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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 17, 1938, Abilene, Texas FILM STAR CROWNS GODDESS Rural Voters Key To O'Daniel's Success Or Failure George O'Brien, western mo- vie star, Is shown crowning the Goddess of West Texas, 11-year- old Wynona Keller of Snyder, in the fourth annual water car- nival and bathing beauty revue at Kwectwater Friday night. 'Hie winner receives a week's free trip to Oalveston as docs Joyce Whaley, 17-year-old red- haired girl, who was named Miss 3weetwater, Friday night. (Reporter-News Photo) EDITOR'S NOTK: Tlill li thr. ot lUfteyi am Ihe printrd by tkli And 11 ollwr Tr- pewipupfri eooMrMlnr In Ihli poll, He BO cUlm fc i.filllblJll, buf do bckkve Mrvey prcfntt ca Intrr- rtttaf RPd unbtkwd pievlrw or the iubfrnitorial campaign wh'lrh Mturday. By RAYMOND BROOKS Copyright, 1038 July Texas will say next Saturdav t will afford the state's inort as- tounding upset and nominate an unknown newcomer to politico as governor over 11 candidates in the first primary. A survey of cities In thr. class under shows that; so far as these cities are con- cerned, there nil) be a runoff, with Lee O'Danie) getting 17 per cent of the expected voles. But the rural sections have the answer whether their en- thusiasm for O'Uanlel, highly vocal the past four weeks, will harvest votes enough to shove him across the 50-per cent line. And if not ,lhe cities will say who Is in tht run-off. O'Danlel climbed dizzily from a dubious third place four weeks ago to a definite first place two weeks ago. and' lengthened lead for first place in a statewide, non-par- tisan poll of voters, conducted by cooperating newspapers, the results of which ore here tabulated. Both William McCraw and Er- nest Thompson showed moderate losses in their Indicated vote dur- ng the past two weeks, while O'Danlel advanced Tom ilunttr picked up the imm- Kt of undecided voter replies to Ihc poll was greatly reduced; and, as was to be pxpected, a scattering of votes increased the for Hunter, Karl Crowley, P. D Ren- fro, Farmer and others on the ballot. Extremely zlf-iar "streaky" returns mule O'Uin- lel's actual vote difficult lo O'Danlel imaged all ihe way from fifth pJace, rounding the cities It Included, and none In the rest of the state. It covered reports on an actual estimated vote of persona In tlie primary. On a prospective primary votes, it was com- puted lo basis of one per cent of the primary vote. D4U, secured by postal card poll of persons on the poll lists, supple- mented by direct Interviews by staff members of the various news- papers of voters In their areas, was taken through Wednesday of the past weelc. II docs not take into WHAT THK SIKVKV .SHOWS IN KKIKK 1. A rroii-i'cllun or volrri In lowni 01 kit than Klvet O'UHBltl 51 Hit total volr. 2, 'ihe blr fill1 vote (ilui lae rural Mill naiup thr runiur-up (fiidldalr. There will K unlrji IOTA! curt] itrrrKlli lu D'lUiHH an itvfrwIwIinlnK majority. S. MK'raw, In Kciiud plMtr, hai urrrrut and In third to -Jo rrnl. llunlrr bus KhiiHn revhnt of tBlrrrtt atlhoucb he Is fur btlilnil Iht lop three randMulri.' Iliurei In the three have been: July It Julr S June 19 O'Danlrl............................... MrCraw 2G6.BZ3 Thwipmrt SM.IIKI 218.500 IGfl.m Hujilff 7U.WX) iHlljrrt tnlhrrl Intftltti, unj ollfr caiidldalti -M.OOn fourth place and third place In. the list In some of the report- Ing areas, to 51 per cent In some of the populous coun- ties, and as high as 72 per rent of the'total vote in some coun- ties. This poll was conducted in the middle-size cities, such as Abilene, Austin, Waco, Fort Arthur, San Angeio. Laredo, Paris, Marshall, Orange, Corpus Ohrlstl, Brcnham, Amarillo. It included none of the larger cities. It had but a small element of the rural vote sur- account from then on in the support of any neither the'possibilities of a rura: landslide that theoretically mighl give O'Danlel ovet votes; nor the wide discussion that "He's slipping here." But as it stands, If Ihls one cent base pruvcs correct for the entire state, O'Danlel has In prospect 37 per cent of ail votes cast; McCraw 23 per eetil plus; Thompson about 21 per cent; Tom Hunter, 1 per cent; all others, including' Crowley, Renfro and Farmer, than 6 per and the "undecided" rate that must reach decldon within five about 9 1-2 ptr cent. The poll, conducted by the same areas, as those of June 19 and July 3, at least reflects accurately the voter trends between the three This (able tellj the story indi- cated by the one per cent survey, as cf the three dates: July 17 July 3 June 19 O'Uinfel McCraw Thompson Hunter (other) (other) Undecided, and other randl. dates The actual vote this week stood at as compared with two weeks ago. This left possible votes for Farm- er, Former Mayor Henfro, Former Solicitor Crowley, James A. Fergu- son, Marvin