK. July 12 —(UP) — Markets shook off their lethargy today and resumed their advance over a broad front. Stocks more than made up losses of the previous session. Sugars and aviations started the rise. Shorts were run in and trading picked up. Bonds moved up under lead of railroad issues. Grains soared on the reduced wheat crop estimate. Wheat gained 2 1-8 to 2 3-8 cents a bushel. Corn futures were 2 1-8 to 2 7-8 cents higher. Cotton turned strong. McCall's Execution Stayed By Writ MIAMI. Fla., July 12—(AV- The electrocution of Franklin Pierce McCall for the kidnaping of James Bailey Cash, Jr., was stayed today. Circuit Judge H. F. Atkinson : granted McCall’s counsel. C. A. Av-riett, a writ of error permitting an ; appeal to the state supreme court. Hie writ is returnable Oct. 31. The execution, scheduled the week of July 25 is automatically stayed The Weather ABILENE and vicinity:    Fair    tonight and Wednesday. West Texas Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday, probably local showers in extreme west portion East Texas:    Fair In Interior, partly cloudy on coast tonight and Wednesday. Hi nest temperature yesterday . .. 99 " 1 temperatures Mon. p m. Tues. a.m. Loser in Choice For Bride Has Prospects, Too ILLNESS FATAL MATAWAN. N. J., July 12-(UP)—Judson Van Arsdale, a widower, who has two prospective brides th his cottage and has been trying for a week to make up his mind which to marry, announced today that he had a letter from a man who wants to marry the one he rejects. The women, May Meyers, 57, of Washington, D. C., and Nellie Davis, 40, of Paris, 111., both responded to Van Arsdale’s advertisement in a matrimonial magazine. The letter from Brooklyn said: “I would like to correspond with the lady who may be the loser in this strange affair. I am 44 years (rf age and would be Interested In a decent person. Trusting that you will make possible a meeting, and that I will hear from you as to the chances, I am, sincerely yours n • • • Van Arsdale said he had turned the lettei over to one of the women. He didn t say which one. FAIR Drv thermometer 1 Wet thermometer Relative humidity I ...... os si; 2 ...... 96 so 3 ...... 98 79 4 ...... 99 78 5 ...... 99 77 6 ...... 98 76 7 ...... 96 76 8 ---- 92 79 9 ...... 86 84 IO ...... 88 97 ll ...... 83 90 Midnight . 82 N'onn 92 4unrl*e .5 41 Sunset .. 7:47 7 p m 7 a m 12:39 n m. 97    TH    74 71    69    71 26    72    CU Indiana's Demos Name Van Nuys Renomination of FD Court Foe Only Formality INDIANAPOLLIS. July 12—(^P.— j A "love feating” Indiana democratic convention today renominated by acclamation Senator Frederick Van Nuys, opponent of President Roosevelts court and government reor- ; ganization bills, who at one time had threatened to seek re-election as an independent. Naming of Van Nuys. estranged j until last week from the party’s state organization headed by Governor M. Clifford Townsend, was only a formality. The way for Van Nuys’ renoml- I nation was cleared a week ago last night when Governor Townsend invited him to become a candidate before the convention. The senator | accepted. Then all obstacles in Van Nuys’ path were removed by the withdrawal of other candidates. Dog Skin Worth $1.50 in Japan TOKYO. July 12—(UP)—The ministry of agriculture has issued an appeal to the populace to preserve the bodies of dead mice. rats, dogs and cats, from which a substitute for hides can be obtained. A shortage of leather caused the appeal. It was announced that a dog skin would bring $1.50, the skin of a cat 30 cents and a rat or mouse from two to three cents. How About That Vacation Letter? How about that letter telling your vacation experiences? You know, a few days ago we offered to print vacation letters if I traveling Abilenians and West Texans would only sen' them in. We believe the stay-at-homes would be interested in knowing what the vacationists saw and did. the friends they visited, the sights they saw. the good — and maybe the bad — times they had. Write us a letter about your vacation trip. Tell your friends through the Reportsr-News what you sew. Drop by the office and get a stamoed. self-addressed envelope, if you wish. Political Races President Speaks At Amarillo in Driving Rain ABOARD PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT’S TRAIN EN ROUTE TO SAN FRANCISCO. July 12.