Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TEXAS' OWM MEWSMKR VOL. LVI11, NO. Abilene "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH VOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT -.-TEN PAGES ABILENE, TEXAS. TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 12, 1938. ADDRESSING IN AMARILLO- PRICE5CENTS FDR Federal Judge, Speaks In Rain Downfall Fails To Dim Ardor For Plains Talk Best Crowd Of. His Tour Hears Farm Discussion By B. ARDERY AMARILLO, July ll.-o-Presi- clent Roosevelt appointed youngish Gov. James V. Allred a federal Judge today, and at dusk spoke In a pelting rain storm about water conservation nnd crop control. While the chief executive rail- roaded toward Amarlllo for the AMARILLO, July 11 (AP) Newsmen making ihe trip wilh President Roosevelt said the crowd at Amarilto today was the largest to greet Roosevelt since he was in Kentucky and as large as any to greet him on his westward trip. Local and state police estimat- ed the crowd at between 000 and or about to more- than Jammed the streets for the mother-in-law day celebration here March 9, when Mrs. Roosevelt was the guest of honor. third major address of his cross- country tour, a light rain started. Previously. Roosevelt had traveled through clear, baking hot weather. As the president traveled 24 blocks in an open car from the AinarMlo station to Ellwood park for his address, the rain in- creased in intensity. When RooscreK mounted (he speakers platform it was driving down. TALKS FARM PROGRAM Tiie president smiled and told his farm-minded audience "we need a greater permanency and greater annual security for those who use the soil." The administration crop control program, he said, was drafted to apply "common sense business principles to the Jjusiness of farm- ing and catlle raising.'1 Roosevelt's listeners were more happy (bin annoyed bv the whipping rain. Citizens said It was one of the hardest of re- cent years, and that it was needed. The crowd, estimated by police at more ihnn 100.000 was said by par- tics on the train to have been the largest since the president was in Kentucky. Three limes the president pro- voked cheers with references to the storm. "1 think this little shower (hat we've had is a mighty good omen." the chief executive said at the con- clusion of his address. Previously, he said (hat more nnd more is being learned about the best SPEECH, Tf. 10. Col. 7. Quaker State Probe Of Politics Ordered HARRISDURO. Pa.. July Paul N. Schaeffer today ordered the Dauphin county grand jury lo start an investigation Aug- ust 8 charges of political graft against Gov. George H. Earle and 13 of his associates, "There is reasonable cause." Jurtge Schaeffcr said, "to believe that an investigation of the charges made will disclose some criminal misconduct v. x affecting the pub- lic business." Insurgents Move Nearer Valencia HEiVDAYE, fYance (At the Span- ish July gent Gen. Garcia Valino's Navar- rese broke through the northwestern flank o[ (he Espadnn mountains today within sight of ScBorbc. Spanish government advices ad- mitted the enemy was "progress- ing" fn the offensive directed toward Valencia but sold the advance was "at the cost of heavy losses." Ihe Weather OrJnJfj: Turlly Inn Iran, r.ml E.IST il.V.IS: I'nrtlj rtmlf. nm ftnnil.rthnurn nr.lr thf npixr ttxJa liii.vlfr.lnwrM HVrtnV y parti f In trmprratnrr. Former College Grid Player In Abilene Held In Los Angeles Confidence Game LOS ANGELES, July a weird tangle of high finance, which officers said In- volved In notes to which the name ot mo- tion picture producer Louis B. Mayer was forged, was re- covered today. Horse racing, the stock mar- ket' and expensive trips to New York took the rest, district at- torney's Investigator John Klein said he was totd by George Donald Smart, sound recorder and.accused "brains" of the 1 strange case. Unwarranted use by Smart of the nnmes of such film notables as Charles Laughton, Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald was disclosed in the Investiga- tion, as offlcsrs probed a chain of pyramided ''notes" which Ihey said were forged with Mayer's signature, larger each time