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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 22, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS' OWM MEWSMPER f fie Abilene Reporter VOL. LVIII, NO. 54. Aspirants To Texas Offices See 'Victory' Final Assault On Electorate Today For 52 Shouters By the Associated Press Political candidates shoutei to the electoral Thursday as they planned i final 24-hour assault befon Saturday's democratic prim ary, There were 52 candidate and only 22 places in the nex month's runoff elections, ,bu that fact did not dampen the enthusiasm with which the as pirrmts claimed their succes was inevitable. FORT WORTH. July 21-tfV-W Lee O'Danlel, gubernatorial cand! date, said here tonight he had ben informed would be spen Saturday to keep him from beui" elected. He first addressed a home-coming rally in a public park, followed bj See POLITICS, Page 14, Col. s "WmJOUT. OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRiLNDS OR FOES WE SKKIVll YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAST FRIDAY MORNING7JULY 22, 1938.-FOURTEEN PAGES Notice Judges: Election Judges! Here comes another prlmarv election. And. of course The Reporter- News will depend upon judges of the election In each Taylor county box to telephone returns early as possible. Due to Ihe cooperation of election of- ficials in this county It has been possible every two years to tabulate complete returns earlier than other counties with comparable numbers of votes cast. Call The Reporter-News. 7211, collect, as quickly us pos- sible lhat the public may be given the complete returns' be- fore early bedtime at least Thanks In advance. Hoover Named To Higher Post Second Change In Cottonoil.Mill's Executive Staff Second msjor administrative ap- pointment the week for the West Texas Cottonoil company was an- nounced Thursday advance- ment of Ivan W. Hoover from as- sistant general manager Io the po- sition of vice president and gen- eral superintendent. Earlier in the week, Anderson- Clayton headquarters in Houston announced appointment of Ray IVAN W. HOOVER Grisham ot Plainview as vice presi- dent and general manager. He succeeded the late John F. Hard- away. Both Hoover's and Orisham's po- sitions relate to nil of Die com- pany's plants In Wst Texas. They will guide affairs of ten plants- located at Abilene, Ballinger, Llt- lleflcld, Monday, Plainview. San AfiEclo, Seymour, Slaton, Sham- rock and Winters, Their promotions led Io trans- fers of three plant managers. Hor- ace Hawkins, local manager at ton, will succeed Grisham at Plain- view as manager: Roy Mack. Win- ters manager, will go to Slaton. and Horace Bclew. manager at Sham- roclt. will go to Winters to take charge of the piant there. A suc- cessor for Belcw at Shamrock has not yet been Selected. Hoover has been associated with Anttrson-Claylon for eleven years, all of them In with Ihe Wcst'Tcxas Cottonoil crtnpany. He had been awlslaiit general manager seven years. Grifiram wild a decision had not been made concerning the annual plant executives' meeting which was postixmed earlier In the sum- mer because of the critical illness 31 Mr. Hardan-ay. It may bo held In August, while it IF possible that It not be held at all this year because of the approach of Ihe col- ton season COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS HISS NATIONAL AMERICAN LEGION COMMANDER PRICE 5 CENTS NEW YORK, July Daniel J. Doherly, national commander of (he American Legicn, Was loudly hissed to- night when lie spoke of "red professors" In a speech before a. Joint conference on education at Columbia university's teach- ers college. Dean William F. Russell of the college denounced the dem- onstrators, saying from the platform at the conclusion of Doherty's speech: "To those who had the dis- courtesy to hiss I express my contempt." x Doherty had appeared with a prepared speech in which he made indirect answer to Prof. William Gellerman of North- western university whose Ihesls recently published by Colum- bia teachers college denounced Legion leaders ns "reactionary" and as given the rank and file little voice In Legion policies. The outbreak of hissing oc- curred as. speaking of public apathy over certain "domestic problems." he added that but for apr.ihy "we would not have what is known as red profes- sors." As the noise subsided he went on: "It It were not for the free- dom and democracy in this country I would not have the freedom io say these things and you would not have the right to hiss." While Doherty did not men- tion Gellerman by name Dean Russell did. Tiie Gellermati thesis, he said in introducing the Legionnaire, was published at Columbia be- cause "in a free university In a free country students and faculty alike must bj free to study x x x to draw Inferences and conclusions, and free to speak and