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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1938, Abilene, Texas WUTJTOAS' NEN5MMR gftffene Reporter VOL. LVIII. NO. 53. "WITHOUT, OR WITH OPPENSE TO IWLNDS OR FOES WE YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY MORNING, July 21, 1938. -TWELVE PAGES fttH (AD PRICE 5 CENTS British Plane Speeds Across North Atlantic 'Pick-A-Back; Is Blazing Trait For Commercial Hops MONTREAL. July (Thiin- day) Tress) The seaplane Mercury reported heid- Ing Inlo clear wcalher 580 miles Bolwood, Newfoundland, it a< in. Brllf-sh summer time today p. m. E.S.T. Wed- nesday) on her Atlantic cross- ing from Foynes, Ireland. Average of 145 an hour was being maintained. Al- lltudc Has feel. The Mercury's officers did not Indicate whelher the ship would slop at BofwGod, and airport of- ficials a! St. Hubert airport took it for granted the plane would conlftiue over Newfoundland to Montreal. FOYNBS, Ireland, July (Thursday) unique British pick-a-back seaplane Mercury, up- per half of n composite "two-in-one" aircraft, 'was pushing steadily through headwinds over the At- lantic early today on a mile flight to BoUvood, Newfoundland. (Montreal received a radio mes- sage from the Mercury at 7 p. m., C. S. T. Wednesday saying the plane was 1.000 miles out, or about half way across the ocean, flying through "continuous rafns" over K "turbulent The comparatively small, heavily- loaded Mercury took off from the back of its parent ship Maia Jeet above the River Shannon here at 8 p. m., Wednesday British sum- mer time, p. S. T.) and pointed westward for its first trans- oceanic flight. The two craft had left the water as one, locked together by secrrt devices. la the air. Donald C. T. Ben- nett, pilot of the Mercury, said rr'-sply over the connecting telephone: Both pilots pulled levers of the -secret locking device. The planes parted and (he Mercury roared to- ward the setting sun at 8 p. m. (1 p. m. C. S. T.) A wireless message received from the Mercury two hours after the takeoff sairt 300 miles had bjen covered and that, the flight was proceeding "exactly according to schedule." The four-tngined Mercury. carry- Ing a commercial cargo, was ex- pected at BoU'ood, Newfoundland, the first stop in about 11 hours. From Eotwood the plane is to go to Montreal and then New York. Major Robert Mayo, technical general manager of Imperial air- ways and inventor of the unique plane, watched the takeoff. Mayo designed the plane to ell minate dangers or heavily laden long distance craft taking off under their own power. Launched from the back ol the Maia. the Mercury has a longer flying range than the Calcdonin. flying boat which cross- ed the Atlantic on trial spins last summer- It also consumes less furl. Lightning Never Hits Who Twice? DODGE CITY. July 20 Wj-Willard Crcgo, 19, Is a living contradiction to the old saying about lightning never striking twice in the same place. Several months ago Crego was struck by lightning while walking on a street in Minneola. Kas. He was stunned for several minutes. Yesterday, standing at the back door of his sister's home here, lie was struck again. Again he was only dazed. Woman Held In Torture Death OAKLAND. Calif., July Police inspector Leon Carroll said (oday that a woman booked as Adtle Amljcgi. 35. a tavern operator, told htm she would waive extradition' to New Khcre (minorities wanted lo question her about a "torture'1 knife slnylng five years ago. "I've notliinj lo ff.ir and I will So hack lo New (he Inspector qitoicd the noman as sayinj. "I have had il on my roind for years and I've always w-anlcd to feM some one bul T never could brin? myself 1.0 l.itk, 'I've worried about it A lof." Carroll said Miss Anibcgl denied knowledge of the slaying on July H. 1533, of Jaspph rifnniJaro, res- taurant and saloon proprietor, who was stabbed approximately 40 times by persons who Invaded' hU place of business. Carroll said Miss Ambcgl. held In custody ,-iflcr a fingerprint check- following her arrest 10 days ago on i charge of intoxication, would not explain what'she worried about, other than to remark, "It, was a holdup, i went to the restaurant, thfn left." Previously, Inspector James Good- night said. Miss Ambegi told him she was taken to Pittsburgh. Pa., by two men. then returned lo Sacramento Calif. Hop To Paris? Ships Like These Will Soon Put Flights To Europe On Everyday Business Basis By The AP Feature Service EXT summer you may be able to step up to your travel agent and get an airplane ticket to Europe. Because long before Howard Hughes proved how fast you can get there, aviation