Abilene Reporter News, July 15, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

July 15, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 15, 1938, Abilene, Texas WiSTJIXAS' NEWMPER VOL. LVIM, No.47. "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRfLNDS OR FOES WE SKKIUI YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS If ABILENE, TEXAS. FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 15, PAGES PRICE 5 CENTS DESPITE FAULTY SIBERIAN MAPS- Hughes Less Than Four Days Speedy Roping Rodeo Feature For Coleman Oklahoma Champ Stages Sensation Of Second Night. By HARRY HOLT Reporter-News Staff Writer COLEMAN, July of Comanche_ Oklahoma's world champion calf-roper, gave the folks a sensational show tonight at Cole- man's annual summer rodeo. He roped three calves in seconds In his matched roping con-1 test with Jack Sellers of Del Rio. I pi Helping him set that low mark was I Jlf n 15.4 second time on one calf. His total time for the six calves he has roped in two nights Is 165 seconds. His roping horse is well known to West Texans. I-ARRISH WINS BELLING Sellers lied tonight's three ani- mals In 84 seconds, making his two- night total 190.5 seconds. He has two nights to catch up with Burke. Attendance dropped off a bit for tonight's show, totaling only 4.000. Showers peppering the rest of the country were not felt here, how- ever. Back To West Texas' Cradle OLDSTERS TO THRONG BUFFALO GAP REUNION GROUNDS TODAY BUFFALO GAP, July settlers of Taylor county to- night were beginning their annual pilgrimage back to the little town of Buffalo of civiliza- tion for this section of the state. While young folk "swung out" on the new concrete dance plat- form in the first of a series of three dances, early settlers sat on the sidelines and told stories of days when they danced to scrape of lid- dies, Here and there a grizzled vet- eran attempted to shuffle his boot- heels In steps of the modern music. An expected throng of more than persons will crowd the picnic grounds Friday and spread basket lunches. Glenn Johnson of Buffalo Cap and his crew of cooks had pounds of the best beef, goat a.nd mutton simmering in barbecue pits. Concessionaires were putting up their stands and making ready for fast profits tomorrow from a gay holiday prowd. The program of events to take place during the first day had not been announced. President T. A, Bledsoe and other officials of the old settlers announced there would be music by the Abilene high school band and speeches from guests. Saturday will be candidates day, with aspirants for slate, district, county and precinct offices all tak- ing part on the schedule. Abllenlans wishing to attend the Buffalo Gap old settlers reunion by bus will be accommodated on an hourly basis It was announced last night. The' buses will rim from 9 a. m. until 6 p. m., leaving Abilene from 377 Cypress street, across from the Paramount theater. They will leave Abilene in the odd hours and return on even hours. Round trip fare will be 60 cents. IN BLINDING Crash Near Lubbock Kills Three Winning tonight's cowbellinp con- test was Lester Parrish of Wingate. with 32 seconds. Frank HosMck of Cameron followed with 33.2, and Ed Powers of Colemau ran third with fl 42.2 clocking. WHEEL1 BIDDER In the regular calf-roping event, tonight's winners placed their limes against those set last night for day money. Amye Gamblln's 20.2 sec- onds last night won top pay, with Babb Taylor of Doole stopping the watch after 23 seconds tonight for second money. Third and fourth times, made tonight, were 23.6 by L. Reaves of Encinal and 24.2 sec- onds by Jack Sellers of Del Rio. Money is being divided similar- ly in. Ihe women's flag race. Last night blonde Curley Scale of Baird made the trip in 21.3 to take the purse, while the time of 22 seconds made last night by Joe Morris of Coleman was tied tonight by Mrs. Jack DeBush of Burkett. fourth went to Lucille Daniels of Jay- ton; time, 22-2. Two-day winner In bronc rfding was Dude Colbert of Byers, who out-played "Wagon Wheel." Ride made last night by Tack Bolton of Red Rock was scored second, and Miles Moore of Comnnche, Okla., rode "Blue Barrel" to a third place win tonight. "Going Home" was subdued by Johnny Williams of Fort Worth for fourth place. Arraignment Delayed In Weiden Shooting TULSA. Okla.. July raignment of Mrs. Jane Weiden on a murder charge in the fatal shoot- Ing of her husband. Ray. was post- poned tooay by Judge Krit Logs- don at the county attorney's request because she apparently was criti- cally ill. An attending physician said she was 111 before Weiden was shot in the home