Abilene Reporter News, July 20, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

July 20, 1938

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 20, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TEXAS?! •WM NEWSPAPERCtJC Hbtlene Reporter -firms“    WITHOUT,OR WIT ll OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE FC YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron EVENING VOL. LVIll. NO .52. IAP) ABILENE, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 20, 1938-TWELVE PAGES DattM PMM (UP) PRICE 5 CENTS NO BLACKJACKING -A hearty laugh was enjoyed by Charles M. White of Cleveland, vice-president of Republic Steel corporation, as he testified before the senate civil liberties committee in Washington. Describing the CIO as a “kingdom'’ set up by John L. Lewis, White said his company “does not expect to be blackjacked” into signing a contract with a “professional” labor union. Office-Seekers Fan the Breeze Platforms, Cracks At Each Other Intermingled Hitler Offers Plan to Settle Czech Trouble Sudetens Demand Direct Negotiation To Settle Problem PARIS, July 20. (AP)—Viscount Halifax, the British foreign secretary, was reported today to have brought to Paris a plan offered by Fuehrer Hisler of Germany for peaceful solution of the Czechoslovak minority situation. The offer was to be presented to Premier Edouard Daiadier and the French foreign minister, Georges Bonnet, who turned down the formal ceremonies of the state visit to the British king and queen to a four-hour conference on their future common policies. Viscount Halifax presumably received Hitler's formula for ending strife between the Czechoslovak government and its Sudeten German minority population a few hours before he sailed with his sovereign for France yesterday. London informants said the swift step toward improving English-German relations was by “personal message,” carried to Viscount Halifax by Capt. Fritz Wiedemann, Hitler’s confidential envoy. King George, speaking at the dinner given him and Queen Elizabeth by President Lebrun last night, stressed that France and Britain jointly had great responsibilities in preserving democratic institutions. Some saw this as foreshadowing settlement of the long tense situation in the Central European democracy, for it was strong French-British diplomatic action last May 21 which checked Nazi-Caech conflict on the minority question. AS SHIFT LEAVES TUNNEL— Premature Dynamite Blast Kills Ten UNLESS POWER INCREASED, KANSAS T 0 QUIT INTERSTATE OIL COMPACT TOPEKA, Kans., July 20. (UP)— Gov. Walter Huxman of Kansas said today that the state was ready to withdraw from the interstate oil commission compact unless members recommended to their state legislatures the granting of sufficient powers to regulate market demands for crude petroleum. Huxman, in a letter to the state corporation commission, asked that all members of that body attend the next meeting of the oil commission compact and present ultimatum.” The governor said he was convinced that the compact was good for the oil producing states, if the members of the body had sufficient power to enforce Its orders. E. R. Sloan, of the state corporation commission, submitted a report to the governor, which was made after a study of the laws relative to the compact in states adhere the compact Ls operative. the “Kansas I Sloan said that Kansas and Okla- J “Kansas, in adopting the com-homa were prepared to allocate j pact, sacrificed its originally de- within the fields of each state the ;    ,    . mr., un L  ___ market demand for oil. and that, in ; clar d PurP<»e of creating a corn-signing the compact. Kansas had P*0* commission with authority to 1 allocate the market demand be-1 tween the states and adopted a compact merely to make recommendations to prevent physical waste. If it is to be the policy of Kansas to carry out its original purpose and invoke the power of government to compel allocation of market demand among the petro- sacrificed its original purpose. “The activity of the interstate oil commission now is confined to making studies of the crude situation and proposing recommendations to the state to prevent a physical waste of a natural product,’’ the report. stated. leum producing states, such a purpose cannot be fulfilled under the terms of the present compact.” Sloan recommended that Kansas remain in the compact for the present to await steps which might be taken whereby the legislature of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Colorado would authorize