Abilene Reporter News, July 20, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

July 20, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS' OWM MEWSMKR gfotlene VOL LVIII NO S? Y VU.. LVIII. INW I'm. Flier Smashes Plane On Eve Of Ocean Hop Rumanian Walks Away From Wreckage; Planned Nonstop Journey To Bucharest NORWALK, Conn., July 19. (if, capt. Alex Papana, famous Rumanian acrobatic flier, smashed his new airplane and his present chances for a transatlantic flight today, but walked away from the The crash came as his landing wheels struck a stone wall separating women and children O fields ftt HIP alrrwirt. tanrilno atmr u-oc nff OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIhNDS OR FOES WE VOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 6 ABILENE, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 20, 1938.-TWELVE PAGES PRICE 5 CENTS SON IS BORN two fields at the airport here. The landing gear was torn off. both pro pellers smashed, and the twin en- gines wrecked. CIRCLES AIRPORT Papana had circled the airport several times as he came in to a landing alter flying the Jew miles from New Haven, Comi., where he had previously landed when thick weather prevented him from flying to Hartford, Conn., to get his en- gines checked. He on Ms way back to Floyd Bennett Field, New York, from which he lud intended lo start a non-slop flight to Ru- mania Friday. It could not be learned immedi- ately why Captain Papana sought to land at Norwalk, but local air- men ventured the guess It was be- cause of Hying conditions. Strikes Snag Chemist Arrant Not Sure Weed is Marijuana Taylor county's Budding dope ring case was at a standstill last night, City Chemist H. R. Arrant said he could not swear before a court that a quantity of ground weed was marijuana and Sheriff Sid McAdams said he would not make arrests until some authorita- tive person would swear to such a statement. "I feel certain that It Is mari- Arrant said. 'It has ail Ihe physical properties of that plant and tests from four to six percent alkaloid, which is usual with mari- juana, but my tests have not been conclusive "chough Tor' me to' swear that it is marijuana." "I can't make arrests unlil I know whether or not it is mari- said McAdams. "Besides, I hare the three Mexcans located In San Antonio where I can get them if I want them. I won't do anything else about the matter until I get something more definite." The questioned material, enough to make approximately cigar- ettes, was recovered from an au- tomobile overturned near Brad- shaw- Sunday night. Three of the four Mexicans in (he car when it overturned were still In the win- ters hospital late yesterday after- noon Simone's Secretary Must Keep Silence LOS ANGELES, July Ten years of silence on the private life ot the French movie actress, Simone Simon, was (he forfeit to- day by which Sandra Martin, the star's former private secretary, es- caped a prison term nt three to 42 years. Judge A. A. Scott Imposed the .severe sentence to the women's prison at Tehachapi on Miss Mar- lin's conviction on three counts of forging the name. Alto- gether, the secretary was accused of buying worth of mer- chandise with Miss Simon's funds. The in suspending the sentence, informed Miss Martin she must keep inviolate any secret knowledge or information she may have gained of the actress' private while she was in her employ. She must, however, spend nine months In the county jail. Quake In Greece LONDON. July 19. if, The London exchange telegraph report- ed from Athens tonight MI earth- Taylor's Cotton Prospects Better Rain Unneeded But Aid To Feed Crops Prospect.-; for a bumper collon crop In Taylor county are good or belter this year than they were In 1937. Counly Asent Knox Parr taid last night. The acreage al- lotment cut for this year left the county with 75.000 acres In cotton, Parr salrl, but production Indica- tions arc that the crop will closely rival the 32.000 bales produced last year. At current price.': that would mean more than to Tay- lor county farmers. Generally speaking, more rain Is not needed at this time Ior the :olton Parr said, but recent show- irs have been a great help Io the feed crops. Some 100.000 acres of rayatTMrSE this Is to be used on" the farms, as '.here Is little cash value to the :rop. But one thing now appears cer- tain. That is that the livestock of plenty to cat Inter, for the feed crop ts one agencies." Ihe