publish, even when their ideas differ from our own." "Regardless of what may have been said In the dean's Doherty re- sponded, "I have no explana- tion of the reason for my talk." Strange O'Daniel Heads isf List In Texas Race Personalities In Campaign Count- More Than Issues By HARREI.L E. LEE AUSTIN, July only one more day of stump and radio oratory before Tcxans nar- row the field of democratic candi- dates for statewide offices from 52 to 23 or less. It has been Ihe strangest cam- paign In recent history. As usual personalities in the 12-man gover- nor's race the populace more than issues but "mud-sling- ing" was scarce. Instead of accus- ing one another of crimes, the can- didates confined themselves large- ly to pointing out shortcomin-s of their adversaries and entertain- ing the crowds with music wise- cracks or other devices. One of Ihe many unusual cir- cumstances of the guberna- torial derby is lhat a man who can't vole because he didn't piy his poll tax may survive Sat- urday's eliminations. He is W. Lw O'Daniel of Fort Worth, newcomer to politics, compara- tive newcomer Io Texas, and generally known up until'six weeks ago only because he had a hillybilly music radio profram. O'Daniel was a slow starter but when he and his mountain music band sot under way they drew crowds which in many sections sur- passed anything ever seen in those parts before. He put color into the race, with the result the vote likely will be well over and may be the largest in Texas history. Candidates in the 11 statewide races fortunate enough to receive clear majorities Saturday will be the democratic nominees. In the contests In which no candidate muslers a majority, the two high men will fight It out in the run-off primary August 27. The demo- cratic nomination In this state Is considered equivalent to election Two men who have served as governor, one the present occupjnt of the post and the other a man who has been in power in Texas politics for nearly a quarter ot a century, made their prediclions here to- day on tht voters' verdict. To former Governor James E. Ferguson's forecast that Attorney 3cneral William McCraw would be the high man, Governor James V Allred replied that "everybody pri- vately admits O'Daniel Is going to lead." Allred said he had heard much praise 'for Railroad Commissioner Ernest O. Thompson's "clean cam- paign" and it was "very question- able whether McCraw would go nto the run-off." Some observers held the opinion .hat multiplied thousands of those attending the O'Daniel rallies were not his supporters but merely were curious to sec what he looked like and what ha had to say. However, most Thompson supporters pre' dieted he and O'Danlcl would be .he high men most backers of Mc- 3raw foresaw a run-off conlest bc- .wcen their candidate and O'Daniel and most followers of Tom F. Hun- ter of Wichita Falls said Hunter and O'Daniel would be the run-off competitors. ROUGH TREATMENT IN STRIKE KRBC To Flash Election Results Residents of Ccnlral West Texas may receive reports ot Saturday's lection soon alter the polls close withoxit leaving their easy chairs Replacing the traditional clcc- lon parly in the street In front >f the Reporter-News this year will "x complete coverage of the results y Radio Station KRBC. Through arrangements with the Icporler-Ncws. returns will be lashed over KRBC on both slate nd local races, probably at 15- ilnutc Intervals. The station will on the air later than usual, 1 necessary, to give complete ro.- ums. The Reporter-News will have all hclliites busied with GATHERING f clccllon news, and It is requested hat persons desiring Information n the election tune In on KRBC athcr than Iclcphone Ihe nc.ws- aper office. More than M persons were beaten or knocked down as op- posing tactions in the Maytag strike fought at the washing machine plant In Newton, Iowa. Here one man is down and be- ing pummelled. A few minutes later national guardsmen arriv- ed and quelled the disturbance. Relatives Lose Trace Of Missing Youth, Last Seen At Brownwood BALLINGER, July latives and friends of 17-year-old Rilcharct Zedlltz. missing Ballinger youth, completely lost his trail to- day after hopes had risen that he would be found In Brownwood. Dr. R. F. ZedJItz. father of the youth, Dr. A. c. Zcdlitz, Richard's brother, and Jack Nixon Jr., had traced his actions until o'clock Records Of TVA Directors Held KNOXVILLE. Tenn.. July congressional investigation committee today ordered the min- ulcs of llic- Tennessee Valley an- thoritys board of directors Im- pounded, after a witness testified of "changed entries." This action followed conclusion of testimony by deposed TVA Chairman Dr. Arthur E. Morgan, who pained a major point when the committee set aside regulations which had prevented his Interview- ing TVA employes without per- mission of officials. Lale today Charles Hoffman, as- sistant secretary Io the board, tes- tified lhat on "15 or 20 occasions" the minutes had been "mostly by Mr. Lillenthal." He re- ferred to TVA Director David LIllciKhal. Hoffman also testified lhat James Lawrence Fly. TVA general counsel. Instructed him not to have any contact wllh Dr. Arthur Morgan, deposed chairman of the federal agency. Hoffman Mid Fly became con- cerned over statements made by Llllcnthsl which went Into the minutes November 2. 