Abilene Reporter News, July 19, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

July 19, 1938

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 19, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS1 HEWSPAPERtEfje ^fatlene Reporter-Jietos'■WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE I CH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES,”—Byron_ ★ ★★I EVENING I VOL LYU Iv- NO. 51, AmmIbM rrtH (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS. TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 19, 1938-TWELVE PAGES OIIM PNM (VT) PRICE 5 CENTSTHESE ARE SIGNS OF AMERICA'S RELIEF PROBLEMS WITH PHOTO FINISH SEEN O’Daniel Is Given Defi nite Edge Signs like these bob up to point to America s most pressing governmental problem—relief. On a nation wide sca^r. emergency relief is six years old. and billions still are bein# spoilt for millions of Jobless. Hoy; did the problem arise? How is it being met? Why does one person on relief get $25 a month), and another $50? Why dont even the experts agree on a final solution? To answer th nae questions. Morgan M. Beatty of the AP Feature service has dug into the records and talked with the rn authorities. He presents hts findings in three illustrated stories that make timely, interesting reading for everyone affected by the relief problem land everyone is*. The first appears tomorrow in the Abilene Reporter-News. AS 17 CONVICTIONS UPHELD— Gas Price Fixers Fined Jurist Frees IO Defendants Fifteen Officials, Three Firms Wir\ Right to Retrial MADISON. Wis., July 19— (JPh-Federal Judge Patrick T. Stone today sustained the conviction of 17 of 46 defendants found guilty last January of a conspiracy to raise and fix midwestern gasoline prices in 1936 and 1936. He fined these defendants—12 companies and five executives—a ten a1 of $65,000. The judge dismissed the charges as to IO other executives and one corporation and found that the re-t| maining defendants —15 officials and three firms—were entitled to a new trial because they had beertj linked to the alleged conspiracy onlv by circumstantial evidence. PUT IN THREE CLASSES la a 16-page decision Judge Stone treated all defendants in three catagories:    ii)    Those    whom he held were shown to have combined through gasoline purchasing agreements to “peg” the midwestern market: i2* Those whose connection with the conspiracy was subject to doubt: IS And those who w'ere clearly shown to be innocent. Among the individual defendants. whose convictions stand, is Charles E. Arnott, Pew York, vice-president of the So-cony Vacuum Oil company, alleged by the government to have .been the “master mind” o| the conspiracy Arnott and the following four executives were fined $1,000 each: H. T. Ashton. St. Louis, manager of the Lubrite division, Socony Vacuum Oil company. Robert W. McDowell, Tulsa. Ok., vice-president in charge- of sales. Mid-Continental Petroleum corporation. P. E. Lakin, St. Louis, general manager of sales, Shell Petroleum company. Judge Stone assessed $5,000 fine against each of the following 12 companies:    Socony Vacuum Oil company, Wadhams Oil company, Pure Oil company. Sinclair Refining company, Shell Petroleum corporation, Skelly Oil company, Continental Oil company, Mid-Continent Petroleum corporation, Empire Oil and Refining company, Phillips Petroleum company, Globe Oil and Refining company, of Illinois, and Globe Oil and Refining company, of Oklahoma. Catches Same Fish Twice, or Did He? PALESTINE. July 19. (JP*—It wasn't so much that Herman Brlen of St. Louis caught the same fish twice at Davey's lak north cf here. It was what Brien thought about it. The St. Louis man hung a five pound bttn. which broke the line. Later the fish was found floating belly-up in another part of th> lake, the lure dangling from its mouth. Brien said he believed the fish must have become excited and drowned. ASKED IM LETTERS— LILAC MOURNING FOR QUEEN —BURY HEART BY SEA BUCHAJREST. July 19—(JP>—Dowager Queen Marie, in letters opened today, requested that dark lilac be the color of mourning for her *nd that her heart be buried at her favorite resort on the Black Sea King Carol s mother, who figured largely' in the destiny of Rumania for a generation, died yesterday of a rare liver disease at the a8e ?n the letter, written June 29. 1933, the queen mother explained that lilac was her favorite color and that she preferred it to erie usual black Officials said the letters would be made public in a day or two. One of them was addressed to her subjects. Although the queen will be buried at Wre palace °£    de Argesch beside her husband the late King Ferdinand she *_eqd*sted that her heart be embalmed and taken in a special urn to Balcic on thC DurCingSa?he night 12 high ranking officers of the queen s own regiment, the Fourth cavalry, carried her coffin from £e^®lace J J ?