Abilene Reporter News, July 15, 1938

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July 15, 1938

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 15, 1938, Abilene, Texas Stye Abilene • *••# •' 0 “WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKK I CU YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES”—Byron © \* «*> * * * ' VOL LYU I, fclo. 47. AHMiaM rrtd (Af) ABILENE, TEXAS. FRIDAY EVENING, JULY f5, 1938 —TWELVE PAGES JZL United Preu (t'P) PRICE 5 CENTS JA.BROADWAY’S CANYON GIVES HUGHES AND FLIGHT COMPANIONS BIGGEST DEMONSTRATION SINCE LINDBERGH'S TRIUMPH NEW YORK. July 15—< UP) — Howard Hughes and the four men who helped him break the ’round - the - world speed record rolled up “Heroes’ Highway” today through the biggest and loudest demonstration New York has seen since Lindbergh came home ll year*: ago. The canyon of lower Broadway, through which Gertrude Ederle, Commander Richard E. Byrd, and Lindbergh moved in triumph, swarmed wdth humanity. Sidewalks were five and six deep wdth people, uncounted thousands hung out of the windows of towering office buildings and turned July into winter by showering down a white blizzard of ticker tape, torn telephone books and scraps of paper. POLICE FIGHT MOB Three thousand police, one-fifth of New    York's    entire force, patrolled    the curbs and fought ceaselessly aaginst the surge of uncounted thousands who tried to break through the lines and get to the automobile in which Hughes was riding. Flags spangled the line of march to city hall where Mayor Fiorello La    Guardia    waited to extend the    city’s    official greetings, fireboats in the harbor set up a din with their whistles and Wall Streeters stopped watching the tickers long enough to prove again that hard-boiled .New York is a sentimental old softie deep down in its heart. Hughes approached his hour of glory nonchalantly, almost indifferently. At noon, the scheduled hour of starting, he was lolling in his hotel room in a dressing gown, dictating letters to a stenographer. Reluctantly, he climbed into his clothes, got into an automobile and went to the starting point of the parade. The gangling young millionaire seemed amazed and had been made timid by the acclaim. He had been embarrassed by the crowd of 30,000 which swarmed over Floyc Bennett field wnen ne landed at 2:34:10 p. rn. yesterday and had retired alone to a hotel, apart from his four flight companions. SLIPS FROM HOTEL Before retiring, he had slipped away in a taxicab and tried KATHERINE HEPBURN to reach the town home of his girl friend, Katharine Hepburn, the red-haired movie actress, without being noticed. But a crowd was in front of the house and Hughes motioned his driver on without stopping, He proceeded then to his hotel, looking rather glum, a handsome young man with a great fortune and great fame, denied the one thing he wanted—privacy. It was 12:45 p. rn. before the fireboat John J. Harvey, lying off the battery gave three shrill blasts as a signal for starting the parade. At that time there were 300,000 persons—enough to make a good-sized city—massed on the tip of Manhattan island. The number swelled by the minute as workers poured out of the skyscrapers for the noon hour. Groven Whalen, president of the New York world fair and former official greeter for the city of New York, learned years ago that the best time to hold a parade here is at the lunch hour when thousands are on the streets. Motorcycle police and patrol cars, moving at half-speed, led the way uptown through the canyon of skyscrapers. The first automobile in line carried Hughes and Whalen. Lieut. Thomas Thurlow and Harry p. Connor, Hughes’ navigators, were in the second car, and in the third one rode Richard E. Stoddart, radio engineer for Hughes, and Edward Lund, flight engineer. Mrs. Stoddart, Mrs. Thurlow and Mrs. Connor were in the sixth car be hind those occupied by world's fair officials. ISSUES STATEMENT Before tile parade started moving up Broadway, Hughes handed to newspapermen a written statement, explaining in detail why he undertook his hazardous flight. "Here are some of the things I jotted down for you boys,” he told newspapermen. "I worked in the early