McCoy, Joseph King, Thomas Self and S. T. Brogdon. The summary shows that O'Dan- iel picked up 144.000 votes In the Jlrst two'week Interval; while he gained more In the past fortnight. He moved from third to first In the first Interval, and held it In the second. It shows that McCraw picked up indicated votes in the first test period, during which he wa dropping from first place to sec- See STRAW VOTE, 9, Col. 3 Here's a typical scene In the circus-like campaign W. Lee O'Danicl is waging for the gov- ernorship of Texas, While a crowd in Rosenburg presses close to his sound truck, O'Danlel tells the voters thathis platform is the Ten Command- ments and that he will pay monthly to every Texan over 65 if he Is elected. Next to the would-be governor is his son Mike, 18, a member of O'Dan- lel's hillbilly band. O'Danlel also croons and takes up col- lection fi. Abilene Importer r "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO OR FOES WE SKEJGH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LVI'll, NO. 49. ABILENE, TEXAS. SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 17, 1938 THIRTY-SIX PAGES IN THREE 'SECTIONS. PRICE 5 CENTS Heavier Income Tax Proposed On Small Fry Morgenthau Off, Leaving Experts To Make Study By IRVING PERI.METER WASHINGTON, July Treasury intends to maie an inten- sive .study this summer of the feasi- bility ol levying heavier income taxes on the "little fellow." No decision hasbeenmade aA to whether the administration will sponsor any change In the low in- come tax brackets, but a study of the subject was one of the Items ot "homework" that Secretary of the Treasury Morgcnthsu pvlgned his experts before leaving Friday for France. MIGHT LIFT EXCISES Although more taxes for the "lit- tle fellow" are believed by some ad- ministration advisors to be politically inexpedient, Secretary Morgenthau has hinted at a process which might case the sting of such a change. He indicated osme of the- excise laxes now paid by the "little fel- low" on theater admissions, cosme- and the like might be repealed to lessen the burden of increased In- come taxes. A few of the smaller excises. In- cluding those on toothpaste and chewing gum, were repealed by the last congrcAs. Treasury n'lll prepare Macks of statistics and reports on many tax during the sum- mer, but MorgenUiau has said no policy decisions n-otiltl be made until he and the president returned from their vacations and had a chance to discuss the problem. LEADING TO PEACE OVERTURES- Labor's Civil War Election Threat To FDR LUBBOCK INFANT'S RIGHT EYE REMOVED TO CHECK GLIOMA DALLAS, July right eye of seven-year-old Clinton Walter Coker was re-. moved today In an el fort to stop the progress of glioma, dread disease of the nerves and re ti na of t he eye which Ire- quently causes death. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Coker of Lubbock, brought the child to Dallas yesterday and specialists diag- nosed the case. They Informed the parents an operation "was imperative; that, the disease probably would bring death If the eye were not removed, and that there were symptoms the other eye posi- Wy was infected. Unlike the parents in R simi- lar in Chicago recently, who submitted the case to a jury which voted for an opera- tion, the Cokera told the doc- tors to.perform the operation. "We were convinced the child couldn't live without removing the Mrs. Coker said. "What else could we do? Es- sldes, the child in Chicago had lived. Why not our own So this morning Dr. L. F. Eland, Dallas surgeon, removed the eye. Two tiny p.ns of ra- dium were inserted In -the socket, to allay the march of cancerous growth. X-ray ther- apy and radium treatment was started to arrest the aliment of the other eye. In 36 hours the p.ns will be removed and an exatninatlon made. A the hospital, where the tot has won the affection of the nursing statf, it was reported he was "resting well.11 Attend- ants said child likely would' live. The Weather MUST TKXAS: Partly flood, .nd fdantff rjdowMn In ntut upprr IcxJny und Political Rallies All This Week A political rally is scheduled each night this sveek for Taylor candidates. Monday night nil candidates have been Invited to in a rally sponsored by J. C. 'Shipman. can- didate ifir dUtrict attorney. He will supply loudspeaking equip- ment on the federal lawn. Tuesday night s community rally wil; be held at Bradshaw, and Wed- nesday night, candidates will go to Tye. Thursday night all other activities at the Abilene state park will be stopped while candidates speak. Those planning io visit the park that night should prepare themselves for a session of listening. Friday night Ihc traditional all- candidates rallv will be held on the Abilene federal lawn, with every- body speaking. And Saturday night the work will be over, for a while, and the weeping starting. r Monday; Ultle niid prnT In Irmpfmtnrr. OKLAHOMA: l.nral yii Probably In fjttl ptrrtMn. Auto Kills Newsy SAN ANTONIO. July Alvln Mahan. 