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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1938, Abilene, Texas t WISTTOAS' NEWSMKR gttnlene "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO PRILNDS OR FOES WE SKKIVH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LVril, NO. 46. ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 14, PAGES PRICE 5 CENTS THREE DAYS AHEAD OF POST Hughes Lands At Fairbanks, Heads For New York MAY-DECEMBER That age Is no barrier to love Is demonstrated by Herbert D. Boutall, 63-year-old retired machinist of Athol, Mass., and his wife. 16-year-old Ann May. who are shown above In a blissful moment Just after their marriage, Boutall said he feels 40 and expects to live many years. And Ann May says he Li "yount, too.'1 Wildcat Gauge Under Estimate Throckmorton Well Flows Barrel Per Minute, Then Quits By CHARLIE ELLIS Reporter-News Oil Editor THROCKMORTON. July 13. Following a flow of more than a barrel per minute on a short gauge today, the Jones A: Stasney and Groover Rose No. I Charles T. Brockman was shut In for lowering of five-Inch casing to Hie lop of the pay horizon. The southwestern Throckmortsri county deep wildcat discovery, be- lieved' producing from the Marble falls lime at feet, was turned into storage tanks this aft- ernoon to make 34 barrels of li gravity oil In 30 minutes. It stop- ped flowing shortly afterwards. DUE ACID TREATMENT The well was shut in so that five- Inch casing, set to 4.-V36 feet, could be undcrreamed to the top of the pay horizon at feet before fur- ther testing. The wildcat probably will be treat- ed with acid. Its now this after- noon was ilnder the original esti- mate of 5.000 to 10.000 barrels. It had been opened originally for .short flows for about 15 minufes each, and had flowed a solid stream of oil over Ihe lop of the mast. On a flow yesterday, the well indicated such high pressure that frost col- lected on the control head. Today, the pressure needle swung against the mark, as high as it could go. but It failed to flow steadily more than its 30-inin- ute head Into tankage. Two 200- barrel tanks had been erected at the side for tiie gauge. DEEP TEST SHUT DOWX The wildcat Is In the center of a 4.000-BCre block assembled by Jones <t Stasncy, Albany geologists and operators who are credited with the discovery' of the Avoca Held in northeastern Jones county. It Is In Comanche Indian reserve No. 85, 18 See GAUGED, I-f. 1Z, Col. Brirton Not Blamed In Film Fraud Case LOS ANGELES. July film studio technician, George Don- ald Smart, took the witness stand today and confirmed in detail the story of liow he tried lo "kite" into a fortune a series of pro- missory notes on which he had forged the name of Louis B. Mayor, head of MOM studio. Smart waived preliminary hear- ing and said he would plead guilty In superior court July 20. He de- clared repeatedly no blame was to be attached to Layrw (Shotgun) Britton. make-up artist, his co-de- fendant. Coleman Rodeo Plays To On First Night President Predicts Attendance For Four-Day Reunion Performances By NUINEZ WISCHKAEMPER Reportcr-Ncwi Staff Writer COLEMAN. July crowds promised a record attend- ance tonight as Coleman plunged Into its third annual mid-summer rodeo. Six thousand persons, part of them standing, packed Hufford field tonight as Sam Cobb, president, predicted people -would attend the four-day event. Along with the rodeo, old-timers of Coleman county met this morn- ing at the Camp Colorado Coleman city talk over bygone days and attend to business matters. All old officers were reelectcd. They are L. E. Collins of Cokman, president; J. M. Barnctt o( Novice, vice-president; Barclay Martin Sr. o( Coleman. secretary-treasurer. SPONSORS PARADE Their meeting was highlighted by an address by Cong. Charles South of Coleman, and a reminiscent his- torical talk by Capt. C. M. Qrady of Brownwood. former Texaj Ranger. At noon. 300 old-timers picnicked at the reunion slle. Sponsors were present from 21 West Texas towns. They