morning hours on it so you will all have the same thing.” The statement read: “I have written this out because I am afraid I might pet nervous and not say Just what I want to. You may rest assured that no one has written it for me. “I am not very good at mac ing speeches and I have consented to make this one about this flight that I would like everyone to know. It was in no way a stunt. It was the carrying out of a careful plan because it was carefully planned. “We who aid it are entitled to no particular credit. We are no super-men. Any one of ‘he airline pilots of thLs nation with any of the trained army or navy navigators and competent ratuo engineers in any one of *<ur modem passenger transports could have done the same thing. “The airline pilots of this country who in my opinion are the finest fliers in the world, face much worse condi- Ree HUGHES, Pg. ll. Col. 4 WITH ATTENDANCE OF 20,000 EXPECTED-Throng Assembles for County Old Settlers Reunion Deep Wildcat In Stonewall Heading Oil May Open Field From Same Lime As Avoca's Pay Heading oil 30 feet into the derrick twice this morning, a rank J wildcat test fn extreme northwest- I ern Stonewall county appeared as the opener of a new field more than 40 miles from nearest production in West Central Texas. The test is the Stonewall Oil company No. I H. T. Carlile, approximately five miles north of Peacock and six miles northwest of fiwenson. Pay section was correlated by H H Adams and Carl Shoults. Abilene ; geologists who worked the struc- I ture. as that of the Palo Pinto lime which also produces in the northeastern Jones county Avoca field. Top of the Palo Pinto was entered at 5.167 feet and first show- : ing of oil and gas found at 5,169 Drilled to 5.172 feet, it was shut down and filled 2.600 feet in 15 hours in a five-inch hole. TWO FLOWS At about 5:30 this morning, the j well headed briefly into the derrick, j pnd headed again at 8 oclock. The flows were after the well had been partly filled with water. Owners planned to clean out and underream five-inch casing from 4,-950 feet and had let 300 or 400 feet of water in the hole to prevent further flowing. It filled and sloshed over the casinghead last night. The wildcat is on a solid block of 13,000 acres assembled by A. G. Swanson of Abilene. Started as the See WILDCAT, Pg. ll, Col. 5 109.5 PER CENT OF 1937-38 ROLLS— COUNTY TAX COLLECTIONS HIT RECORD HIGH Taylor county tax collections reached an all-time high in the fiscal year ended June 30, with collection of 109.5 per cent of the current tax roll. Collector-Assessor C. O. (Pat) Patterson announced today. The figure surpassed last year's record of 106.92 per cent collected. An enviable record was also set in collection of half payment taxes, with 99 57 per cent being paid. Collections from property taxes this year were slightly less than for $278,460.64; due to lowered valuations. Funds received by the county were greater this year, however, due to collections of delinquent taxes with penalty and interest. Net to the county was $101,662.67. plus $8,-796 35 for a total of $110,306.66 compared with $101,610.31 for 1937 collections on 1936 taxes. Collection on full payments totaled $171,006.72. and half payments amounted to $24,155.01. Supplementary tax roll collections amounted to $2,834.50. while $43.- last year. $278,037.33 compared with I 251.52 was paid on delinquent ac counts and $308 96 was received from insolvents. The poll tax brought in $14,846. occupation taxes $636.45, and independent school district taxes $20.-998.17. Automobile registrations too proved a good source of county income, netting $110,451.64, $8,283.81 more than the $102,217 83 the county received last year. Total collections in registration fees amounted to $176.352 91. Of this amount the See TAXES, Pf. 3, Col. 3 WITH ATTENDANCE AT 10.000— 115 Seek Coleman Money Roping Contest Injured Youth Atop Mountain Rescued SALT LAKE CITY. July 15—(UP) I —A party of newspapermen and deputy sheriffs today reached the summit of 10.000 foot Mount Olvm- J pus and found Roger Carney, 24, who had been lying near the top of the mountain since early yesterday with a broken leg. Carney was placed on a stretcher and deputy sheriffs, working