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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 19, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TIX AS' 401 WM NEWSPAPER Cfje ^toilette Reporter -Nellis “    WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE    YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT COES—Byron VOL. LVIII. NO. 51. Assonate* rreaa (API ABILENE, TEXAS. TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 19, 1938.—TEN PAGES Unite* Prana (UP) PRICE 5 CENTSFLYING 'CREAKING CRATE,' IRSH-AMERICAN SPANS ATLANTIC IN WRONG WAY' UNSANCTIONED HOP Br the Associated Press BALDONNEL AIRPORT, Dublin Ireland, July 18.--Douglas CT Corrigan. 31-vear-old Californian, eased a battered *900 airplane onto Baldonnel airport today after flying 3,150 unauthorized miles alone across the Atlantic from New York. He climbed from the cockpit of hi* nine-year-old plane into a circle of open-mouthed Irishmen and announced calmly: “I’m Douglas t orrigan. Just got in from New York. “It took me 28 hours and 13 minutes. “Where am I? I Intended to fly to California." No one took seriously his story that he had flown In the wrong direction, but nevertheless he repeated it time and again. He didn’t have a passport, landing papers or maps. He didn t have a radio or any fancy Instruments. But he had $15, an incorrigible grin and his story of a flight in the wrong direction. It was the most sensational “wrong way    run'’ since the    dash of another Californian,    Roy Riegels, University of    California    football player, 60 yards in    the wrong direction in    the    January I,    1929, Rose Bowl game with    Georgia Tech. Corrigan landed at 2:30 p. rn. (7:30 a, rn.. Abilene timeA He had left Floyd Bennet field at 3:17 a. rn. C. S. T. Sunday “for California.” While technically detained here, It was not expected he would encounter much trouble for his unsanctioned flight over the Atlantic. (In Washington. Donnb P. Mulligan, chief of the Air Commerce bureau, said he had postponed the question of punishment. Regulations provide for penalties ranging from a fine to revocation of a pilots license for a foreign flight without permit.! _ Airport officials took a look at the American's single-engined plane and shuddered. Hundreds of persons flocked to the airport to see the flier and his craft. Corrigan glibly explained how he had made a bee-line out over the Atlantic when his destination was California with the words; ‘ My compass went wrong.' He landed his monoplane near a new type. twin-engined plane of the Irish Sea airways which was Just about to hop to London. Passengers clambered out to look. They whistled and one remarked:    “It’s    a    curious    looking    affair.” But the American didn't think so. He patted his ship and said: “All it needs is a bit of grease. Then it will lake me hack to New York.” (In an interview broadcast by the Columbia Broadcasting system, Corrigan was asked if he intended to return by plane and stated:' “Oh. no. Itll probably be on boat. I don't know.”* Astonished officials asked so many questions they almost forgot to ask him for his landing papers “Forget it," he grinned when they did get around to that. “Really. I thought I was going to California." Tonight he slept at the home of the American minister, John Cudahy. He had 320 gallons of gasoline when hr left Floyd Bennett airport yesterday, of which about 30 remained when he landed. He carried half a gallon of water and some chocolate cookies The United States minister .speeded to the airpnr* as soon as ha See CORRIGAN. Pr. IO, Col 7 Office - Seekers Urge Voters Out Frenzied Detail Work Order Of Day As Campaigns Go Into Final Week Br the Associated Press Highly -organized detail work of 'getting out the vote" for candidates for state offices was under way in most populous Texas counties Monday with the first primary less than a week hence. While all the candidates themselves appeared as many times as possible before the largest audiences they could find, their cohorts in evert precinct that could bluster a score of votes were Just as busy in personal contact work These contacts will be followed through all the week up to and including election day.    - In the governor's race, candidates held forth in the big cities for the rn os w part. An exception was W. Lee O Daniel, who offeied hLs appeal •„ fumers In a section of West Texas There he said the "shackles must be removed" from Texas farmers Ernest Thompson was at Austin for a night rally. He said this campal^ is “too Important to engage in trivial things or to engage in a campaign of villification and persona abuse William McCraw was in the thickly-populated Sabine district, asking to be elected governor to promote Plains Backers after auto found wrecked-    . Hear oDaniel Search Begun For Missing Boy industrial peace If I am elected governor," he promised. I propose a labor relations board for Texas STI \RT R VPS RAIL BODY Tom Hunter delivered a statewide radio address from Houston and Karl Crowley planned a public address at Houston. P. D. Renfro was at Galveston. At Austin, C. V. Terrell, who is campaigning for re-election as railroad commissioner, halted for a meeting of the body and announced he would top off his drive thiseek with 23 speeches in Northeast and North Central Texas. Rainfall Skips East To West Abilene, In Center Of Moisture Belt, Receives .72 Inch The weatherman had to revise Speaking at Commerce, Robert ^ maps last night. A Stuart, also a candidate in this usual route of thundershowers race, said the purpose of th* rail- nrw»raacross West Texas is from the road commission as now operated is defeated    northwest to the southeast. Yes- Jerry Sadler of Longview, can- terdav'a showers laid a series of dilate for railroad commissioner, moisture strips that traversed the a.*-kfd veers to “elect me in the territory in almost due west-to-east first primary" in a campaign ad- j directions tire broadcast from Dallas last HEAVIEST AT BAIRD night The 30-year-old candidate Abilene appeared to be about the mentioned Lindbergh. William Bar- center of a strip that included Big rett Travis and Alexander the Spring, Sweetwater and Baird. Great as examples of youthful Locally there was a rainfall of achievement.    1.72 Inch. with .53 inch falling after YARBOROUGH FLAYS LOBBIES 6 30 o'clock last night. The show-john Wood carried his campaign ers began at 12 41 and lasted in-for the railroad commission to termlttently into the night. Temple where he said his “record At Big Spring enough rain fell to of impartiality ’ in administering postpone a scheduled baseball game affairs of the highway commission Sweetwater reported a fall of about had won him support in the present three-quarters of an inch, begin-raco    nlng Just after noon. At Baird the Ralph Yarborough of Austin, showers brought one and one-quar-aeeking nomination for attorney ter inch of rain one of the largest general said at Kaufman that f»H* In the territory. Merkel had •lobbyists and professional poll- nearly an Inch of rain Just after ticians" have taken charge “of noon. things in the interest of invading II VIK INCH VT LUEDERS trusts and monopolies.”    I Farther north there was little Walter Woodul went to Cameron or no rain. Robv reported no rain to dedicate a monument to Ben and clear skies, although there was Milam, hero of the Alamo for whom some rain toward Snyder. Stamford Milam county    was named.    had » very light shower about 5 Pierce Brooks, campaigning for P m- Thp town had no rain Sun-lieutenant-governor. also had his    ®nd sources said cotton was say about "professional politicians" badly in need of moisture in a Tyler speech. Sound thinking voters, he said, “want a change.” NELSON EMPHASIZES PLATFARM Lueders reported about one-half inch in light showers. Skipping over territory to the south, another rain strip crossed the country, just striking Brown er H Nelson, another candidate wood* °°°d ral™ "ere reported foi the office, said at Fort Worth tht're. At Coleman the rain started he was the only candidate who ea!:' yesterday morning and lasted “has presented a frank, straight-    abowut 8 P ™ There was a forward program to the voters.”    fai1 0{ about one-ha.f inch. In the race for land commission- _    D.    A m cr, the incumbent William H Mc- rCOT nr\OT6 blasts At Donald, in a speech at Baytown,    n...    ■    ZMI    D— L‘ asserted there is no need for fear    ilOming    V*/il    KC ii FIC Ty that pollution will result from drilling on submerged coastal areas. WELLSVILLE, N. Y., July 18— “The biggest run of game fish in TA1)—Frequent rumbling explosions years along the coast” proves it, he threatened new hours of terror to-said. Bascon Giles, his opponent, night at the flame-swept $15,000,000 spoke at Commerce, criticizing    Sinclair    oil refinery    where three Mar Donald's administration in re-    Persons    were    killed    and 75 injured gard to "the vacancy situation.”    la*t night. L. A Woods, seeking re-election Anxious firemen, weary but still as state superintenuent of schools, determined to quench the inferno, told a Houston audience that he    worked    near    hot.    bulging tanks favored a higher per-capita scho- with little heed for their own safety, lastic apportionment bv the state, Now and then the plates in a that “if the state pays more, dis- tank would begin to shift and trio ta can pav less, thus lessening swell perceptibly. An alarm would go out. Firemen would run pell mell to safer quarters. Sometimes the tq^ks held. Several times they blew up with terrific force. About late At Stamford Laughing Crowds Greet Candidates Over West Texas STAMFORD. July 18—< Spl.)—A crowd that in density, good humor I and color reminded Stamfordltes of the recent Texas Cowboy reunion turned out here tonight to wel- j come and listen to W. Lee O'Dantel, candidate for governor. Not only Stamford was represented in the throng around the sound truck of O'Danie! and his 'Hillbilly Boys.” Some 39 persons from Tahoka, more than IOO miles away, loaded into a truck and came to Stamford for the occasion, CROWD LISTENS IN RAIN Other delegations were present from Lamesa, and intermediate points. O Daniel arrived at 8:10 and continued his program until 9:30 o’clock when he stopped to give a radio broadcast. Earlier in the day he had spoken at Weatherford, Mineral Wells, Breckenridge and Albany. Wherever he stopped, laughing, cheering crowds greeted him and his * Hill-1 billy Boys.’’ At Breckenridge several; thousand persons stood in a drizzling rain for more than an hour to hear him The Weatherford speech was punctuated by two instances when members of the audience sent gifts to the speaker. First it was a watermelon which O Daniel said he would rut soon, commenting that "politicians have been cutting them long enough.” Later in the program a woman candidate for constable sent up a basket of peaches, to which he responded that he would be glad to vote for her “except I haven’t paid my poll tax.” SAYS PENSIONS ISSUE In his talks, O’Danlel declared everyone knew there was graft and corruption in Austin, so he appealed to the people to throw out professional politicians and take back their government. Ile said bu nu reds of thousands of dollars were being spent to defeat him. Expensive newspaper advertisements, a whispering campaign, and other methods were being used in an effort to keep from getting votes, he charged. O’Daniel reiterated the main issue in the campaign was old age assistance Pensions of $30 per month. $15 contributed by the state and $15 by the federal government, should be paid to all over 65, he I said. “Everybody"* happy but the politicians," O Daniel laughed at one point. His schedule for Tuesday calls for stops at Haskell, Seymour, Olney, Graham and Jacksboro. Leading To Agreement’— RIOT ACT READ GROCERS ON SUNDAY CLOSING City and county authorities Monday decreed that,all Abilene grocers and food store operators must close on Sundays or accept the consequences. Officials delivered their ultimatum at a meeting of grocers in the city hall Monday afternoon. Present were a doxkn operators. consisting chiefly of those who had long Insisted that that Sunday closing law be rigidly enforced. Meeting with the grocerymen were Mayor W W. Hair. City Attorney Edmund Yates, County Attorney Esco Walter, Chief of Police T. A. Hackney, Sheriff Sid McAdams and Eddie Cockerell, of the Retail Merchants association. Numerous complaints, not only from leading grocers, but from ministers and private citizens, crystallized sentiment and brought I action on the year-old issue. 