best ever grown In Ihe MRS. F. D. ROOSEVELT JR. PHILADELPHIA, July son was born today Io Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., the former Ethel DuPont wife ot the third son of Ihe presi- dent. The boy, weighing slight- ly more than seven pounds, has not been named. Bids Announced On Hospital Job State Institution Here To Get Home, New Dormitory Low bids on construction of a women's dormitory and a doctors' residence cottage at the Abilene state hospital were announced yes- terday in Austin by officials of the board of control. Awarding of the contracts to the bidders awaits ap- proval of the board. The proposed construction at the hospital will compose the second half ol a building program at the institution. The hospital receives its appropria- tion biennially and the program Is based on completion in two years. Expected to be completed by Au- gust 31 is the first half of the pro- gram, a women's dormitory and doctors' cottage now under con- struction. The proposed projects will be similar to the present ones. Loir bidder on the genera! con- tract for erection of (he dormitory, a two story brick and concrete structure containing 100 beds, was the Dunlap-Coughran company of Abilene. They submitted a figure of David Vickers of Swectwatcr with was low bidder for the plumbing nnd heating equipment nnd the Sun Electric company of Abilene submitted a low bid ot sl.- 322 for electric equipment In the dormitory. On the gencrpl contract, includ- ing mechanical work, for the (toe- tors' cottage, McAlister and Tucker company of Abilene, presented a low bid of The Lucian Webb Plumbing com- pany of Abilene submitted a low- bid of for improvements to bath facilities in three hospital Money for Ihe building ol (lie new- dormitory and collage will be avail- able by September 1, hospital offi- cials raid last night. At the present time there are 30 buildings at the hospital, ot which 24 are buildings. Probers Hear Of Attacks On Non-Strikers Senators Told Of Battles Between Workers, Guards WASHINGTON, July A of "unprovoked" assaults upon as well as trikers, by mill guards of Ihe Re- public Steel corporation was added today io the record of the senate civil liberties committee. A long array of witnesses told how a strike three years ago at the Berger Manufacturing Co., a He- public plant in Canton, Ohio., was broken by tear gas, clubs and shot- uns. Company officials) sitting by, ob- jected to certain details of the story and set up the defense strikers had stoned the guards. diaries si. White, vice-presi- dent of Kepublic, blamed the whole Ihing on Ihe local police authorities for not establishing "law and order." "When a strike occurs he said, "it is immediately interpreted as some sort of a political strike and, Because there are a lot of folks involved, the men in olfice can't make up their minds whether they should be on the side of law and order, or whether there are more votes on Ihe side of mob rule." Stories of two particular incidents stood out in the evidence. A group of 15 guards left the mill property in an armored car. Came to a stop close by and closed on a crowd ot strikers and specta- tors, while a similar number left the mill afoot. Darrell Smilh, milkman and union sympathizer, testified they "caucht the crowd br- iwecu and just mowed them down." "Women were struck down by though they had been he said. White asserted later the guards in the truck were bound for another point on the company's properly and that strikers hit the driver in the face with a rock. The latter lost control of Ihe car and it came to a stop at the curb. The guards from the mill then came to the rescue of the first group, White said. The second Instance was related by Mrs. Mary Reed, young Canton housewife. She lived, she said, just across (he street from the mill. To avoid the confusion and noise of the strike, she and her husband went to visit her mother, (wo miles away, on the second day ol the strike. Outside her mother's home, she said, she heard shooting, con- stantly coming closer, and finally saw two cars approaching, she ran for the house. "I just {Ot off Ihe pavement when they shot she said. "Who shot you? asked Chair- See PROBE, Ff. 10, Col. 4 Corrigan Named Io Corpus Club CORPUS CHRISTI. July Corrigan, because he started out for Calilornia and land- ed in Ireland, today was voted an honorary member of Ihe Koo-Shu club of Corpus "The club, a men's luncheon