in relays. started the perilous descent to the floor of Salt Lake valley. Officers said it would be late afternoon before the party reaches the foot of the mountain where Carney can be placed in an ambu-ncela and rushed to a hospital here. Posts $17,500 Bail MCKINNEY, July 15—</P)— R. L. (Ber) Rollins, 66. North Collin county farmer, was at liberty under $17,500 bond today on charges of murder in the slaying of Mrs. Ora Glasscock, 60, and her son, Roy, 24, at Rollins’ farm Wednesday. The Weather ABILENE and vicinity; Fair tonight and Saturday. Wert Texas Partly cloudy probably scattered thunder showers in southwest portion tonight and Saturday, slightly warmer in north portion Saturday. East Texas; Fair tonight and Saturday. 14 hrs ending 6:30 a in .....I# inch Since first ot.^ear .....\.....21.72 Inches Same period Wat year ........ 8.58 inches Normal Lnce first of year ....14.01 Inches TF. M PER ATU RES Frl. FD’s Arms Plea Falls Unheeded World Too Busy At War to Hear Disarmament By United Press President Roosevelt's protest against the “disaster'’ of international armament competition fell unheeded today on a world at war or preparing for war. But the President's speech significantly emphasized that the struggle to solve the world’s problems by peaceful means will not be abandoned regardless of the trend toward military might. Meanwhile, on the world's trouble fronts: China—Defending their capital at Hankow, Chinese military leaders reported they had stalled the Japanese offensive on the Kiukiang sector in bitter fighting and that their air force was effectively fighting the invaders. Twenty Japanese bombers went out this morning to bomb Hankow but never reached their objective, indicating possible defeat by the Chinese. Foreign mediation talk was revived without any definite results. RIOT IN JERUSALEM Japan — The Japanese cabinet, seeking to avoid anything that might divert national attention or resources from the task of conquering China, officially abandoned the 1940 Olympic games at Tokyo. Finland may be the 1940 host. Spain—Rebels claimed more rapid progress in their offensive against Sagunto and Valencia, but the loyalists insisted the claims were exaggerated. Government reinforcements were rushed into gaps in defense lines before Sagunto. Jerusalem—British troops fired into an Arab mob in a renewal of disorders between Jews and Arabs in Palestine. Italy—Jews feared fascist leaders W'ere preparing for a mild racial program which would discriminate against them, although confidence was expressed that Italy would avoid such policies as pursued in nazi Germany. SHINES SHOES Boosters Push Ticket Sales to S’water Revue Caravan Leaves Abilene at 5:30 For Water Show The entire executive committee of the Abilene Boosters club was hard at work this morning in a final drive for ticket sales to Abilenians going to Sweetwater for the “Goddess of West Texas” revue there tonight. The ticket sale was to close at noon today. The bus passengers and persons to urive private cars are to meet at the Wooten hotel from 5 o'clock to 5:30, and promptly I at 5:30 the delegation will leave the Union Bus terminal. Dorothy Comer, Abilene’s entry in the contest and Boosters sweetheart. will not    accompany the delegation i on the Sweetwater trip. She s already there, haying left for t^at j 'is morning to complete registration and Join a revue rehea.^ai scheduled at 3 o'clock this afternoon. She is to meet the delegation Just this side of Sweetwater and accompany them into the city from that point. BAND GOES ALONG Rax Maddox and a nine piece By HARRY HOLT    band will accompany the delega- Reporter-News Staff Writer    lion as    one 0j the entertainment COLEMAN, July 15—Cowboys of j features    for the fete. The band the third annual Coleman rodeo— »'111 player the special dance num-115 of em—will be cunni ne at rn-    J be Presented at the revue by Polly Campbell and John Beiloh. Pete Shaw, vocal soloist LoGUARDIA WELCOMES AIR HEROES Thrills Crowd Clyde Burke Tops Off Night Show With I 5.4 Time Allene Cunningham, 17, who shined shoes in Wichita, Kas., to further her singing career, can continue her training with Chicago instructors, a probate court ruled