8ev eral months ago action was taken j by county authorities to enforce ■ the law. but reportedly the same offenders then are persisting In violating its provisions. In th* Monday afternoon round-table, called by Mayor Hair, eight grocer* representing 16 stores signed an agreement See CLOSING, Pf. IO. Col. $ ACTRESS-WIFE WILL SCATTER POETS ASHES IN SWEEPING DECREE— Nazis Conscript War Aid Law Replaces [OUSTED CHAIRMAN SAYS TVA~ Old Ordinances DIFFERENCES FIVE YEARS OLD The Weather 4HILKMC an* \lflnlty:    Parti* tloud> today. VVI sr TIX VS:    Partly rl«ud' t«*la> and Wednesday with scattered thunder-ihowera In extreme «.»t portion. KAST TEXAS: Partly eloud> todnj and Wednesday, local Utundenthower* near the lipper enact tod«>. NKW M) XK O:    I nettled north, parti! rh, ady aouth portion today, Wednesday generally fair:    little    ehante    in temper.! tore. OKLAHOMA: rail I > rloiidi today and Wedneada t. alit lilly wtirmer todaj. Ranee of temperature yenterda? local pressure." Thompson Claims Victory In Sight AUSTIN. July 18.—(A**—Ernest O. Thompson, chairman of the interstate oil compact commission, tonight opened what he termed the “victory week'' of his campaign See POLITIC S. Pg. IO. Cal. 4 16 tanks had exploded by a hour today. There have been no casualties since one 2,500 barrel tank of nap-tha suddenly exploded and sailed skyward last night. Three spectators were killed when the tank descended 500 feet away. on the opposite side of the Genesee river. AVI ll) IS IS 7ft IU I* IR :* A? AA AS DO Hltl K I ? :\ A A 1**1 :* 11 TA 10 11 ........ A ........   »   . ..............IO     ....... — ..................II    .......... — Nunn    MldnlKht    7* Highest and lowest trmprralnrr*    In 0 p. rn. >e«trrd»y.    ‘>*1    mid    70; aam* datr a year ago, 07 and 7A, Minuet yesterday. 7 .IS; «unrl»e tori*!, 5:40; * ii n -t‘ t today. 7:45. Rainfall for 74 hour* rnd'ng al • p. Service Demanded Of All Civilians Whenever Needed BERLIN, July 18 —AP—Driving home the nazi principle that private Individual counts for nothing, the state for everything, the government today published a decree imposing extensive duties in aid of the country * armed forces upon all citizens as a preparedness meausre in event of war. The decree, signed by Chancellor Adolf Hitler, Col.-Gen. Wilhelm Keitel, chief of the armv high command, and Interior Minister Wilhelm Frick, demands services or deliveries in kind from all civilians for military ends as and when they are required. COVERS ALL TYPES OF AID Purpose of the decree, it was officially explained, was to coordinate such duties and bring them up to date. The new law It was pointed out. replaces old ordinances such as those governing the billeting of military forces on civilians dating back to 1868 (in Austria to 1879), and those of 1925 defining the liability of citizens to render material aid for defense purposes. The decree covers the requisitioning of supplies and stores of forage, motor fuel, use of water hydrants, gas. electric current, use of buildings and factories for billeting, horses and vehicles of all sorts, and plants for the dissemination of news—all for the use of armies on the march or during maneuvers. The rendering of assistance to aviators and sailors in distress also is provided for. The decree says suitable compensation is to be made “insofar as the services cannot Justifiably be expected to be rendered free." RFC Calls On Banks To Expand Lending WASHINGTON. July 18 — Chairman Jesse H. Jones of the Reconstruction Finance Corpora-' lion, called upon the bankers of the country today to make more industrial loans. He also reiterated his recent statement that “if bank- j ing is to remain in private hands it * must meet the credit needs of the country.” Jones said that, from February I through July 14 the RFC authorized 2.001 business and industrial loans aggregating $85,344,788 and that banks participated in only 302 of them totaling $11,483,444 “This is not enough loan parti-: cipation, either in number of loans. 