1933. but lat- er were depleted Ihe record. The ether, Hoffman testified, concerned applications of north Alabama towns for PWA loans for purchasing private power facilities. being treated at here. seen leaving a Brownwood movie Half a dozen persons in and sur rounding oper- ators, hotel employes and a train- definitely confirmed thai young Zedlitz had been in that city since the family automobile was found wrecked north of there early Monday. Clues to Ihe youth's where- abouts aflcr p. m. Wednes- day vanished complelcly, how- errr. Dr. Zedlilz wus of the be- lief lhat his son had purchased a paper after leav- ing Ihe Ihealcr, read an ac- couni of his father's and broth- er's presence in Ihe city and of their search and immedialtly left .Investigation indicated Richard caught a ride out of Brownwood be- tween and Wednesday evening, and the father concluded Jallell K m that lie was bound for San Antonio, tling concern Before o'clock, the trio checked every highway leadini had out stations situated or, them, and neither saw Richard nor cncounlcr- cd anyone who had. Thorough checking of every cale and sandwich shop In Broxnwood indicated that young Zedlilz had not eaten cither his Wednesday Sec MISSING, Fasc II, Col. 6 England And France Seal Armed Bonds Le Brun Accepts King's Invitation To Visit Island PARIS, July The union of French and British armed might tt'a.5 sealed symbolically today when French fighting men and the newest war machines passed In re- view before King George VI and President Albert LeBrun of Prance. The bonds between Europe's (wo trealesl democracies were further lithlened by LeBrun's acceptance of the British mon- arcli's Invitation to visit Eng- land before his term as Presi- dent Is finished in May, 1339, As a sequel to tooay's military show, British War Minister Leslie Hore-Bellsha and the chief of the French general staft, Major-Gen- eral Marie Gustave Gamelin, it was announced, will confer tomorrow morning. They are expected to review the Franco-British military cooperation plan and take further steps to as- sure effectiveness of the military cooperation reached at London In April. .In ceremonies at Villers-Breton- neux tomorrow King George will bring to a close his and Queen Eliz- abeth's four-day state visit with de- dication of Australia's national monument to her World War dead A new spirit of optimism was re- flected in quarters close to the foreign office after today's Im- promptu conversations between French and British' diplomat's. Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet and Foreign Secretary Viscount Hal- ifax were said to have talked sever al times during the military re- view at Versailles and on trips to and from Paris. Bonnet also saw Stephen Osusky, Czechoslovak minister to Paris, and was reported to have assured him "the situation in central Europe would develop easing of tension between Germany and Czechoslovakia over the Germanic under the Pra- ha regime. Today the king and LeBrun spsnl more than an hour In the reviewing stand. George wore the uniform of field marshal to review the greatest parade of French military power since his father. George V, visited Paris in 19U on the eve of World War. German the military attaches spectacle. Six Hurt In Head-On Collision Near Baird BAIRD, July per- sons were injured when a model-A Ford sedan ,and a truck collided head-on three miles west of Bafrd at 10 o'clock tonight. All the in- jured were riding In the sedan. Actual extent of injuries was not immediately determined, but it ap peared that Mrs. Glenn Insull of Clyde and O. C. Burton suffered Burton was. internally Injured Insull Clyde contractor, received cuts about the hands- Bid Floyd. Abilene, slight Injuries-'Mrs Ellene Floyd, Abilene, cuts Wednesday afternoon, when he was abrasions about th face, and Mr; Burton, broken little daught School Board Votes Jarrett Members of the Abilene school board voted yesterday to recom- mend W. E. Jarrett for membership on the school board to fill the vac- ancy left by the resignation of T. T. Harris last June 15. The recom- mendation is to be made to the city commission, probably at Its regular meeting today. Jarrelt is manager of a local bot- actton was taken at r. special day morning when board members met In Joint session with the school committee of the Abilene chamber of commerce to discuss the need for additional school