here. Her parents sought to terminate the contract with her teachers on grounds they did not like the way their drughter was living in Chicago. Body to Study Traffic Named —will be gunning at rodeo performance tonight for their share of the $2,000 prize money. From the muddy banks of the Rio Grande river to wind-sparlied Oklahoma, the contestants have gathered here to thrill the 10.000 spectators that went througn the turnstile Wednesday and Thursday nights. It’s a grand show in a grand ranching county—one of the best in Texas—and enthusiasm for a greater rodeo in 1939 is already being generated. The wheel of fortune for the first two nights stopped on numbers held by 15 entrants. They racked in the chips that had been sweetened by the sponsoring association. Thrilling every patron Thursday night was the calf roping demonstration by Clyde Burke. Comanche. Okla, 1937 world's champion. It was in the matched roping that he turned the trick, having missed both loops in the regular contest. His first time was 17 seconds; followed by 357 seconds with two loops and topped off the night's exhibition with the low time of 15.4, He pulled far ahead of Sell- for the band, is to sing both at the revue and for the floor show to be presented at the dance, when Miss Campbel and Beiloh will repeat their specialty dance. The buses of the Abilene group are to leave Sweetwater at 12 o’-See SWEETWATER, Pf. ll, Col. 8 Tired and unshaven, the crew of the record-making world-girdling airplane received a heroes' welcome from Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia of New York. Howard Hughes, leader of the globe - circuiting flight stands in the doorway of the plane shaking hands with the mayor. Other figures, left to right, Richard Stoddard, Harry P. Connor, the mayor, and Thomas Thurlow. Associated Press Telemat). Visitors from 5 States Renew Friendships Fiddlers' Contest, Square Dancing Set on Program By HAL SAYLES Reporter-News Staff Writer BUFFALO GAP, July 15.— Both young and old—visitors by the thousands—were surging into t>Is sleepy little village today for the 22d annual Taylor County Old Settlers reunion. I HUNTER. BRABHAM TALK From California, Arizona. New ; Texico and Oklahoma, not to mention all sections of Texas, they had come to renew friendships, to 1 pay a tribute to the memory of those who hav* gone on, and to generally enjoy a two-day festival. Attendance is expected to run more than 20.000 before the program closes Saturday. “I Uke to think of you. not as old settlers, but as early settlers. Many gf you are old in years, but young in spirit,” said J. C. Hunter, president of the Abilene chamber of Plane Crashes Into Hospital, Kills One BUENOS AIRES. July 15 (JPi — A Pan American Airways plane in the Buenos Aires-Miaml service crashed into the top of a hospital building in a Buenos Aires suburb today, causing the death of one patient and injuring 15 others. Although the plane was wrecked, Pan-American Airways said all of the eight passengers and five crew members escaped serious injury. The dead was Antonio Simon, 91 years old. The building was I devoted to aged patients PARADE TOPS DAY S PROGRAM AT JONES ANNIVERSARY FETE j Mammoth Procession Set at 6 p. rn.; Pioneers Honor Guests at Luncheon g-decked .streets were thronged lebrates its 57th birthday. A ANSON, July 15 — <Spl.)—Anson's flai with visitors today as Jones county ce gigantic folk festival, in which both residents and former residents are 4nJ ... . r. .    ..    .    -X    V _ I--- I po at midnight Saturday and tile advent of Sunday, July 17, which is ac- joining with much merry-making, was underway last night with pageantry at the Larry Chittenden ranch. The tempo will increase until the close lo .... bu «i -...rn 70 MMnitfht ..... 78 Noon ........ 