to ''cover" one previously issuer! and net the maker a profit. The protlt, which Klein Smart told Mm, had reached (30.000 when'authorities final- ly took him Into custody, might have gone as high as 1C pending "deals" had been con- sumated, district attorney's rep- resentatives reported. Booked with Smart in the county jail on suspicion of forg- ery, grand theft and conspir- acy Is Layne Britton, 30. studio makeup artist who, Investigators quoted Smart as declaring was simply an unwitting tool of his maneuvers. Britton at one time Is said to have Impersonaled voice over the tele- phone, but thought It was a. "gag." (Lajne "Sholltun" Britton was known In Weft Texas a football player. He atarred In the bicfcfftld for Stephenrille hlch school in 1927, and later played wilh the Simmons Cow- boys He has been In California or eight years.) Smart's plan, officers declar- ed, iva.s to announce that he was dealing, in Mayer's name, Cor clauses on stars' contracts which would sever their con- nections with Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer when and If Mayer retir- ed. Smart was quoted as ex- plaining secrecy was necessary so that Mayer's name would not he drawn Into the deal. UNWORRIED BY WHEEL MISHAP- Hughes Speeds Above Clouds To Moscow j. Lisut." Thomas A. Thurlow, navigator, is shown, atop How- ard Hughes', specially built transport plane 'at Nre York as he compensated the compass while the plane was being pre- pared for H takeoff on a trans- atlantic night. The hop to Paris was the first leg of round the world, flight THIS QUINTET BEATS LINDY'S OCEAN RECORD NEW YORK, July men who boat Lindbergh's time on a non-stop flight from New York to Paris today were' HOWARD HUGHES Tall, gangling and shy, Howard Hughes in 34 years has made sev- eral million dollars on 'movies, op- erated his father's oil-well drill fac- tory and set several records for fast flying. Extremely nervous, he Is slightly deaf and is one ot America's most careless dressers. He .attended four schools and was graduated from none of them. He calls himself a "sporteman- but his scientific study of ranfcs him near the top. HJ drinks moderately, but never smokes, and plays golf with a han- dicap of 2. When he was is he Inherited S17.000.000, nnd; he has been atidinj to It ever since. Hughes was born In Houston. RICHARD STODDAKT Richard Stoddart, radio engineer for tile flight, is n native of New York City. His education stopped with graduation from Newark, N. J.. high school. He is 37 and'has worked as radio operator on ships, planes and land stations. THOMAS THURLOW CONGRESSIONAL COMMUTE LAUNCHES TVA INVESTIGATION Chairman Donahey Says Probers Talked Only 'Questions Of Policy' KNOXVILLE. Tenn., July congressional committee offi- cially launched an investigation of the Tennessee Valley authority in a three-hour executive session today at which Chairman Vic Donahey (D-Ohio) said only "questions of policy" were discussed. "Our meeting was formulative altogether." Donahey declared. He said he did not know what procedure would be followed at the open hearings, which he said would begin "in Ihe near future." "Those matters will be determined later." he said, "possibly at another meeting of the committee here next Monday." TOUR STARTS TODAY -Tomorrow, the group will begin an 600-mile tour of the valley. TVA Chairman Harcourt A: Morgan and Director David E. Lilienthal will be among the TVA representatives on the trip. Donahey said last week he favored calling Chairman Mor- gan, Eiillenlhal and Dr. A. E. Mor- gan, deposed chairman, as the first witnesses so they might "lay their cards on the It was a dispute between Dr. Mor- gan on one side and Llilenthal and Harcourt Morgan on the other that precipitated the investigation. President Roosevelt demanded Dr. Morgan back up his accusations i wilh facts, and when he refused, Thomas L. Thtirtor, 33, (he president ousted him. Second Meeting Of Is s native ol Santa Ann. Calif., and a first lieutenant In the army air corps. At present he is. working on the development of air naviga- tion instruments and is an expert on the subject. EDWAKH LtiXn Edward Lund. 32, Hughps's nate