or- ganization of some dozen members Is named after the mythical Koo- Shu bird who flies backward "be- cause he wants to see where he has been but doesn't give a damn where he's going." BEFORE NLRB- Utilities JMonday W-Texas Firm To Deny All Of Union Charges AS DOUGLAS CORRIGAN WAS WELCOMED TO IRELAND Douglas Com'san, left, Irish- American who piloted a rickety monoplane across the Atlantic Mon'day'lri this Associated Press radlophoto Is shown In Iront of his "crate" being greeted by a. Baldonnel airport official up. on completion of his surprise hop to Ireland from New York. The Weather AHU.K.VE today. l-.rilr i i! 1' it MMnlvhi Io J-TO; Initaj SudetensRout Czech Optimism PRAHA. July Su- deten German parly sharply check- ed a growing feeling of optimism surrounding negotiations to reor- ganize Ihe Czechoslovak govern- ment by announcing today there has no "understanding" with the government. Officials of the party, represent- ing most of Czechoslovakia's 000 Germanic minority, issued a statement saying "negotiations have not even begun.'1 and protesting It was far too early to call parliament for consideration ol the minorities problem. At the fame lime (he party Is- sued a plan setting forth its con- ception ol what the new reorgan- ized Czechoslovak government should be to satisfy various minor- ities. PROTEST The Suddens protested that up until now they have not even had an.opportunty to talk to the gov- ernment about their plan, although details lirst were given to President Eduard Bcnes and the cabinet June 1. The Suricians' wet blanket was applied after several official Intim- ations tha', Benes and the cabinet ministers were getting along ex- ccllentiy in reconciling divergent Czechoslovak and German view- points, nnd that government pro- posals were nearing completion. Sources close to the government had intimated parliament might be called as early as next Tuesday to paw on the government plan for extending a greater measure of self-goveinmcnt Io various nation- al groups. Wings Clipped For Crackups, Farmer Hopes Corrigan's Example Will Aid Him At Trial July Herman Schap- ansky. who got his wings clipped for cracking up home-made planes all over the landscape, hopes Douglas Corrigan's "mistake" hop to Dublin will help him (Herman) avoid -prosecution. For tomorrow Schapansky goes before County Attorney Milton Keen and unless he he Corrigan's astounding flight In a rebuilt crate to justify his own escapades he may be tried for flying without a license. "Corrigan's flight just goes to show that there's l lot of lift Jell In these old crafts exulted the yount farmer whom .SafelT Commissioner J. M. Gentry grounded as "menace to that whole section of Ihe slate." iJ. hope Mr' Genlrv that story about Corrigan. I'd make Ihe flight myself but for two reasons." My ship won't hold enough gasoline and I can't raise the money to buy either a license or the gasoline." Gentry said he saw the story all right, and furthermore, he wasn't irr "persecuting" the flying farmer. "Schapansky can take off from Weatherlord to Moscow If he wants Gentry said. "We hist want to be sure we have taken Hie proper action should anything happen to him. "We can't keep the whole stale highway patrol out there on his farm to see that he stays on Ihe ground. "And there's more back of this caw, Confidentially, his wife says If we can keep Schapansky out of the air It will be the best thing that ever happened to her and the family." Mrs. Schapansky, mother of four used to stand by a telephone ready to go haul her husband from the wreckage when she got a. report of the crackup. Sometimes she followed down a highway with a trailer Io pick up the pieces. Schapansky ha.! stayed on Ihe ground since Gentry told him to, but he may be fined for the two years of fence-hopping and pas- ture crackups since he made his first solo flight after but three lessons. Schapansky never was Injured seriously, although he wrecked a lot o[ planes. Out In his pasture now is his latest rebuilt job. hndinp gear awry Irom his last crack-up. Appeals For Son Los Angeles To To Return Home Fete Corrigan Windsor In Italy As King In Paris NAPLES. July visit- or King George to Paris found his brother nnd predecessor, the Duke of Windsor, enjoying a quiet vaca- tion in Italy today far from wor- ries and honors to the throne. The duke and duchess spent an- other with In the evening they dlnrcl with Baron Gallotll at his where they chatted with the Princess Maria Jore Di Piemontc and 29 Neopoii- tan nobles. IN GOVERNOR'S Candidates Try New Tack And Ignore Each Other BALLINOER. July R. F. Zcdlltz, father ot P.ich- ard Zedlitz who na.s been missing since Sunday, made a personal ap- peal through the pre.