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Publication: Abilene Reporter News July 13, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 13, 1938, Abilene, Texas • •• • • ¥TE$TTEXAS^ HEWSMPER BMme toarth: EVENIHCii•Without, or \v/tji offense to frjlnds or foes ^ve ski;/ cfi your worId exactly as it goes,”—Byron ^OL. LYM I, NO. 45. JkMlatc« rrew (AF) ABILENE, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 13, 1938—TWELyE PAGES c«n«« rfila <tri * PRICE 5 CENTS PN MOST DANGEROU^LEGiDF* GLOBE-GIRDLING HOP—Hughes Races Toward U.S. And New Flight Record M'CRAW-O'DANIEL SALLIES TO BACKGROUND— FOUR GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES TO CROSS TRAILS TODAY By The Associated Pre.ss Campaign trails of four of the Texas gubernatorial candidates rro.ss today, diverting interest for the moment from William McCraw's verbal sallies with W Lee O'Daniel. Karl Crowley and Tom Hunter were scheduled to speak at the same time At Longview tonight while McCraw and Eme.st Thompson were to speak at Granger. Whether Crowley and Hunter will speak on the courthouse lawn or take separate sites was not announced by the Gregg county democratic committee. O'Daniel. who broke the ice and mentioned names for the first time yesterday at Gonzales, travels to Edinburg tonight. The Port Worth flour merchant dedicated his Gonzales speech to McCraw, whom he dubbed “this professional politician" and charged he was attempting to ‘‘arouse sectional prejudice ’’ McCraw. hitting again at O'-E>aniel, said at Georgetown today the Fort Worth candidate should make public his stand on race track gambling, sale of liquor by the drink and other such Issues. “The banjo man talks a great deal about home and religion and the Ten Commandments and the fine women of our state,” McCraw said, “but he doesn’t say a word about gambling on the horses or selling liquor by the drink or any of the other things our church people want to know about.” McCraw has Taylor and Greenville on hts itinerary in addition to Granger and Georgetown. Thompson visited Reisel and continued on to San Antonio. VICTORY FOR FDR IN SPEECH TOUR Thomas Widens Oklahoma Lead Murray Third In Governor Race Gomer, Reform Bill Foe Trails By 38,000 Votes OKLAHOMA CITY. July 13 —t/P) —Senator Elmer Thomas, Oklahoma's silver-haired hew deal favorite. widened his commanding lead today over two primary opponents in the first ballot-box test of President Roosevelt’s political speaking tour. Former Ciovemor W. H. "Alfalfa Bill’ ’Murray, frowned upon by the president, as "nationally known as a republican," was running third in the race for the democratic gubernatorial nomination. Senator Thomas, seeking renomination for a third term. won ptuvs.* from the president who called him ‘ my old friend.” Mr. Roosevelt, in his speech here Saturday, made on-Iv pas.«ing mention of E. W. Marland. new- deal governor ’■awning third to Thomas as the count prc-gressed He offered no back-pat at all to Representative Gomer Smith apparent runner-up in the senate race. Smith voted against the president’s reorganization bill and the administration farm act. The unofficial count in 2.487 pre-cincLs of the state’s 3.522 gave Thoma.s 158.379, Smith 118,321; and | Marland 73,544.    I I^eon C. Phillips of Okemah, a } new deal legislator, pulled ahead of I Murray and W. S. Key. former state WPA administrator, in the democratic gubernatorial contest, By Inference, Mr, Roosevelt de- ; dared “Alfalfa Bill” was nationally known as a republican. Murray, no new dealer, introduced Alf M. landon for a speech here in the 1936 presidential campaign. The count in 2,790 precincts gave Phillips 135.376 votes; Key 127,077, and Murray 111,890. Two aspirants. former Governor Jack Walton and Ira Finley, president of the Veterans of Industry of America, apparently were hopelessly behind. Eight democratic congressmen See PRIMARY. Pg. ll, Col. 4 EDR SPEAKS IN RAIN AT AMARILLO Follows Great Circle Route To Alaska Expects to Lop Three Days Off Wiley Post's Time By PAUL LIEN FAIRBANKS, Alaska. July I 13.