buildings. In further regular business ses- sion, the board elected several new cachets to the city schools slaft, but their names were not available ast night. Soviet Russia Returns -f-t To Jap Demands Army To Stay At Back Door Of Manchoukuo FOREST FIRES RAGE IN NORTHWEST CAMPBELL, RIVER, B. C., July little fishing resort of Forbes Landing went up In to- day as a strong northwest wind kicked a section of Vancouver Island's 50.000-acre fire back Into the settlement (Above picture shows mush- rooming clouds of smoke from part of the Canadian forest fire which has been blazinj about ten Two Canadian destroyers re- mained at strategic points on Vancouver's two Islands to eva- cuate residents if necessary. FLOODS THREATEN SAN SABA AS RIVER ON 35-FOOT RISE Rresidents of the little sheep country town of San Saba was scurry- ing for higher ground late last night with a 30-foot rise on the San Saba river threatening homes and business houses. West of San Saba and above it the river crest was estimated as high as 35 feet: At 10 o'clock a downpour was still falling. All telephone lines Io the north had been washed out. STREAMS JOIN Flood waters of the river were joined late yesterday by the turbu- lent stream from Brady creek and another fork of the San Saba river. The' rest of West Texas looked out from under one .of the wettnl seasonal rainfalls in several years and found re- lief in diminishing rainj and fallinj floodwaters. However, the forecast stands "local show- ers Friday and Salurdav." Flood warnings at Brady were lowered as the crest of a on Brady creek passed without inun- .nd Italian dating a protecting levee. Mer- witnessed the chants had been forced Io stack ..icrchandise on higher shelves and bar doors in expectation of a gen- eral flood. Brady experienced a flood In 1930 that cost Ihe section 000 in damages. More than seven inches of rain had brought on the current crisis. The Texas highway depart- ment slid list nijht that hy mornlnp bridges in the south- west sheep country south of San Angeto, rendered impass- able by rises, would be opened for traffic. In Abilene yesterday .13 inch of rain fell, raising the total for the two days to 3.31 inches. The July total now stancs at yearly total of 25.78 Inches up lie. Lake Abilene's water level climb ed five and one-half feet yesterday and was still rising. Heavy rains late yesterday on the watershed arm. Bobby will probably cause a still higher 3f Mr. and Dickens Reunion Attracts 4, W-Texas Pioneers Gather For First Of Two-Day Fete DICKENS, July ers that fell intermittently failed Io dampen the spllrts of hundreds of old timers who gathered here today for the [irst of a two-day celebra- tion honoring cowmen who rode the trail at the turn o[ the century. From counties throughout West Tesas came Oiese pioneers to cele- brate their annual homecoming, Held on the courthouse square, the celebration attracted at least vislors. On the south side of the square the D. S. Dudley shows attracted much of the crowd. Other attractions Included softball games, goat roping contests and an amateur conlest. Political addresses attracted much interest. Former Senator Pinfc Par- rish of Lubbock spoke for Tom Hunter, candidate lor governor, and L. O. Matthews, Floydada attorney, spoke in the I merest of Ernest O. Thompson's candidacy for governor. Talks are scheduled tomorrow by amj rise. L. A. Grimes said yesterday Mrs. Insull, was uninjured. All were the water level at that time was hclnp at Griggs hospital more than a foot higher now than It was at Ihe same time last year A rise of four inches was report- at Lake Kirby and water was still running over the dam at Lvtle lake. The incomplolcd dam at Fort Phantom Hill reservoir caught about two billion gallons from the rain, R. C. Hoppe, cn- linter in charge said last night. Water stood about 30 feel deep in the deepest part. dam- age was caused to construction and all the water will be re- leased before work continues. Cat Claw creek flowed quietly ast night after threatening tc leave ts banks early yesterday morn- ng. Cedar and Lytlc creeks were also subsiding. More than one and one-half See Pare 11. Cot. S IT'S NEWS Man Bites Cow IT'S UNCOOKED The Weather Friday MKMtO: I .oral SAN DIEGO, Cal, July a Usl desperate ef- fort to rescue a mired cow from the San Diego river quicksands Andy Gonzales bit the animal's tail. Flossie, who had misted ef- forts of seven men, a horse, block and tackle, and yards of rope, quickly shook fret. OKLAHOMA: IMd ind KXSr TK.VtS nd SElnHaj. gfl TKVVS j; 'i u N-VITI Hlshf.l a S6-1T. tlmdy, nn.1 >.irurd4j. as representative from the 118th district, Judge Alton B. Chapman of Spur, candidate to succeed him- self as district Judge; Kenneth Bain Chapman's opponent; District At- torney John Hallton of Matador, seeking his first elective term, and his opponent, Winfred Newsome, Floyd county attorney. Numerous old timers had register- ed late today in a contest for prizes to go to the oldest of them. Z. T. McKnlght of Dlcftens, 83, was the oldest pioneer leglstrcd, Clad Bradford, Glen, who came here 5 vj.cii, came nere 3 iui tumpieuon. 