engineer-mechanic, began his t n J career as an Ruto mechanic at Kai- TOIT DOOrO tspcll, Montana, hU native stale. He became associated with Hughes in 1932 and has held several impor- tant jobs in airplane factories. HARRV p. MCLEAN CONNOR A native of Passatc. N. J.. Harry P. McLean Conner, 38, learned nav- igation as a seaman. He holds a master's license, and served as nav- igator for Roger Q. Williams in 1929 ana 1030. Conner gave up avi- allon to return to the sea several limes, but now specializes In sea- dromes. Dr. filed suit last week asking reinstatement with back pay. All the committee members were present today except Sen. H. H. Schwartz who was ex- pected later in the week. Committee chairmen of the SVesl Texas Fair association have been called held into another session, to be t 3 o'clock this afternoon, by President D. H. Jeffcries. Committee chairmen met for a brief disc-ossion of plans Monday morning, and the second session was called In an effort to get ft greater attendance. Those present Monday were Jack Simmons.'Eddie Harold D. Austin. J. E. Orlsfom. Walter Jarrelt. D. H. Jcf- fcrles nnd T. N. Carswell. As M'Crow Accepts O'DANIEL ANSWERS OPPONENTS' ATTACKS By The Associated Press W. Lee O'Danlel, candidate for jovernor who has been dealt many i vrrb.il Jolt lately by some of his began talking back Mon- day. Meanwhile, Tom Hunter was hit- ling nl "ring control" in n radio ipeech. Knrl Crowley at Paris pro- mised to work for Texas (armors, md Ernest Thompson nl Anmillo act t poliltal fpcct'.i but was selected lo Introduce Presi- dent Roosevelt. O'Danlcl's Dallas headquarters an- nounced he would make a speech entitled "the professional politician" and dedicate it to McCraw Tuesday at Gonzolfs. McCmw has been re- ferring to O'Danlel In recent speeches as "Hut fellow from Ohio" and has been accusing him of isnor- ancc of Texas history and affairs In reply to thai, ODanlcl at Smith- vllle safd "names of Ohlcorij shlnt with luster through the pages of Texas history." He cited about dozen McCraw at Brownwood said he was "high pleased" over the pros- pecls of a with O'Danlel. "If any candidate wants to mutch a fight with me I'll take him on." Mc- Craw said, -in fact. 1 will tell the Sec CANDIDATES, Tj. 10, Cot. S. Mann Bids For Abilene Votes Gerald C. Mann, candidate for attorney general, invited Abilene voters to support him in a talk on the federal lawn Monday night. Speaking brtelly. Mann outlined his aims as attorney general after announcing that "no one solicited me lo make this made up my own mind.'' "We need to quit playing politics nnd began seriously and studiously considering the real problems of said Mann. "We need lo give less attention to the next election and more attention to Ihe governmental problem at hand. We should think less about the next election and more about the nexl generation." Mann pledged hlmsefl to ndmln- Isler his office according to his standards of Justice and fairness regardless of the political result "I'd rather be a one-iermer than a he avowed. Mann was Introduced by Joe Humphrey. Abilene high school government teacher. Earlier Mon- day he had appeared in Weather- ford and Olncy. Today he will talk In Cisco. Ranger. Eastlapd. Brown- wood, toleman. Ballingcr and, to- nlsht, San Angelo. Martin Oidtimers To Reunite Today RTANTON. July 11-Old rollers of Martin county will gather on the lawn of Ihe court home here THM- rtay evening at 6 o'clock for their annual old settlers' reunion and basket supper. All residents of the county who have lived here for 20 years or more have been issued special invitations, A record crowd Is anticipated. The first reunion was held In 1930 on the lawn of a private home, with about 250 attending, since that time It has been nn annual affair. Judge Turner Vance of Refuglo will preside as master of Cf remonles an entertainment program has been prepared. Gear Dangles After Takeoff Texas Sportsman Expects Hop To Take Seven Hours NEW YORK. July day) (iPt Howard Hughes' flight headquarters predicted today the mlllionnaire sports- man would land his giant sil- ver monoplane at Moscow be- tween and a.m. (Abi- lene time.) Manager