here Saturday. The wife Is free on bond posted on pleading Innocent on an assault with Intent to kill charge filed be- fore Weiden died Sunday. Weiden buried In Abilene Tuesday, Refugee Office To Be In London EVIAN-LES-BA1HS. France, July 32-nation refugee conference voted1 today to establish a permanent organization In Lon- don to deal with problems of refu- gees from Greater Germany. The conference will close tomorrow and Hie London organization will hold Its first meeting August 3. Serious Hurts Highway Accident As Woman Being Taken To Doctor LUBBOCK, July persons were killed and five others seriously in- jured in a head-on automobile collision in a blinding rain- storm 13 miles west of Lub- bock this afternoon. The Dead: Dan Collins, ajed Tiplon, resident. Mrs. Dan Collins, also of Tip- ton. Kenneth Dale Smith, about 7, son of Mrs. Sally Trawick of Tlpton, and grandson of the Collins couple. Mr. and Mrs. Collins were pro- nounced dead on arrival at a sani- tarium here. The child died a fen- minutes later without regaining consciousness. The deaths of Mr. and Mrs. Col- lins were attributed to head injuries. The child suffered a crushed skull and a broken neck. GIRL MAY LOSE SIGHT Others Injured, according to highway patrolmen, were: J. G. Marrow, 4B, farmer of near Level- land; Geneva Marrow, 24, daughter of J. G. Marrow; Skinner Butler, 21, of Morton; a brother. Glen But- ler, about 19. also of Morton; and Mrs. Trawick. The three killed, the Butler men, and Mrs. Trawick were en route to Morion. Investigating officers said Skinner Butler was driving. Marrow was brfnglng his daughter (o Lubbock to a doctor. Miss Marrow suffered severe lac- erations of the face and physicians feared she might lose- her sight. Her condition probably was most serious. The Weather nd Vlclnllj-: Tarty (toddy ABILENE KmKwh ._ ____ WEST rtrlly today i Irtttjt wtM portion, narnwr In m EAST TEXAS: Tartly rlondy today NEW MEXICO: Shoarrs Ihmw storms tnday. Saturday partly clocdr: H OKLAHOMA: rloudj Runic of trmjfratarc jtJtrrtij: A. M, r. M M p. m. jcitrrdAjr, 85-17; In t hours rnjinc DISQUIETING Fascist Savants Proclaim Italian Race Of 'Aryan With Jews Excepted ROME. July Italian paper. II. Oiomale D'llalia. edited people were declared today to be a race "of arynn origin" by a Rroup of Fascist imli-ersily professors at conclusion of studies undertaken tinder auspices of Hie government. Publication of the racial doctrine gave Italy's 47.000 Jews cause for disquiet, for it asserted Jews "do not belong to the Italian race" and could not bt fused with it without European char- races In Italy should be essentially Italian, and In nn Italian-Nordic the professors' report wtd. "This does not mean, however, the Introduction Inlo Italy of German racial theories as they now exist or Ihe assertion that Italians and Scandinavian Brc the fame thing" fascist news- altering its "purely acter." "Conception of by Virginlo Gayda. however, went further than the savants in link- ing Italy's people with the "Nordic" concept prominent In nazi racial theory. "The term 'Nordic' racially has no freograpMcal significance, but serves simply to Indicate that human type the Immortal Linnaeus called 'homo Ihe paper said. Government officials In. recent months have admitted an Jewlsh movement existed in Italy but, said It was. directed against "In- ternational Hebrewism" and nol against Jews In Attacks against Jews outside Italy have been frequent In Ihe Itallsn press, and Mussolini's paper, 11 Po- polo D'lUHan, last year warned Italy's Jews to avoid Ihe Zionist BUNDSMEN CONVICTED OF VIOLATING LAW Six officials of the German- American Settlement League, Inc., a Bund affiliate, are shown In court In RIverheal, N. V., after Jury convicted them of violating the state civil rights law. Left to right: Herman Schwartzman, Bruno Haehnel, Henry Wolfgang. Rtele- feld. Henry Hauck and Ernst Mueller. THOUSAND VIEW PAGEANTRY OPENING JONES FOLK FIESTA Masonic Ceremony Dedicates Statue Of Anson Jones On Courthouse Lawn AI.SON' Ju'y By MAUR1NE ROE Reporter-News Stiff Write, express, the cattlemen and the cow- i baLLicuLcii mia ine cow- s the wagon Iralru on McKenae trail that went on westward by Double mountain, the plowing of the first furrows, the pioneer merry- ih. ,n ,92s_tnese highlighted Ihe historV in Showers Stall Mercury Rise Thundershowers cut short an ap- parent record rise of temperatures in Abilene yesterday afternoon but supplied Uie humidity that caused many erroneously to forecast It the hottest day of the year. Reaching the abnormal high of 95 degrees at noon, the mercury top- pled in the face