— (UP)—Howard Hughes and his four world-girdling ' companions raced at more than 200 miles an hour today to-ward the American continent and a sensational new aviation I record. RSO MILES FROM YAKUTSK Sending frequent radio reports of condltlon.s aboard the 8200,000 monoplane, the millionaire flier pushed the craft toward Fairbanks over the great circle route from Yakutsk. Siberia, on fifth and most dangerous leg of the flight from New York-to-New York he hoped to reach Fairbanks in 12 houhs (about AS CROWD WELCOMES HUGHES AT LE BOURGET FIELD time) and New President Roosevelt, speaking in a pelting rain at Amarillo Monday, smilingly said he refused to believe that drouth conditions could prevail in this area. On his swing through the plains area. the theme of hi.s talks had been the necessity of conserving the water and soil. (Associated Pres.s Photo) Wife Is Charged in Ex-Abilenian's Death •mu'?A, Okla., July 13.—<;p)—A murder charge has been filed here against Mrs. Jane Weldon in the fatal shooting Saturday of her husband, Ray Weldon, 47, accountant. She pleaded Innocent. County Investigator H. H, Culll-son quoted Weldon as saying before he died Sunday that his wife shot him while he slept. Cullison said the wife’s physician told him she was not well. Funeral for Ray Weldon of Tulsa. Okla.. former Abilenlan, was held Tuesday afternoon from the Laughter Funeral home here. Burial was in a local cemetery. % Mattson Kidnaping Suspect IsInsone TACOMA. Wash., July 13—(UP) —Tile .<late patrol announced today that Frank Olson, 32, a farm worker who had "confe.ssed” that he ^kidnaped and killed 10-year-old Charles Mattson, was Insane and would be returned to an asylum. The Weather ABILENE and vicinity; Fair tonight and Thursday.    . West Texas. Fair tonight and Thursday. not quite so warm In Panhandle. TEM’PKRATURES Tues.    Wed. p.m. am. 1      VS    80 2      97    79 3 ...... 98    79 Allred to Serve 'Much' of Term May Not Resign Until Completion Next January AUSTIN, July 13.—(/Pl—James V. Allred said today he might not become federal judge for the southern district of Texas until after completion of his term as governor next January 17. . “I want to serve as much of my term as possible.” he said, “and finish it lf possible.” Many persons still were of the opinion the chief executive would resign in September. If he should do so, he would be succeeded for a brief time by Lt. Gov. Walter P. Woodul. who hopes to become attorney general next January. The crowd that greeted Ihe governor on his return to Austin included Former Gov. Dan Moody, Aasoclate Justice John Sharp of the state supreme court, numerous officials, state employes and citizens of Austin. “Lee O’Daniel must be here,” commented Allred as he swung down the car steps to kiss Mrs. All-red and their sons David and Sam Houston “Jim Boy,” eldest son is absent at a summer camp. Sheaves of congratulatorj' telegrams waited the governor at his office. Included were messages from the federal judges with whom he will serve and from many governors. He chuckled over one from Leo Carli lo of the movies. Carillo once was considered a likely candidate for governor of California. Thrixkmorton Well to Test Operators Rate Capacity Above 5,000 Bbls. Daily by st AF!’ WRITER ALBANY, July 13—With completion of tank connections, southwest-Throckmorton county’s deep Roosevelt Into Utah, Nevada Two Senatorial Opponents Will Board Special ABOARD PRESIDENT ROOSE-VELT’S TRAIN en route to San Francisco, July 13—(JP>—President Roosevelt’s rou^e today lay across Utah into Nevada, where two democratic primary senatorial opponents arranged to board his train. Senator Pat McCarran of Nevada, seeking renomination, was due to join the presidential party at Ogden. Utah. Albert Hilliard, opposing McCarran, planned to come on board later In the day at Carlin, Nevada. McCarran oppo.sed the president’s court reorganization plan and other administration measures. Hilliard Is the son of Judge Benjamin C. HlUlahr of the Colorado