companies were planning transatlantic flights on a business basis. Fifty or more survey flights are scheduled this summer and countries are lining up contenders for the North Atlantic business. On one of the hops, the British Mercury (shown In top picture below) hopped yesterday from England to the United States. Here arc some of the other planes they are entering: BRITAIN'S ENTRY is (his, famed pick-a-back comb-nation of the Im- perial Aim-ays. The little plane. Mercury, is launched in mid-air from the big plane, Maia. Such a scheme lersens the danger a heavily-loaded plane faces on the take-off. The Mercury is icrtened to carry 2500 pounds of mall or freight. THE FRENCH are counting on this seaplane. Lieutenant de Valssequ Paris. This is the ship that turned over In a squall off Flor- ida two years ago. but it's been rebuilt. France, the only interested country that made no survey flights last year, has ordered two 66-ton seaplanes <the Lieutenant weighs 40) for passenger service-to New York in 1340. GERMANY usually launches its transatlantic boats by catapult. This is the 16-ton Nordwind, one of the planes with which the Lufthansa ex- pects lo conduct weekly experimental flights from Portugal to New York by way of the Azores. THE UMTED STATCSvjs likely to be less busy over the Atlantic this summer than other nations. For Pan American Airways completed sur- vey flights last summer and is awaiting its new super-clippers, bein.7 built In Seattle. They'll be ready in the fall. Here's one of them during a weighs 41 tons, has a maximum speed of 200 miles an hour can fly 4.000 miles with n paylrad. Fever Mounts As Elections Loom Nearer Voters Of Texas Glad Campaigns To Be Over Soon By the Associated Press raced with a long ballot, be- Eleged with appeals by air, letter, card, personal contact and at public meetings, Texas voters Wednesday were like the man on the operating table: glad It would soon be over with. Candidates themselves and their workers spent every available min- ute on the air or before rallies. Among those In the gubernator- ial contest, William McCraw wound up his South campaign and flew to Northeast Texas for speech- es at Pittsburg, Linden, Atlanta, Naples and New Boston. W. Lee O'Daniel made a radio speech at Dallas and speeches at Terrell and McKinney. Ernest O. Thompson came to Port Worth Wednesday morning, cam- paigned all day In that vicinity. Approximately fewer voles will be cast in Taylor coun'.y Saturday than were cast In 1936, according to in- dications from the absentee ballot total which is 25 per- cent lighter for this primary than in 1936. For 1936, 515 ab- sente? votes and 8.100 regular ballots were cast. This year 375 absentee votes have been regis- tered, which indicates a total county vote of approximately Not more than a dozemi more absentee votes are expected at the county clerk's office. These, to be admitted, must have been postmarked before mid- night Tuesday. and appeared at a Dallas rally at night. Tom Hunter was at Tyler for an East Texas rally after speak- ing at Waco. Karl Crowley cam- paigned in his home city. Fort Worth, with a spsech at night. Bain ruined scheduled mix- ture of baseball and politics at Tyler. Waller Russell, candi- date for congress had announc- ed he' had "bought out" the DasebaU park and would speak during an East Texas league game. Thompson announced a v similar proceedure tor Thursday night and Russell arranged to speak on the same program. Fans are admitted fret. In the race for land commissioner, William H. McDonald returned to Eastland, his home town, to meet old friends. He planned a trip to Port Worth. Dallas and San An- tonio before returning to West Tex- as to vote. An opponent, Bascom Giles, spoke at Corsicana. Robert A. Stuart, candidate for railroad urged vot- ers to investigate the records o[ men seeking office, in a speed! at Hunstvllle. O. C. Christie took his campaign to Athens, Jacksonville See FOUTICS, Pare 12. Col. S Cottonoil Mill Manager Arrives Ray Grisham, formerly of Plain view, arrived in Abilene Wednes- day morning to take over duties as vice president and general manager of the We.il Texas Cotton Oil com- pany. He succeeds the late John F. Hardaway, who died here last week. At Plainview Grlsham was assist- ant general manager of Anderson- Clatyon cotton on plants on the plains. He has bsen with the Hous- ton firm eight years. Thompson Tells Why Texan's Should Pay Less For Steak DALLAS. July 20. With Miller's Mill boys before nnd cold sliced watermelon after. Ernest O. Thompson told a big city audience tonight why Texans should not have to pay a dollar and a