the interstate commission to allocate all oil in all the states according to the market demands with power to enforce the orders when they are made. WITH TROOPS CALLED OUT— Six Injured Critically In Maytag Strike Riot Plant Closes Doors Again (Copyright, 1938, by United Press) PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia. July 20. (UP)—Karl H. Frank, parliamentary leader of the Sudeten German party, demanded today that the government at once start direct negotiations for solution of the minorities problem. Implicitly rejecting in advance of its publication, the minorities statute which the government has By The Associated Press. Texas candidates mingled platform discussions and criticisms of opponents today as they trekked # over Texas in final drives before RiqhtnGSS Pl GO Saturday’s primary election.    \ / •    \    i    i    _i Four of the candidates in the VOiCGu by Leader gubernatorial race headed for East Texas, and a fifth. Karl Crowley, moved toward a rally in his hometown, Fort Worth, tonight. William McCraw. who told voters last night at Galveston he would not interfere with local officers in enforcement of state laws except in case of emergency, planned to fly to Northeast Texas for six speeches. “The law cannot be enforced ! with an ax, the jury box is the proper place for its enforcement,” I the attorney general declared. W. Lee O’Daniel, Fort Worth flour manufacturer, jumped from Jacksboro where he* denounced what he called a "whispering campaign against him'* to Dallas for a noon radio broadcast, then moved to Terrell in midafternoon. Yesterday he promised “the truth’’ about his life at Kingman. Kans., would be broadcast at 7 p.m. today over > ie Texas Quality network, with a program conducted by "old friends and neighbors. He said he had found politics dirty game in this campaign, among other things. O’Daniel declared, it had been whispered that he had been under indictment in Louisiana and had parted company with a flour milling organi- Renewed Strife Follows Halting Of Loaded Truck NEWTON, la., July 20—JJP*— At least six persons suffered serious injuries and between 20 and 50 others were knocked down or beaten or both, in street fights which broke out this morning in the vicinity of the closed Maytag washing machine factory. Participants were union strikers and sympathizers and back-to-work advocates. The fighitng broke out while 250 national guardsmen, who were ordered to the scene early today to preserve order, were eating breakfast. Rushed into the strike zone, the guardsmen restored order in about 20 minutes. PLANT CLOSED AGAIN Meantime the Maytag factory, which had been operating with a skeleton crew, was closed down. Maj.-Gen. Matt A. Tinley, com- ANOTHER OIL TANK EXPLODES AS FI RE RAGES IN BIG NEW YORK REFINERY drafted, Frank said that it met less 1 manding officer of the national ♦ lion ftUA    non*    of tho f-orni n than five per cent of the German minority's demands. He expressed suspicion that the government coalition parties intended to force the statute on the German minority and commented that any effort to do so would cause a j “dangerous'* situation. “Our autonomy demands are See HITLER OFFER, Pg. 12, Col. 6 y ; R. H. Blair Dies At Son’s Home See POLITICS. Pf. 12, Col. 6 The Weather ABILENE find vicinity:    Partly cloudy and somewhat unsettled tonight and Thursday. West Texas Partly cloudy, probably local showers in north and west portions tonight and Thursday,* slightly warmer In Panhandle Thursday. East Texas: Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday, unsettled at times' In north por- Crenshaw tion. Highest temperatures yesterday ,...89 Lowest temperature this morning ..72 TEMPERATURES Tues. Wed. p m a rn. R H Blair, 69, resident of Calla-n j han and Taylor counties 54 years, died at 5:15 o'clock this morning at the home of a son, J. H. Blair, 2025 South Fourteenth street. He had been IU several months, having come here from his home in the Caps community for treatment six weeks ago. Funeral rites will be held at 3 p. rn. Thursday at the South Side Church of Christ, of which he was a member. E. P. Ma’ and J. P. will officiate for the rites. Burial will be in a local cemetery. Robert Henry Blair was born in Georgia, At the age of 15. he moved guard units on the scene, said he "could    not    say”    whether    the plant I would    be    kept    closed,    but added that at present guardsmen were admitting only officials and office workers to the plant. One man was reported stabbed and a special deputy sheriff was I reported badly beaten and his gun taken away. The outbreak was the most se-i nous in the labor controversy that began    May    9 when CIO    union employes    of    the    Maytag    company walked out in protest of a IO per cent wage cut. Women were among the crowd of about 450 persons who shouted “Get that scab. Get that scab,” as the fighting broke out. MAYOR ASKS TROOPS When a fight broke out about 300 feet south of one of the national guard scout cars, the guardsmen pulled up and cocked the guns j mounted on the armored vehicle. Following a proclamation issued last night by Gov. Nelson G. Kras-chel. Adt.