participat- ed in a paade" at 5 'o'clock, along with contestants In the rodeo, pion- eers, and the Coleman high school I band. The attracted 113 contest- ants, necessitating a division of the purse In most events into two-day monies. Times and scores made by WELCOMES DEATH tonight's entrants will be compared with those made Thursday night, and Friday and Saturday nighl figures will be matched for second- day money. Champions for the rodeo wil be determined after the fourth night. BURKE AHEAD IN ROPING j In the featured match-roping con- j test, Clyde Burke of Okla., 'turned in the best perfor- mance by roping his three first-1 night calves in a total of 96.9 sec- onds. Jack Sellers of Del Rio used IOS.5 seconds, having bad luck with his first animal. Other rodeo results Include, with cowboys placing in order named; Calf Gamblln, Pet- rolia, 20.1 seconds; Charley Bruce, 25.1; James Kinney, Encinal, 26.2; Wesley Jay, Brady 28.4. Steer Bolton. Red Rock; Runt Norman. Belton; Milt Moore. Comanche, Okla. Ladies' flag Seale, Baird. 21.8; Joe Mortis. Colemtn, 22: Mrs. Ita Woods, Dilley, 22.4. In these events, money will be awarded on comparative scores .of tonight and Thursday night. In boys' calf riding. Freddie White and Donald Hubbard, both of Coleman, scored high. Best branch riders were Tack Bolton, on "Pay Day'' and Ralph Collier, Cole- man. on "Screwdriver." Money was awarded in cow bell- ing In the following G. Russell, Merkel, 35.2 Slim Whalcy, Paducah, 37.4; Ira Woods, Dillery. 40: OKLAHOMAX CLOWN" Judges are Harold Jackson of Abilene and Whaley. Clown for the show Is Charles Shultz of Okla- homa. His two children, Norma, 15, and Clark, n, are giving trick rop- ing and riding performances. Delegations were present today from Abilene. Brady and Sanla Ste LOLEMAN, Tf. 12. Col. S Firemen Battle Odessa Blaze ODESSA, July 13. Firemen Ute tonight were (ichtlnc a fire that had de- fire Odessa business tstablismenls. The hlaxe started between and 3 o'clock in Office supply storr." Of un- known oHgin_ It had spread considerably before discovery. Damage was estimated at to to two stucco and three frame tmildinn on West Second jlreel, route of Kljhwaj 80 throufh town. Destroyed were the I.lijuor store, Broadway Druj store, t Broadway Barber shop, Lee-Tex Office Supply store, and Jfmmj-'j rafe. The build- itijts wtre owned by Cross De- velopment company. Twenty-four pages of notes recording details of his reactions to the approach of death by a slow-acting poison were found when Dr. Joseph Swlndt Pomona. Calif., was found in a hotel room Olema, Calif. Doctor Swindt wrote, "x x x death is an old friend." Kidnap Suspect Proves Insane Confessed Killer Of Mattson Child In Asylum At Time TACOMA, Wash., July A hoped-for solution to the Mattson cldnaplng-slaying case "blew up" today, Ifaving the 17-month mys- tery still unsolved. At Spokane, Dr. M. W. Conway, superintendent of state insane hospital, said a man who called himself "Prank and con- fessed the abduction, was an in- of the asylum it the lime Charles Maltson, 10, kidnaped and slain. "Olson's real name is Lester Dr. Conway said. "He is entirely harmless but Is given to fantastic theories that he Is i big- time criminal." Earlier Chief William Cole or Washington police had said the man was "a mental case and had no part In the crime." He wis arrested Friday night at Rltzvllle afler he had frightened a housewife. Chief Cole said that while being questioned the man started sobbing ind told police It wts he who kidnaped the Mattson boy ind strangled him. The sev- eral versions he gave soon resulted in his ilory being discredited. His arrest, however, was not divulged until last night end he was sub- jected to const.inl questioning. Rising Star To Hold Watermelon Festival RISING STAR, July Rising Star win open its watermelon festival Thursday night at o'clock, with the slic- ing of 30 watermelons. A band con- cert followed by a soft ball game be- tween the Rising Star All-Stars and an outstanding; team from anothei section