14-year-old news- paper carrier boy. died today of in- juries received when struck by an automobile Thursday. EVENTS TO COME N WEST TEXAS LITEDERS: Annual Baptist en- campment, July 18-29. SEYMOUR: Cowboys' and Old Settlers iWuinon, July 50-21. SANTA ANNA: Ground oreakins ceremony for new city wading pool, Tuesday morning with Dr. R. R. Lovelady as master of ceremonies. BALLINGER: Annual 4-H chili encampment at city park. July 21-22. WINTERS: Work to begin on re- modeling of postoffice, July 20. 5T ANTON: Vote on proposed bond issue to repair grade school, add to nigh school and build gymnasium. Jitlv 73. DICKENS: old Settlers Picnic, and Reunion at the Dickens camp grounds. July 21-22. STAMFORD: Annual four-day in- vitation golf tournament at Stam- ford country club. July 21-24. CALLAHAN COUNTY: Eula. and Enterprise communities vote on equalization of school taxes, July 21. SAN ANGELO: Directors of Texas Production Credit associations in Coleman, Maria, Stamford, sweet- water and Wichita Falls districts to hold fourth annual meettrVg, Mon- day, July 18. ROARING SPRINGS: Directors of Molley-Dickcns Old Settlers Re- union'meet Monday. July IS, lo dis- cuss plans for the annual reunion celebration, Ai'gust 25-26. SAN ANGELO: First annual Texas Sheep Show and Sale, July 19-21. American Jews Seek Protection In Palestine JERUSALEM, July settlers beseeched the United States consulate in Jerusalem today to aid them in gaining pro- tection as a terroristic campaign went, unchecked despite efforts ol Brit- ish troops. Arabs and Jews each blamed the for the outrages which have resulted in the slaying of 66 Arabs and 30 Jews and Ihc wounding of at least 179 Arabs and 101 Jews' since July 5. Former United Slates citizens asked America to use her Influence in obtaining additional security for their scattered orange grove col- onies. George Wadsworth, the American consul, was understood to have brought Ihe situation to the atten- tion of the State department Washington. The plight of the isolated home- steaders was grimly Illustrated by appeals from Ain Hashophet, set- tled mostly by American emigres, who. said they twice had repulsed attacks of khaki-uniformed Arabs, 100 strong. In the last nttack on Friday night, they said, they beat off the raiders who almost reached the town stockade, and Inflicted "un- determined Arab casualties." More than 500 shots were fired. An earlier attack came Thursday. Stressing their need for greater protection, they said they had only 37 rifles and seven special consta- bles. President Sails On Fishing Trip SAN DIEGO, Calit.. July Roosevelt sailed aboard the naval cruiser Houston late to- day on an extended fishing trip after endorsing u. S. Sen. Wiiliam G. McAdoo's re-election campaign in a las Angeles talk and alluding cordially to him in another speech here. As President Roosevelt lunched at San Clemente slate park en route here, Sheriff Logan Jackson of Orange county and secret serv- ice agents arrested a man they said was carrying a pistol near the president and a partially empty whisky bottle In his brief case. A few hours later. Sheriff Jack- son and secret service men re- leased the man. whom they Identi- fied as William N. Bond, secreUry of the chamber of commerce at AUadcna, near Los Angeles. BETTER SAVE THIS FOR NEXT ISLAND CRUISE Suburb To Ask, ilene To Pay Debts Question Raised On North Park's Bonds By State North Park schol district will'ask tlie city of Abilene to make "adjust- ments" on debts allegedly owed that suburb, County Supt. Tom McGehee. said Saturday, Tne school district will ask the city to assume a share of Its bond- ed indebtedness as of June 1921 and as of June 1923. STATE RAISES QUESTION There is no record, said McGehec. that the city took Its share of North Park's indebtedness in 1924. when University Place was taken from the district into Abilene, or in 1924. when Abilene Heights and Abilene Christian college were annexed. McGehee also said the county board would be asked lo redefine boundaries of the North Park school district. Last official definition of the district was made by the board In 1924. seemingly earlier in that year than the annexation of Uni- versity Place. This Issue was brought to light by questions propounded bj the attorney general's de- partment when North Firk KOfht to hare In bond! approved. Tlie attorney-general wanted to know what the otfldal bounds of the district are, and whether or not the city of Abilene had settled Its obligation lo the district after annexing a part of Its territory. SEVEN FAULTS FOUND In refusing to approve the dis- trict's bond issue, the attorney general pointed out at least seven defects in the transcript given him: I. There were irregularities in Ihe draftsmanship of the map of