-Gen. Charles Grahl mo- i bilized a battalion of 250 guardsmen at Des Moines, including a See STRIKE RIOT, Pf. 12. Col. 6 Brown-Colemon Oil Pool in Prospect 1 ...... SS    74 2      SU    73. 3      *9    73 4      SR    72 5      87    72 6      84    72 7      81    74 8      79    75; 9      78    79 ! 10      77    SO : 11    ”8    SI Midnight ...... 75 Noon ........ 83 SunttF* ...    ,,..5:48 Sunyft .......7:44 8:30 p m 8:30 a m 12:39 P rn. I Dry th*rmom*ter    83    72    85 Wet thpdmometcr    73    89    72 Relath * humidity    82    82    55    I FAIR to Baird, and had since been a res- I _ ident of West Texas. In 1889 he BROWNWOOD. July 20.— <UP)— was married to Vonia Crutchfield A new Brown-Coleman county oil at Clyde.    P°ol was in prospect today when His wife and five children sur- the wildcat drilled near the county vive. The children are J. H. and llne by 0 Hart and sons of Fort W. H. Blair of Abilene, and A. N. Worth began flowing from two and Blair. Mrs. E. A. Farquhar and Mrs. E. E. Blanks, all of Caps. Three grandchildren also survive. Pallbearers will be Ed Kendall, the hole The test will be completed J from home because of fear of pa-Paylon Keith Roy Quattlebaum, this week. A second well is being Terrell Ferguson. V. A, Allen and spudded 550 feet southwest of the j Sr* MISSING BOY, Pg. 12. Col. 5 Ben Wagner. Laughter Funeral producer on the W. J. Richmond I home is in charge of arrangements, j farm. Moses Little survey. ’RICHARD, PLEASE COME HOME: MOTHER IS NEAR TO COLLAPSE’ Dream Missing Son Drowned Rouses Ballinger Woman's Fear Body in Lake By MAURINE ROE (Reporter-Newi Staff Writer) BALLINGER. July 20.—The mother of missing, 17-year-old Richard Zedlitz was near collapse today. “I had a horrible dream last night—my sons body was removed from Lake Brownwood,’’ said Mrs. R. F. Zedlitz, almost breaking under strain of the search which began for her boy after the family car was found early Monday on the BrOwn-wood-Cisco highway north of Brownwood. SHE RENEWS PLEA “That dream stays with me—I'm beginning to fear I will never see Richard alive again.” At the request of Dr. Zedlitz. Ballinger veterinarian and father of the youth, the Abilene Rcporter-News this morning carried an appeal to the boy to return nome. The mother, her f*4:e wan and her voice trembling, renewed that request. “Please say that his mother is near collapse—that I can’t hold up much longer under this awful suspense. Should he be alive, he might see IL” Like her husband, Mrs. Zedlitz is grievously puzzled by the mystery. Their son has been a model youth—they cannot believe that he a half feet of saturated sand top-1 would disappear without a word. ped at 1.292 feet.    j    They cannot believe that he had Three hundred feet of oil rose in . an accident and is staying aw’ay This is how an oil tank looked as it exploded in a Wellsville. N. Y., refinery fire which roared on despite the work of hundreds of firemen. A the left the tank has just caught fire, a sheet of flames spurting from it. In the second picture the flames have spread, hiding from the camera part of the billowing smoke from other burning oil. At the right the exploding tank hurtles out of the smoke toward a landing in an adjoining field and flames roar outward and upward. creating a fiery canopy over the nearby building. Some 16 tanks filled with petroleum products had exploded, one of them killing three persons when it struck. One-Time Baby Contest Winner— CORRIGAN SWAPPED NAME FOR MOVIE STAR S GALVESTON, July 20.