will follow'. Cattlemen Find Nolan Is Center Of Tourists Inspect Seven Of Leading Herds In County By HARRY HOLT Reporter-News Staff Writer SWEETWATER, July a local saying to Ihe effect there are more registered Hereford cattle with- radius of 50 miles of Sweetwater than any place In (he United States. That slogan is placed on catalo- gues announcing the annual auction sale. There have been 27 sales spon- sored by Ihe local breeder's associa- tion. And this has been recognized as a Hereford center since the late John R. Lewis brought registered animals to Nolan county 50 years ago. TO WIMBERLYS' FIRST Today the Texas Hereford Breed- TS association, in the second day if the third tour, paid a visit to even of the leading herds. The tour- sis we're guesls of Jack Frost at his IVhlte Hat ranch for a barbecue [Inner and banqueted tonight at th Blue Bonnet hotel. Leaving headquarters at 8 o'clock his morning, the caravan made its Irst stop three miles north of town at the Wiroberly Hereford farm. owned and operated by Dr. A. J Wimberly and his son Fred. There hey saw two young herd sires retir- ed from the show herd that traveled miles last fall, Rico Domino and Zack Domino. The next stop was at J. D. Du- aney's ranch, one of the oldest es- tablished of the section. Cheering news there was the recent sale ol :6 range bulls to various ranchmen of Ihis section. Dulaney and his sons J. D. Dulaney Jr., and J.N. Dulaney assistant cashier of the Texas Bank Trust Co., operate the ranch, in northern Nolan county and southerr Fisher. M FROM BLACKWELL Switching back south town, (he next stop.was the farm owned by 3. E. Bradford, long-time banker iere.' At the place, on winding Sweetwater creek, a select herol straight-bred Hereford cows and heifers was noted. Waller L. Boolhe, president of the Sweetwater Hereford Breeders asso- ciation, showed some of his thor- oughbred horses with the cattle at :he stop, nine miles south o: Although active in the cattle juslness. Soothe Is interested In horses, sheep and goats. Two hundred Blackwell stockmen 'olned the delegation of 300 a Frost's White Hat ranch. 10 miles west of Blackwell and Highway 80 The party spent three hours In specting fine cattle at that beautlfu ranch. Attracling keen interest wa, Lhe chief herd sire. Supreme Ad i-ance Domino, which was purchas ed for The battery of herd sires and half a hundred choice cow tept the visitors looking even alte: the dinner bell sounded for the bar becue. From (here the motorcade breezed to E. P. Nebletts place, 10 miles northwest of here to see anothc Kerd of Hnebred animals. TO I.AMESA TODAY The final stop at the famllar ranch of John B. Strlbling, where for the past two years, record- making sales have been held. Anoth- er select herd of cows was on exhi- bition here. One of the Interested Set HEREFORD TOUR, tl 1Z Cnl 8 ELAPSID TIME o MOSCOW Art., POST -SOhrs., This map shows at'a glance how Howard Hughes, roaring along on his projected 'round- Ihe-world flight, is doing com- pared to the flight by Wiley Post In 1833, -which took seven days, 18 hours and 39 minutes. Hughes arrived safely at Fair- .banks, far ahead of Post's rec- ord. BEFORE BEING SHOT DOWN- Berserk Negro Kills Trio Rifle Duel Ends Some Folks Don't Have Any Imagination: Man Of Vision Lands In Fort Worth Jail Ihe Weather AlHT.F.Nr. mud Tlflirtlj: TEXAS: Fartlr rtetMy t aj. Gtntk. lo moderate Uy and Krt- iheriy OKLAHOMA: NMV MEXICO: lorlh portion; Illtk .SR17O.VA: Tartly Cnxltkd livU ol trmprn IB n Nwn MldnliM Htlbfit iiid lowrH t'jnptra m. 101 and 78; jrar ARO. M 73. HI lodir. Terror Reign Deaths In Family Believed Cause Of Deadly Madness HAWKINS, July 13 40-year-old negro landholder who drew royalty check: from East Texas oil property suddenly went btrierk today, killing three persona and wounding one other before was slain by a store owner whose aim was-a little iwtUr than his. Slarting his shoollng spree at his home near here, the negro. R. D. Register, terrorized the countryside before he was felled on the edge