quarter PITTSBURGH, Tens. July William McCraw has not referred lo his U rvp- ponrnls for rovrrnor in his campaign speeches, (ofiiy at TitlslnirEh one of his support- ers look Ihinjs out of McCr.lir's hands. RcfcrrifiK lo a brcadrasl to- nierit from Kansas in the inter- ests of Lee O'Danlcl, r. G. Henderson of Jefferson said: don't care who the people of Kanras want (or Rovernor of Tcx.is. Here in Tcs.is we are itoinj; lo rlefl Bill Me- Wednesday. in expressing confidence of virlory, McC'raw hitinutcd he believed (he Hour man wcuEd be In the runoff with him. (or a choice K. C. T-bonc steak. The candidate for governor urged Texas markets for Texas products nnd asserted the stale needs a "fair trades act to protect Independent merchants." "If we don't pass this he added, "the. chain stores will own even-thing in Texas. Only through such an act can you opsn the door of opportunity for youth." Thompson drank water from H shiny [in and told.of a friend In lower Rio Grande valley who shipped a carload of cabbages to a broker in New York for jsle. This broker wired back that the proceeds from the sale of these cabbap.es tacked SH of paying the freight bill." he said. "The broker asked for the SH and my friend wired back: 'Don't have fourteen dollars. Am another car of cabbages.' "ft's moraily wrong (o put so much temptation before the cast- cm processors of our goods. Let's quit shipping our stuff to the north and east. Up there In New York they call Texas New York's most valuable posHvutlon." Thompson called for an Indus- trial program that woull put a stop to fhippins cotton, caltb and mohair out of Ihe state and the re- purchasing of those commodities aflcr processing at prices boosted by shipping cosls. The candidate advocated a gen- eral soil conservation law. "If it was right to help Ihe oil pcopb with a conservation law, and H was. then it's rignt to do the same tliins for the tlircc mil- lion farmers of the he ns- scrlcd. John Wood Rally Scheduled At Tye Allen P. Eason of Abtltne an- nounced last night that he will speak in Tye tonight in behalf of John candidate for railroad commissioner. Aspirants to all county and pre- cinct offices nre Invited to spealc at the rally, beginning at 8 o'clock, said Eason. Such -jpon finishing their talks, may Uarj Im- mediately witliout embarrassment, for other rallies at Buffalo Gap and Abilene, he said. Utilities Hearing Set For San Angelo FORT WORTH. July The labor hearing tn connection with INLRB charges filed last week against Wc.n Texas Utility company at San Angelo will be held in the federal courthouse In that city July 25. Charges or discrimination against the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers were filed ngalnsi the utility company in Nl.HB re- gional hCAdqimriers here last Fri- day. Marian Labor Triaf Defense Ends Case LONDON. Ky.. July The defense in the Hxrlan labor conspiracy trial closed Its case shortly after noon today After hav- ing called witnesses. The government began its rebut- tal as the afternoon session opened in federal court. Fifty-six coal companies and individual? aro on trial on charges of consplrins lo prevent miners from unionizing under the Wasner net- RIVERS ARE TORRENTS AS- Rain Covers West Texas ABILENE 13-YEAR RAIN RECORD YEAR Jammy February March April Ml, Jung July August September October November Oectmbfr 19251 19271 19261 1S29I 15301 18311 19321 1933! 1931) U3K 1037! .781 .131 2.721 .OS; 3.1JI 1.411 .7J( .03) .571 1.12) .10! .70) 3231 .591. TOTAI-S T. I 2.581 991 3.551 3.671 .931 1.1SI Z.23I 2.151 2.671 Ml 2.611 1.651 1.091 1.161 2.651 .16112.031 1.321 5.381 1.HI10.95I 7.851 1.151 (MOI 2151 2 HI S.76I .891 2.S2! .131 1.731 1.221 (.131 .321 5.16 01 1.691 3.051 .171 2.211 .M I. Ml 2 wl M 1 (2! .681 .05! .551 .311 (.03! .60 .15 .37! 121 33( .511 (.371 (.651 .09I10.S3J .861 6.22 2.221 .711 6.25.10.211 .31 .39 .161 2.J5I 2.12! 2 701 .651 T. I .181 .501 1.331 3. (9! .011 2.701 2.151 1.191 .62 .to 1.861 I.JII .331 J.Sfl 1931 1.23 (.36 1.82 6.61 BRITISH ROYALTY ARRIV ES FOR VISIT IN FRANCE King George and Queen Eli- zabeth are shown above as they debarked from the yacht En- chantrees in Boulogne. Prance. for the first visit of the English royalty to France In 25 years. This radio photo shows the king at the left, going up the FRANCE SEEKS BRITISH PLEDGE TO KEEP HITLER FROM CZECHS Diplomatically Strengthened After King Visits Paris But No Success Gained In Talks PARIS. July diplomatically by the slate visit of King George and Queen Elizabeth. France today sought a British pledge to resist Germany's campaign against Czechoslovakia as a way of keeping the