Al Lodwick. said he expected the filers to refuel im- mediately for a quick get-a-way over Siberia. He expected them to take an easterly course out of Moscow rather than the southern route used by other7 filers. NEW YOHK. July ardHughes reported by radio at 15 o'cloc, tonight (Abilene time! that he was flying high over Ice- forming clouds In Central Europe tnd indicated was unconcerned his landing'gear was damaged In taking off from Paris for Moscow. "Sure." told an interviewer In the messages rebroadctst from Ber- lin, "we are all right u fir as we can see here. HE EXPRESSES CONCERN" "But we are worried about these rumors we have been hearing from hk voice faded out here but radiomen said he later explain- ed that he believed the retractable wheels were In'order. An instrument would show whether they were properly in place. At the time of the broadcast. Hughes' headquarters figured the globe-girdling party was 608 miles from Paris and slightly less than NEW YORK. Julj Howard Hujha' nitht head- here announced an llinerary tonijht which Indicat- ed he mljht be back In New York Thuradiy night or early Friday. FItortd roufhh-, he was expected to b. In the air betwetn 60 and 65 hours and on Ihe [round another 10 to 15, barring mishaps. After reaching Moscow, Hughes expected fo make a hop to Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. Other night] listed were to Yakutsk. Siberia, 1437 miles, then to Fairbanks, Alaska, 1M miles, and then miles Jo New York. 100 miles" east of Deutsch-Krone, Germany. "We have picked up quite a bit of speed and estimate we are mak- ing 220 miles per Hughes said by radio. "We are flying at 17.300 feet coming down now to lower -alti- tude. "We have been on top of a solid bank of clouds and we haven't seen the ground since we left Parts. The broadcast Just before mid- night was relayed to the United States by the Columbia Broadcast- Ing system. Earlier in Ihe evening, soon afler the Paris takeoff, the National Broadcasting company contacted the plane. Radio Engineer Richard Sloddart reported "everybody ts all right." UOUBT WHEEL HURT Sfoddart said the plane was go- ing 120 miles an hour at an altitude (if 16.000 feel but that how soon Ihey would reach Moscow was still See HUGHKS, Tt. Col. 5. John F. Hordawoy Thought Near Death Little hope was held last night for the recovery ot John P. Harda- wiy. vke-presldent and general manager of the West Texas Cotton- oll company, said relatives. Harda- has been critically HI the past week, and In poor health for a pe- riod of two years or longer. He Is at his home. 2J31 south Eighth street. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Kardaway of Terrell, have been here since tils return from the Mayo clinic In Rochester, Minn., three weeks ago. Yesterday a sis- ter. Elizabeth Hardaway. srrlvM from Fresno, Calif., to at the bedside. PARADE FIGURE The chief executive handed Allred his oflicial commission while he two stood on Ihe rear platform of Roosevelt's special train The dramatic announcement came as a complete surprise Speaking beneath a blazing sun, the president said with a cmile :hat he had been accused of "making or breaking" precedents "Now I am about to create another he continued adding his announcement about Ihe ap- polntment. There were two Interpretations of Roosevelt's remark about creating a precedent. One was that the ap- pointment would be followed by the laming of other young men to Judicial posts. The other Inter- pretation was that the president was starting a. precedent by ap- a man outside a court dis- trlcf'as a federal Judge. Allred was named federal judge !or Ihe Southern Texas district, but rie does not reside there. The appointment surprised some Texas politicians because Allred had MRS. C. McDERMOTT Gross Plains Holds Reunion Candidates Speak To Biggest Crowd in Picnic's History By HARRY HOLT Reporter-News Staff Writer CROSS PLAINS. July southeastern Callahan county town of multiple Industries was host to- day to the largest crowd ever to attend the annual picnic and old- settlers reunion, which this year is the 57th consecutive celebration. Opening the lirst of a two-day