94 ^unrnj  ......5;4a Sunset ........7:48 G:3tt    p.m.    8:30 a m 12:39 p.m. Dry thermometer    ss    74    94 Vet thermometer    73    »    69    72 Le l&llv* humidity    58    72    34 Finland Assured '40 Olympic Games HELSINGFORS, Finland, July 15 —(UP)—Definite assurance that the 1940 Olympic games will be held in Finland was received by Finnish Olympic officials today from Count Henri Le Baillet-LatAr, president of the International Olympic congress. In a telegram to the Finnish Olympic committee. Count Baillet-Latour said, “If*Japan withdraws from the Olympic games the international Olympic committee offers holding the games in Finland.” Thus as soon as the games are officially abandoned by Japan, they will be transferred to Fenland, if present plans are carried through. A thorough study of traffic problems of certain sections and locations in Abilene is the goal of a sub-committee of the Abilene chamber of commerce traffic safety committee. The sub-committee was appointed this morning by Sim Shelton, general committee chairman at a committee meeting in the chamber of commerce office Duty of the new sub-committee is to make a thorough study of traffic congestion, proper marking and signs for the streets and the feasibility o‘ designating a number of through streets. In the study, the committee members are to interview and collaborate with traffic officers, state highway patrolmen and interested parties. Detailed report of the findings is to be presented to the general committee in 15 days, Shelton said, and soon after that date the committee is to meet with the city commission to submit a suggested code of traffic ordinances for the city. Members o' the sub-committee are Ray Marshall, chairman; se Winters, Roy B Comer, Robert Rankin. E. M. tinders. Wendell Bedichek and Roy Sanders. rn--rn- Hints Gift Shakeup CHICAGO. July 15—(UP)—Owner Phil K. Wrigley tacitly admitted today he believed some changes were necessary for his faltering Chicago Cubs and indicated a successor for Manager Charlie Grimm might be included. For Merkel Reduced Prs with a total time of 165 seconds against 1905 for the Dei Rio roper. Fire Insurance Rate 20.2 TIME STANDS Withstanding the surging attack specific J of top-notch calf ropers for the two nights was the time of 20.2 seconds posted by Amye Gamblin of Paducah. Babb Taylor of Doole, Mc-Culloch county, was second. 23; L. Reaves of Encinal, third, 23.6; and Jack Sellers, fourth, 24.2. Curly Seale of Baird rode a Brahma cow last night in an exhibition. Her time of 21 8 seconds in the flag race for the first night was good at end of the first go- ‘ I Showers Fall Over Section See COLEMAN, Pf. 3, Col. S AUSTIN. July 15—(UP)—Reductions in fire insurance key rates for Henderson. Rio Hondo. Columbus. and Merkel were announced today by State Fire Insurance Commissioner Marvin Hall. Improvements in fire-fighting facilities made the reductions possible. The reductions: Henderson, from 29 cents to 27 cents; Rio Hondo, from 95 cents to 92 cents; Columbus from 45 cents to 44 cents; Merkel. : from 35 cents to 31 cents.    t tually the anniversary of the county'! organization. Those pioneers who had a hand in launching the destiny of Anson and Jones county were the honored guests today. They began gathering at their headquarters off the southwest corner of the town square early and many having come from a long -—------------- distance yesterday to be on hand. At noon, they were feted with luncheon. County Judge Omar Burleson giving the guests a cordial welcome back to their old home and paying tribute to all old settlers. 3 BANDS IN PARADE Then at 6 p. rn. comes the big parade. It will be a colorful spectacle. with all of Jones county to participate. Hamlin alone has entered eight floats and numerous decorated cars. Stamford and Lueders will be represented and from Taylor county Abilene Ls sending several entries. Three bands will provide music. There will be Anson's high school band. the Stamford high school band and a third group composed of the Hamlin. Lueders and the Stam- Allrcd's Greetings From Austin today Governor James V. AUred sent greetings to Taylor county old settlers in annual reunion at Buffalo Gap. asking that the message to pioneers be conveyed by the Abilene Reporter-News. “.Among the most pleasant memories that I will take with me when my service as governor ends will be a visit to your reunion at Buffalo Gap. You have my best wishes for a fine reunion this year. It is a real pleasure to congratulate you, the men and women who helped inaugurate the development of your section,” the governor's greeting stated. He was a guest at the 1937 reunion. commerce, who was speaking on "Frontier Experiences in Texas.” He made that statement directly to a group of pioneers over 65 years of age, w'ho were occupying a special section of seats. More than 500 persons in Taylor county 25 years or more ago had register-:ed at noon. Another speaker was Dr. Thomas i W Brabham, president of McMurry college, whose subject was "The See REUNION, Pg. ll, Col. 4 See ANSON. Pg. ll. Col. 6 WITH GARNER AND HARRISON HEROES— Farley Pictures McNutt as FDR Party Foe in 1932 WASHINGTON, July 15.