genera] European peace. While the British Monarch decorated France's tomb of the unknown soldier in a second day of ceremonies, French political leaders attempted to convince British Foreign Sec- retary Viscount Halifax of the need for definite Franco-British military guarantees to Czechoslovakia. NO SUCCESS But If the French had any suc- cess, the official report on the talks failed to disclose it. The communique merely said the French and their diplomat-guest had "an opportunity of examining the whole international situation" and reiterated their "common will to pursue their action of appease- ment and conciliation." Some took this to mfin Halifax had made plain France mijht have to fulfill her commitment lo defend Cze- choslovakia without British aid. Otherwise, the British and French representatives appeared in full agreement. A central wa.- believed to be a plan offered by Reictefuhrer Hitler for solution of the Czecho- slovak problem which was brought to Paris by Halifax. The strain between Czechoslova- kia and Germany is one of the meat long-standing threats of general last February 20 by Hitler's declaration he would "pro- tect" German minorities, such as ihe 3.500.000Sudeten Germans with- in Czechoslovakia. To back up Ihcir arguments against Britain's noncommital po- licy regarding protection of the central European republic against nazi aggression. Premier Edouard Daladler and Foreign Minister Fish Trapped In Laguna Madre Die From Excess Salt CORPUS July 20-W; of redfish. trout arid sheep- head, ranging In size from mere fingerlings to as large as four feet in length, are strewn for 60 miles along the shore of Laguna Madre. victims of excessive salinity of water, caused by lack of an inlet from the gulf. Chemist analyzed the walrr of Lacuna Madre today and found Its contains 92.3 {rims of salt per liler of waler. where- as normal salinity Is 31 trams per liler. The situation in Laguna Madre. with regard to need of a supply of fresh salt water from the gulf'has long been acute; but southeasterly winds over Ihe weekend blew a great deal of the water out of the lajoon leaving fish in tiie lower end where th- salt content was so strons it overcame marine life. OJdtimers opined (here will not be a living fisli In the lagoon below Corpus ChrUti PIM at the end of llie week. Tex Bradford. Corpus Christi dynamite worker, has offered to blast through Padre bland at Mur- dock landing, about 30 miles from here, in order to let in water George, Bonnet brought four other lhe 8U" and a ncw French diplomatic and political 'foreign j Llipe Asks Divorce FRANCE TO MARCH LOS ANGELES. July These Premiers Velez. mercurial screen ac- ABILENE DOWNPOUR CENTER, NEARBY STREAMS OVERFLOW Nearby West Texas rivers and creeks were raging bank full and water reservoirs rising steadily last night following a six hour torrential downpour yesterday afternoon and night over an area-wide bloc of bounties. Abilene apparently centered the moisture map with 3.16 inches of rain falling from o'clock to 8 o'clock last night. Storm gutters over- flowed and in certain sections of the residential section the streets were level from curb to curb. Catclaw creek reached the flood stage In a short lime alter the rain and last night it was reported sev- eral houses along the bank of the creek on the south side were stand- ng nearly a foot deep In water. GOATS DROWNED At 10 o'clock Dock Seabolt, Lake' Abilene keeper' said that the lake, lad risen two feet In the last three lours and was still rising rapidly. Ranchers along the Big Elm creek [hat empties into Lake Abilene said Ihe stream was running higher than it had at any lime since September, 1932. Much driftwood was being forced downstream. Several ranch- ers reported goats drowned by the storm and creek but said damages were not large. R. C. Hoppe, engineer In charge of construction at Fort Phantom Hill estimated that the wall of water flooding Elm creek would not reach the pSrtially com- pleted lake until early morning hours. "There is only a little water In the lake he said, "and I think we can take care of any high water situation that occurs." LYTLE RISES Lake Ktrhy would benefit little from the rain, L. A. Grimes, water superintendent, said. The lake was In the apparent edge of a dry sec- tor that extended into Runnels and Coleman county. Lytle Lake had risen five or six inches last night at 10 o'clock and was rising steadily. Water was running over the dam by several inches, residents of the section said. The Clear Fork of the Brazos was rising rapidly, with the rain- lall at Lueders measuring one and one-half inches. Stamford reported