1 or in amount," he said. Warring Morgans Outline Two Sets Of Objectives Before Investigators KNOXVILLE. Tenn . July 18 —(ZP —Dr Arthur E Morgan muted as chairman of the Tennessee Valley authority, charged today differences within the TV A appealed less than a month after the vast agency was created in 1933. He testified before a congressional investigation committee that disagreement arose from the first over matters of policy, declaring TVA Directors Harcourt A. Morgan and David E Lillienthal opposed many of his suggestions Harcourt A Morgan, now chairman, testified President Roosevelt was guided by the “hand of providence" when he selected the Tennessee valley for the federal government’s experiment in social and economic    ...............................................— i planning. ‘PHILOSOPHERSP AT ODDS Chairman Morgan outlined the I TVA program which be said sought to cure a ‘cancerous growth which must affect adversely the entire national well-being.” Not once did he refer to Dr. Morgan whose defiance of President Roosevelts authority led to his dismissal as chairman and precipitated the in-j quiry. Dr, Morgan said he felt immediate action was necessary in the TVA program, In line with President Roosevelt s emergency relief program, but that his associates held back In favor of a “long-range program.” The three of them were “far apart in philosophy,** he said, adding that he had never made any attempt to "grab power” for himself in those early days. DENIES SEEKING POWER He said it was he who suggested the appointment of a general man-; ager and that he recommended Al-j bert L. 8cott, head of Lockwood Green Engineering firm of New York, Scott declined the offer. “That, I think, is a good indi- Hospital Sites lo Be Chosen Veterans’ hospital commitee of the Abilene chamber of commerce Is to meet at the chamber's office at 4 oclock this afternoon to select several possible sites for a new SI,-435,000 general hospital for wa: veterans, to be constructed by the federal government. C. H. Stratton, engineer of the Veterans Administration, will leave Washington, D C., today to make a preliminary survey of possible sites in seven Texas towns, Besides Abilene, he is to visit Houston, Sweetwater. San Angelo. Lubbock, Amarillo, Fort Worth and Dallas. Proposed sites must Include at least 200 acres of ground. The Abilene committee expects to have several locations ready for inspection when Stratton arrives here July 26. He is to be in Sweetwater July 24 and 25. San Angelo July 25. Lubbock July 27 and Amarillo July 28. Members of the Abilene committee are R. M. Wagstaff. chairman: J. W. Bateman. Jess L Warren. W. R. Sibley. Max Bentley, Mile O'Bar, C. E Garretson. T, C. Anderson. R. T. Cray, Larry 8. Daniel, Roy L. Duke, J. C. Hunter and T. N. Carswell. NEW YORK. July 18.— Peggy Wood, the acress, came home today from London to give John Van Alstyn Weaver, her writer husband, the last service he had asked. In a poem.—“When I'm All Through"—Weaver had asked his people not to “go stickin’ me in no stuffy cemetery lot.” Instead, he wanted his aches scattered, on a sunny hilltop, on the water, and— “Then there’ll be one part left. You take that down Where theres the thicket crowds, right in the city, And when nobody's looking give it a sling Onto th* sidewalk, underneath the feet. The Fore things, always hoofin’ it along Somewhere, they don’t know where, and I didn t either. Aiwa vs lookin’ for somethin— Wonder what? I never got very near them A person can't Even when you want to. Everybody’s scared. So scared, you know ... so scared. When “nobody is lookin ” Miss Wood will carry out that three-fold mission. The poem. “When I'm All Through.” w’as published and copyrighted by Alfred A Knope. with whom Miss Wood will confer while here on publication of a new volume of Weavers works. Weaver, poet, novelist, playwright and scenario w’riter, died at Colorado Springs, Colo, last June 15. Cotton Oil Firm Picks Manager Announcement was made in Houston Monday by Anderson, Clayton At company of appointment of Ray Grisham, Plainview as vice-president and general manager of I the West Texas Cotton oil company. Grisham will succeed the late John F Hardaway, who died in Abilene last week. The appointment is effective immediately. See TVA HEARING. Pg IO. Col. 6 Roosevelt