-.s tonight for his son to return home. "THI him U well a I home, and laht Mother b the anxious physician asked Ihe Reporter-News. "Tell him to please communicate with u.O Richard's disappearance was still as much a mystery tonight as when the automobile he was dtivlng was found wrecked on a highway north ot Brownwood early Monday. The youth's father said investiga- tion by state highway patrolmen hnd Runnels ana Brown county officers ?A to Richard's could offer no youth's riisap- the Associated Tress Gubernatorial candidates. work- Ing toward Saturday's primary elec- tions, evidently were taking a new- lack In their speeches Tuesday. William McCraw. who for more than a week had been referring tx- tcnslvcly to his "flour man friend." W. Lcc O'Danlcl. failed to mention his name once at Beaumont and Port Arthur Monday In a radio speech at Galveston Tuesday Mc- Craw empha electing With lasizcd "the necessity for who tale Ernest Thompson conl limed in his policy of not referring to op- ponents. campaigning through South Central Texas. ODanlelwas In Northwest Texas, where he pro- Kfngman, would be broad- Kingman. ansas, wotcd be broad- cast over a slate-wide lartlo net- work Wednesday at 7 p. m. The program, he said, wculd be con- ducted by his "old friends and neighbors." State Senator Roy Eanderford made tn'o radio speeches from Dal- Iss on behalf of Tom Hunter, who was scheduled to speak at Tuesday night. "It Is his nature to build, rather than to Eanrterford said. Karl A. Crowlcy, who has been vigorously pounding away at O'Danlcl and McCraw carried his Thls photo was sent" from Lon- don to New York by radio. Morgan Charges IVA Intrigue' KNOXVILLE, Term.; July 19 of Intrigue, "secret meetings." and undercover manipu- lations for personal power in the Tennessee Valley authority was laid before a congressional committee today by Dr. Arthur E. Morgan, de posed TVA chairman. The Ohio e d u c a t o r-engineei charged his former associates, TVA directors Harcourt A. Morgan and David E. Lllienthal. deteimined th authority's "yardstick" power pro- gram without his consent or knowl, edge. They Ignored his suggestions and adopted administrative policies "secret he declared. He charged "millions of dollars were wasted" In construction of power transmission lines. Four months after the TVA wa created. Morgan said. Lillenlhal announced the authority's "yard stick" for power rates. "I learned about them from thi witness said. He said Lilienthal explained they were fixed by a group of power ex Sec TVA, Ff. 10, Col. 4 5'Wded no cliir< He (tm explanation for the See AFFEAI., Ff. 10, CnL campaign to San Antonio. P. D. j against Hankow Renfro and James A. Ferguson under way today, were campalsninR Monday In the vicinity of Houston. Thomas Self w-as scheduled at Alto and Hous- ton. Jap Push Toward Hankow Is Begun SHANGHAI, July 20. long-await- ed "big push" up the river apparently was Candidates for railroad commis- sioner were pressing their round-up drives. John Wood planned a broadcast Tuesday night before a swing into deep East Texas. Jerry Sadler announced a home-coming rally for Thursday nlRht at Kll- gorc, his lust appearance of Ihe See POLITICS, ff. 10, Col. Terrific aerial bombardment yes- 1 tcrday of HanVow and nearby cities, j intensified naval operations, and j air raids on Chinese strongholds defending approaches to the pro- visional capital Indicated the cam- paign had started. Dispatches from Hankow quoted Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek as saying the trt-clttfs of Hankow, Wughang and Hanyang were pre- pared to withstand whatever on- slaughts Japanese unleascd upon I them'. LOS ANGELES. July Plans for a great civic, celebration were started today to welcome back to IAS Angeles young Douglas Cor- rigan, who across the ocean in an old without the necessary papers. Director Charles S. Cratl. .Ir., of the Los Angeles junior chamber of Commerce, said he had cabled. Cor- rigan at Dublin to name a date for the welcome. Crail said President James Cairns of Ihe junior chamber would call an immediate-meeting of the direct- ors nnd aviation committee to plan the celebration honoring the "Irish Lindbergh'1 and his Corrigan Clip- The flier's uncle, the Rev. s. Frascr Langford, laughed anew to- day at Corrigan's story of having flown to Ireland through mistake instead of back to Los Angtle.t. "I said the Minbter, "of the Irishman who, airaklng Io find his house jumped up. put his pants on backwards and ran outsidr. tt'hen he tialierd his filiation, he said. 