the Set DEBT REQUEST, Pf. 14, Col. 4 PIDGIN ENGLISH, Pi li Col By RO1 G. BLANCK WASHINGTON. July Carnegie institution is preserving pidgin-English for posterity. Breezy, like a grass skirt, and racy as the native hula-hula. Is'this "rude, vivid picturesque trade-speech of chips 'and frag- ments." The Jargon' "levelpped out of the South sea Islanders' first contacts with white sailors. And, says'the Carnegie re- port, the reckless sailor Influ- ence is manliest in the vocabu- lary. H is recorder that A skirted native, damsel, rejecting a Hollywood movie contract because of her dread of sea- sickness, explained her refusal by sayintl "Belly brlonfc me walk about too much." Any odor, whether pleasant or unpleasant, is "stink." Thus, perfume is "w a t e r belong stink." and an onion is "apple belong stink." "Grass" is a word for prac- tically anything grows. Leaves, therefore, are "grass stop along feathers, "grass stop along and of a bald-headed man it is said: "Coconut belong him grass no stop." Both men and women arf re- referred to as although the word for woman Is "Mary." Hence: "This fellow Mary he no good." Here are some morr selec- tions from the vorabularj: fellow box you shove him he cry, you pull him he err. bftonjf me heavy. Inside. Bijr fellntr box you fijthl him in leelh he cry. Cannibal pig. fellow marsler Lewis Reveals CM Blacklist To Be Opposed Stormy Lbborite Five Texans Among His'Foes By JOHN LEAR NEW YORK. July Friends of President Roosevelt trying to end Ihe civil war In American labor before November elections. Unless they succeed, they fear troublesome effect on the Presi- dent's plans for the campaign. LISTS 'ANTI-LABOR' SOLONS Up today, they were worried chiefly by one William Green's pronouncement the American Federation of Labor would oppose, as a matter of prin- ciple, any candidate endorsed by John L. Lewis and his for Industrial Organization. This meant that no could be sure of the support of both Ihe warrinj grouos. It meant at least the threat of a split in itis vote in every state where labor is powerful. Today Lewis made It more than a threat by announcing the liat of members of he said the C. I. O. would oppose: A list that in- cluded the names of mrn the A. F. of has endorsed, men like Senator Adams (D-Coll, Senator I-onergan (D-Connl, Representative Sumners anrl Kcprcscntalive L.tm- nerk (D-Ohiol. Also on the blacklist were Representatives Dies, Mans- field. I.anham and IVest of Texas. The president's friends fay he cannot risk continuance of such a. split in an election In which he personally has taken the stump. The hope of these is that some- time between hLs return from his I.ABOH PEACE. Tg. M.'Col. VICE PRESIDENT They came from far and near for the 22d re- newal of the Taylor County Old Settlers reunion at Buffalo Gap, Friday and Saturday. One of the early arrivals was Jim Hurt of Ovalo, life-time vice-president of the reunion association, shown nbove. He has lived In the counly since 1876. BUSY DAV FOR registration line never faltered Friday as pioneers stopped tor tVielr badges. Thirty who came to Taylor county 60 years or more ago registered at the booth, shaded by huge trees. Mingling about the grounds were 165 veterans who lived here 50 years ago and who qualified as old-timers. The above picture was made the registration booth operated by the association's sfcre- t.iry, Fred Jones of Tiiscola, left, and Mrs. Fred Jones, shown pinning an "old-timers'1 badge on Mrs. E, E. Prcsswood, who lives four miles north of Abilene. She has lived in the county since 18S9. At right and in the foreground Is Mr. Prejswocd. Mr. and Mrs. Jones were elected last year to wrvc a life-time, he ns secretary-treasurer and, Mrs. Jones as assistant. This picture shows, however who does the wort. AND THEY FIDDLED ALL of attraction during the first day was the old-timers fiddling content and square dancing. The hotter the sun, the faster the men Jigged and longer the musicians played. Shown here is representative scene Of what the thousands of visitors SAW. Louis Honea is shown with the fiddle and at left is Floyd Plngleton of Uwn, who spent a busy altcrnoon "seconding'' on the guitar. At right is Sheriff Will of Abilene, announcer for the reunion. During the afternoon a group of veteran square dancers, headed by Henry Collins of Bitter Creek, mounted the platform to de- monstrate popular .-.tops cf dancing in the early days of Taylor county. Bob Sumerall did the calling. Making a hit on (his program -was Frank Roberson, singer with the Abilene high school band. 96 YEARS oldest veteran at the reunion was J. R. Clark of Coicman. above, who will be nest birthday, September 24. Kn has lived In Coleman county only four or five years, but has been around in West Texas for more than half a century. iRepcrtcr-News Start Photos)
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