supreme court, a candidate for the democratic .senatorial nomination in Colorado. What step, lf any. the pre.sident ‘    2 457-mile    To    Fairbanks would uke in the Nevada situation ,    fliers esUbllshed direct radio was very much in doubt. The pres- ^ contact with amateur station W-6-ident will have an opportunity to ' ^UH at Hermo.sa Beach, Cal., and talk It over with Chairman George ' reaasuring me.sages which were L. Swart of the state democratic relayed to New York where the committee, who joins the train at    of three of the fliers awaited Carlin, and with Governor Richard ^’ord of their progress. Klrman, who comes on boaixl at    REFl’EL AT FAIRBANKS axUaiics, {Mil American .sporUman flier, is shown in this radiophoto talking with members of the crowd which asseinoteu al Le Bourget lield in Paris to welcome him and hLs crew after their flight from New York. Hughes, wearing a hat, stands in the center of the knot OI greeters under a pro-pellor of his twin-motored plane. (As.soclated Press Photo) 6 p.m. Abilene York tomorrow'. With the mist-blanketed Bering Straits, which separate the Asian and American continents, lying ahead, Hughes reported from time to time to west coast radio stations that all wa.s well aboard the plane. (Four and a half hours after hi.s start from Yakutsk, where he had landed at 5:08 a rn. after covering 8.911 miles, aviation authorities In Moscow estimated he had gone some 200 miles beyond the Kolyma river—about 850 miles from Yakutsk— and that lf all went well he should reach Fairbanks by 6    NEW YORK, July    13—(UP) p. rn, IC ST.)    Heavy    profit-taking    came    into the At l^lrbanlw with 11,368 miles, stock market today after doiiens covered and 3.380 to go. Hughes , .    ^    * Will pick up the tralt-aband(>ned    ^ at Omsk. Siberia, for a somewhat    in    one of the most active .shorted route—blazed in 1933 by sessions of the year. Post. from whose    oroup after froup was whirled world flight record of seven days.    .j    . . 18 hours sml U I-l mlnutos Ui«^    Avlstlons, sug.ni. motor. Stocks Spurt Then Retreat Profit Selling Reduces New Highs for Year five filers expect to lop at least three days. Shortly after leaving Yaktiusk on em Imlay. Mr. Rocisevelt will make a platform appearance at Reno, Nev. No appearances were scheduled in Utah, because of the early morning hours. Stops for railroad purposes were llstM at Montello, Carlin. Imlay and Sparks, Nev., and at Truckee, Calif. ASSURES REELECTION The president passed through Utah with the a.ssurance of Governor Henry H. Blood, who boarded the train yesterday, that Sena-I tor Elbert Thoma.s and Re presen-! tatives Abe Murdock and J. Will I Robinson were set to win renomination and reelection. ! The Truckee, Calif., stop will be ! the president’s first on this trip i in the home territory of Senator William G. McAdcx). a down-the-llne administration supporter. Mc- Ela’oorate preparations were made here replenish the plane's supplies for the last leg of the flight to New York. The 3,0()0-f(X>t runway was newly marked, and 1,700 gallons of gasoline and 200 gallons See HUGHES. Pf. 12, Col. 7 Chamberlain Sounds Ship Raids Warning Move for Probe Commission Fails and steels enjoyed early strength. Around noon, oils started higher. Then merchandising, rubber, chemical and farm equipment shares were given a whirl. Profit-taking in the last half hour centered on some earlier favorites, including Chrysler, Bethlehem, and Westinghouse Electric. I Rails were depressed from their I highs, as were utilities and oils. ! There was no news to bring a sudden reversal of sentiment. Business reports continued cheerful. The textile industry continued to report increasing confidence. Steel scrap continued to rise. WesUnghouse Electric company reported receipts of a contract for $1,700,(X)0 to build electrical equipment for IO locomotives for Pennsylvania railroad. Department store .