^^nst0st» wa^ in    Se ^la^e^eathto? their mother brought at least tem^rary reconnha-tion between Queen Marie's two sons. King Caro, and Nicholas Brans. U    summoned hi* brother-the former Prince N^hol.s, shorn of his titles hnd in exile in Italy since April 26 1937, for mar rvinff & commoner—to attend the funeral of the Queen. King Carol warned Brana, however that he must leave Rumania immediately after the ceremonies._  ______ OFFICERS HOPE PUBLIC OPINION WILL EFFECT SUNDAY CLOSING Grocers Given Four Days to Decide Under City-County Prosecution Threat It appeared today to be a toss-up whether public opinion or the jaw would close grocery stores which have been doing business on Sunday, with a slight edge iii favor of public opinion. Grocers have better than.four days to mall their decisions before another Sunday rolls around, lf public opinion doesnt do the Job. the law will, said Chief of Police T. A. Hackney, who made a tour of the citv last Sunday and reported 33 groceries and fruit stands operating. Today Eddie Cockerell of the Retail Merchants association was to begin circulation of    a petition among    grocers    in    an    effort    to bring about observance of    the    Sunav closing I law. A headst^rt was made. on the » petition yesterday in a meeting of grocers and city and county author-ities. Eight grocers representing 16 stores signed    an    agreement that they would “hereafter strictly ob- j serve the Sunday closhrg law and will not operate grocery stores after 9 o'clock on Sunday morning, and will aid and assist city officials and county officials in seeing the above law is strictlv compiled with." ONE FAILS TO SIGN    . Signing w’ere J. H. Day. J. P crowd    of pickets    from    the    stiike Hay for Hay Bros., two stores, E C. j bound    Chicago Hardware    Foundry Nichols for    Pigglv-Wiggly four    company    plant    today. gores. Long Bros.    j    The    emeer.,    numbering Holmes grocery, M. V. Witbeck. rep- * resenting four Safeway stores. Dunn's One Horse Prune shop, and 1 towns,    moved to    a C. W. Rogers Grocery and Market*, after    a' gathering    0f L. A. Gustafson, manager of the B&B Food store, did not sign, stating that the owner. L. N. Brown, was out of town and that he was not authorized to act in the matter Olathe proposed petition. Gustafson, however, said today that last year when the runday law question was raised here, that the B&B staple food department had closed for a time after 9 a. rn. Sundays. He amid there were BAB stores in five other points, and that these remained open 24 * hours in the day, seven days In the week. V. R. Allen, butternut street grocery,* said today that “we will Pickets Routed By Clubs, Gas NORTH CHICAGO. Ill, July 15 —a force of policemen and deputy sheriffs, flailing clubs and firing tear gas bomi*, drove a Irish Release Detained Ship To Corrigan Daredevil Airman Laughs at News License Revoked (See Page 3 for Additional Stories about Corrigan Flight.) By CHARLES J. MCDONNELL DUBLIN, July 19. (UP)—Douglas Corrigan's $900 monoplane, the least expensive craft that ever was flown across the Atlantic, was returned to him today by Irish customs authorities, who had detained it for several hours. The plane was formally returned to Corrigan's possession at Baldon-nel airport, where the 31-year-old Los Angeles flier landed yesterday on his “accidental” flight from New York. NO ACTION PLANNED Customs authorities had detained the plane because Corrigan s status was slightly irreguter. He had blithely flown here without a pass port and without fulfilling any of the other formalities that international travelers and especially Transatlantic aviators, are supposed to follow. It was understood, however, the Irish government had decided to Uke no action against Corrigan—although the U. 8. government had ordered his flying license suspended for 30 to 60 days—and instructed the customs men to return his plane to him. U. S. Minister John Cudahy was with Corrigan at the airport when the formal return was made. It was believed that Corrigan would remain here about a week while the plane is dismantled for shipment back to the United States. May Visit Abilene Douglas P. Corrigan may visit Abilene. He is under contract with American Airlines to visit points on that company's routes, C. R. Smith, president of the organization. has announced. Dutch Schlegel, Abilene representative for $he airlines, said this morning he had received no information on the projected tour. It was before he started on his trip to Ireland, and after landing on his non-stop flight from California to New York, that he signed a contract with American Airlines to storm the country for them. According to terms of the contract, Corrigan will tour the cities of the American Airlines route from coast to coast in his antiquated plane. GASSING CORRIGAN'S 'CRATE' Notaries’ Poll Picks M'Craw To Be Elected Observers Expect Flour Man to Go Into Runoff Ahead By GORDON K. SHEARER AUSTIN. July 19. iUP*—There Is no third prize in a political race i so 12 candidates for governor of I Texas speeded down the stretch this week to get under the wire# first or second on next Saturday. W. Lee ODaniel. Fort Worth flourman, apparently was out in front according to various polls and straw votes, with Attorney General William McCraw second and Railroad Commissioner Thompson drawing up on McCraw in a final burst of speed.    $ CAMPAIGNERS MARVEL a A photo finish may determine who will go Into the run-off'flection on August 27 with ODaniel. O’Daniel says he knows no politics bat his methods have proved better than all the political tricks in the bag. Professional politicians still try to explain his marvellous race. First they concluded it was his hillbilly band that drew the crowds. FEELS HEART Douglas Corrigan, California transport flier, is shown gassing his nine-year-old plane at Floyd Bennett field in New York Just before he left on a flight, that took him to Dublin, Ireland.    9 about Despite hints that Corrigan might have some other aerial adventure in mind, it was believed that he would return to the United States on the same ship on which the plane is shipped. Corrigan was asked if he had been notified of the suspension of his American pilot s license. He laughed and said, “that’s the first I have heard of it” Before his plane was released, he had asserted that he would like to fly to London while he is over here. TALKS GLOBE FLIGHT verv credit- Allred Answers Woods’ Attack Governor Reveals His Ballot Cast for LeMay in State Superintendent's Race AUSTIN, July 19— (UP*—Governor James V Allred hit back at State School Supt. L. A. Woods who was quoted at Houston last night as saying t0e governor instigated charges against a member of the education department, acquitted in six minutes by a jury. “Now that you have seen fit to lug my name into the race,” Allred wrote Woods, “I want the general public to know that I had never •ven heard of this member of your department until the Indictment was returned bv a Travis county grand jury and I read it in the papers. I didn t even know the auditor and grand jury were investigating your department until they had already acted. GAVE DAUGHTER JOB “You state that I am opposing your re-election because you made a fight for a higher (scholastic) per capita. In the first place, because of my official position and the recent high honor accorded me by HASKELL, July 19.— (Spl.) — Citizens from every Dart of the county flocked Into Haskell this morning to give a rousing reception to W. Lee O’Daniel and his hillbillv boys when the candidate spoke on the courthouse square. Estimates of the crowd ranged from three to five thousand persona After reading results of a straw vote taken here fin which he received 147 votes of a total 191. O’Daniel declared he was not going to make a “campaign speech, besa use we all know how we stand.” Terming himself the people's candidate, O’Daniel by Inference mentioned two leading opponents aa candidates of moneyed Interests. Alick Mortimer Watkins (above), 27. of Melbourne, Australia, is able to feel his heart beat again. Surgeons at Rochester, Minn., removed a halfinch casing of stone which ®had formed around his heart. Ballinger Boy Still Missing July 19. tSpD- BALLINGER. Police advanced no today .‘regarding the disappearance of Richard Zedlitz. 17. son of Dr. R. F. Zedlitz of Ballinger. Both officers and members of the family were baffled as they reported early this afternoon that no sword had been heard of the boy. He was last seen by his father Sunday afternoon when he asked to use the family car. The car was found wrecked and abandoned Monday seven miles north of Brownwood There were no “After all, it was a    ^____t[ w __________ 50 and recruited from north «hore able feat and this is not the time! signJ.‘ of injury to its occupants c-ift att-rk 1 to discuss things like that.”    1 sa Ut attack ^ Carrtgan himself wag all ready between 400 demonstrators and spec- j ,8ee CORRIGAN, Pg. ll. Col. 5 4$ee ciosftjG, Pg. ll, Col. 6 Broadway's Smartest Fleas Get Golden Opportunity: Film Roles on Star's Back * y —--- NEW YORK. July 19.