of a 30 minute shower to Si degrees. Still persist- ent, the temperature climbed back to 92 degrees at 3 o'clock. A 50- minute shower about o'clock again lowered the heat, this time to 82 degrees. Total rainfall for the day was .19 Inches, HEAVY AT SWEF.TWATER At 9 o'clock list night the mer- cury still stood at 81 degrees. Buffalo Gap reported rain ot about half an inch. Officials of the Old Settlers picnic reported that the shower put the picnic grounds In top shape for the events today and tomorrow. A 1.75-Inch flondbust In Swett- waler about 2 p. m. proved the Heaviest aln In the territory. It wu accompanied by i hard driving wind. A number of auto- mobiles were trapped In the T. and P. underpass. One car il- most was submerged. There was only a light sprinkle at Roby. Btackwell and Roecoe re- ported no ratn. Winters had light sprinkle about 5 p. m. The weather was p.utly cloudy at Albany all day, but no rain fell there or at Balrd. Fully Inch o[ rain was reported east of Colorado but only light show- ers fell within Ihe town Itself. There were also showers to the west. No rain fell Anson last night but to Ihe northwest toward Hamlln storm clouds were hanging heavy. The Coleman rodeo went on with- out Interruption from rain. Light showers tell at Novice. Bee's Sting Fatal LIGONIER. Pa. July The sling of honey bee today killed Mrs.' Nancy Humlln Shaf- fer, S3. wife ot a councilman, in M minutes. She slvmg in the throat while working1 In her gar- den. Dr. C. p. Ambrose said the resulting swelling hrsnglcd her. which builos to new heights Friday and Saturday. HENDRICK EFFECTIVE Red flares that marked the route to the ranch also lighted the pag- eant setting, for which additional spols were provided by a portable power plant. These, however, were no match for the moon which rose behind breaking clouds as the crowd of more than persons gathered to witness the spectacle. Racing horses; the music yells of the cowboys, square dandnjr were most striking; but for character portrayal, that of E. IV. Hcndrick was most ef- fective. He filled Ihe role o( Larry Chittenden. as realistic >s Ihe old photographs of range poft. Then he read Tri- as rme not jo familiar ai Ms "Cowboys' Christmas Ball." out I the same time is typical of this section of Ihe West The pageant was directed by Leo- nora Barrett and Mrs. A. The Anson band provided music: Walter S. Pope Jr., was master ol ceremonies, except for Ihe cowboy scene when James Lewis Ball took over to drawl tall tales ot the rat- llcriiakes and later to call Ihe square dance. Climax came with an oil well, oil gushing over the mesquite tree background. Fire- works followed, PIONEER LUNCHEON" TODAY Meanwhile, on the courthouse lawn, several hundred Masons had gathered. In a ceremony of dedica- tion of the Anson Jones statue. Jewel P. Lightfoot, grand lodge of- ficer, was the speaker. Anson Jones was founder of the first Masonic lodge In Texas. The Jones county queen and her court were presented tonight pre- ceding the pageant. Friday night, she will receive her crown and sccpler in a ceremony to be held on Ihe north steps to the court- house. There will be duchesses from Stamford, Hamlln, Luectcrs and An- son, rionecrs of the county jrJither Vliday. with a luncheon Ml it noon In their honor. Then, cllmix Ihe diy, there will be inlic old set parade, Kt for 6 o'clock. The roronillon comes next, then folk at the new hlsh xhool sUdlum. Siturday. there will be square dancing on the square. Daytime fireworks are slated In the alter- Queen Chosen At Sweetwater SWECTWATER, July Whaley was crowned "Miss Sweetwater" here tonight, winning the title in competition with 20 other candidates and with it the honor of to visiting bsauties for the Goddess ot West Texas bathing revue. Harry nines of Wichita Palls the state highway com- mission, officiated for the corona- tion. Miss Whaley, 16 year old. stands five feel, seven Inches high, has red hair and brown, eyes. She represented Levy brothers. Miss Whaley will not be eligible to compete for the Goddess of West Texas title tomorrow night. Wanda Beth Williams, represent- ing Community Gas Co., was sec- ond and Jean Vandervoort third. Judges were Jake Smyth, editor of the Scurry County Times, Sny- der; Mrs. W. R. Martin, Loralne and Polly Campbell, Abilene danc- ing Instructor. Coronation of Miss Sweetwater inaugurated Sweetwater's fourth annual water carnival which will reach its highlight In the Goddess revue Friday night. Fifty beauties are expected to promenade before the judges and spectators in the contest, which has been moved from the municipal swimming pool to the