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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 19, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               WIST TEXAS' OWM NEWSPAPER "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LVIII. NO. 51. Frew CAf) ABILENE, TEXAS. TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 19, PAGES rm> an PRICE 5 CENTS FLYING 'CREAKING IRSH-AMERICAN SPANS ATLANTIC IN 'WRONG WAY' UNSANCTIONED HOP By the AsMcUttd Press BALDONNEL AIRPORT, Dublin, Ireland, July G. Corrifjan, 31-year-old Callfonilan, eased a battered 3900 airplane onto lialdonncl airport today alter flying unauthorized miles alone across the Atlantic from New York. He climbed from the cockpit of nine-year-old plane Into a circle of open-mouthed Irishmen and announced calmly; "I'm Douglas Corrlfan. Just jol in from N'eur York. "It look 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 lie repeated ft time and again. He didn't have a passport, landing papers or maps. He didn't have t radio or any fancy Instruments. But he had an Incorrigible grin and his story of a lilght In the wrong direction, It was the most sensational "tvrorig way run" since th 'onn MlrtnUbl RFC Calls On Banks To Expand Lending WASHINGTON. July 18 (vPi Chairman Jesse H. Jones of the Reconstruction Finance Corpora- tion, called upon the bankers of the country today to make more in- dustrial loans. He also reiterated his recent statement that "if bank- ing Is to remain In private hands it must meet the credit needs of the country." Jones said that from February through July 14 the RFC authorized 2.C01 business and industrial loans aggregating SSS.344.18S and that banks participated tn only 302 them totaling "Tm's is not enough loan parti- cipation, either In number ot loans or in amount." he said. To Be Chosen created In 1933. He testified before a congressional Investigation committee lhat dis- agreement 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 rtiairman, testified President Roosevelt was guided by the "hand of providence" when he selected the Tennessee valley lor the federal government's experiment in social and economic planning. AT ODDS Chairman Morgan outlined th TVA program which he said sought to cure "cancerous growth which must affect idvenely the enlire na- tional well-beins." Not once did he refer to Dr. Morgan whose defi- ance of President Roosevelt's Ihorlly led to hts dismissal a; chairman precipitated the In- quiry. Dr. Morgan said he felt Im- mediate 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 program." The three of them were "fai apart in he said, ad ding that he had never made an> attempt to "grab power" for him self in those early days. DENIES SEEKING POWER He said It was he who suggestec the appointment of a general man ager and that he recommended Al bert L. Scott, head of Lockwooc Green Engineering firm of New York. Scott declined the offer. I think. Is a good indi See TVA HEARING, Pg. 10, Col. Veterans' hospital commitee of the Abilene chamber of commerce Ls lo meet at the chamber's office at 4 o'clock this afternoon to select several possible sites for a new general hospital for war veterans, to be constructed by the federal government. C. H. Stratum, engineer of the Veterans Administration, will leave Washington, D. C., today lo make preliminary survey of possible sites in sevfn Texas towns. Besides Abilene, he is to visit Houston, Sweetwater, San Angclo. Lubbock. Amarillo, Fort Worth and Dallas. Proposed sites must Include at least 200 acres of ground. The Abi- lene committee expects to have several locations ready for inspec- tion when Stratton arrives here July 26. He Is to be In Sweehvater July H and 25. San Angelo July 25. Lubbock July 27 and Amarillo July 28. Member.1; of Ihe Abilene commit- tee are R. M. Wagstaff. chairman; J. W. Bateman. Jess L. Warren. W. R. Sibley. Max Bcntley. Allle O'Bar, C. E. Garrctsfln, T. C. An- derson, R. T. Cray. Larry S. Dan- iel, Roy L. Duke, J. C. Hunter and T. N. Cnrsweli. Roosevelt Lands 38-Pound Fish ABOARD U. S. S. HOUSTON1. EN ROUTE TO PANAMA, July 18. Roosevelt tried out his luck a-> [he nation's first fish- erman today and rewarded with a 38-pound yellowtall. The big fish nipped at the presi- dential bait In Magdalena bay. near the tip of lower California, where the Houston dropped anchor this forenoon. ounny weather and a calm sea erected President Roosevelt on the third day ol his leisurely vacation cruise. Finding Dangerous Rapids Only