—(JP)—Sam and Sadie, perhaps the smartest of the current crop of fleas on Broadway, are leaving bv plane today for Hollywood—and Claudette Colbert’s shapely back/ Miss Colbert, it seems, is being starred In a new version of “Zaza” and in line with the new Hollywood realism it was decided to use a flea. Partly because there are no intelligent fleas in Hollywood and partly because it has been the custom for a number of years t>ast to Import Broadway talent to the cinema capital Al Lewin, producer, turned to New York. Roy Heckler owner of Hubert’s circus, the great fleas menagerie, was sought out. Heckler told Lewln he imports his fleas from Italy and trains them for six weeks after giving them I. Q. tests to determine their talent. For (he I. Q. test. Heckler.puts the fleas in a box which contains a lighted bulb wrapped with loose cotton. Smart fleas burrow through the warmth. Tile morons aud Ute rugged Individualists stay outside. and 500 tators ignored their order to dis- j perse. A half dozen women pickets j were knocked to the ground. A j number of ‘other participant^ in the battle were struck by stones and bottles but none was injured seriously. The demonstrators. enjoined from interfering with non-striking workers in a recent court order, retreated to a point three blocks from the plant.    # They remained there while 20 foremen and employes entered the foundry. • The officers placed a tight guard about the plant — closed for six weeks because of a strike called by the Amalgamated Association of Iron. Steel and Tin Workers, a Committee for Industrial Organization affiliate, in protest against an order IO per cent wage cut. Secretary Sentenced HOLLYWOOD. July 19.—<A»*— Sandra Martin, who admitted taking liberties with Simone Simon s bank funds, today w’as sentenced to from three to 42 years in prison but was placed on probation. British Freighter, American*Ship Hit LONDON. July 19—i UP)—The American freighter West Cohas and the British passenger ship Munster collided early today in a thick fog off Skerries, Ireland, north of Dublin. The Munster’s 300 passengers were ordered on deck and given life-belts. It was reported that a hole had been torn in her hull at the waterline, but she started for Liverpool under her own power. The Munster sent out distress signals immediately after the collision and a rescue vessel from Moelfre rushed to her side. The West Cohas is a 5,647-ton vessel owned by the Lykes Broth era -Ripley Steamship Co., Inc., of New Orleans which is her home port. Baseball American:    Chicago    at    Boston postponed, rain. St. Louis at Phil adelphia: Postponed, rain. Double header tomorrow. The machine was found in a ditch, and had been driven IOO yards down the broad barrow pit^ “We are dumbfounded,” Dr Zedlitz said. He discounted the theory of foul play, yet considered just as rejnote any possibility that the youth ^ad purposely gone on an escapade in the automobile. Officers in Brown county are working on the case, along with Runnels county officers and state patrolmen. Finns Accept HELSINGFORS, July 19 — —Finland today accepted a formal invitation to hold the 1940 Olympic games at Helsingfors. Finland originally had bid for the international games and was given first call by the International Olympic committee after Japan renounced the games last week. ..    .    !    the president, I had, carefully re new theories    r frained from making a statement opposing your reelection. In the next place, it happens that the schools have secured the highest appor tionment in history under my administration, and your own department has received the highest ap ; propriations. “If I had held anything against you, I could have blue-pencilled your appropriation enough to cripple even the political activities of your employes. You ought to be ashamed to make such statements about mc, especially in view of the fact that I gave your daughter a job in the secretary of state’s office. I certainly would not have done it if I held any personal MI will against you.” The governor revealed also that he has voted against Woods and for 8. R. LeMay of Athens, LeMay’s headquarters sought to publish a letter from the governor to Editor R. T. Craig. Athens Review. In response to a request for support for ! LeMay. In that letter he said today, he told Craig he voted for LeMay though he did not know him but that he did know Woods. Then they realized that he had used the same side show for years in selling flour without getting the crowds that flock to his political rallies. A liberal stand for old age pensione was next analyzed as his lodestone for voters. But other candidates make a play for the old folks vote with equal promise and less success. Two men who have been In races for governor successfully in the past told the United Press they had never witnessed the like. “It’s a revolution.” said one. TAGGED FOR RUNOFF “All his opponents can do Is hunch up like a mule In the hail and wait for the storm to pass,” said the other. Neither expected ODaniel to win a majority vote in Saturday’s election. Both expect him to enter the August 27 run-off as the leading candidate. O’Dmniel was worrying many candidates beside his ll competitors in the governor’s race. Some believe that most of the “ins” are threatened because of the public resapnse of O’Daniel’s plea for lest Johnson grass and fewer politicians. None knew how far the fever would spread. Austin s reports on political races See POLITICS, Pf. ll. Col. 4 The Weather Partly cloudy torii* nt tonight A BI LENK and vicinity: tonight ann Wednesday. WEST TEXAS: Generally fair and Wednesday. EAST TEXAS:    Partly    cloudy and Wednesday. RAINFALL: 24 hr* ending 6:30 a.ne.    