high school football stadium to af- ford ample seating space. George O'Brien, outdoor movie star, k scheduled to arrive in Sweetwater at o'clock Friday afternoon via American Airlines plane, to officiate for the corona- tion. Winner of the Ooddew contest and Miss Whaley will be awarded expense-paid one-week vacation trips to Galveston. Besides Ihe beauty attraction, the Gulf AAU strfmmlng and divins meet, is stirring great interest. Pre- liminaries will begin Saturday at- temoon wiih finals Sunday. Near Breaking, Fliers Receive Mob's Plaudits Sportsman-Aviator Sleeps Four Hours On Record Flight (Se.r. Page 3 for ad- ditional flight stories.) By DEVON E. FRANCIS Associated Prtsi Aviation Editor FLOYD BENNETT AIR- PORT, N. Y., July the world in less than four days, Howard Hugh- es, Texas millionaire-sportsman, and his four intrepid compan- ions sliced the globe-girdling record in half today, complet ing a circuit in 91 hours and 1< minutes, 10 sec- onds. Wildly cheered by an estimated 25.000 spectators, Hughes swooped his big silver monoplane to a per- fect landing here at p. m. (Abilene Wiley Post, fly. Ing solo In 1833, took 7 days, 18 hours and 49 minutes lor virtually the same route. RECORD COMPUTED Officials of the American Aero- nautical union announced tonight that the official Hughes' 'round- the-world record would be com- puted on the "arrival" time of p. m., Central Standard time, nnd not on the landing time of p. m. This makes Hughes' official rtccrd (hree 19 hoars, 14 mlnutw, 10 seconds. The arrival time was computed at the moment Hughes' ship passed over the administration building of Floyd.Bennett airport. Hughes' eyes were red. Ht "thirl wat, smudged with igrime. Almos' without sleep, he had stuck It ou1 at the controls of the blf jky streaking ship, aided only-by automatic gyro-pilot, ever since taking off from Floyd Bennett field last Sunday at 5.20 p. m., C.S.T. Ninety hours later, he still was gunning the twin-motored plane at terrific speed across Manhat- tan's skyscrapers this afternoon after the final swift, hop from Minneapolis this morning. Near the breaking-point as the ship landed, Hughes dis- closed for the first time two facts he never had hinted In his ra- dio broadcasts during the- flight faulty mips nearly a tragic finale to the aerial odyssey In Siberia, and that on the Transatlantic fttrrtch his gas supply had been "barely enough'' to reach Parts. If the flight had continued at night out of Yakutsk, Sfberia, as originally planned, he said, the plane might well have crashed Into jagged, mountains the height of which was incorrectly recorded on their maps. "It's a. damn good thing I didn't try to fir out of Taknlsk at the lanky Teian Mid fervently. "The maps we have show there are no mountains higher than 6.- 500 feet there. We measured the mountains as we passed over them See HUGHES, ff. Col 5 Bogus Bonds Seized CHICAGO. July year- long Investigation of a conspiracy to peddle counterfeit New York Central railroad bonds In the West culminated today in the announce- ment three- men had been arrested In all. worth of the spu- rious securities have been recovered in the past year. Political Survey Edition Sunday The Reporler-News will pub- lish nest Sunday, in its bi- ennial political edition, the third and last of a series of statewide survey reports in the sovemor's race, compiled by It and 11 cooperating newspapers. The final survey report will analyze trends of the past four weeks, particularly the course Indicated for the large "unde- cided" vote found !n previous check-upj. Precautions have been taken to keep these surveys authentic, and to prevent any faction from "stuffing" the returns. In addition, the Sunday is- sue will carry numerous news and feature articles concern- Ing county and district races, a copy of the ballot for Ihe first primary, and other interesting Information. THEY WAIT FOR FLYING 'DADDY' Thurlow, three, puts a hearty but misplaced kiss on his mother's nose as they wait in New York for the approach, of Howard Hughes' 'round-the- world plane. They've special interest In the flight; Tommie's father, Thomas A. Thuriow, re- lief pilot. Is one of the five men aboard the ship. PRESIDENT URGES NATION JOIN MOVE TO REDUCE ARMAMENTS Half Of Assembled Fleet Fires 21-Gun Solutes As U. S. Reviewed BT JOSEPH H. SHORT Callf" "--Wr-Presldenl Roosevelt hinted thousands welcomed him to this city. Roosevelt coupled his statement concerning reduction of world armaments with a remark' that this country's navy "is not merely n symbol-It Is a potent, ever-ready fact In the national defense of the United States." GUNS