Lands 38-Pound Fish ABOARD U S S. HOUSTON. EN ROUTE TO PANAMA. July 18. —President Roosevelt tried out his luck as the nation’s first fisherman today and wa. rewarded with a 38-pound yellowish. The big fish nipped at the presidential bait in Magdalena bay, near the tip of lower California, where the Houston dropped anchor this forenoon. Gunny weather and a calm sea greeted President Roosevelt on the third day of his leisurely vacation cruise. Absentee Voting To Close Todoy Office of the Taylor county clerk is to be open until 6 oclock tonight in order to take care of the last minute rush of persons wanting to cast absentee ballots. Vivian Fryar, county clerk, announced yesterday. So far the number of absentee ballots used tills year is far below the comparable period of the last election. Up to closing time yesterday, 268 ballots had been cast. However, 77 were cast yesterday to set a new record for this election. In the last election between 450 and 500 absentee voles were cast. manager of the West Texas Cotton Oil company, said at his home here j last night that Grisham would arrive at the Abilene headquarters Wednesday to take over duties. In accepting the new position, Grisham leaves the job of assistant j general manager of West Texas Cottonoil plants on the plains, said j Hoover. He has been with And cr -! son-Clayton eight years. Grisham is married and has three daughters. Rained Out, Political Rally Set Thursday Rain late yesterday afternoon caused the postponement of the J. | C. Shipman political rally to have been held at the federal lawn. The rally has been re-set for Thursday night, 8 o’clock, at the federal lawn. A political rally is scheduled to be held at Abilene State park the same night, but Shipman said he expects to close the local meeting I in time to attend the park affair. Runnels Father Unable To Give Any Explanation Richard Zedlitz, 17, Disappears; Family Car Found In Ditch BALLINGER, July lB-Of-ficers of two counties and state highway patrolmen searched today for Richard Zedlitz, 17, son of Dr. R. F. Zedlitz of Ballinger, after an automobile identified as that being driven by the youth was found wrecked and abandoned seven miles north of Brownwood. A day of extensive investigation shed no light on the youth’s disappearance. FATHER MYSTIFIED Dr, Zedlitz, who went to Brownwood ahi* afternoon to identify the ear, said at his home here tonight that the last time he saw his son was when he asked permission to use the car late Sunday, He was at a loss to explain the boys disappearance, commenting that Richard had been “a model boy.” “We are dumbfounded,” Dr. Zedlitz said. He discounted the theory of foul play, but considered just as remote the possibility that the youth purposely had gone on an escapade in the auto. Tile Zedlitz car was found in a highway ditch, and had been driven »bout IOO yards down the broad barrow pit. There were no signs of injury to its occupants. Dr. Zedlitz said Brown county officers had suggested to him that Richard possibly fell asleep, allowing the car to plunge into the ditch. Runnels county officers and state patrolmen have joined in the investigation. Western Wool Sells For 23 Cents Pound I DENVER. July 18.—(AP)—A top puce of 23 cents a pound was paid today and a total of 380.000 pounds I ol western wool was sold in the I first day of a three-day wool auction. The Merrlon-Wilk’ns Sheep and Wool Co. handling the auction, reported the sale’s first day price average was 19 33 cents a pound with a range from 17 1-2 to the 23 cent top. Earl O. Walter oi Flier, I Idaho, is the sale'* auctioneer. Navy Plane Plunges In River, Kills One EVERETT. Wash., July 18«/PU-A navy scouting plane from the cruiser Louisville crashed In the Snohomish river near here .today, carrying at least one man to death. The bodv of a navy flier, tentatively identified as Aviation Cadet J. C Booth of the Louisville, was recovered. Navy officials were trying to learn if he had a companion on the flight. Finding Dangerous Rapids Only 'Ripple'— COLORADO RIVER VOYAGERS FINISH JOURNEYS SECOND LEG SAFELY GRAND CANYON. Ariz.. July 18. —</P»—• The Nevills boat expedition landed late today at tile mouth of Bright Angel