COLORADO RIVER VOYAGERS FINISH JOURNEY'S SECOND LEG SAFELY GRAND CANYON. Ariz.. July IB. Kevins boat expedition landed laic today st the mouth of Bright Angel creek on the floor of the Grand canyon to complete the second leg of a dangerous Journey clown the swirling Colorado river. Three silver-colored boals bear- ing the iri-r. and women. who Icfl Ferry. last Wednesday Ihe Itinerary Kim, Uiafc, on the ftcornl lap lied on a sandbar Bl p. m. fAbllcne time.) Norman D. Nerills. veteran Mex- ican Hat, Utah, rivcrman and lead- er of tfie expedition, said the 80- mile journey from Lee's Ferry had been "exciting" but there had no spills In shooting the Colorado's torturous rapids. The Grapevine raplrls. last of three dangerous rapids on the Jour- ney hert. causer! the sole difficulty. Bock Rapids, where waves 19 feel high i dam. Wednesday morning, were reported oy Maj. John Wes- j "It was an exciting trip." ley Powell, first explorer of the canyon, as "just a ripple." Ncrills sjilri the sis intrepid ex- plorers would spend the night In the floor of the canyon, and would come to the south rim tomorrow morning to confer wllh National Park service officials regarding the final lap of Ihdr Journey. He fald they would leave for Lake Mead, backdl up behind aiighty Boulder vllls said "I wouldn't recommend it for weak-hearted persons." added that all members ot the Including Dr. EUactn Clover. University of Michigan botanist, ane1 her assistant. 23-year- old Lois Jotter, had borne up well. "How do I was Dr. Clo- ver's first comment whrii the parts- landed and was greeted by paric service officers. The parly started June 21 from River, and 'anded at Lees Ftrry July 7, three days overdue, fears had been expressed for their safety before the explorers. ertng botanical data, completed the first leg ol their Journey. A signal fire at the foot ol Tan- ner trail. 26 miles up the canyon, last night heralded the w.fc arrival there. Oilier members of the party ar- riving today were Loren Bell, Tuba Cilv. Ariz.: Del Reid. Mexican Hal: and W. C. Gibson of San Francisco. Absentee Voting To Close Today Office ol the Taylor county cler! Is to be open until 6 o'clock lo night in order to lake care of th last minute rush of persons wantin to cast absentee ballots, Vivian Fryar, county clerk, announced yes lerday. So far the number of absente ballots used this year U far below the comparable period of the las election. Up to closing time yes terday. 253 ballots had been cas However, 11 were cast yesterday t set a new record for thU election In the last election between 4SC and 500 absentee votes were cast. Sunday Closings Argued Pro, Con AUSTIN'. July on conllnuatlon of Sunday holldaj for Texas' oil wells flared here lo day at a sla'ewlde proratlon hear Ing before the railroad commission To an argument the Sunday shu downs, in clfect the past six months had rllscrlmlnatfd against the hug Fast Texas field, spokesmen from other districts replied continue statewide curtailment of outpu was necessary to bring supply an demand Into line. The answer will come next Mon day when the commlssiofi will issu a production order for August, sat Ernest O. Thompson, a commlsslo member. Thompson said the big quevstlo was whether larger productlo should be allowed to the posslbl detriment of the Industry c w'helher an improving situalio should bo improved further. ACTRESS-WIFE WILL SCATTER POET'S ASHES NEW YORK, Peggy Wood, the acress, came home today from London to give John Van Atstyn Weaver, her writer husband, the last service he had asked. In a I'm All had asked his people not to "go stickln' me in no stuffy cemetery lot." Instead, he wanted his ashes scattered, on a sunny hilltop, on the water, "Then there'll be one part left, You take that down Where there's the Ihicket crowds, right In the city, And when nobody's looking give It a s.llng Onto the sidewalk, undernealh the feet. The Fore things, always hoofln' It along Somewhere, (hey don't know where, and 1 didn't either. Always look in' for 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 lookin1" Miss Wood will carry out that three-fold mission. The poem. "When I'm All Through." was published and copyrighted by Alfred A. Knope, with whom Miss Wood will confer while here-on-publica- tion of a new volume of Weav- er's works. Weaver, poet, novelist, play- wright and scenario writer, died at Colorado Springs, Colo., last June 15. Picks Manager Announcement vaj made In Houston Monday by Anderson CJayton company of