FIRE V SALUTES Sitting to one side of the desk from which the chief Executive spoke was Sen. William G. McAdoo, long-time., friend of the president, and now a candidate for a new six-year senate term. "We feirentljr hope for the Roosevelt said in a de- liberately delivered speech, "when other leadihgr nalions of the world will realize that their present course must Inevitably lead them, to disaster, "We stand ready to meet them and encourage them in any ef- forts they may make toward a dsfi- nite reduction In world armaments." "Every right thinking man and woman In the United Roosevelt continued, "wishes that-lfc were 'safe for Ihe nation to spend less of our national budget on our Hickman Heads Highway Patrol AUSTIN'. July Hicfc- man. 39, who has been stationed variously at Wichita Falls, Hous- ton. Teiarkana and Austin, today was named chief Of the Texas high- way patrol. The promotion, authorized by the Public Safety commission, was an- nounced by Col. H. H. Carmichael, director of the Public Safety depart- ment, who termed ths new "one of the most outstanding traffic and criminal officers in the state." Hickman fills a position left va- vant since April 1 when U G. Phares, organizer of the patrol, was deprived of the command because of asserted "Incompatablllty and lack of corporation." Recently he was removed from the departmental payroll. Hickman was born in Whitesboro. He served in the U. S. marines In the World war. Hs was a member of the highway department's force of license and weight inspctors or- ganized In 1927 and was command- er of the first training school fpr highway patrolmen in 1930. Capt, Homer Garrison Jr., assist- ant director of state police, con- tinues as active head of uniformed forces of the department which In- cludes the highway patrol, drivers license division, safety bureau and license and weight division. Bombardment Fails To Rout Chinese SHANGHAI. July 14. A terrific all-day bombardment from airplanes and warships had failed tonight to silence Chinese guns of the Lion hill forts dominating both the entrance to Lake Poyang and the Yangtze river below Kiuklang. "The lion is still roaring." Chi- nese raid and reported they were completing strong secondary field clenfenses In the region. armed forces. "All know that we are faced with a condition and not a that the condition Is not of our own choosing." The speech preluded a presi- dential review of Ihe Unlled SUIes fleet. For nearly an hour, the president stood at i van- Uje point on the cruiser Hous- ton to review (he. fleet. The Houston swept up and down a triple line of fighting ships. Thirty-two of the assembled 66 ships each fired a presidential salute of 21 guns as the Houston drew total of 672 blanfc shots, all from three-inch guns. Plone Dives In Sea, Kills 20 Passengers ROME. July persons perished today in the great- est disaster of Italy's civil aviation when the Cagliarl-Romc airliner plunged into the Tyrrhen- ian sci 70 miles off the Sardinian coast. Among the victims were six wom- en. Including two sisters and a niece of Gen. Giuseppe ValJe, undersec- retary' of aviation. The others were 10 men passengers and four crcw- Hailing Substitute For RISING STAR FESTIVAL PAYS KING WATERMELON HOMAGE By Reporlcr-Xews SUtf Writer 1 no farmal ceremony. But the event RISINQ STAR. July veil refreshing one as 30 ice cold Diamond melons, weighing was ripped off a new and promising agricultural to receive Ihe dccrelplt crown of vanish- ed King toinght be- fore crowd that Is beginning to realize a new prosperity. The occasion was a watermelon promlsM to become annual the cool high school iKtbull There WM from 40 to 60 pounds, were served. N'o queen was water- melon ruled supreme. Towed and torn between the hardships of drouths, prices for commodities and rlunuinf era In agriculture, farmers of this Aouthwe.ilern EastUnd county sought something lo return them to pre-denresslon ffnancltl levels. In production of watermelons they believe Ihe problem Is solv- ed. Tonight they ceelbrated by paying homage to tint sweel and Usly food. A bumper crop has started mov- ing. First loads went out this wwfc. headed for Colorado. New Mexico. Oklahoma, Nebraska and Nevada. The price was half cent per pound at the field. Thai's money In any- body's town. John Hopper, one of the leading local growers, received from 12 acres of melons last aver- age of J50 per acre. This year he. planted 13 acres and Ihe yield will be higher than In 1937. This tnic'K- fnrmer has been toying with com- mercial production of this crop for years and Is one of the first to See MELON FETE, Tg. 1Z Col 8. ;