creek on the floor of the Grand canyon to complete the second leg of a dangerous Journey down the swirling Colorado river. Three silver-colored boats bearing the four rn-r. and two women, who left Lee’s Ferry, Arts., last Wednesday on the second lap of the 666-nr.k itinerary from Gram R ve , utah, lo Lake Mo*W Feta tied up on a sandbar at 6:15 p. rn. ♦ Abilene time ) Norman D. Nevills. veteran Mexican Hat, Utah, riverman and leader of the expedition, said the 80-mile Journey from Lee's Ferry had been “exciting’’ but there had been no spills in shooting the Colorado's torturous rapids. The Grapevine rapids, last of three dangerous rapids on the journey her*, caused the solo difficulty. Mo olMkmcten.Ttd Bock Ullage; Rapids, where waves 19 feet high were reported by Maj. John Wesley Powell, first explorer of the canyon, as "just a ripple ” Nevills said the six Intrepid explorers would spend the night in the floor of the canyon, and would come to the south rim tomorrow morning to confer with National Park service officials regarding the final lap of their journey. He said they would leave for Lake Mead, backed up behind ;nightj Boulde: dam. Wednesday morning. “It was an exciting trip." Nevills said "I wouldn't recommend it for weak-hearted persons." **•' added that all members of the party, including Dr. Elzada Clover. University of Michigan botanist, and her assistant, 25-year-old Lois Jotter, dad borne up well. “How do I look?" was Dr Clover's first comment when the party landed and was greeted by park service officers. The party started June 21 from Green River, and slided at Lee's Ferry July 7, three days overdue. Lears had been expressed for their safety before the explorers, gathering botanical data, completed the first leg of their journey. A signal fire at the foot ot Tanner trail. 26 miles up the canyon, last night heralded the safe arrival there. Other members of the party arriving today were Loren Bell, Tuba City, Ariz.; Del Reid. Mexican Hat; .and W. C. Gibson of San Francisco Sunday Closings Argued Pro, Con AUSTIN, July 18 — Pi—Debate on continuation of Sunday holidays for Texas oil wells flared here today at a statewide proration hearing before the railroad commission. To an argument the Sunday shutdowns. in effect the past six months, had discriminated against the huge East Texas field, spokesmen from I other districts replied continued I statewide curtailment of output was necessary to bring supply and demand into line. The answer will come next Monday when the commission will issue a production order for August, said Ernest O. Thompson a commission member. Thompson said the big question was whether larger production | should b«* allowed to the possible detriment of the industry c* whether an improving situation should be improved further. NOBODY'S SMOKED IT, BUT— Ground Weed In Mexican's Wrecked Auto Near Bradshaw May Be Contraband Dope Chemical analysis of a quantity of dried, ground weed which officers of the Taylor county sheriff’s department believed might be marijuana is tc be completed today by H R. Arrant, city chemist. The weed, approximately enough to make 1.000 cigarettes, was recovered from an automobile wrecked Sunday near Bradshaw. Arrant said last night he had completed a test of odor and physical properties of the material and had started a test for alkaloid content. result of which would show' whether or not the vegetable contained dope “I can’t tell yet. but It looks very much like it might be marijuana." he commented. I Neither the officers nor the chemist had made the simple, obvious and conclusive test as to whether or not the weed was marijuana No one had smoked any of it. They gave no explanation of the oversight, merely laughed W’hen it was mentioned. The wrecked automobile from which the material was recovered was occupied by four Mexicans, ’ two men and a woman from San Antonio and a man from Abilene. The Abilene Mexican, who said he had been given a ride by the : San Antonio trio was released by I the sheriff. The other three are | in Winters hospital for treatment. They were trameling north along I the highway when tile car over- ;

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