—(UP)-Douglas Groce Corrigan, 31-year-old airplane mechanic who prepared today to return to the United States after an amazing flight across the Atlantic In a $900 “crate," won first prize in a baby show here in May, 1908. J. M. Maurer, veteran Galveston photographer, revealed that he had taken pictures of the baby show winners 30 years ago. “I still have the records in my files,” said Maurer. “Corrigan was chosen as the most handsome baby between the ages of one and two years.” Corrigan was revealed as a hero worshipper from his boyhood. It was his admiration for Col. Charles L. Lindbergh which prompted him to make the unheralded and unauthorized flight to Dublin last weekend. He was born here January 22,, 1907, but public records showed that] Baling Wire Fattens Door. Henry, who was two years younger. he was christened Clyde Groce Corrigan. His enthusiasm for Douglas Fairbanks Sr., the motion picture actor, caused him to change h i s name to Douglas when he was about 15. The flier was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Corrigan. His lather was a consulting engineer for the Galveston, Houston and Harrisburg railroad company here. Young Corrigan’s flair for the unusual—typified by his daring flight —was a trait friends noted in his father, s. J. Maas, who succeeded the elder Corrigan with the railroad, said that the father was a capable engineer, but wfas a quiet man and an “eccentric.” When Douglas was seven years old, his family moved to Aransas Pass, Texas, and a few years later See CORRIGAN, Pf. 4, Col .3 Ouachita Lists H-SU On Grid Schedule ARKADELPHIA. Ark., July 20. (JP)—Coach Bill Walton of Ouachita announced today a nine-game grid schedule for next fall when the Tigers return to conference competition after being out two years because of a ban by the North Central association. The schedule inclu I : September 23. Oklahoma Baptist university here:    October    8—Hardin-Simmons at Abilene: October 15—St. Mary J university of San Antonio: October 28—Kansas State Teachers of Emporia at Fort Worth. Above is the latest photograph of Richard Zedlitz, 17-year-old Ballinger youth missing since Sunday night. With a plea and a hope that he return home, the father also gave this description of the son: six feet all, weight 143 pounds blue eyes and dark brown hair. When last seen, wearing light wool trousers, white sport zipper shirt, and brown shoes, size 9 AAA. Baseball AMERICAN: St. Louis at Philadelphia—Doubleheader postponed, ram; two games tomorrow’. Cleveland at New York, both games postponed, rain, doubleheader tomorrow. Chicago at Boston (doubleheader) postponed, rain. Two games tomorrow. National: Brooklyn at Chicago (doubleheader) postponed, rain. (Two games tomorrow)* Quake Wrecks -Greek Villages ATHENS. July 20 — (JP) — Tile strongest earthquake felt In this country in modem times scattered death and ruin today through ancient Greece. A tentative casualty list based on fragmentary reports from the stricken areas showed 20 persons killed and at least IOO injured. The island of Euboea, north of Athens, suffered most heavily. The quake centered there and in at least two villages nearly every house was shaken down. Reports said the shocks caused fissures into which small buildings toppled. Meet Abilene's Newest Comers New residents are moving to Abilene every day—already this July more than 50 new families have arrived. Why did they come? Because of oil development? Other business? Schools? Climate? That is what the Reporter-New’s is asking them. If you are a new resident, send us a paragraph about why you came here, and something about your family. Or if you have new neighbors you enjoy, send a note about It to the city desk of the Abilene Reporter-News so they can be Introduced. These brief introductions to the city's new residents will appear daily in the afternoon edition. Watch for them. Dynamite Bandit Given Ten Years JAMESTOWN, N. Y., July 20 — (UP)—Bere de Elbe, 32. of New York City and formerly of Texas, who threatened to blow up the Liberty bank at Buffalo several weeks ago unless he received $10,-000 from a cashier, was under sentence today to serve IO years in prison. Sentence was imposed yesterday by Judge John Knight in federal district court here. De Elbe also aas fined $1,000 on each of two counts In connection with the holdup attempt. Smugglers Shot EL PASO. July 20.—(UP)—Two Mexican smugglers were in a Juarez hospital today, wounded in a gun fight with U. S. customs officers as they tried to run 20 gallons of alcohol across the Rio Grande river i near Socorro. Monopoly Laid To Film Firms WASHINGTON. July 20—.