11 include years ago. neid the record tonight Srading. building of drainage struc lor living In this county for greatest number ol years. Also registered was Mrs. J Reds Claim Area 'Invaded' Is Own Territorial J_and MOSCOW, July Soviet Russia bluntly rejected today as "unjustified and un- acceptable" a second Japanese demand for withdrawal ot Soviet troops from territory Japan declared helongetj to Manchoukuo. A communique said Kussia regarded the territory, near the junction of Siberia, Manchou- kuo and Japanese Korea, as in- disputably a part of Soviet Russia. CLAIM IWASICW (Japanese contend Soviet Iroops invaded the area, near Changku- feng, July 11. In Tokyo the situa- tion has been regarded as extreme- ly serious. Tokyo newspapers have reported feverish activity by Soviet troops near (Changkufeng.) The communique Mjd Foreign Commissar MaiUn Lltvlnoff told Japanese Ambassador Mamoru Shlfemllsu lhat although (hreats of armed force might be good diplomacy elsewhere. "JtKh methods will not succeed in Moscow." "Soviet troops in this area have no other aim except ot the status quo on the Soviet Lltvinoff was quoted as telling the Japanese ambassador. "The Red army fully realizes its responsibility for inviolability of these frontiers and is inspired by this responsibility in Its actions. Full calm reigns on the frontier and this may he disturbed only by the Japanese-Manchurlan side, In such case will bear respon- sibility, for the consequences." The reply was In ansyer to new demands presented to the foreign office yesterday by Shigemitsu who said he did not believe his govern- ment would be satisfied with the Soviet answer to previous represent- ations July 15 and that steps must be taken Io relax border tension, otherwise Japan would be compelled See RUSSIA, 14, Col. 4 Work Slated On Caliahan Route Six More Miles Of Cross Plains Road To Be Completed Work Progress administration L; e w.orkers K> "W? construction of six more miles of the Abilene- Cross Plains Highway 36 soon, ac- cording to information received in Abilene yesterday. A wire from Congressman Clyde Oarrett to County Judge Lee R. York stated that presidential ap- proval had been given the PWA application calling for the new con- struction and improvement of the 7.6 miles of the road already com- pleled. __The S97.600 project will employ 175 men and require approximately a year for completion. It includes Harkey, 70. of Dickens, wife of Jefi Harkey. Dickens county's first sher- iff, who came here 50 years ago. The celebration closes Fridaj night with an old folks' square dance to be staged followiriit a contest of both young and old fiddlers. the ture. and laying of gravel or caliche 1 from the Taylor-Callahan counties ine six miles into "allahan county, Dr. Sealy Returns From Mayo Clinic Still Gravely III, Will Take Rest SANTA ANNA, July JJ-Dr. T. Richard Scaly, prominent West Texas surgeon and founder and owner of Scaly hospita' here, re- turned yesterday from the Mayo clinic at Rochester. Mln where he had five weeks of treatment and observation following a physical collapse from overwork. Jj Dr Sealy's condition Is stilt seri- m i ous. and on orders from doctors of I the clinic he will take a long, com- i: I PMc rest from hts nractlce. I Also returning were Mrs. Sealy. their son. Dr. Burgess Scaly, and H. 9 1 Albert Shaw, a clw friend of the Senlys. Dr. Burgess Sedy. who Is in clinic for three years on a competitively wen fellowship, will return there shortly. a point near Denton community. The Texas highway department is sponsoring the project. SECOND APPLICATION A second application, calling for the construction of 11.6 miles of the road from Cross Plains toward Abilene has been filed, but has not yet been approved. Even after both of these projects are completed there will remain H.5 miles of road to be built. No plans for this construction have been an- nounced as yet and there Is no in- dication that the highway depart- ment will have [unds available for such work In the near future. The Abilenc-Cross Plains high- way has been a dream of civic- minded citizens of the territory for many years. More than a year ago citizens of a special road district including Abilene voted S25.000 in bonds to buy right-of-way lor the road. First unit of construction was the 7.6 miles fror.i ihe municipal airport to the Taylor-Callahan counties line. Over Atlantic NEW YORK, July German seaplane Nord- wirelessed that It was 1.000 miks ivesl and slightly north of the Azores al 10 p. m. (Abilene lime) (lyinj low over the 'Atlantic waves cn- toutc to New York,