—cypres idem Roosevelt asserted today that “we want democracy to work." “Thai Is our chief objective,” the president told a crowd estimated by police at more than 15,000, in a brief rear platform address from his special train at Pueblo, Colo. “We don’t want to copy other forms of government,” he said. “Ours is good enough for us.” The president avoided reference to Colorado’s democratic senatorial primary, making no mention either of Senator Alva B. Adams or his primary rival, Judge Benjamin C Hilliard. Mr Roosevelt devoted much of his Pueblo talk to describing the government’s efforts toward conservation of natural resources, and described the government as “a common meeting ground” for the states In adjustments of their differences, particularly those involving water. The president arranged for a day of sightseeing and little work. Easing down on speechmaking as he traveled westward on his transcontinental tour, the chief executive tinental tour, The chief executive’* only scheduled address today was at Pueblo. His address last night at Amarillo, Texas, Ellwood park was delivered in a driving, wind-blown rain The president spurning a rain coat, stood hatless facing the See FDR, Pf. 5. Col. 7 John Hardaway, 40, Succumbs Mill Executive's Funeral Set for IO Thursday Jail in Ruins, Prisoner Gone ADRIAN, Mich . July 12 — (Upi — Art Weeks, 56, former circus strong man and trapeze artist, was arrested for disorderly conduct and locked In a cell by four officers after a great struggle. Today the jail was in ruins and Weeks was missing. The door to Weeks’ cell was torn from Its hinges. The front of the building had been pushed from Its foundation. U. S. Oil Production Skyrockets 219,916 John F Hardaway, 40. prominent young Abilene business executive. I died at his home, 2231 South ! Eighth, this morning at 7:36 In poor health for more than two I years, Hardaway had been critically 1 111 for the past week. HU parents, j Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hardaway of Terrell, had been at the bedside since his return from Mayo Broth-era clinic in Rochester, Minn., recently. Funeral will be held morning at IO o'clock at the St. Paul Methodist church. Laughter Funeral home Is in charge of arrangements. Survivors are his wife, who was Evelyn Jackson until their marriage in April. 1933, a four-year-old daughter. Peggy Ann; two sisters, Elizabeth Hardaway of Bakersfield Calif., and Mrs. C. L. Ca*-lander of San Francisco, Calif., and his parents. Hardaway was vice president and general manager of the West Texas Cottonoil company. He was born Jan. 22, 1898, in Live Oak, Fla., the home ol his parental grandparents. He came to Texas with his parents in October of the same year, living in Kauffman where he was educated in the public schools. After graduating from Kentucky TULSA Okla., July 12 — (UP) — ! Military institute with highest non- Compfetes Paris To Moscow Hop In Seven Hours MOSCOW, July 12—(AP)— Howard Hughes landed his bi? silvery monop1 me 8t 9 p.m. tonight (12 p.m., CST) at Omsk, Siberia, approximate halfway point of his round the-world flight. 42 HOURS’ TIME On its arrival here, the plane was 6,763 miles out of New York In an elapsed time of 42 hours and 40 minutes. Hughes announced that after loading to capacity with gasoline, he would continue to Yakutsk. Siberia. which is 1,277 miles from Omsk. He said It would require about an hour and a half to refill the plane’s tanks. He and his four companions took off In their sleek silver monoplane from Moscow’s central airport at 1:25 p.m. (4:25 am. CST) two hours and 12 minutes after they arrived from Paris. They had 6,000 miles of Soviet territory ahead of them as their heavily loaded plane sped away on the 1,380-mile hop to Omsk. They completed the Paris-Moscow flight of 1,541 miles in 7 hours and 49 minutes, bringing their plane dcwn at 11:13 am. (2:13 am. CST). Reports of good weather were received from points along the Siberian route as far as the Bering Straits, separating Russian territory from Alaska. Hughes planned to make his only other Siberian landing. besides Omsk, at Yakutsk, 2.100 miles to the east. However, Soviet authorities provided him with maps showing seven other airdromes and emergency landing places. I Hughes and his comrades got off from Moscow only after one unsuccessful attempt, which was defeated by a change in direction of the wind. But they finally cleared the field with a heavy fuel load. OUT TO BEAT RECORD Their flying time for the 1.541 mHes from Paris was 7 hours and 49 minutes, and they refueled at once for the next hop of 1,624 miles to Omsk, in their effort to beat the > r d record of 7 day*. 