event was the downtown parade this morning, led by tht Cross Plains municipal band. Commercial floats and reproductions of old western scenes were, featured. Pioneers took an active part in the parade and foremost amonp this group was Sirs. J. C. McDcrmoll, 75, who rode an old-fashioned side saddle, SKe Is one of Ihe early settlers of Pioneer county and her sons are among the leading ranchers of Callahan county. Charles Bar, a resident of the county 58 years, and Davis Mont- gomery, who has been here more than half a century, manned a hack of frontier-day style that drew much comment. RODEO FOR AMATEURS Afternoon attractions were at the shaded picnic grounds on bank ol TurVey creek. Political speeches were made by William McCraw. candidate for governor; Alton M. Mead, candidate tor lieutenant- governor; Frank Morris, rnndid.ite for railroad commissioner; and Clarence H. Miller, candidate lor governor Paul Hair, local attor- ney, was in charge of the speak- ing. Old-time fiddlers took their flint? on the program tonight when a square dance was held. The carni- val was also one of the attractions. Tilt for amateurs only a minimum of Inter- r-Rl In the arena surrounded by cot- ton bagging. Walter Preston won the calf roping in 28 seconds. Ivan Spinlcs of Abilene, carrying a five- second penalty, was second with time of 29 seconds anct Henry Wllks was third in 31 1-2 seconds. rilO ROPERS R.VRRKD H. McDermoll. local rancher, was first In the wild cow milking con- test wilh 11 seconds. Leo Hutf ot Dora second in 29 sfrondj and third went to Spinks. 30 seconds. Several good calf ropers were on hand, but were not entered since they were termed professionals. Ruben Knight and Homer Johnson are In charge. Speakers on the Tuesday program, beginning at 10 a. n. are Gerald Mann. Robert Calvert Ralph candidates for attorney general: Omar Burkctt. E. M. (Fd) Curry. T. S. Ross and Wayne C. Sellers, candidates for state repre- sentative; Pierce Brooks nnd George A. Davlsson. candidates for lieuten- ant governo' PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES POLICY OF APPOINTING YOUNGER MEN IN NAMING GOVERNOR JURIST Chief Executive Says People's Efforts To Improve Federal Judiciary Success AMARfLLO, July Gor. James V. Allred, appointed today to the federal bench by President Roosevelt, said here: "I do not know just when I will decide whether to serve out my term governor. It will kt af- ter the primaries before I de- cide." was appointed federal Judie of the newly created South Teiaj district which in- cludes a total of 44 counties. "I still am so thrilled over the appointment that I have not really had a chance to think x x I." Altred said not been recommended by either Tom Connally or Morris the Lone Star state senators. Informed persons said Connally suggested Wilton D. Taylor of Houston for the appointment and Sheppard recommended Brant- !ev Harris of Galveston. In his talk the president his previously-expressed view that "the efforts of the people of this country to Improve our federal judicial system have succeeded." "Our principal objectives for tht Improvement of justice are on the way to be fully he added, continuing: "In line ivith Ihese purposes 1 am seeking, wherever it Is possible, to nominate younger men to posi- tions on the federal bench. "That thought coupled with his fine record has led me to offer the position of United States dis- trict judge for the Southern dis- trict of Tesas to V. Allred, governor of Texas." The president described Allred "a citizen of the whole state" and added that he "has established equitable record for fearlessness, honesty and good administration.' Responding. Allred tofd the. crowd that "from the bottom of my heart I want to thank the president (or this great honor.'' When he announced Allred's ap- pointment, the chief said with smile: "Governor, step forward. I hand you herewith your oflicial appoint- ment." The crowd applauded as the commission was handed over. Expect Resignation Of Allred In Faff AUSTIN. July Governor James V. Allred probably will re- sign early this fall after the demo- cratic primary' elections, friends said here today. Immediately