^—Attorney General Cummings charged eight major film companies today with virtually monopolizing the motion picture industry. He filed civil suit in federal district court in New York asking that the firms be required to divest themselves either of their ownership of theaters or of production and distribution facilities. The case, among the most comprehensive brought in recent years under the anti-trust laws, was presented after a long Investigation by the Justice department It was disclosed just as a committee of congressmen and federal administrative officials is starting a broad monop-ly inquiry. The government's bill of complaint charged the eight companies, 25 subsidiary or affiliated corporations and 132 individuals with controlling about 65 per cent of the nation's moving pictures “from selection of the story to final showing at the theatre." A statement issued at the Justice department named as principal defendants: Paramount Pictures, Inc.; Loew’s, Inc.; the Irving Trust Company, N. Y., as trustee in bankruptcy for Radio-Keith Orpheum Corporation; Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc.; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation; Columbia Pictures Corporation; Universals Corporation and United Artists Corporation. Mary Pickford, her former husband, Douglas Fairbanks, and Charles Chaplin were among those named as individual defendants. Plana Crash Delays Transatlantic Hop NORWALK, Conn., July 20.—yJP)-A smashed plane, forcing at least a month’s delay of his proposed Transatlantic flight, testified today to the hard luck trail followed by Capt. Alex Papana, the "Lindbergh of Rumania.’’ The diminutive daredevil, one of the world’s leading aerobatic performers, cracked up his specially built transport plane yesterday while landing during a storm. He Wanted to Sleep NOCONA, July 20. (A>>—Officers today sought the person who last night fired a charge of buckshot into the loudspeaker atop the Nocona baseball grandstand. The shot was fired as a game was about to get underway. The stand was filled with fans at the time. Debris Buries Seven, Others Die in Hospital Crew Removing Solid Rock Wall For Water Plant BALTIMORE, July 20.— (AP)—A premature explosion of 450 pounds of dynamite killed IO of a crew of 18 workmen blasting a water tunnel through solid rock two hundred feet below the surface near the city pumping station today. Seven men were killed outright as the burst of rock rolled through the tunnel. DEAD ALL NEGROES Three of the ll brought to the surface alive died in hospitals. Only four escaped injury. Officials of the construction company said the blast, which occurred about 7 o’clock must have been set off by accident while the men were tamping down the huge charge of explosive. White members of the crew escaped with their lives. The dead were all Baltimore negroes. It was the task of the mining crew, working from midnight to S a. rn , to blast away the rock for the day crew to remove. Disaster came when the final charge of the night exploded prematurely. None of the injured men was able to explain what had happened. Several of the bodies were mangled so that identification was difficult. The crew was composed of both whites and negroes. Construction of the aevfn-milo water tunnel between the Lako Montebello filtration plant and the Gunpowder river was begun in 1937 by the J. F. Shea company of Los Angeles, to provide an additional subterranean viaduct to supplement the Baltimore city water supply. A three-year time limit was placed on the $5,300,000 PWA project, employing some 500 workmen, and day and night crews were maintained. Romance Blighted, Student Kills Self NORMAN, Okla , July 20. (JP)—A University of Oklahoma student found dying on a lawn near his rooming house left behind a note to a co-ed indicating a blighted campus romance might have plunged him into despondency. The student. Ralph Eugene Pel-lette, 29, Liberal, Kans., penned his note to “Lydia" before his death last night, but C. Aubrey Moses, county attorney, mused to disclose her identity. America's RELIEF Problem Morgan M. Beatty of the Associated Press Feature service has written three stories telling WHAT IT MEANS. The first appears today on Page 5. What Is Your News I. Q ? r Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part question, IO. A score of 60 is fair; 80. good. 1. What is the name ot this Wyoming senator who is chairman of the senate’s monopoly investigating committee? 2. How many nations now belong to the Spanish non-intervention committee? 3. Was Howard Hughes, transatlantic flier, formerly (a) a Hollywood actor, (b) film producer or (c) cameraman? 4. What is L’Osservatore Romano? 5. A congressional committee is now investigating TV A. True or false? Answers od Page 3. ;

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