18 hours and 49 minutes set by Wiley Post in 1933 Representatives of the American embassy and Alexander Troyanov- See HUGHES, Pg. 5, Col. 3 Daily oil production in the United States sky-rocketed 219,916 barrels to an average of 3,266,399 barrels during the week of July 9, the Oil and Gas Journal reported today. A boom of 67.000 barrels in Oklahoma sent average production up sharply to 443.275 barrels. Texas fields had a new figure of 1,364.540 barrels daily for an increase of 172.-000 barrels. Kansas production was 141,900 barrels, a decrease of less than 2,000 barrels. Louisiana in- ors. Hardaway entered Harvard university. While at Harvard he volunteered for service in the World war, receiving his military training at a camp near Louisville. At the close of the war, he held the rank of second lieutenant. He returned to Harvard and was graduated with honors in 1920, majoring In languages. In 1921 he toured the world and upon his return was employed by the Kauffman Cottonoil company. creased its average flow by 9,000 ot which his father was president, barrels to 268,595, while Arkansas He was later made manager of the had 47,375 barrels. 4.000 less than the preceding week. See HARDAWAY, Pg. 5, Col. 7 Injury Fatal to m Mrs. W. F. Jones Woman Hurt in Fall IO Weeks Ago Injured in a fall ten weeks ago. Mrs. W. F. Jdhes. 82, died this morning at 9:20 at her home, 850 Poplar street. She had been a resident of Abilene for ten years, having come here from Truby, Jones county. The funeral will be held at IO a m. Wednesday at Elliott’s chapel, with J. H. Stewart, Church of Christ minister, officiating. Earl Hutchinson will assist with the service, following which burial will be made in a local cemetery beside the grave of Mr. Jones, who died May IO, 1930. Mrs. Jones was 82 years of age last Wednesday, July 6. She was a native of Arkansas. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Lilly Douglas of Stanton, Mrs. Dixie Scott of Trent, Mrs. Sybil Ball of Patricia; six sons, P. C. and W'alter Jones of Abilene, Will and Fred Jones of Gulon, Paul Jones of Anson, and Jess Jones of Stanton; three brothers. Virgil Allen of San Angelo, Hawley Allen of Robert Lee and Don Allen of Joshua; two sisters, Mrs. Dixie Mitchell of San Angelo and Pearl Lewis of California. Thirty grandchildren also survive. Six of the grandsons will be pallbearers. BY 'PAPER TRANSACTIONS'— TAX EVASION LATTO DU PONT AND RASKOB WASHINGTON, July 12.    (A*)— The United States board of tax appeals found today that Pierre S. du Pont and John J. Raskob had attempted to evade more than SICXX),OOO of income taxes by “paper transactions” in securities. The exact amount of additional taxes due on their 1929 Incomes was left by the boad to be determined later, but attorneys estimated Raskob might be held to owe about $1.OW,OOO and du Pont about $600,-0W. Du Pont, a large contributor tc republican campaign funds in 1936, is chairman of the board of-direc tors of E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and company. Raskob was chairman of the democratic national committee and campaign manager for Alfred E. Smith in 1928, but turned against Roosevelt and with Smith promoted the Liberty League ii. opposition to Roosevelt. After the 1929 stock market crash du Pons and Raskob sold about 34.5W.WO of securities to each other at prices far below what they had paid for them. Eventually they resold the securities to each other so each wound up with his original holdings. They claimed deductions from their income tax for the losses indicated by the difference between the original value of the securities and the prices at which the securities were sold. The board said, “when summed up, our whole question is one as to whether the transactions considered are such as the statutes as to deductible losses intended and contemplated, or were paper transactions to escape tax liability. “The matter before us here required examination in the light of the ordinary actions and reactions of men, guided by criteria of reasonable human behaviour in business transactions.” ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: July 12, 1938