after announcement by President Roosevelt of the gov- ernor's appointment as judge of a new federal court in south Texas Allred said he did not know whether he would finish his second term as chief executive, but usually well In- formed sources express opinion he i might step out In September. If he did re-sign. Lieutenant-Gov- ernor Walter F. Woodul, a candidate for attorney general, would become governor and serve until a man to be elected this summer and fall was Inaugurated in January. Woodul, 45, Is a, lawyer of Houston. Appointments Irk Senators FD Shuns Advice Of Reactionaries Solans In Choices WASHINGTON. July President Roosevelt appears to be risking a terrific, row at the next session of the senate by pointedly Ignoring certain senators In making: appointments to high office. Several recent appointments have been interpreted as outright snubs to anil-court bill senators, notably Byrd arid Glass ot Virginia ai-.d McCarran of Nevada. Traditionally, a senator's advko often carries great weight at the, White House .when a ma'.i from his state Is being considered for an im- portant federal some recent nominations have been such aj to cause senatorial gnashing of teeth. Whether the nomination today of Governor Allred of Texas to a federal Judgeshlp would Increase the pros- pects of senate: explosion next January, remained, to be seen. ALLRED'S CHOICE LIKED The answer to this question de- pended lately upon the attitude of Senator Cqnnally An op- ponent of ihe president's bills to re- both the courts and the executive branch of the government, he had endorsed Walter D. Taylor of Houston for (he judgeship to which Allred was nominated. Senator Sheppard (D-Texas) who went along with the president on, the court reorganization program, also had endorsed another man for the old friend. At- torney Brantly Harris of Galveston. But any chance that he would op- pose confirmation of Governor All- red appeared eliminated when he told reporters: "I accept 'ihe president's de- cision. Governor Allred will make an able judge." Many politicians here beJiered that Connally also would refrain from opposing confirmation. Foreign Residents Leave China City SHANGHAI. July foreigners at Kiukiang were reported evacuated today as severe fighting surged within 14 miles of the im- portant Yangtze port and Chinese threatened to apply their scorched earth tactics by destroying buildings of use to the Invaders. The evacuation was carried out by the British gunboat Cockchafer and the steamer Wenchow which, with the United States gunboat Mo- nocacy. were said to have steamed eight miles upstream outside the immediate danger zone. Kiukiang is 135 miles down the Yangtze from Hankow, provisional Chinese capital, the goal ot the Japanese. H PC Dean And Wife Parents Of Girl A daughter was born at last night In Hcndrick Memorial hos- pital fo Mr. and Mrs. z. T. Huff of Brownwood. Mr. Huff is dean of Howard Payne college, and Mrs. Huff is the former Jane Stinson. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Stinson. The baby is the only grandchild of the Stlnsons. FROM Clint Small, Stumping For Thompson, To Speak Tonight On Postoffice Lawn Sen. Clint Small of Amarilto, on a stumping tour for Ernest O. Thompson, candidate for governor, wilt speak In Abilene tonight at o'clwfc on the federal lawn In behalf ot the railroad commission- er's campaign. Senator Small speaks today at S p. m. :n Cisco, and will arrive here shortly afterward. Preceding his talk, the Abilene high school Eagle band will piny a concert from to p. m. In the absence of E. St. Over- shiner, chairman of Ihe Taylor county forces supporting Thompson for governor, J. C. Hunter, presj- dent of Ihe Abilene chamber o[ commerce, will preside and Tom K. Kplcn will Introduce the Pan- handle senator. The talk will bt broadcast over radio station KRBC from to 9 o'clock. From Abllerte. Senator Small goes to Sweetwatw where he will speak again Wednesday afternoon, and thence to Big Spring for an rvUress Wednesday night. Senator Smill has been an active supporter of west Texas oil inter- ests in the legislature and alsohallj from Thompson's home town.