ol town. WIFE BEGS FOR LIFE j A. B. Humphries, Justice of the peace, said the killed man slew his wife Newell Ellison, a white man, and another negro. Leonard Huey. and wounded Roy Allen, former poslmasler. Huey died in a Mlneola hospital, and Allen was rushed to a Dallas hospiUl in an effort to save his left arm. Humphries said he was not cer- tain what caused the negro's mind to snap, but understood there had been several deaths In Register's family recently. Today he shot his wife three times, Humphries said, as she plead- ed with htm 10 feet from where he stood. Huey, one of Register's tenant fanners, drove up near the front of the house with a load of hay. Re- gister told him "he'd better starl backing but Huey came down off the wagon and sought to quiet him. Register fired three shots, two of them taking elfecl. The negro spotted Ellison as the white man was herdinj? cows In a pasture and shot him once, fatally, Humphries said. At an inlersection near town, he met Mr. and Mrs. Allen, in their light truck, and fired twice, through a rear door of the machine and through the back. One bullet struck Allen's arm and their dog. lying be- tween the couple. The dog later was shot by officers. Mrs. Allen escaped the negro's gunfire. John H. Smith, store owner, also sought to quiet him but left in his car when he saw he could not stop the negro's rampage, he said. Smith went to his store, obtained a gun, and retraced Ills steps loward the scene ol Ihe negro's last as saull. the killing of Ellison. He saw the negro shoot at 'he Aliens. As Smith slayer. Register took aim. Smith did Ihe same. "The guns went off about the same Humphlcs paid, "but Smith's aim was the Smith's bullet killed the negro In- sUntly. Fliers Abandon Non-Stop Hope On Final Lap Airmen Troubled In Understanding Russian Stations EDMONTON, Alia, July 13 Air Transport radio station here was advised from Forl Nelson tonight that Howard Hughes would land at Winnipeg. FAIRBANKS, Alaska, July Howard Hughes and his four-man crew sped through darkness toward the United States tonight on the next to last leg of an as- tounding round the world flight they hoped would take them 14.709 miles in four days. Tired, but smiling and happy, the Jive aviators spanned Siberian wastes today, spent an hour and 13 minutes In Fairbanks, then dashed southeastward. ONE ENGLISH SPEAKER New York flight headquarters an- nounced the party had planned to stop briefly af Winnipeg but that if weather condllions were unfavor- able there Ihe fliers might land ither at Edmonton or Minneapolis. iecause a short runway hete pre- sented takeoff wtlh a heavy load of FORT WORTH, July lobby sllters stared In amazement today when a well-dressed man entered, jtnick match and lighted an imaginary cigar (or The "smoker" blew a few imaginary smoke tossed aside his cigarette) and then went through the same motions again. After he had disposed of few "smokes" In this fashion, hotel employes called police. They took Ihe stranger to city Jail for observation. He tried to unlock the cell door with an imaginary It didn't work. The man carried a card showing that he was 39 yeari old and lived In Houston. ROOSEVELT BIDS FOR HARMONY BUT STORY MAY BE DIFFERENT X Court Bill Foe Greets FDR RENO. NIT., RooMtclt Itft Ktno, Ner., for San Franciico in till train at p. m. (Abi- lene Umf) after a flre-mfnate ABOARD PRESIDENT ROOSE- VELTS TRAIN EN ROUTE TO SAN FRANCISCO, July A station crowd at Carlln, Nev.. in- terrupted a talk by President Roose- velt today to applaud Sen. Pat Mc- Carran a bitter loe of some New Deal legislative pro- posals. The president was accompanied to the rear platform of his special Iraln by. Albert Billiard, opposing McCarran for renominatlon. Hit- Hard pledged full support to the administration. McCarran, who fought court ind government re- organization, came onto the plat- form alter Roosevelt started speak- ing. "Hello Pat." someone called, ind a round of applause rippled through the crowd. The president, smiling, stopped speaking