appolntmenl of Ray Grisham. Plainvlew as vice- president and general manager o: Ihe West Te.vaj Cotton oil com- pany. Grisham will succeed the late John F. Hardayay, s-ho died In Abilene last week. The appoint- ment Is effective Immediately. Ivan W. Hoover, asislont genera manager of the West Texas Cotton Oil company, said at his home here last night that prisham would ar- rive at the Abilene headquarters Wednesday to take over duties. In accepting the new position Grisham leaves the job of asslslan general manager of West Te.xa, Collonoil plants on the plains, said Hoover. He his been with Ander son-Clayton eight years. Grisham is married and has three daughters. Rained Out, Political Rally Set Thursday Rain late yesterday afternoon caused the postponement ot the J C. Shlpman political rally to havi been held at the federal lawn. Thi rally has been re-set for Thursda; 8 o'clock, at the fcdcra lawn. A political rally is scheduled to b held at Abilene State park tb same night, but Shlpman said hi expecl.i to close the local meelini. In time to attend the park affair Runnels Father Jnable To Give Any Explanation Richard Zedlitz, 17, Disappears; Family Car Found In Ditch BALLINGER, July Of. icers of two counties and stats lighway patrolmen searched today for Richard Zedlitz, 17, son of Dr. R. F. Zedlitz of Bal- linger, after an automobile dentified as that being driven >y the youth was found wreck- ed and abandoned seven miles north of Brownwood. A day of extensive Investigation nhed no light on the youth's dis- appearance. FATHER MYSTIFIED Dr. Zedlitz, who went to Brosu- wood this Afternoon to Identify the car, 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 boy's disappearance, commenting that Richard had been "a model boy." "We are Dr. Zed- litz said. He discounted (he theory of fou! play, but considered just as remote the possibility thai Ihe youth purposely had font on an escapade In the auto. The Zedlitz car was found in highway ditch, and had been driven 100 yards down the broad barrow pit. There were no signs of injury to its occupants. Dr. Zedlitz said Brown county of- ficers had suggested to him that Richard possibly fell asleep, al- lowing the car to plunge into the ditch. Runnels county officers and state patrolmen have joined In the in- vestigation. Western Wool Sells For 23 Cents Pound DENVER, July top piice.of 23 cents a pound was paid today and a tolal of pounds ot western wool was sold In the first day of a three-day wool auc- tion. The Merrion-Wiltc'ns Sheep and Wool Co., handling the auction, re- ported the sale's first day price average was 19.33 cents a pound with a range from n 1-2 to the 23 cent top. Earl O. Walter ol Filer, Idaho, Is the sale'- auctioneer. Navy Plane Plunges In River, Kills One EVERETT, Wash., July A navy scouting plane from the cruiser Louisville crashed in the Snohomlsh river near here .today, carrying at least one man to death. The body of a navy flier, tcnta- tively identified as Aviallon Cadet J. C. Booth of the Louisville, was recovered. Navy officials were try- Ing to Icam if he had a companion on the flight. NOBODY'S SMOKED IT, Ground Weed In Mexican's Wrecked Auto Near Bradsfiaw May Be Contraband Dope Chemical analysis of a quantity i of dried, ground weed which offi-1 cers of the Taylor county sheriff's I department believed might be mar- ijuana Is Ic be completed today by H R. Arrant, city chemist. The weed, approximately enough to make 1.000 cigarettes, was re- covered from an automobile wreck- ed Sunday near Bradshaw. Arrant said last night he had completed a test of odor and physi- cal properties of the materia! and had started a test for alkaloid con- tent, result of which would show whether or not the vegetable con- tained dope. "I can't tell yet. but it looks very much like it might be he commented. .Neither (he officers nor the chemist had made the simple, ob- vious and conclusive test as to whether or not the weed was mari- juana. No one hart smoked any of It. They gave no explanation o( the oversight, merely laughed when It was mentioned. The wrecked from which the material was recovered was occupied by four Mexicans, two men and a womar. from San Antonio fmd a man from Abilene. The Abilene Mexican, who tafd he had been given a ride by the San Antonio trio, was released by the The other three Ate In Winters hospital for treatment. They were traveling north along the highway when the car over- turned three times.   

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