Tuee.    73    Inch Sine* firat of year.........22.45    inches Same period last yevr    ....... ISI    inches Normal since first of year    ....14 24    Inches Highest temperature yesterday ....90 Lowest temperature this morning 70 temperatures Tues. General Rains Benefit Crops Cisco Receives Most Moisture With 1.8 Inches Central West Texas received another general soaking yesterday and last night. Abilene, in the center of the large belt getting beneficial moisture, had a total of .72 inch with partly cloudy weather jpedlcted for tonight. CAR* DROWNED OUT Heaviest rain was recorded at Cisct^ where 1.8 inches fell during the day. Rains were general in the section with Eastland! May, Putnam, Moran, Albany and Breckenridge all getting moisture. Rain waa so hard between Cisco and Moran that cars were drowned out on the highway. The water was running over the highway in places and stood high in farm fields. The Rising Star territory received one and a half inches of rain Monday night to end a three weeks hio, dry period. The rain will greatly benefit the watermelon crop which is now moving. RAINING AT BRADY Baird's rain was measured at 105 inches. While the precipitation was light in Coleman late yesterday, spots over the county received heavy showers. Ballinger reported showers, and Brownwood had a good rain. It was raining in Brady this morning, breaking the heat wave and helping crops and ranges considerably. Rainfall in Scurry county ranged from a sprinkle in Snyder to a half to two inches south and southeast, mainly in the Hermleigh area. * LIGHT TO NORTH % To the west, Merkel had nearly an inch, Sweetwater reported three-quarters of an inch, and Colorado received intermittent showers from noon through last night. There was little or no rain to the north. Lueders had a half inch in light showers, while Roby, to the west, had none. Farmers over the section reported today that the rain was a Ufe-saver to feed, especially corn, and that cotton, maize and peanuts will benefit from the heavy downpours. Young cotton in some areas needed moisture badly. Lions Assemble OAKLAND. Calif.. July 19.—<)P*— Nearly 10.000 Lions club delegates from all parts of the United States and seven foreign nations open their 22d annual International convention here today. 6.30 p.m. 6:30 am 12:39 p m. Dry thermometer    71    71    SS Wet thermometer    69    71    73 Relative Humidity    94    98    57 Fourth Harlan Case Witness Is Killed CORBIN. Ky., July 19— (£*)—<Oscar Skidmore, 22. defense witness in the Harlan anti-labor conspiracy trial at London, Ky., was killed in an automobile accident late last night on a highway four miles east of here. Skidmore’s death was the fourth fatality in the course of 10-weeks-old trial. Three other men, either witnesses or defendants, have been shot. THIS FELLOW CORRIGAN: HE FOREGOES PARTIES, CLOTHES TO BUY PLANE Editor’s Note:    Following is the first of two dispatches on the life of Douglas G. Corrigan. By FREDERICK C. OTHMAN LOS ANGELES, July 19— (UP) — In 1924 a skinny 17-year-old boy took an old Jenny up from the San Diego airport and managed to scare everybody in sight by drag ging the left wing for half a mile along a telegraph line. He dropped over each passing pole and then settled down on the wire for another slide. Spectators hearts hopped in time with the youngster's plane until at last he landed—grinning and unscathed. That was the beginning and almost the end of Douglas G. Corrigan's career in aviation, which reached its surprising climax when he flew 3,000 miles from New York thinking he was heading for Los Angeles — and discovered upon landing that he had arrived in Ireland. If blunder it was, history records no worse one. If it was a practical joke, he played it on the entire civilized world and started the day of millions of newspaper readers at home and abroad with a chuckle. This is the story of Doug Corrigan’s life, gathered from smiling relatives and guffawing friends. When young Doug was playing hop-scotch with the telegraph poles, he was taking flying lessons at the Ryan aeronautial school and his father, a Galveston con sulting engineer, was footing the bills. His mother, a former Texas school teacher, had died in 1922. Doug’s incensed instructors grounded him for months and threatened to take steps which would keep him out of airplanes for the rest of his life. These threats were exaggerat- See SKINFLINT, Pf. 4, Cot I ;

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