momenUrtly and shook hands with McCarran. McCarran thereafter Joined fre- Hucntly with the crowd In applaud- ing Roosevelt's statements that water should be put to Its pos- sible use for Ihe benefit of residents slid the nation as a approached theiand perhaps, sa isfd his rifle and two for Sen. V PAGEANT TONIGHT AT CHITTENOEN HOME TO OPEN JONES FOLK FIESTA ANSON'. July 13-Folk lore and history will be combined In a bril- liant opening for Jones county's an- nual Folk firsta Thursday night at the Larry Chtttcnden ranch. Inaugural event of the three-day celebration, to be climaxed with dancing on the Saturday night, will be a pageant Thursday Rt p. m. at the rnnch home of Chltlendcn, whose ranch poem. "The Cowboys Christmas and subscqucK revival of that event have brought nationwide tame to Anson and Jones county. While hundreds gather nt the ranch to sec Ihe pageant, which has been written and directed by Leon- ora Barrett. Masons of this district will be gathering on' the courthouse square for a ceremonial at the newly-erected monument of Anson Jones. Anson Jcmw not only was the man for whom the county mid coun- ty seat were named. <vtce president of the Texas but he was Hie organizer of the first Masonic lodge in Texas and Ihe first Brand master of Texas. In tribute to his memory severs! hundred Ma- sons we expected lo participate In the program, for whlcfc Jewel R. Llyhtfoot. a jrsnd lodge official, will be the speaker. A mrsqulte grove as background and sloping make the natural selling for the pageant, which will open with cowboys driving their herds up the trails. Then nrlll come the wagon trains, turning of the first furrow, the spoutmj of oil wells, and other steps In more than half century's development of Jones countr1 The Jones county queen. Albrllton of Hamlin, and her court also will be presented, The climax will be fireworks dis- play. Visitors who come lo Anson for Ihe event will have no trouble find- Ing the ilonf the highway will direct them: Friday in pioneer day. airly Kt- tlers of the counly. from far lutd near, are expected to gather for day-long prosram. which Is to In- clude a luncheon for the pionrrre. a parade at 6 p. nr, crowning of the queen Immediately afterward on the north fide of the courthouse square, and a folk fiesta will include an old- lime circus, similar to the highlight of lasl year's celebration. There also will be fireworks again. There will be daytime fireworks and square dancing on the streets Saturday. The dance, (o begin at tUisk, has been arranged by the Cowboy Ball association. of whole. Leaving Carlin. the president sped onward toward California, where he planned to speak at the San Fran- cUco exposition grounds tomorrow, .y a good word or William Olbbs Me- Adoo. one of his staunch supporters. Tomorrow afternoon, the presi- dent will review alt available units of Ihe United States fleet, sembled In San Francisco bay. 'Coffin' Murderer Sentenced To Life NORTHANfPTON. Mass. July 13 F. Bathelt. X. of New York, loday pleaded guilty lo second degree murder In the "cement cof- fin" slaying of Charles Morris. New York race track fololwer. and was sentenced by Judgs Thorns Ham- mond lo life Imprisonment In a court lasting only 10 minutes. This sudden shift In the mysterious case had the clfect of shutting ofl for the Urns beinj at least ex- planation of the slaying. Morris' body was found three weeks ago In the Connecticut river, bound with wire to which bits of cement clung. still Return Journey Viewed For Party Purge Procedure By KIRKE I- WASHINGTON. July President Roosevelt tomorrow reaches California the termin- us of Ihe outbound lap of his stump- ing tour under circumstances indi- cating the real drama, of his trip may lie ahead. The will carry him through the deep South. It is there, If anywhere, that party purge lac- tics are to be expected. TACTICS SIGNIFICANT On the outward trip, Roosevelt dealt carefully with democratic primary rivalries In half a dozen states; but in such fashion aj to Indicate sharply that