'My. I've ccr- lalnlj neitten myself twisted.' is my reunion to the compass yarn Douglas must have gotten himself badly Mayor Frank Shaw of Los An- geles cabled Corrigan: "There Is no mistake, my boy. all air roads lead Io Los Angeles" We are tremendously proud of you, but j please return the safest way, bc- Japon Protests In Border 'Incident' TOKYO. July 10. sent a new protest to Soviet Rus- sia today In mounting tension Manchoukuo border Incident. Japan also permitted her Man- i cnoukuo protectorate to demand dl- .i.Knmnn border forces (hey wuhdraw from terrltory Manchoukuo declares they invaded July 11. The second Japanese protest was decided upon at a meeting of Lleut.-Gen. Sclshiro Itagaki. Japa- nese war minister, and General Ibaziishisi Ugakl. foreign minister. The foreign office directed Ma- moru Shigcmitsu. ambassador to Moscow, to carry the protest direct to Maxim Litvinoff, Soviet foreign commissar. i Russia has contended the troops were on territory belonging to Rus- sia, hence there was no invasion.) Discrimination Alleged Against Electric Workers FORT WORTH, July has been set for July 25 on charjres of dis- criniinatioj] by the West Texas Utilities company against the international brotherhood of electrical workers IN FORT WORTH Charges were brought last week before Dr. Edwin A. Elliott, re- gional director of the national la- bor relations board, who fixed the hearing. It will be held at the U S. court house here. Headquarters for the utility com- pany are at Abilene Kith branch electric plants at Ssn Angeto and Quanah. The company produces and distributes: power to 103 commu- nities in .West Texa.s, manufactures Price Campbell, president of the West Utilities com- pany, said here Jasi night his firm would "deny all allega- tions" set forth in the case by the national labor relations board. Referring to the charges of company's anti-union stand and activities, Campbell that "West Texas Utilities com- pany employes as a whole will also deny them." Ice at H places and is a distributor of natural gas and water. The complaint charged the con- cern with discharging employes W. H. Wills. G. L. Yarbrough and R. S. Elder this year and refusing to reinstate them because of their union affiliation. It also alleged that for the same reason Volney Qulnlan transferred from his regular job as electrician In San Angeio to a new and similar posi- tion at McCamey, and that W, E. Thompson of San Angeio was shift- ed from his post to a new and un- familiar cne. The complaint also charges thai plant Manager Huss, con- Jlniciion superintendent M Stein ind production Superin- tendent G. A. Hollowell and others questioned employes in refird to unions and informed them that the company was op- posed Io unions. It also alleged that the firm, through articles in its magazine. Electric Times, spread anti-union Ideas and that one article referred to union organizations as "commu- nistic labor racketeers." Absentee Balloting Apathetic To End Absentee votinj for (he July 23 primary election closed yesterday with 76 ballots cast on ihe fina'l y, but It was still small potatoes compared with the unusually heavy balloting of the last election. The county clerks office remained open until 6 p. m.. to give last minute rushes a chance.butthe rush never developed above the point of a thin trickle. Tola] of absentee ballots cast was 344 last night, with a few more expected by mall this morning. Total for the last previous election was between 450 and 500. Electro Mon Foils From Hotel Window GREENVILLE. July Lebus, about 31. of Electra plunged to his death from the sixth floor of s. local hotel tonight. Mr. and Mrs. Lcbus had come here today to visit with relatives. An Inquest was being conducted tonight. Survivors Include the widow, three children, John. Jacqueline and Jerry, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gsorge Lcbus of Long- cause aviation needs you." After Five JOAN AND TONE SEPARATE Of Friends "OLLYWOOD. July Crawford and Franchot Tone, ls! J nt tonight saying they had Ecparated.