nearly two inches. Farther- south to San Angelo, Ihe Concho river was swelled by a cloudburst that reached ten inches in places and halted traffic over a U. S. highway 277 bridge at Cliris- toval. At Ban Angelo the fall for yesterday was .SI inches making a total of 2.25 inches for the week. The rain extended far out to the west into section long untouched by appreciable rains. From two to three Inches of moisture fell at Mertzon, Big Lake and Fort Stock- ton. Abilene's bountiful fall boosted the yearly total to 25.61 inches, already 5.15 inches above the total for the entire year of 1937, and 2.72 inches above 1936. The.month's total to date ij 4.38 Inches, bidding strong- to pass the high marks of 661 and 5.92 inches set In May.and June. All time high for July rainfall is a 7.82 inches record set in 1902 RUNNELS, COLEMAN DRY Dry spots in the weather map were Runnels and Coleman coun- ties. Winti'-s reported that only a light sprinkle had fallen thr-.iugh the day. There was some rain Tuesday and total for the week was less than one-half inch. A drugjist at Coleman said the town had not had a drop of rain all day and all clouds were clearing away. Approximately one-half inch of rain had fallen during the week, most of it Monday afternoon. At Buffalo, Gap about one and See RAIN, raec 12, Col 5 gangplank with the queen fol- lowing. French troops form the honor guard. Fear Boy Has Bellinger Youth Sought By Police, Friends In Area BALLINGER. July possi- bility 17-year-old Richard Zedlitz had suffered lass of memory entered the probe of his mysterious disappearance today as officers and relatives pursued a fruitless trail in search of him. Mrs. H. F. Zedlllz, mother of the youth, said he frequently suffered from severe nose bleed. A recent RICHARD ZEBLITZ mllle Chautempj. Loon Blum and Edouard Hcrriot and the French ambassador to London. Charles See FRANCE. Pjje 11, Col. 6 tress from Mexico, filed her third divorce suit today against Johnny Wcismuller. one-time swimming champion who became one of the screen's "Tarzans.'1 examination had revealed that he was anemic, she said, and he was to begin treatments soon for his condition. This gave rise to fear that even a mild shock might have produced amnesia, and thai Richard it wandering aimlessly abtiitl. un.iMe tn find his bear- ings or recall his own namr. Intfmive investigation had yield- ed nothing new tonight, s.iid Sher- iff W. A. Holt of Runnels county. except inconsequential Information that Richard was seen as late as 9 o'clock Sunday nicht at City Park here. Several of his youthful ac- The Weather cbMr. TBXAS: Pant, T and italltrca llionlrijioi WKST TKX.IS: Drllr in hurtdfty nnd Krlda) MEXICO: fmrsday And probibly In lrmpr nlnrr. s i Sre SUSSING, 12. Col. fi 'nnrlie cndlnjr lodjy, 9 P. Wheat Allotments Announced For'39 I.V. July AAA announced loday state allotments under a crop control program dl- slgned to keep next year's wheat acreage within 5J.OOO.COO acres nnd prevent accumulation Of greater surpluses of the grain. The largest allotment to Kansas, the nation's major wheat-producing state. This compared with acres (hat state seeded for the bumper crop now bolng harvested. State allotments for 1939 com- pared with 1938 acreage and 1928-37 average acreage of wheat land In- cluded: Southern 863- 5.315.POO and After Campus GOVERNOR LOSES HIS PILOT'S LICENSE HARRISBURG. Pa, July H. Earle became a ''non- flying" governor tonight when his chief of aeronautics lifted the chief executive's flying license for two weeks after a crack-up. Colonel Camtlle vinet. who Uught the governor to fly and later became head of the state aeronautics bu- reau, grounded the governor. A few hours earlier, Rule, fly- Inf fhrouh fof. (o iind on Ihe eampus of a college near Philadelphia. He clipped the top of t tree, hopped fence, smirked a wins Inlo another emerged wilh painful nruises. He promptly called for another plane and flew back to Harriiburg. Penitent, but grinning, Earle re- turned to the capital and heard the bod news from Vlnet. "He promised me faithfully, he wouldn't go out on a day as soupy as this." moaned Colonel Camllle Vlnet. the governor's personal pilot and chief of tne aeronautics bureau. wilh 10 hays solo <K- 3. perience in a straight-winged plane and about 100 hours In the old autogiro he in cam- Plifnlng several years afo. start- ed the tlighl as a practice spin this morning around Ihe Harrfj- burr; state, airport. He was forced down months ago In western Pcnsylvanla In n heavy storm. i Hij son, George the fourth, 21, also has been flying solo for lime. They think it's great. Mn. Earle ride wilh either.