post-primary harmony was M much In his mind a desire to help certain Deal senators Involved in renomina- Hon contests. The easy victory of Sen. Elmer Thomas of Oklahoma, who was aided by a Roosevelt mild blessing, must be credited to the president If for no other reason than that Thomas' defeat would have been called a Roosevelt failure. The most significant thing about his approval of Thomas, however and of his direct and Indirect In- tervention In other primary lights on his West was that Roose- velt played for post-primary party harmony, whatever the outcome. Though harmony was a keynote of Ihe president's utterances on his westward swing. Ihe news reports may tell a different story when he reaches the homeward lap through the Soulh in August. By Implica- tion, his acceptance of a speaking date In Georgia has set the stage for punitive action against Senator George for opposing certain New measures. Even If the back -trip does not include any olher Southern state where a similar issue Is presented what Roosevelt has to say In Geor- gia, could show him to be in dif- ferent mood than that which mark- ed his westward Journey. And by that time the Kentucky primary result will be known. If It Is as pro-Roosevflt as the Thomas vic- tory in Oklahoma. Roosevelt's au- thority to speak AS parly leader In Southern primary contests would be increased. SEW YOKK. Julj thr roanaSthe.irorld flliht of the UU Wiley fix I and ol Howard In llnie: Dlst. Fljtni Tm. ElapMd 7m. Hr. Mln. Hr. 3Un. KMT Btriln Irkitik Khik.ni, ,k FUrtank, Edmonton IS is S9 II It 3.1 9.94] !40 S31 33 M AS 15 I !9 1.053 M 33 II 7UO ID 111 8M 11 11J M lit n is 15: 10! St 113 373 ark us si lea H M.3M lla 34 1M 49 of I'nwr. Wll. Fljflnr Tm. Tm. Hr. Jlln. He. Mia. Ktw MMfw Ornik J.Ht 1.4M S.1SA MS- Jo 4! II SI (J S4 4t 7? 38 gasoline, the fliers abandoned hope of hopping miles to New York non-stop. Favorable weather was ahead over Southeastern Alaska and Northern Canada. Speeding over the mlle.i from Yakutsk. Siberia. In 12 hours, n minutes. Hughes landed here at p. m. (Abilene time) and hop- ped at p. m. Radio Engineer Richard Stoddard itak time here to de- scribe Incidents of the trip. At Yakutsk, he said, there was only one person, girlt who spoke English. He explained his most dilficult experience was In understanding Russian radio stations, making it hard to keep track of schedules. But he declared the Russian en- gineers "vent to a lot of trouble" for the fliers and aided particularly by radio directions for the landing at Omsk earlier in the flight. MET BY MRS. POST The Hughes party was so far ahead of the late Wiley Post's globe-girdling record of 7 days. 18 hours, 49 minutes that It appeared only a serious mishap could pre- vent a new mark. Hughes' repre- senlallvei in New York predicled he would arrive late Thursday. When they left Fairbanks Ihe airmen had flown miles in See HUGHES, Pf. 12. Col. 6 Ross Kidnaper Dies In Chair CHICAGO, July dJlyl Henry Sead- lund, a lumberjack who turned kidnaper, died in (he eleclrie rnilr today for tht ducllon of Charles S. Ross, rt- llrctS Chicago manufacturer. Hardaway Funeral Set This Morning Funeral for John F. Hardaway, <0. vice-president and general manager of the West Texas Cotton- oil company, will be held at 10 o'clock this morning at the St. Paul Methodist church. Dr. W. M. Murrell, Methodist minister, will offlclaio. assisted by the Rev. Willis P. Gerhart. rector "of the Heavenly Rest Episcopal church. Hardaway died at his home. 2231 South Eighth street, early Tuesday, after A two-year Illness. Yesterday, messages of tribute to the young business executive had arrived from far flunf points of two Florida. native state, from California arid from Brazil, where he spenl the year of 1935. Pallbearers will be J. Ross Rich- ardson. Bernard Hanks, Matt Blan- ton. Walter P. Allen Jr., Charles Bacon. Forrest Henderson. Ray Orisham and I. W. Hoover. Honor- ary pallbearers will be the entire personnel of the West Texas cot- tonoll company and hlj many friends and