<sale.s in several sections were reported better. ' Improved .sentiment in baslness and i In markets sent the price of a ; I stock exchange membership to $85,- I COLEMAN IN HOLIDAY DRESS FOR RODEO CURTAIN-RAISER 400 County Half-Ctntury Rasidents Cathar at Park for Annuol Reunion COLEMAN, July 13.—(Bpi.)—Coleman was in a holiday spirit today— streets were decorated with flags, streamers and bunting; between 300 and 400 residents of the county a half century or longer ago had ivs-sembled at the city park In annual reunion, and cowboys were gathering for the curtain-raiser of the third annual Coleman rodeo. The rodeo Is a four-day event and expects to draw thousands her« before the final performance ends Saturday night In the Coleman arena. The spotlight was turned today on the pioneers, but at 5 o’clock the cowboys will Uke the sUge with the first of four daily parades o schedule. The first rodeo performaace begins at B o’clock, with only night sessions to be held. Coleman was preparing to do honor to two special delegations tonight ■ - from Abilene and Brady. Both will be recognized, and the Brady high school band will be providing the music for the rodeo show, Santa Anna is sending a delegation and band for the Thursday show, with that band to provide the mu.slc. The Coleman high school band will lead the parade this afternoon Sfionsors as well as cowboys and many old-timers will join in the event. L. E. Collins, president of the old timers, was greeting the pioneers today. He himself has been a resident of the county 80 years. The honored visitors were being registered by Barclay Martin secreUry. 20 Considered For C-C Post 0(X). a rise of 15.000 from the previous sale and a new high since July 20. 1937. oil discovery was scheduled for pre-Uralnary tesUng today through open | Adoo"u" oppose "bVlhwidln tton: ey, a follow'er of Dr, FrancLs E. old-age pension advo- flow from five inch casing. Two 200 barrel tank.s have been erected at the location of the Jones and Stasney and Groover and Rose number I Charles T. Brockman, above 32 miles north of Albany, and operators planned to open the well for the third time about noon today. Tw’o more tanks    have    been ordered. On its second    opening yesterday. I    grounds tomorrow, the well shot a    solid    stream of oil I    The president    spent    yesterday over the top of    the    spudder mast    enjoying the scenic    beauty    of    the Tow-nsend cate. McAdoo, already recipient of a friendly letter from Mr., Roasevelt surfing “Dear Mac,” is expected to receive another presidential pat on the back when the president speaks at the San Francisco exposition Affray Case to Be Heard Tomorrow LONEHDN, July 13.*-^/n-Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain told the house of commons today BriUin wa.s “not prepared to acquiesce in repetition of attacks of a certain character” on British shipping in Spanish waters. He also disclosed that the government’s effort to form an international commission to investigate bombings of civilian cities in Spain had been unsuccessful. Another announcement was that Sir Robert „ „ Hudgson. British agent in insurgent i ^°'Tce T. A, Hackney, who flied a Spain, would stay in London for    ot    guilty    to    an    affray    charge. The case of Tom Reid, local attorney charged with affray^ will be Helen CNdham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Oldham, operators of a ranch a few miles northwest of Abilene, has been selected as Abilene’s sponsor to the Coleman rodeo. D. G. Barrow, chairnrtan of the chamber of commerce conventions committee announced today. Helen is a junior in Abilene high school and during the past school year was sweetheart of the high school F. F. A. chapter. She was to leave for Coleman this morning. Preliminary consideration of more than 20 applications for tho position of secreUry-manager of the A'oilene chahmber of commerce wa.s begun this morning by a special comlttee assigned to recommend a successor for T. N. Carswell. Carswell yesterday asked to be relieved of hts duties by September I. He had previously tendered nis resignation effective November