— <UP>-A critical and, apparently, unfriendly analysis of the activities of Paul V. McNutt, of Indiana, during the 1932 democratic national convention which nominated Franklin D. Roosevelt appeared on the newsstands today under the signature of Postmaster General James A. Farley. Farley’s remarks, embodied in the first instalment of his memoirs in the American magazine. promised to attract political interest because McNutt's campaign for democratic presidential nomination in IMO also was launched this w-eek. McNutt now is high commissioner to the Philippines by appointment of President. Roosevelt. Writing the inside story of the 1932 democratic convention, Far.ey repeatedly finds occasion to highlight actions of McNutt which cm>ld or did embarrass the Roosevelt cause. The Farley article dits Vice President John N. Garner and Sen. Pat Harrison, D., Miss with pinch hits in crises to enable Gov. Roosevelt's nomination. Both now are conservative, critics of the new deal. In this article, Farley pictures Harrison, half-clad, running at night from a hotel room to prevent an early-ballot Mississippi bolt from Roosevelt. A loss of the Mississippi delegation bt that stage might have been fatal to Roosevelt’s chances. But Garner gave Mr. Roosevelt the final push over the top without any previous deal to be nominated for vice president, Farley emphasized. Delegates had sat all night through speeches and three inconclusive ballots when Garner telephoned Sam Rayburn, <D-Tex.>, his Chicago convention manager. Here are Garner’s instructions to Rayburn as related by Farley: “I think it is time to break that thinplip This man Roosevelt is the choice 0 that convention. He has had a majority on three ballots. >mmaUon on the ntttt A few* hours later Garner formally released his Texas delegation. California, likewise pledged to Garner, went with it, And that night Governor RoseveIt. was nominated. Local showers dotted West Texas yesterday and last night, resulting j in moisture that ranged from cooling sprinkles to 1.75 inches in Sweetwater. The Sweetwater rain almost had the intensity of a cloudburst, wat- | ers stacking up in the T. and P underpass and trapping several an- I tomobiles, including one that was j practically submerged. In two brief showers, Abilene re- j ceived .19 inch of rain. An inch of . moisture fell east of Colorado. • Childress reported three fourths of an inch last night, and Paducah had heavy rain. Roby had a sprinkle. there w-as about a half inch at Buffalo Gap, Winters had a sprinkle about 5 p.m. and Novice received a shower. The scattered showers brought localized and brief respite from summer heat, but today the area's map was clear of thunderclouds and the mercury was shooting upward toward the 100-mark. The forecast is for fair weather tonight and Saturday. Ajjpene’s moisture brought AC. July total to .49 inch, as 4®npareq|] with .22 inch for^h^ month la^ year. 0he Annal, how^fcr, is 2.12 inches. The year's rainfall here now stands at 21.72 inch. The 12-months normal is 25.17 Inches. What Is Your News I. Q.? Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part question, IO. A score of 60 is fair; 80, good. Answers on page 3. 1. Who is this man, recently elected president of the National Education association? 2. What government alphabet agency recently gave up the ghost? Why? 3. Who is Fritz Kuhn? 4. What supreme court Justice died from a heart ailment recently?    $    # 5. Wa® the Evian conference launched to (a) discuss outlawing of civ^an bombings, tb) to 0 limit the Alnage of battleships, or (c> to study the European refugee problem? ;

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