I. but no action had been taken toward selecting hi* suc-(5essor. Members of the committee met at IO o’clock this morning for a preliminary survey of the applications already on file They are to hold a second meeting later In the week. O. E. Radford, committee chairman said yesterday that he did not know how much tim® the committee would require to complete its work, but felt that It would uke several weeks at least. They we.u to have a basket lunch at noon, after spending the morn-heard at 9 o’clock Thursday morn- | ing swapping stories of earH’ days. Their speaker this afternoon will be Congressman South. There will also be an old fiddlers contest, with the chamber of commerce presenting prizes. ing in corporation court. At the same sitting. Judge E. M. Over-shiner will set the fine of Chief of “the present.” Chamberlain .said BriUin had re- wlthln 30 seconds after the gate Colorado Rockies, conferring with i jected a.* “unacceptable” Insurgent « 30 n m 6:30 a.m. 12;39 p m. r>rv. thermometer    98    SS    9A Wet thermometer    72    «9    73 Relative budildliy    *8    TO    3* Kissless Weddings Decreed by Pastor CLEVELAND. July 13.—(UP) —Kissless weddings were decreed today for Faith Lutheran church. And there’ll be no Wagner’s wedding march, no “O Promise, Me,” no rice, no old shoes. It was the dictum of Dr. Arthur Carl PiepKorn, pastor. Dr, Piepkorn added that there would be “more strict rules” also for wedding rehearsals, “because of the accounts of the wedding of President Roosevelt’s son. “They must have had A merry time of It.” had been cracked. High pressure Colorado democrats    and    resting    up created frast on the control head i from his    speech-makihg    of    prevl- under a gas flow estimated between i ous day.s. eight and ten million feet per day. ;  ------------------- Operators here were estimating the well at least above 5,000 barrels dally, and some ratings ranged a-s high as 25,000 barrels daily. It is producing from a brown lime at 4,703-06 1-2 feet, believed tobeeith- Shute, Hines Even Along with the visiting delega- The affray between the lawyer i Hons. Coleman County Old Settlers and tha oltlcar occurred in the city ' be ^cognlzrt at the r^eo to-.    ^    wa./'    night. Those who were old range hall corridor near the police head- ■    receive complimentary quarters shortly before 9 o’clock! tickets to the performance, for British merchantmen In govern- i and a few minutes before the reg- ^    ps i ment Spain.    |    ular    time    for court to convene.:    Abilsn© Delegation e was a _    , Seadlund Will Die In Chair Tomorrow CHICAGO, July 13.— (-PI —John I Henry Seadlund counted off the last I fleeting 24 hours of his life today, j Society is Uking his life in the ' electric char at a minute after mld-I night for the kidnaping of Charles I S. Ross. I Seadlund. 27 years old. has been resigned to his fate for many weeks. General Franco’s suggestion that Al-meria be made an "immune” port SHAWNEE-ON-DELAWARE Pa.. July 13.—(/Pl—Denny Shute, seeking his third straight National P. G. er the    Marble    Falls or the    Ellen- | a. championship, and Jimmy Hines, burger.    ;    two-time Metropolitan    open golf It is    located in Comanche    Indian j champion from Great    Neck, N J., reserve    number    95, about 18    miles, today finished all even    for morn- southwest of Throckmorton. 30 Hurt In Scrap At Lumber Camp SACRAMENTO. Callf.^ July 13 — (/Pl—Headquarters of the California hlfhway patrol here announced a patrol squad from Susanville was ordered to Westwood, Lassen county, where rioting was reported in a lumber strike. The squad was in charge of Captain FYed McClelland. Telephone reports to the highway patrol here said 30 men were injured in the early morning fight-nlg. ! ing half of their 36-hole third-round match at the Shawnee coun-i try club. Both were one under par I with 71’s. Youth Hits Head On Underpass Ceiling LONGVIEW, July 13. —(UP)— James Bernard Moss, 17 was fatally injured today when he was knocked off a truck while going through an underpass. Physicians .said his skull was fractured, apparently when his head hit the cealing of the underpass. I Police Sergeant L. D. Irvine I witness. I Reid, in corporation court this I morning, told Judge OservShlner he I had started back to a jail cell to I talk to a client and was talking with Hackney when the disturbance began. Britt Morgan, traffic officer, separated the two men. The judge released Reid on bond of ISO and, at the attorney’s re-que.^st, passed the case to 5 p. rn. today. Later this morning, the case was reset for 9 a. rn, tomorrow. What Is Your News I. Q.? HE COULDNT TAKE IT- To Be Arbi.trator WASHINGTON, July 13,—(UP)— President Roosevelt has agreed to serve as an honorary arbitrator in negotiating final settlement of the Chaco border dispute between Bolivia and Paraguay, Secretary of State Ccwxlell Hull announced today. rate Fan Mows Down Pal r for Belittling Dodgers NEW YORK, July 13.—(UP) —A baseball fan who couldn’t take It killed one man and woamded another early today. Their offense: They had made remarks reflecting on the professional Integrity of certain members of the Brooklyn Dodgers of the National league. The tragedy occurred in a Brooklyn bar room. The slayer was Robert Joyce, 33 post office clerk. The victims were Frank Harvey Krug, a clerk in one of the state offices at Albany. N. Y.. who was killed by two bullets through Ute beant, and William J. Diamond, the bar tender, who w’as critically wounded and probably will die.    * Joyce had intended* killing several others in tile bar room, but. in his highly wrought slate, he couldn’t recall the others among the c.ustomers who had disparaged the Dodgers. “I must hgve gone haywire,” Joyce said to jxillce. The trouble . started soon after yesterday’s game in which the Dodgers, Joyce’s favorite team, won a long-sought victory froni the New York OlanU, their arch fo^ In the national league. The siSbre was 13-1. The I, Dodgers, reaching the# stride after having Uken lO^atin# from the Giants this season. we're magnificient In victory and Joyce went to the barroom to chortle.    , As nearly as anybody can remember, Joyce started the argument by asking what every-bony thought ^of the Dodgers now. He - grew more voluble while consuming .18 glasses of beer, but he hadn’t. converted See SHOOTING. Pf. I*,’Col. t To Leave at 5:30 A bus load of at least 20 Abilen-ians and an undetermined number of persons driving private automobiles are to gather at the Union bus terminal between 5 o'clock and 5:30 this afternoon to go to Coleman for the opening night performance of the Coleman rodeo. Sponsored by the Abilene Booster club, the delegation is to leave the station at 5:30, arrive in Coleman in time for a complete night program. and return to Abilene when the night performance has closed. The delegation is going to Coleman with the double purpose of repre-(^senting their city at the Coleman celebration and of getting In some g(X>d words regarding the West Texas Pair to be held here early In October. -e- Barrymore Mansion Togged 'For Sale' HOLLYWOOD. July • 13—(/P>— John Barrymore’s 40-room mansion on Tower road, with artistic odds and 'ends from all over the world, bore a “for sale” sign today. The. actor has not lived in the house since his marriage to Elaine Barrie. He estimated he had invested $500,000 in its construction and furnishing. Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part question, IO. A score of 60 is fair; 80. good. Answers on page 2. 1. This man was lecently questioned before a joint legislative committee In New York about Communist activity. What is his name? His title? 2. What is Prance's latest decree to combat its spy wave? 3. Why will the Republicans have a new leader In the House of Representatives in the next Cong-ess? 4. What happened to Almerla, Spain, recently suggested at a neutral port, on May 31, 1937? 5. The United States will have two world's fairs in 1939. True or false? ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: July 13, 1938